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Is the League of Democracies a Bad Idea? How Europe should respond. CEPS Policy Briefs No. 162, 30 May 2008

Emerson, Michael. and Youngs, Richard. (2008) Is the League of Democracies a Bad Idea? How Europe should respond. CEPS Policy Briefs No. 162, 30 May 2008. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    The idea of an official organisation of democratic states wishing to promote democracy worldwide has surfaced periodically in recent years. In 2000 the Community of Democracies was inaugurated and survives as a body committed to supporting democratic change. Now the notion is gaining further currency. US Presidential candidate John McCain has advocated a League of Democracies. And analyst Robert Kagan, an advisor to McCain, has recently made a contribution on the subject. This paper by CEPS Senior Fellow Michael Emerson and Associate Senior Fellow Richard Youngs argues against a new organisation, but does advocate a serious concertation among relevant existing international organisations and seriously interested national governments to move pro-actively for democratic progress worldwide.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > foreign/security policy 1993--(includes CFSP/CESDP/ESS)
    EU policies and themes > External relations > human rights & democracy initiatives
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    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009
    Number of Pages: 68
    Last Modified: 14 Apr 2011 17:51
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9392

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