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Democracy Promotion and Foreign Policy

Identity and Interests in US, EU and Non-Western Democracies

Authors: Huber, D.

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Democracy promotion is an established principle in US and EU foreign policies today, but how did it become so? This comparative study explores the promotion of democracy, focusing on exponents from emerging democracies alongside more established Western models, and investigates the impact of democratic interests on foreign policy.

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Daniela Huber is a researcher at the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome. Her research is focused primarily on the Mediterranean and the Middle East, as well as Turkey and the European Union's eastern neighbours programs. She holds a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a Masters in International Relations from the Free University of Berlin, and has previously worked for the United Nations.

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“This book is a terrific addition to the understanding of democracy promotion as a foreign policy goal. … This study offers paths toward future rigorous research. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (S. L. McMillan, Choice, Vol. 53 (5), January, 2016)

“The book addresses important gaps in international relations (IR) theory in general and in the study of democracy promotion in particular. It is a useful read for scholars and practitioners interested in democracy promotion but also in IR theory.” (May Darwich, Democratization, Vol. 23 (4), September, 2015)

''There is no shortage in scholarship on democracy promotion despite its rather limited effectiveness. This book stands out, however, in its theoretical and empirical rigor. First, Daniela Huber explains why democracies unlike autocratic systems engage in promoting their own political systems on a global scale. She argues, 'it's identity, stupid!' Second, this book not only focuses on the U.S. and the EU, but also explains Turkish efforts at democracy promotion. A 'must-read' for both scholars and practitioners!'' - Professor Dr Thomas Risse, Freie Universität Berlin

''Many scholars argue for the need of breaking away from the dogmatic clutch of monolithic theory. Daniela Huber actually does so and delivers the good promise in a pluralistic and dialogical perspective. Huber draws from varied International Relations theoretical traditions like neo-realism and constructivism and successfully integrates them in her own original theoretical model. By combining strategic, identitive, and normative reasoning, Huber's theoretical model forcefully explains U.S., EU and Turkey's democratization policies within their neighborhoods, and thus offers some policy-relevant insights for the post Arab Spring world.'' - Dr Piki Ish-Shalom, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

''This is a theoretically sophisticated, insightful and empirically well-researched book. Daniela Huber advances a novel theoretical argument and makes a key contribution to a major issue in IR and foreign policy: the conditions under which democratic/Western powers will promote democracy in their neighborhood. The study integrates causal factors from realism and constructivism in a very thoughtful way. It is also a policy-relevant book for the post-Cold War and post-9/11 eras and particularly following the Arab Spring.'' - Professor Dr Benjamin Miller, Dartmouth College


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democracy Promotion and Foreign Policy
Book Subtitle
Identity and Interests in US, EU and Non-Western Democracies
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-41447-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137414472
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-41446-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 241
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