Democratization in EU Foreign Policy: New member states as drivers of democracy promotion

1st Edition

Benedetta Berti, Kristina Mikulova, Nicu Popescu

Routledge
Published June 16, 2017
Reference - 224 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138309890 - CAT# Y367812
Series: Democratization Studies

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Summary

New democracies are uniquely positioned to promote democratic values and have a competitive advantage in the global democracy assistance industry.

This book examines the attempts of one group of young democracies, from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), to channel this pro-democracy agenda into both national and European foreign policy and development support. It looks at how CEE is ‘upstream’ changing the EU on crucial policy issues as part of the common foreign and security policy. Furthermore, it tracks the process whereby imported ideas and norms are recycled for further export ‘downstream’, and how these concepts are received in countries outside of the EU including the post-Soviet space, the Western Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa region and Central Asia.

This text will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of democratisation studies, European Union studies, comparative politics, international relations, international development, European politics, as well as area/regional studies.

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