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Demand for practical knowledge and lessons about how the United States and other countries can more effectively promote democracy around the world has never been higher. This timely book by Thomas Carothers, one of the foremost authorities worldwide on democracy building, helps meet that need. Critical Mission draws together a wide-ranging set of Carothers's many seminal, widely cited essays, organized around four vital themes: The role of democracy promotion in U.S. foreign policy The core elements of democracy aid The state of democracy in the world The new U.S. push to promote democracy in the Middle East From puncturing myths about promoting civil society to sizing up the prospects for democracy in the Arab world, Carothers is consistently penetrating, incisive, and challenging to policymakers, democracy activists, and scholars alike.The book also includes the only up-to-date, comprehensive bibliography on democracy promotion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780870032103
ISBN-10: 0870032100
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 297
Imprint: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas Carothers

Thomas Carothers is vice president for international politics and governance at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C., USA, and founder and director of the Endowment's Democracy and Rule of Law Project.

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