• Gordon Crawford
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


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.


Civil Society Civil Society Organisation Recipient Country Democratisation Process Structural Adjustment Programme 
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© Gordon Crawford 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon Crawford
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  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

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