Post Tagged with: "Democratization"

Interview – Ivan Krastev

Interview – Ivan Krastev

Ivan Krastev discusses Russia’s troubled relationship with the West, the problems with democratic triumphalism, and the role of the EU in the post-Cold War world.

Turkish Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times

Turkish Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times

Turkey’s democratic consolidation problems in the domestic arena have posed limitations on its ability to project power in the region, and widened the chasm with the European Union.

Impressions from Kunduz after the 2014 Afghanistan Elections

Impressions from Kunduz after the 2014 Afghanistan Elections

The elections in Kunduz can be counted as a great achievement, both for the public and the local bodies, despite the spectre of the Taliban.

The Underestimated Effect of Democratic Sanctions

The Underestimated Effect of Democratic Sanctions

There have been unsuccessful democratic sanctions in the past and there will be more in the future. However, sanctions have also been successful in certain cases.

Review – The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

Review – The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

In focusing on the objectives of democracy promoters, this edited collection provides a fertile ground for understanding the process of democratization.

On the Democratic and Demographic Transitions

On the Democratic and Demographic Transitions

Research on the determinants of democracy has overlooked the role of demographic factors. Yet, no other variable is more closely related to a country’s democratic status than its median age.

Review – American Democracy Promotion in the Changing Middle East

Review – American Democracy Promotion in the Changing Middle East

This important book examines whether US democracy promotion has been sincere, or whether it was simply one of a range of policy options for promoting US material and strategic interests.

Reconstructing Arab States: Do Fractured Politics Require the Tools of Transitional Justice?

Reconstructing Arab States: Do Fractured Politics Require the Tools of Transitional Justice?

The way to clear a path towards true revolutions in the Arab world that reconstitute public spheres in more open and pluralistic ways begins with coming to terms with the past.

Why Isn’t the U.S. Selling Iran iPhones?

Why Isn’t the U.S. Selling Iran iPhones?

American sanctions against exporting smartphones and computers to Iran are not only violating civil liberties but also common sense.

South Sudan: Seeking a Formula for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development

South Sudan: Seeking a Formula for Peaceful Coexistence and Sustainable Development

How well South Sudan is able to realize its full economic potential will be determined by what the government does during the next few years in respect to institutional reforms and state reconstruction. Hence, the “right” institutional environment is vital for the country.

Egypt Goes to the Polls

Egypt Goes to the Polls

The high expectations that accompanied Hosni Mubarak’s resignation last year have not come to pass. Egypt’s current Presidential election will be critical in determining whether Cairo’s future will bring democracy or merely democratic window-dressing.

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