Critical Mission: Essays on Democracy Promotion

Critical Mission: Essays on Democracy Promotion

by Thomas Carothers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870032100

ISBN-13: 9780870032103

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

Demand for practical knowledge and lessons about how the United States and other countries can more effectively promote democracy around the world has never been higher. This timely book by Thomas Carothers, one of the foremost authorities worldwide on democracy building, helps meet that need. Critical Mission draws together a wide-ranging set of Carothers's many

Overview

Demand for practical knowledge and lessons about how the United States and other countries can more effectively promote democracy around the world has never been higher. This timely book by Thomas Carothers, one of the foremost authorities worldwide on democracy building, helps meet that need. Critical Mission draws together a wide-ranging set of Carothers's many seminal, widely cited essays, organized around four vital themes: the role of democracy promotion in U.S. foreign policy the core elements of democracy aid the state of democracy in the world the new U.S. push to promote democracy in the Middle East From puncturing myths about promoting civil society to sizing up the prospects for democracy in the Arab world, Carothers is consistently penetrating, incisive, and challenging to policymakers, democracy activists, and scholars alike.The book also includes the only up-to-date, comprehensive bibliography on democracy promotion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870032103
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Section 1.Introduction1
Section 2.The Place of Democracy Promotion in U.S. Foreign Policy7
1.Democracy and Human Rights: Policy Allies or Rivals? (1994)9
2.Democracy Promotion under Clinton (1995)23
3.The Clinton Record on Democracy Promotion (2000)39
4.Ousting Foreign Strongmen: Lessons from Serbia (2001)53
5.Promoting Democracy and Fighting Terror (2003)63
6.Democracy Promotion: Explaining the Bush Administration's Position (2003)
The Core of U.S. Foreign Policy75
Carothers Replies79
Section 3.Core Elements of Democracy Aid81
7.The Rise of Election Monitoring: The Observers Observed (1997)83
8.Civil Society: Think Again (1999)99
9.Western Civil Society Aid to Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (1999)107
10.The Rule of Law Revival (1998)121
11.Promoting the Rule of Law Abroad: The Problem of Knowledge (2003)131
Section 4.The State of Democracy145
12.Promoting Democracy in a Postmodern World (1996)147
13.Democracy without Illusions (1997)155
14.The End of the Transition Paradigm (2002)167
15.Debating the Transition Paradigm (2002
In Partial Defense of an Evanescent "Paradigm"185
The Democratic Path192
Retaining the Human Dimension198
Tilting at Straw Men204
A Reply to My Critics212
16.Zakaria's Complaint (2003)219
Section 5.Into the Middle East227
17.Democratic Mirage in the Middle East (2002)229
18.Is Gradualism Possible? Choosing a Strategy for Promoting Democracy in the Middle East (2003)237
19.Democracy: Terrorism's Uncertain Antidote (2003)251
Section 6.Afterword259
Bibliography on Democracy Promotion265
Index283
About the Author299
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace300

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