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The taming of democracy assistance : why democracy promotion does not confront dictators, Sarah Sunn Bush

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The taming of democracy assistance : why democracy promotion does not confront dictators
Title
The taming of democracy assistance
Title remainder
why democracy promotion does not confront dictators
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Sunn Bush
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eng
Summary
Few government programs that aid democracy abroad today seek to foster regime change. Technical programs that do not confront dictators are more common than the aid to dissidents and political parties that once dominated the field. What explains this 'taming' of democracy assistance? This book offers the first analysis of that puzzle. In contrast to previous research on democracy aid, it focuses on the survival instincts of the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that design and implement democracy assistance. To survive, Sarah Bush argues that NGOs seek out tamer types of aid, especially as they become more professional. Diverse evidence - including three decades of new project-level data, case studies of democracy assistance in Jordan and Tunisia, and primary documents gathered from NGO archives - supports the argument. This book provides new understanding of foreign influence and moral actors in world politics, with policy implications for democracy in the Middle East.--
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1982-
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Bush, Sarah
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Democratization
  • Democracy
  • United States
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The taming of democracy assistance : why democracy promotion does not confront dictators, Sarah Sunn Bush
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-267) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. Introduction and Argument -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The argument: structure, agency, and democracy promotion -- 3. Tame democracy assistance: what it is and why it matters -- II. Testing the Argument -- 4. Delegation and the allocation of democracy assistance -- 5. Changes in American grant-making -- 6. Creating the democracy establishment -- 7. Jordan: aid in the shadow of geopolitics -- 8. Tunisia: reform after revolution -- III. Conclusions -- 9. Should democracy promoters be set free?
Control code
FIEb17709520
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 272 pages
Isbn
9781107069640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893857869
Label
The taming of democracy assistance : why democracy promotion does not confront dictators, Sarah Sunn Bush
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
I. Introduction and Argument -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The argument: structure, agency, and democracy promotion -- 3. Tame democracy assistance: what it is and why it matters -- II. Testing the Argument -- 4. Delegation and the allocation of democracy assistance -- 5. Changes in American grant-making -- 6. Creating the democracy establishment -- 7. Jordan: aid in the shadow of geopolitics -- 8. Tunisia: reform after revolution -- III. Conclusions -- 9. Should democracy promoters be set free?
Control code
FIEb17709520
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 272 pages
Isbn
9781107069640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893857869

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