List/Grid Tag Archives: Democracy Promotion

George Khelashvili & S. Neil Macfarlane – The Evolution of US Policy towards the Southern Caucasus

George Khelashvili & S. Neil Macfarlane – The Evolution of US Policy towards the Southern Caucasus

This article examines the evolution of American policy in the Southern Caucasus since 1991. The article argues that US policy in the region has been ad hoc and inconsistent, reflecting… Read more »

South Caucasus at a Crossroad: Thorny Realities and Great Expectations

South Caucasus at a Crossroad: Thorny Realities and Great Expectations

In June 2013 the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation celebrated 10 years since its establishment in the region. On June 5-6, 2013 the Foundation dedicated the… Read more »

Laure Delcour & Kataryna Wolczuk – Spoiler or Facilitator of Democratization?: Russia’s role in Georgia and Ukraine

Laure Delcour & Kataryna Wolczuk – Spoiler or Facilitator of Democratization?: Russia’s role in Georgia and Ukraine

This article examines Russia’s reaction to political changes in Georgia and Ukraine in light of the interplay between the democracy promotion policies implemented by the EU and US and domestic… Read more »

Lincoln A. Mitchell – Democracy in Georgia Since the Rose Revolution

Lincoln A. Mitchell – Democracy in Georgia Since the Rose Revolution

The U.S. policy of unconditional support for Georgia’s government and its disinterest in drawing attention to the new government’s democratization shortcomings call into question how serious the United States is about democracy-promotion, particularly… Read more »

Joel Lazarus – Neo-Liberal State Building and Western ‘Democracy Promotion’: the Case of Georgia

Joel Lazarus – Neo-Liberal State Building and Western ‘Democracy Promotion’: the Case of Georgia

In this paper, author argues that, rather than promoting democracy, Western foreign policy and diplomatic strategies and aid interventions have actually served to reinforce what Levitsky and Way (2002, 2010) call ‘competitive authoritarianism’ and… Read more »

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