International Actors, Democratization and the Rule of Law (Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies v. 8)
By: Leonardo Morlino (editor), Amichai Magen (editor)Paperback
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Do external factors facilitate or hamper domestic democratic development? Do international actors influence the development of greater civil and political freedom, democratic accountability, equality, responsiveness and the rule of law in domestic systems? How should we conceptualize, identify and evaluate the extent and nature of international influence? These are some of the complex questions that this volume approaches. Using new theoretical insights and empirical data, the contributors develop a model to analyze the transitional processes of Romania, Turkey, Serbia and Ukraine. In developing this argument, the book examines: * the adoption, implementation and internalization of the rule of law * the rule of law as a central dimension of liberal and substantive democracy * the interaction between external and domestic structures and agents Offering a different stance from most of the current literature on the subject, International Actors, Democratization and the Rule of Law makes an important contribution to our knowledge of the international dimensions of democratization.
This book will be of importance to scholars, students and policy-makers with an interest in the rule of law, international relations theory and comparative politics.
Amichai Magen is W. Glenn Campbell National Fellow, Hoover Institution, and Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School, Stanford University, USA. Leonardo Morlino is Professor of Political Science at Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane at the University of Florence, Italy.
Preface Amichai Magen and Leonardo Morlino 1. Hybrid Regimes, the Rule of Law, and External Influence on Domestic Change Amichai Magen and Leonardo Morlino 2. Methods of Influence, Layers of Impact, Cycles of Change: A Framework for Analysis Leonardo Morlino and Amichai Magen 3. EU Democratic Rule of Law Promotion Elena Baracani 4. Romania: Vetoed Reforms, Skewed Results Ana Demsorean, Sorana Parvulescu and Bogdan Vetrici-Soimu 5. Turkey: Reforms for a Consolidated Democracy Senem Aydin Duzgit and Ali Carkoglu 6. Serbia: Democracy Borderline? Cristina Dallara 7. Ukraine: The Quest for Democratization between Europe and Russia Roman Petrov and Oleksander Serdyuk 8. Scope, Depth and Limits of External Influence - Conclusions Leonardo Morlino and Amichai Magen
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