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Promoting polyarchy : globalization, US intervention, and hegemony

Author: William I Robinson
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge studies in international relations, 48.
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Promoting Polyarchy is an exciting, detailed, and controversial work on the apparent change in US foreign policy from supporting dictatorships to an 'open' promotion of 'democratic' regimes. William I. Robinson argues that behind the façade of 'democracy promotion', the policy is designed more to retain the elite-based and undemocratic status quo of Third World countries than to encourage mass aspirations for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William I Robinson
ISBN: 0521562031 9780521562034 0521566916 9780521566919
OCLC Number: 34080051
Awards: Winner of Distinguished Scholarship Award.
Description: xv, 466 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. From east-west to north-south: US intervention in the "new world order" --
From "straight power concepts" to "persuasion" in US foreign policy --
Political operations in US foreign policy --
The Philippines: "molded in the image of American democracy" --
Chile: ironing out "a fluke of the political system" --
Nicaragua: from low-intensity warfare to low-intensity democracy --
Haiti: the "practically insolvable problem" of establishing consensual domination --
Conclusions: the future of polyarchy and global society.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in international relations, 48.
Responsibility: William I. Robinson.
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