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Conclusions: Towards Transatlantic Democracy Promotion?

  • Thomas Risse
Part of the Governance and Limited Statehood Series book series (GLS)

Abstract

With the end of the Cold War at the latest, democracy promotion has become a major foreign policy tool of international organizations as well as Western statecraft.1 As the introductory chapter of this volume points out, there are several reasons for this development. First, major powers have always tried to spread their own political, economic and social orders around the globe and to externalize their values. The US and Europe are no exceptions. With the systemic competition between Communism and liberal democracy over, democracy promotion has become even more significant in their respective foreign policies.

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European Union Foreign Policy Good Governance Democratic Consolidation Autocratic Regime 
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  • Thomas Risse
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  1. 1.Freie Universität BerlinGermany

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