Democracy Promotion by Functional Cooperation: The European by T. Freyburg, P. Murray, F. Schimmelfennig, T. Skripka, A.

By T. Freyburg, P. Murray, F. Schimmelfennig, T. Skripka, A. Wetzel, Sandra Lavenex

Offering a innovative learn of the ecu Union's (EU) advertising of democratic governance in neighbouring international locations, this new booklet makes an unique contribution to the examine of democracy promoting and of ecu exterior kin via providing a brand new governance version of democracy promotion.

Through strong research of the shortcomings of conventional 'leverage' and 'linkage' versions of exterior democracy promoting within the EU's japanese and Southern neighbourhood, it offers a unique 'governance version' that fosters transparency, responsibility, and participation criteria via practical cooperation among coverage officers from the ecu and neighbouring states.

In specific, it examines the influence of democratic governance advertising in unique case stories of european sectoral cooperation with Moldova, Morocco, and Ukraine within the 3 coverage fields of pageant, atmosphere, and migration.

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Change is most likely to take place as a result of elections leading to the defeat of less democratic incumbents or, in the case of election fraud, to popular unrest causing the downfall of the old regime. In accordance with the standard four-year electoral rhythm, we expect the empirical relations to be highest using a time lag of four years. That is, we correlate the independent variables for one year (and country) with the democracy measure four years later. This effectively restricts our period of analysis from 1988 to 2000 for the independent variables.

Hence, our third expectation is that the effectiveness of democratic governance rule transfer increases with a higher degree of support for EU activities by other international actors (internationalization). As in the case of international treaties, support for EU norms by international actors strengthens the legitimacy of the EU acquis. The positive impact of cooperation in transgovernmental networks facilitating communication and engaging ENP states in joint problem solving with the EU, however, may be offset by some sector-specific Models of EU Democracy Promotion 23 factors, such as the costs of adaptation that a third country faces in a particular sector and the degree of interdependence with the EU in the respective policy.

In order to probe further into the linkage mechanisms, we therefore propose to analyse the effects of different kinds of transnational exchanges separately. We categorize the variables into three types of linkages: economic, communicative, and personal. All three linkages create transnational contact with actors from democratic countries and stakes in liberalization and democratization in the target countries. Economic linkages comprise trade with democratic countries and aid and foreign direct investments (FDI) from democratic countries.

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