Rethinking democracy promotion

Jahn, Beate (2012) Rethinking democracy promotion. Review of International Studies, 38 (4). pp. 685-705. ISSN 0020-8833

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Despite the fact that democracy promotion is a major part of liberal foreign policies, the discipline of International Relations has not paid much systematic attention to it. Conversely, the study of democracy promotion is dominated by comparative politics and pays hardly any attention to the international system. This mutual neglect signifies a core weakness in the theory and practice of democracy promotion: its failure to comprehend the development of liberal democracy as an international process. This article argues that a thorough engagement with John Locke explains the failures of democracy promotion policies and provides a more comprehensive understanding of the development of liberal democracy

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Depositing User: Beate Jahn
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2012 11:24
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 11:03

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