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"Different actors, different tools? Approaching EU and US democracy promotion in the Mediterranean and the Newly Independent States"

Stahn, Andreas, and van Hullen, Vera. (2007) "Different actors, different tools? Approaching EU and US democracy promotion in the Mediterranean and the Newly Independent States". In: UNSPECIFIED, Montreal, Canada. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    This paper contributes to the research agenda on external democracy promotion by attempting a systematic comparison between the democracy promotion endeavors of two major international actors, the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (US). It first outlines an analytical framework that is then tested for its heuristical value, applying it to EU and US democracy promotion efforts on a global and a regional scale, thus comparing different actors as well as across regions. It concludes by highlighting the differences in design and flexibility of their approaches and relates them to a specificity of EU external relations. While both actors can draw on seemingly similar tool boxes for democracy promotion, the EU tends to limit its own scope of action to a rather cooperative approach due to the emphasis it puts on the standardization and (reciprocal) formalization of relations with third countries, including provisions for democracy promotion.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Azerbaijan
    Countries > Georgia
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Middle East
    EU policies and themes > External relations > human rights & democracy initiatives
    Countries > Moldova
    EU policies and themes > External relations > European Neighbourhood Policy
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-Mediterranean/Union for the Mediterranean
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-North Africa/Maghreb
    Countries > Ukraine
    Countries > Belarus
    Countries > Armenia
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2007 (10th), May 17-19, 2007
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2008
    Page Range: p. 31
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:50
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/7911

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