Against All Odds: Aiding Political Parties in Georgia and Ukraine (AUP Dissertation Series)
By: Max Bader (author)Paperback
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As part of a wider democracy promotion effort, political parties in Georgia and Ukraine, as in most other post-communist states, have received assistance from a number of non-governmental but governmentfunded western organizations for most of the post-communist period. This assistance, however, has persistently failed to contribute to making parties in the two former Soviet republics substantially more stable, democratic, and representative. In searching for an answer to why the assistance has not been more effective, this thesis looks both at the nature of the assistance and the particularities of party politics in Georgia and Ukraine. The thesis argues that, as a consequence of domestic constraints on party development, political parties in Georgia and Ukraine were essentially unsuitable as recipients of party assistance and that, therefore, party assistance was poorly positioned to make an impact.
Max Bader is a doctoral candidate at the Department of European Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
TABLE OF CONTENTS - 6[-]ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - 8[-]LIST OF FIGURES AND TABLES - 9[-]LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS - 10[-]INTRODUCTION - 14[-]CH 1: RESEARCHING PARTY ASSISTANCE - 26[-]CH 2: PARTY ASSISTANCE AND NORM PROMOTION[-] - 40[-]CH 3: THE CONTEXT OF PARTY ASSISTANCE IN GEORGIA AND UKRAINE[-] - 58[-]CH 4: POLITICAL PARTY DEVELOPMENT IN[-]GEORGIA AND UKRAINE - 80[-]CH 5: POLITICAL PARTY ASSISTANCE IN GEORGIA[-]AND UKRAINE - 114[-]CH 6: THE FAILURE OF PARTY ASSISTANCE IN[-]GEORGIA AND UKRAINE - 138[-]CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS - 156[-]NOTES - 162[-]APPENDIX 1[-] - 168[-]APPENDIX 2[-] - 170[-]REFERENCES - 172[-]ABSTRACT - 201[-]SAMENVATTING - 202
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