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Import of democracy in the 'grey' post-Soviet space? Evaluating experiences of democracy promotion in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, 1990-2002

McDonagh, Ecaterina (2010) Import of democracy in the 'grey' post-Soviet space? Evaluating experiences of democracy promotion in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, 1990-2002. Working Papers in International Studies Series. (Paper No. 2010-10). Centre for International Studies, Dublin City University, Ireland.

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Abstract

This article asks how and when external factors influence domestic political change. Only a limited number of studies have dealt with this question systematically. This contrasts with rising popularity of the democracy promotion agenda among the policy-makers around the world. The article contends that external democracy promoters influence domestic processes of political change through two causal mechanisms: through constraining of autocratic agents and through empowering of democratic agents. The analysis reveals that external democracy promoters can be effective in influencing domestic change; but this depends on the causal mechanism at play and democratic propensity of the domestic regime.

Item Type:Working Paper (No. 2010-10)
Refereed:No
Subjects:Social Sciences > International relations
Social Sciences > Political science
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for International Studies (CIS) > Working Papers in International Studies Series
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Centre for International Studies, Dublin City University
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15436
Deposited On:30 Jun 2010 13:47 by Shane Martin. Last Modified 30 Jun 2010 13:47

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