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Promoting Democracy: The Force of Political Settlements in Uncertain Times

Manal A. Jamal


Democracy aid has grown considerably since the end of the Cold War. In the late 1980s, less than US$1 billion a year went to democracy assistance; by 2015, the estimated total was more than $10 billion. Despite this overwhelming commitment to spreading democracy abroad, the results have been mixed, and in some cases, this aid has in fact undermined the longer-term prospects for democratic development. What factors account for these different outcomes? Why are democracy promotion efforts far more successful in some cases as opposed to others? Promoting Democracy answers these questions while al ... More

Keywords: Democracy promotion, Civil society development, Political settlements, Political inclusivity, Conflict to peace transitions, Women’s political participation, Women’s sectors, Civil society development, Palestinian territories, El Salvador, Disarticulated spaces, Post-Cold War liberal order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479811380
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479811380.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manal A. Jamal, author
James Madison University