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Promoting embedded democracy? Researching the substance of EU democracy promotion

Anne Wetzel UGent and Jan Orbie UGent (2011) EUROPEAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS REVIEW. 16(5). p.565-588
abstract
This article introduces this special issue on the substance of EU democracy promotion. It explains the research question that is central to this special issue: What is the democratic substance that the EU furthers in third countries? First, we provide a review of the literature, arguing that existing studies have mainly focused on the impact and strategies of EU democracy promotion without sufficiently analysing the very substance it furthers in third countries and regions. While academic research has made a rough distinction between a broad and a limited notion of democracy promotion, scholars have not yet systematically and comparatively analysed this topic. Second, we develop a conceptual framework in order to ‘map’ the substance of EU democracy promotion. Starting from a liberal conception of democracy and based on an adaptation of the model of ‘embedded democracy’, different components, types and agendas of democracy promotion are identified. Third, we formulate a number of expectations on the substance of democracy advanced by the EU, focusing in particular on the distinction between a ‘one-size-fits-all’ and a differentiation scenario. This article ends with a summary of the different contributions to the special issue.
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journal title
EUROPEAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS REVIEW
Eur. Foreign Aff. Rev.
volume
16
issue
5
pages
565 - 588
ISSN
1384-6299
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A2
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
VABB id
c:vabb:321982
VABB type
VABB-1
id
2027438
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2027438
date created
2012-02-11 23:20:11
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2016-12-19 15:42:03
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  abstract     = {This article introduces this special issue on the substance of EU democracy promotion. It explains the research question that is central to this special issue: What is the democratic substance that the EU furthers in third countries? First, we provide a review of the literature, arguing that existing studies have mainly focused on the impact and strategies of EU democracy promotion without sufficiently analysing the very substance it furthers in third countries and regions. While academic research has made a rough distinction between a broad and a limited notion of democracy promotion, scholars have not yet systematically and comparatively analysed this topic. Second, we develop a conceptual framework in order to {\textquoteleft}map{\textquoteright} the substance of EU democracy promotion. Starting from a liberal conception of democracy and based on an adaptation of the model of {\textquoteleft}embedded democracy{\textquoteright}, different components, types and agendas of democracy promotion are identified. Third, we formulate a number of expectations on the substance of democracy advanced by the EU, focusing in particular on the distinction between a {\textquoteleft}one-size-fits-all{\textquoteright} and a differentiation scenario. This article ends with a summary of the different contributions to the special issue.},
  author       = {Wetzel, Anne and Orbie, Jan},
  issn         = {1384-6299},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS REVIEW},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {565--588},
  title        = {Promoting embedded democracy? Researching the substance of EU democracy promotion},
  volume       = {16},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Wetzel, Anne, and Jan Orbie. 2011. “Promoting Embedded Democracy? Researching the Substance of EU Democracy Promotion.” European Foreign Affairs Review 16 (5): 565–588.
APA
Wetzel, A., & Orbie, J. (2011). Promoting embedded democracy? Researching the substance of EU democracy promotion. EUROPEAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS REVIEW, 16(5), 565–588.
Vancouver
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Wetzel A, Orbie J. Promoting embedded democracy? Researching the substance of EU democracy promotion. EUROPEAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS REVIEW. 2011;16(5):565–88.
MLA
Wetzel, Anne, and Jan Orbie. “Promoting Embedded Democracy? Researching the Substance of EU Democracy Promotion.” EUROPEAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS REVIEW 16.5 (2011): 565–588. Print.