International democracy promotion: a role for public goods theory?
Burnell, Peter J.. (2008) International democracy promotion: a role for public goods theory? Contemporary Politics, Vol.14 (No.1). pp. 37-52. ISSN 1356-9775
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13569770801913249
The state of international democracy promotion is in flux. After more than fifteen years of increasing activity and with more organisations and resources devoted to promoting democracy than ever before, a mood of uncertainty surrounds democracy support's current performance and future prospects. The last decade has also seen the emergence of a new literature on global public goods theory, offering fresh analytical perspectives on pressing issues in international affairs like peace, security, development, and environmental sustainability. The future of democracy promotion will be determined chiefly by the realities of the political market place, in societies on both sides of the relationship. But could recent theorising about the market for global public goods offer some analytical support for making sense of its current condition and, by identifying the democratic peace as a global public good strengthen the case for greater international cooperation in promoting democracy as means to achieve that end?
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JC Political theory|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Democratization -- International cooperation, Public goods, Welfare economics, International relations, Globalization -- Economic aspects|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Contemporary Politics|
|Official Date:||March 2008|
|Page Range:||pp. 37-52|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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