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The Americanization of European Union democracy promotion, ideology, diversity, and United States hegemony, José M. Magone (professor of regional and global governance, Department of Business and Economics, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany) - (e-book)

he Americanization of European Union Democracy Promotion: Ideology, Diversity, and United States Hegemony is a timely and thought-provoking exploration of the origins, development and growing prominence of international democracy promotion in the past hundred years.Building upon the vast literature on the topic, chapters look at the EU as a global governance actor and map its multilevel governance system in democracy promotion, contextualising and comparing this with the United States hegemonic design, which has become a fundamental instrument of national foreign policy in the past two decades. Creating a comprehensive understanding of the similarities and differences between the EU and US approaches, José M. Magone examines various EU models of democracy, analysing how different national democracy understandings in Europe coexist with the technocratic liberal European one. The book ultimately argues that since 2004 the EU has aligned with a more aggressive ideological US hegemonic model of democracy promotion that has its roots in Wilsonian international liberalism
Table Of Contents
Contents: Preface -- 1. Introduction: The multilevel governance of the European Union's democracy promotion -- 2. Exploring the models of democracy in the European Union -- 3. The European Union as a global governance actor -- 4. The origins of global democracy promotion: The pivotal role of the United States -- 5. The European Union as a global actor: The case of international democracy promotion -- 6. European multilevel governance in international democracy promotion: The European dimension -- 7. The European multilevel governance of international democracy promotion: The national dimension -- 8. European Union democracy promotion in the Mediterranean: Failing in Tunisia -- 9. The Americanization of EU democracy promotion in wider Europe: The pitfalls of Wilsonian democratism in Ukraine -- 10. Conclusions: The Wilsonian turn of EU democracy promotion -- Bibliography -- Index
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non fiction
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1 online resource (300 pages).
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