21st Century Democracy Promotion in the Americas: Standing by Jorge Heine,Brigitte Weiffen

By Jorge Heine,Brigitte Weiffen

This quantity examines the merchandising and safety of democracy within the Americas. Taking the Inter-American Democratic constitution (IADC) of 2001 as a baseline, it charts the evolution of the problem over the last decade.

Although it considers ancient antecedents, the focus of the booklet is on key situations of merchandising and safeguard of democracy within the Western hemisphere because the adoption of the IADC. It analyzes democratic norms, norm enforcement mechanisms and the way they paintings in perform. specific consciousness is paid to the 2009 Honduras coup, the problems raised by way of it and the debates that surrounded it, as this used to be the 1st example within which a member kingdom used to be suspended based on the IADC. 3 principal issues advisor the research: the character of demanding situations to democracy in Latin the United States; the function of local businesses as democracy promoters; and the transformation of Inter-American family.

The booklet unveils the most important achievements and obstacles of the OAS within the box and may be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of democratization, US-Latin American kin, diplomacy of Latin-America and foreign organizations.

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