- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 14, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521606586
- ISBN-13: 978-0521606585
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Democracy from Above: Regional Organizations and Democratization
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"In this useful study...Pevehouse's statistical tests establish connections between membership in a highly democratic regional organization and the probability of a democratic transition--a conclusion confirmed by his case studies."
"Democracy from Above bridges disciplinary and methodological categories in a smart and thorough way. Students of both international organizations and democratization will have to contend with the book's convincing conclusions, and policymakers should as well."
Alexander Thompson, Ohio State University, Review of International Organizations
Few scholars have systematically examined whether the world outside a state's borders can influence the prospects for democracy. Jon Pevehouse argues that regional organizations, such as the European Union and the Organization of American States, can have an important role in both the transition to and the longevity of democracy. Using a mix of statistical analysis and case study evidence, Pevehouse finds that regional organizations can be a potent force for instilling and protecting democracy throughout the world.
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