The International Politics of Democratization
Edited by Nuno Severiano Teixeira
Published March 30th 2011 by Routledge – 240 pages
This book examines the international dimensions of democratization processes, showing the degree to which international actors, ranging from states to non-governmental players, have an influence on what were once thought of as exclusively domestic processes of political change.
The contributors to the volume look at changes in foreign policy resulting from transitions to democracy in a number of countries and regions. Some of the areas covered include:
The chapters adopt a theoretical and empirical perspective: while the two introductory chapters of the book place a special emphasis on interpretation and quantitative analysis of regime change and the role of international actors in such processes, the remaining chapters examines specific case studies.
The International Politics of Democratization will be of interest to students and researchers of International Relations, Politics and Democracy.
Introduction 1. Connecting Democracy Promotion and Protection with the Theory and Evaluating its Impact on the Practice of Democratization 2. The International Politics of Democratization from Portugal: A Reassessment (1974) to Iraq (2003)3. International Factors in Democratization, their Scope and Limitations: European Comparative Perspectives on the Post-Cold War World 4. The International Dimension of Democratization: The Spanish Transition 5. Continuity and Change: The Foreign Policy of Portuguese Democracy 6. Re-Defining Eastern Europe: Democratization in Central and South-Eastern Europe 7. The International Dimensions of Democratization: The Case of Argentina 8. International Dimensions of Democratization: Brazil 9. External Dimensions of Democratization: The Case of the Middle East 10. Democracy and the Muslim World. Conclusions
Nuno Severiano Teixeira is currently Minister of National Defence of the Portuguese Government, he is also Professor of International Relations at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal.