External actors seek to, and indeed do, play a role in the democratisation process in other countries. Since, the 1990s, aid policy has been one new means by which such influence has been attempted by Northern governments. As democratisation is essentially an internal process, it is recognized that impact can only be modest, limited mainly to supporting internal pro-democracy elements and to applying pressure on governments in conjunction with local actors.
KeywordsCivil Society Civil Society Organisation Recipient Country Democratisation Process Structural Adjustment Programme
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