Democracy promotion as external governance?
Youngs, Richard. (2009) Democracy promotion as external governance? Journal of European Public Policy, 16 (6). pp. 895-915. ISSN 1350-1763Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501760903088272
In supporting democratic norms in third countries the European Union (EU) uses network more than hierarchical modes of governance. The exception is where the adoption of internal modes is set as a condition for countries to join the Union. In other cases, limited bargaining power and complex domestic political structures in third countries militate against the use of hierarchy in democracy support policies. Geostrategic concerns over stability represent part of the causal dynamics of these two variables. There is some correlation between governance mode and effectiveness, but this is less strong than the role played by domestic politics in determining impact. The latter help to explain a breach between rule selection and application: EU governance rules are often transferred without significant impact on third country political dynamics.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of European Public Policy|
|Date:||14 August 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 895-915|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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