The International Dimensions of Democratization: Europe and the Americas / Edition 1

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In this first volume of a major new series, 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 book examines 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 political finance, the UN, European Union, as well as the wide range of international political influences on the development of democratic politics.

"Seven of 14 chapters deal with the Americas, three others provide analytic context (four treat democratization in Europe). In Americas-specific chapters, leading scholars address themes related to Caribbean democracy, US human rights policy and 'political development assistance,' international political party associations, and international dimensions of development in Brazil and Chile"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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"An important and distinguished contribution to the growing literature on democratization, recommended for upper-division undergraduates and higher."—Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198280361
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/3/1996
  • Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Pt. I International Dimensions 1
1 Three International Dimensions of Democratization 3
2 The Influence of the International Context upon the Choice of National Institutions and Policies in Neo-Democracies 26
Pt. II The Americas 55
3 The Imposition of Democracy: The Caribbean 59
4 The Effectiveness of US Human Rights Policy, 1973-1980 93
5 The Resurgence of United States Political Development Assistance to Latin America in the 1980s 125
6 The International Dimensions of Democratization in Latin America: The Case of Brazil 146
7 International Support for the Chilean Opposition, 1973-1989: Political Parties and the Role of Exiles 175
8 International Support for Democracy in Contemporary Latin America: The Role of the Party Internationals 201
9 International Political Finance: The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Latin America 227
Pt. III Europe 257
10 Democracy by Convergence: Southern Europe 261
11 International Aspects of Democratization: The Case of Spain 285
12 Underwriting Democracy: The European Community and Greece 315
13 Democracy and Decolonization: East-Central Europe 356
Pt. IV A Comparative Perspective 393
14 Democratic Regions, Ostracism, and Pariahs 395
Pt. V Five Years Later 413
15 The Enlargement of the European Union: A 'Risky' Form of Democracy Promotion 415
Postscript 443
Bibliography 455
Index 465
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