Aiding Democracy Abroad The Learning Curve

ISBN-10: 0870031694

ISBN-13: 9780870031694

Edition: 1999

Authors: Thomas Carothers

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Publication date: 11/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 410
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Setting the Stage
A New Field
Tools of the Trade
Lack of Learning
Taking Stock
Case Studies and Other Sources
Avoiding Rosy Assumptions
The Rise of Democracy Assistance
The First Wave: The 1960s and 1970s
A New Wave: The 1980s
A Core Priority: The 1990s
Repeating the Past?
Interlude for Skeptics
Introducing Four Cases
Far from Democracy
Transition Fever
The Challenges of Consolidation
The Transitions Compared
The Core Elements
The Question of Strategy
The Core Strategy
Assessing the Core Strategy
Improving the Core Strategy
A Note on Preconditions and a Look at the Cases
Basic Steps: Elections and Political Parties
Electoral Aid
Political Party Assistance
From the Top Down: State Institutions
Judicial Reform and the Rule of Law
Legislative Assistance
Local Government Assistance
Civil-Military Relations
Challenges of Aiding the State
From the Bottom Up: Civil Society
The "Discovery" of Civil Society
Advocacy NGOs
Civic Education
Media Assistance
Labor Unions
Beyond Civil Society Romanticism
On the Ground
Making It Work: The Challenges of Implementation
The External Project Method
Corrective Steps
The Institutions of Democracy Assistance
Giving Out Grades: Evaluation
The Difficulties of Evaluation
The False Dream of Science
The Start of an Alternative
Understanding Effects
Modest Results
Considering the Cases
The Learning Curve
Movement Along the Curve
Doing Better
About the Author
About the Carnegie Endowment
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