The book offers new insight into the diversity of democracy promotion. It takes up the puzzle of mixed results for international agencies in external democracy promotion despite the global goal of democracy and the attempt to shape a common policy emphasized in various international agreements. On the background of backlashes and the search for new answers; it analyzes how the UNDP and the EC promoted democracy in Rwanda from 2003 until 2013 with a selective outlook until today. As a result, it outlines how democracy strategies differ. Furthermore, it develops a new concept of variances which can be applied for other international organizations and agencies as well as in other recipient states.
Students, lecturers, researchers in political science and international relations
Beetz’ empirical analysis offers in-depth information on the EC’s and the UNDP’s external democracy approaches in light of international organizations being so far underrepresented in external democracy promotion research. Her detailed and well researched analysis of the EC and the UNDP in Rwanda allows for insights in the conceptual diversity of the international organizations’ external democratization approaches that have been so far been neglected.