The Puzzle of Non-Western Democracy

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Brookings Institution Press, 8 sep. 2015 - 240 pagina's

Western democracy is being questioned around the world.†At the same time, Western aid groups are quick to say that they are not trying to impose a particular style of democracy on others and that they are open to supporting local, alternative forms of democracy.†This book examines what it is about Western democracy that non-Westerners are reacting negatively to and whether the critics often are equating a dislike for certain Western social or economic features with an aversion to of Western political systems. It also explores the current state of debate about alternative forms of democratic practice in different regions—Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America—and then puts forward ideas about how Western actors engaged in democracy support can do a better job of incorporating new thinking about alternative democratic forms into their efforts.

 

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Inhoudsopgave

Introduction
1
Calls for NonWestern Democracy
11
Regional Models and Trends
29
Problems with the Notion of NonWestern Democracy
71
The Debate on Democratic Variation
83
A Framework for Democratic Variation
101
The Implications for International Democracy Support
129
The Future of Democratic Variation
157
Notes
169
Selected Bibliography
187
Index
199
About the Author
213
Back Cover
217
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Over de auteur (2015)

Richard Youngs is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program, based at Carnegie Europe. He works on EU foreign policy and on issues of international democracy.

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