Democracy Challenged by Marina Ottaway
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Democracy Challenged
By Marina Ottaway

Democracy Challenged

The Rise of Semi-authoritarianism

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Democracy Challenged by Marina Ottaway

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During the 1990s, international democracy promotion efforts led to the establishment of numerous regimes that cannot be easily classified as either authoritarian or democratic. They display characteristics of each, in short they are semi-authoritarian regimes. These regimes pose a considerable challenge to U.S. policymakers because the superficial stability of many semi-authoritarian regimes usually masks severe problems that need to be solved lest they lead to a future crisis. Additionally, these regimes call into question some of the ideas about democratic transitions that underpin the democracy promotion strategies of the United States and other Western countries. Despite their growing importance, semi-authoritarian regimes have not received systematic attention. Marina Ottaway examines five countries (Egypt, Azerbaijan, Venezuela, Croatia, and Senegal) which highlight the distinctive features of semi-authoritarianism and the special challenge each poses to policymakers. She explains why the dominant approach to democracy promotion isn't effective in these countries and concludes by suggesting alternative policies. Marina Ottaway is senior associate and codirector of the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780870031953
ISBN-10: 0870031953
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Marina Ottaway

Marina Ottaway is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law program and director of the Carnegie Middle East program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, USA.

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