Socializing Democratic Norms

The Role of International Organizations for the Construction of Europe

  • Trine Flockhart

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Socialization and Democratization: a Tenuous but Intriguing Link

  3. Conceptual and Theoretical Considerations

  4. Promoting Ideas through International Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Sally Morphet
      Pages 65-84
    3. Michael Merlingen, Rasa Ostrauskaitė
      Pages 127-146
  5. Receiving and Internalizing Ideas in Transforming Societies

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-279

About this book


This volume offers a timely and important study on how norms are transferred from the international into the domestic domain through processes of socialization. It seeks to understand the process of change in post-Cold War Europe from a divided continent into a community with a common identity, based on shared values and ideas. It also offers an explanation for why the process of change has occurred easily in some countries and with more difficulty or not at all in others.


cold war communism democracy democratization desegregation Europe international organizations NATO

Editors and affiliations

  • Trine Flockhart
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for History, Social and International StudiesUniversity of AalborgDenmark

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