The Democracy Makers: Human Rights and International Order

The Democracy Makers: Human Rights and International Order

by Nicolas Guilhot


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ISBN-13: 9780231131247
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/06/2005
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nicolas Guilhot is research associate at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/Centre de Sociologie Européenne. He is the author of Financiers, philanthropes: Vocations éthiques et reproduction du capital à Wall Street depuis 1970.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Cosmopolitics of Democratization
1. From Cold Warriors to Human Rights Activists
2. The Field Of Democracy and Human Rights: Shaping a Professional Arena Around a New Liberal Consensus
3. From the Development Engineers to the Democracy Doctors: The Rise And Fall of ModernizationTheory
4. Democratization Studies and the Construction of a New Orthodoxy
5. International Relations Theory and the Emancipatory Narrative of Human Rights Networks
6. Financing the Construction of "Market Democracies": The World Bank and the Global Supervision of "Good Governance"
Index of Names
Index of Subjects

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Michael Hardt

Nicolas Guilhot's wonderful book demystifies today's business of democracy promotion, unmasking the institutions and actors at the core of it.

Antonio Negri

This book is a perfect example of what Michel Foucault once defined as the task of sociology: writing the history of the present. With real archeological depth, theoretical intelligence and acute insight, Nicolas Guilhot invites us to think about what some hold as the highest virtue, and others regard as the biggest fraud of the present: crafting democracies.

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