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Author Kurki, Milja

Title Democratic futures : revisioning democracy promotion / Milja Kurki
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Interventions
Interventions (Routledge (Firm))
Contents Democratic Futures Revisioning democracy promotion; Copyright; Contents; List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: Democracy, crises and contestation: revisiting conceptual foundations of democracy promotion; Part IDemocracy as a contested concept: surveying politico-economic visions of democracy; Introductory notes on 'models' of democracy; 2 The contested liberal democratic model: its multiple variants; 3 Challenges to liberal democracy: socialist critics and social democracy; 4 Reviving the direct democratic tradition: participatory democracy and radical democracy
11 Democracy promotion, implicit liberalism and the liberal world order12 Policy provocations -- from a critical perspective; Conclusion: Critical theory, democracy and alternative politico-economic futures; Notes; References; Index
5 The poverty of state-based democracy: cosmopolitan models of democracy6 Orientations towards the empirical study of conceptual orders in democracy promotion; Part IIPolitico-economic models of democracy in democracy promotion practice; 7 Liberal democracy: its multiple meanings in United States democracy promotion; 8 The European Union: a fuzzy liberal democracy promoter; 9 Democracy promotion by non-state actors: alternative models in action?; 10 International financial institutions and democracy promotion; Part IIIConclusions and policy provocations
Summary Democracy promotion has been an influential policy agenda in many Western states and international organisations, and amongst many NGO actors. But what kinds of models of democracy do democracy promoters promote? This book examines in detail the conceptual orders that underpin democracy support activity, and the conceptions of democracy that democracy promoters, consciously or inadvertently, work with. Such an examination is not only timely but much-needed in today's context of multiple democratic and financial crises. Contestation over democracy's meaning is returning, but how is this cont
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Democratization -- Case studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1135102295