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Defying Convention

US Resistance to the UN Treaty on Women's Rights

by Lisa Baldez

<p>The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) articulates what has now become a global norm. CEDAW establishes the moral, civic, and political equality of women; women's right to be free from ...

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Delivering Aid Without Government

International Aid and Civil Society Engagement in the Recovery and Reconstruction of the Gaza Strip

by Tamer Qarmout

<p>In a fragile and conflict-ridden context such as the Gaza Strip, where the de facto Hamas government faces isolation and lacks international recognition, the provision of aid and development schemes challenges donors and CSOs delivering ...

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Democracies in Flux

The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society

by Robert D. Putnam

<p>In his national bestseller <em>Bowling Alone</em>, Robert Putnam illuminated the decline of social capital in the US. Now, in <em>Democracies in Flux</em>, Putnam brings together a group of leading scholars who broaden his findings as they ...

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Democracy against Domination

by K. Sabeel Rahman

<p>In 2008, the collapse of the US financial system plunged the economy into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. In its aftermath, the financial crisis pushed to the forefront fundamental moral and institutional questions ...

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Democracy and the Public Space in Latin America

by Leonardo Avritzer

<p>This is a bold new study of the recent emergence of democracy in Latin America. Leonardo Avritzer shows that traditional theories of democratization fall short in explaining this phenomenon. Scholars have long held that the postwar stability ...

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Democracy Declassified

The Secrecy Dilemma in National Security

by Michael P. Colaresi

<p>Recent scandals like WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden's disclosure of NSA documents have brought public debates over government accountability and secrecy bubbling to the surface. How can modern democracies balance the need for privacy in ...

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Democracy Delayed

The Case of Castro's Cuba

by Juan J. López

<p>With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, foreign policy analysts and international relations scholars expected communist Cuba to undergo transitions to democracy and to markets as had the Eastern European nations of the former Soviet bloc. ...

ISBN: 9780801877728

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Democracy in East Asia

A New Century

by Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner & Yun-han Chu

<p>In their introduction to the 1998 edition of <em>Democracy in East Asia</em>, Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner predicted that East Asia, with its remarkable diversity of political regimes, economies, and religions, would likely be the most ...

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Democracy in Europe

by Larry Siedentop

<p>If the European Union applied to become a member of the European Union it would be rejected as undemocratic. Can the European Union foster greater democracy in Europe, and so protect the dispersal of power, personal freedom and the rule of ...

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Democracy Prevention

The Politics of the U.S.-Egyptian Alliance

by Jason Brownlee

<p>When a popular revolt forced long-ruling Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign on February 11, 2011, US President Barack Obama hailed the victory of peaceful demonstrators in the heart of the Arab World. But Washington was late to ...

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Democracy Promotion and Foreign Policy

Identity and Interests in US, EU and Non-Western Democracies

by Daniela Huber

<p >Democracy promotion is an established principle in US and EU foreign policies today, but how did it become so? In focusing on the promotion of democracy, this comparative study explores one of the most controversial foreign policy phenomena ...

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Democracy Promotion by Functional Cooperation

The European Union and its Neighbourhood

by Dr. Tina Freyburg, Professor Sandra Lavenex, Professor Frank Schimmelfennig & others

<p >Offering a cutting edge study of the European Union's (EU) promotion of democratic governance in neighbouring countries, this new book makes an original contribution to the study of democracy promotion and of EU external relations by ...

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Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Politics in Africa

Historical Contexts, Developments, and Dilemmas

by Eunice N. Sahle

<p>This volume explores contemporary political developments in various parts of Africa in the age of democracy, constitutionalism, the securitization of development, and global terrorism. The contributions by leading observers of ...

ISBN: 9781137555922

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Democracy, Rights and Rhetoric in Southeast Asia

by Avery Poole

<p>Southeast Asia is a vast, populous and diverse region. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) promotes democracy and human rights as central to regional order and cooperation, but most members are not democratic and have poor or ...

ISBN: 9783030155223

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Democracy, Sovereignty and Terror

Lakshman Kadirgamar on the Foundations of International Order

by Sir Adam Roberts

<p>'For those of us who have to live with terrorism, when we leave home in the morning there is no guarantee that we will come back.' Thus Lakshman Kadirgamar, Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, foreshadowed his own assassination at his home in ...

ISBN: 9780857732668

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Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change

Exploring Accountability Processes in an Era of European Transformation

by Johan P. Olsen

<p>Ongoing transformations of the political organization of Europe, where both the nation-state and the European Union are challenged, make it possible to explore phenomena that are difficult to see in stable periods. An upsurge in ...

ISBN: 9780192520876

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Democratic Intergovernmental Organizations?

Normative Pressures and Decision-Making Rules

by Alexandru Grigorescu

<p>This work posits that, over the past two centuries, democratic norms have spread from domestic politics to intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). Grigorescu explores how norms shaped IGO decision-making rules such as those driving state ...

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Democratic Legitimacy in the European Union and Global Governance

Building a European Demos

by Beatriz Pérez de las Heras

<p>This book addresses one of the most relevant challenges to the sustainability of the European Union (EU) as a political project: the deficit of citizens’ support. It identifies missing elements of popular legitimacy and makes proposals for ...

ISBN: 9783319413815

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Democratic Militarism

Voting, Wealth, and War

by Jonathan D. Caverley

<p>Why are democracies pursuing more military conflicts, but achieving worse results? Democratic Militarism shows that a combination of economic inequality and military technical change enables an average voter to pay very little of the costs of

ISBN: 9781139905619

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Democratic Peace Across the Middle East

Islam and Political Modernisation

by Yakub Halabi

<p>Nuclear power has for the most part dominated Western media and academic analyses concerning Iranian foreign policy in recent years. This focus, however, can be misleading, especially as regards the early presidency of Mohammad Khatami ...

ISBN: 9780857728821

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