Assistance for Democratization

PolSci, vol 2, no 2 – 2002

When it comes to the Balkans, democratization is seldom a topic. In a region plagued by by ethnic conflicts and state-building problems, often in some combination with one another, the usual paradigm of democratic transformation may seem far-fetched at best. For a polity to democratize it should first be acknowledged as one by its entire population and granted the same recognition by the international powers, the historical contributors, due to their conflicting interests and relentless intervention, to what we call today “the Balkans”.
Summary:
1. Foreword
Roundtable
2. ASSISTANCE FOR DEMOCRATIZATION: LESSONS LEARNED ASSESSING GLOBAL DEMOCRATIZATION A DECADE AFTER THE COMMUNIST COLLAPSE, by Larry Diamond
3. DEMOCRACY BY DECREE, by
Gerald Knause
4. THREE LESSONS ABOUT ASSISTANCE FROM KOSSOVO,
Thomas Carothers
5. LEGAL REFORMS AND IMMATURE DEMOCRACIES, by
Leonid Polishchuk
6. BALKANS: DIFFERENT, BUT WHY AND HOW?, by Venelin Ganev
PolSci Papers
7. CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS: THEORY, EVIDENCE,
IMPLICATIONS, by Michael Woolcock, Vijaendra Rao, Sabina Alkire
8. WINNING THE HEARTS AND MINDS…AND WALLETS..OF THE
PEOPLE.
Economic self-interest and support for EU accession in candidate
states, by William M Downs and Mihnea Ion Nastase
9. POLITICS OF OBLIVION IN POSTCOMMUNIST ROMANIA, by Adrian Cioflanca
10. POLSCI REVIEWS
11. PROS AND CONS

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