The International Politics of Democratization: Comparative perspectives

1st Edition

Nuno Severiano Teixeira

Routledge
Published March 30, 2011
Reference - 234 Pages
ISBN 9780415664042 - CAT# Y116964
Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

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Summary

This book examines the international dimensions of democratization processes, showing the degree to which international actors, ranging from states to non-governmental players, have an influence on what were once thought of as exclusively domestic processes of political change.

The contributors to the volume look at changes in foreign policy resulting from transitions to democracy in a number of countries and regions. Some of the areas covered include:

  • Portugal and Spain in Europe in the 1970s
  • Brazil and Argentina in Latin America from the early 1980s
  • Eastern and Central Europe in the 1990s
  • Various countries in the Arab World

The chapters adopt a theoretical and empirical perspective: while the two introductory chapters of the book place a special emphasis on interpretation and quantitative analysis of regime change and the role of international actors in such processes, the remaining chapters examines specific case studies.

The International Politics of Democratization will be of interest to students and researchers of International Relations, Politics and Democracy.

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