Author Hobson, Christopher
Title The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (273 pages)
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Series Democratization Studies
Democratization Studies
Note Intro -- The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion -- Copyright -- Contents -- Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Introduction: the conceptual politics of democracy promotion -- PART I: Orientations -- 1 On 'cultivating' democracy: enlivening the imagery for democracy promotion -- 2 Conceptualizing democratization and democratizing conceptualization: a virtuous circle -- 3 Liberalism and democracy promotion -- 4 The past and future of social democracy and the consequences for democracy promotion -- 5 Democracy promotion: neoliberal vs social democratic telos -- 6 Misunderstanding the maladies of liberal democracy promotion -- PART II: Cases -- 7 The conceptual politics of democracy promotion in Bolivia -- 8 Liberal democracy promotion and civil society strengthening in Ghana -- 9 Concepts of democracy among donors and recipients of democracy promotion: an empirical pilot study -- 10 Arab democratization and the de-imagining of authoritarian community: beyond Orientalism and Occidentalism -- 11 The conceptual politics of democracy in international law -- 12 From 'fortunate vagueness' to 'democratic globalism': American democracy promotion as imperialism -- Conclusion: reflections on a new approach in a new era of democracy promotion -- Bibliography -- Index
How do different meanings of the concept of 'democracy' operate in democracy promotion? How do conceptual decisions influence real political events? How is policy and reflection on democracy promotion shaped by the way different practitioners and scholars understand democracy? The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion explores the way in which the meaning, content and context of 'democracy' are interpreted by different actors in democracy promotion, and how these influence political decisions. Introducing a theoretically new approach to the study of democracy promotion, the volume shows how the alternate ways that democracy can be understood reflects specific interpretations of political and normative ideals, as well as being closely tied to social power relations, interests, and struggles between political actors. With original contributions from some of the most prominent specialists on democracy promotion and democratization, the book examines a number of concrete cases of democracy promotion and contestation over democracy's meaning. Re-examining democracy promotion at its time of crisis, this book will be of interest scholars and students of democracy and democratization, politics and international relations, international law, development studies and political theory
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hobson, Christopher The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2011 9780415596879
Subject Democracy - Government policy
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