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Promoting Polyarchy: Globalization, US Intervention, and Hegemony / Edition 1

Promoting Polyarchy: Globalization, US Intervention, and Hegemony / Edition 1

by William I. RobinsonWilliam I. Robinson


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Promoting Polyarchy is an exciting, detailed and controversial work on the apparent change in US foreign policy from supporting dictatorships to promoting "democratic" regimes. William I. Robinson argues that behind this facade, US policy upholds the undemocratic status quo of Third World countries. He addresses the theoretical and historical issues at stake, and uncovers a wealth of information from field work and hitherto unpublished government documents. Promoting Polyarchy is an essential book for anyone concerned with democracy, globalization and international affairs.

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ISBN-13: 9780521566919
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/22/1996
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations , #48
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: from East-West to North-South: US intervention in the 'new world order'; 1. From 'straight power concepts' to 'persuasion' in US foreign policy; 2. Political operations in US foreign policy; 3. The Philippines: 'molded in the image of American democracy'; 4. Chile: ironing out a 'Fluke' of the political system; 5. Nicaragua: from low-intensity warfare to low-intensity democracy; 6. Haiti: the 'practically insolvable problem' of establishing consensual domination; 7. Conclusions: the future of polyarchy and global society.

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