The International Dimensions of Democratization: Europe and the Americas

Paperback | May 15, 2001

EditorLaurence Whitehead

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In recent years, and especially following the end of the cold war, democratization has become one of the most crucial issues on the international political scene. A great many states are undergoing an extraordinary and difficult transition to democracy. And that transition is deeply influencedby the new international context. A range of highly respected scholars from around the world and several disciplines tackle the role and importance of international relations in the democratic development of states in the Americas and Europe. Combining theoretical approaches with a rich set of empirical case studies, the bookexamines the development of democratic regimes in countries and regions as diverse as Brazil, Spain, Greece, the Caribbean, and East Central Europe. At the international level, the book considers the influence of US Foreign Policy, International politicalL finance, the UN, European Union, as well asthe wide range of international political influences on the development of democratic politics. Oxford Studies in Democratization is a series for scholars and students of comparative politics and related disciplines. Volumes will concentrate on the comparative study of the democratization process that accompanied the decline and termination of the cold war. The geographical Caribbean, Southern and Eastern Europe, and Southern and Eastern Asia.

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In recent years, and especially following the end of the cold war, democratization has become one of the most crucial issues on the international political scene. A great many states are undergoing an extraordinary and difficult transition to democracy. And that transition is deeply influencedby the new international context. A range ...

Laurence Whitehead is at Nuffield College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:490 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.02 inPublished:May 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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I: Comparative1. Laurence Whitehead: The International Dimensions of Democratization2. Philippe C. Schmitter: The International Context, Political Conditionality, and the Consolidation of Neo-DemocraciesII: The Americas3. Laurence Whitehead: The Imposition of Democracy: The Caribbean4. Kathryn Sikkink: The Effectiveness of US Human Rights Policy: 1976-19805. Thomas Carothers: The Resurgence of US Political Development Assistance to Latin America in the 1980s6. Alan Angell: The International Support for the Chilean Opposition 1973-1979: Political Parties and the Role of Exiles7. Wolf Grabendorff: International Support for Democracy in Latin America: The Role of the Party Internationals8. Michael Pinto-Duschinsky: International Political Finance: The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Latin AmericaIII: Europe9. Laurence Whitehead: Democracy by Convergence: Southern Europe10. Charles Powell: International Aspects of Democratization: The Case of Spain11. Baslios Tsingos: Underwriting Democracy: The European Community and Greece12. Laurence Whitehead: Democracy and `Decolonization': East Central Europe

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`Review from previous edition Whitehead gathers an impressive group of scholars to examinethe range of ways international actors, institutions,structures, and norms have influenced democratization inLatin America and Southern Europe...important contribution.'- Katherine Hite. Political Science Quarterly. Summer 1998.