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Babayan, Nelli

Works: 5 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 164 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Nelli Babayan
Democratic transformation and obstruction : EU, US and Russia in the South Caucasus by Nelli Babayan( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although 'democracy promotion' has become a popular term for policy makers and scholars, democratization is rarely a smooth or linear transition. While some countries quickly democratize, others lag behind despite a long period of democracy promotion activities. Furthermore, while democracy promotion has been widely studied, there is a paucity of literature available assessing the outcome or the impact of democracy promotion. This book investigates democracy promotion by the European Union and the United States of America and seeks to uncover why intensive democracy promotion has resulted in limited democratic progress. Exploring case studies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia this book examines the conditions in which democracy promotion is more likely to result in democratic transformation. In addition, it introduces the concept of 'democracy blocker', a powerful authoritarian regional actor who is capable of blocking democratization in other countries. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Political Science, Democracy, Democratization, EU Studies, U.S. Politics, Comparative Politics and Foreign Policy"--
Democracy promotion and the challenges of illiberal regional powers( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines Western efforts at democracy promotion, reactions by illiberal challengers and regional powers, and political and societal conditions in target states. It is argued that Western powers are not unequivocally committed to the promotion of democracy and human rights, while non-democratic regional powers cannot simply be described as "autocracy supporters". This volume examines in detail the challenges by three illiberal regional powers - China, Russia and Saudi Arabia - to Western (US and EU) efforts at democracy promotion. The contributions specifically analyze their actions in Ethiopia and Angola in the case of China, Georgia and Ukraine in the case of Russia, and Tunisia in the case of Saudi Arabia. Democratic powers such as the US or the EU usually prefer stability over human rights and democracy. If democratic movements threaten stability in a region, neither the US nor the EU supports them. As to illiberal powers, they are generally not that different from their democratic counterparts. They also prefer stability over turmoil. Neither Russia nor China nor Saudi Arabia explicitly promote autocracy. Instead, they seek to suppress democratic movements in their periphery the minute these groups threaten their security interests or are perceived to endanger their regime survival. This was previously published as a special issue of Democratization
European Union and United States Democracy Promotion : EU, US, and Russia in the South Caucasus by Nelli Babayan( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The in-betweeners : the Eastern Partnership countries and the Russia-West conflict by Nelli Babayan( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The bargaining power of some Eastern Partnership countries vis-à-vis the West seems to have increased, although their compliance with the rules and norms promoted by the West have not meaningfully changed or have in some cases even decreased. If the transatlantic partners want to achieve specific reforms in these countries, they need to provide commitment backed up by credibility, consistency, and (smart) conditionality, as well as continuous and clear communication. Western support to Eastern Partnership countries should continue and be in enhanced in return for tangible political and economic reforms, though conditionality should be differentiated and adapted to local conditions. The West should pursue further economic investment and closer security cooperation by providing technical assistance and expertise, especially in border control when necessary. At the same time, the West should more actively engage in negotiations over resolution of so-called frozen conflicts. Clear communication of the West's policies and principles, and the benefits of these for local communities, is important in an environment where local media may be constrained in its freedom, Kremlin-controlled channels have wide reach, and yet there is also noticeable support for the EU
Armenia: the eastern partnership's unrequited suitor by Nelli Babayan( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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