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U.S.-Russia Relations in the Aftermath of the Georgia Crisis

September 2008

Russia's invasion of Georgia last month seriously undermined peace and security in Europe for the first time in years.

International Actors, Democratization, and the Rule of Law: Anchoring Democracy?

July 2008

Do external factors facilitate or hamper domestic democratic development?

Evaluating International Influences on Democratic Development: Poland 1980-1989

July 2008

The case of Poland in the 1980s is an example of a successful democratic breakthrough with the endpoint defined, for the purposes of this paper, as the election of Tadeusz Mazowiecki­a Catholic...

International Influences on the Turkish Transition to Democracy in 1983

July 2008

This paper analyzes international influences on the transition to democracy in November 1983.

International Influences on Democratic Transitions: The Successful Case of Chile

July 2008

What was the international impact on the Chilean transition to democracy?  How much influence was there from international aid both from countries themselves as well as from organizations outside...

Transformative Engagement Through Law: The <i>Acquis Communautaire</i> as an Instrument of EU External Influence

December 2007

The inquiry into the economics, political and legal reasons for third countries to align, or refrain from aligning, their domestic rules, institutions and policies with the acquis communautaire,...

Ukraine Imports Democracy

October 2007

The United States and the European Union spend roughly $1.5 billion per year on democracy promotion, but how effective are such external efforts?

International Law, Fifth Edition

July 2007

Thoroughly updated to keep pace with the many new developments in international law, the Fifth Edition of this popular casebook covers the core topics, basic doctrines, and a broad range of foreign...

Revolution in Orange: The Origins of Ukraine's Democratic Breakthrough

December 2006

The dramatic series of protests and political events that unfolded in Ukraine in the fall of 2004--the "Orange Revolution"--were seminal both for Ukrainian history and the history of...

Evaluating EU Democratic Rule of Law Promotion

December 2006

The modern Romanian judiciary originates in the middle of the nineteenth century.

EU Democratic Rule of Law Promotion: The Case of Serbia

December 2006

In the former (second) Yugoslavia (1945-1991) which was a federal state, according to the constitutional provision on the federal character of the state, judicial system was organized on the level...

EU Conditionality and Democratic Rule of Law in Turkey

December 2006

In this report we examine the role of internal and external factors in advancing or preventing "democratic rule of law" reforms in Turkey over the last decade.

Democratization in Postcommunist Europe: Illiberal Regimes and the Leverage of International Actors

September 2006

The European Union (EU) may be presiding over the most successful democracy promotion program ever implemented by an international actor.

Beyond Corporate Codes of Conduct: Work Organization and Labor Standards in Two Mexican Garment Factories

August 2006

This paper was discussed at the Global Justice workshop on October 20, 2006.Abstract of Richard Locke's "Beyond Corporate Codes of Conduct: Work Organization and Labor Standards in Two Mexican...

Contagion Deterred: Preemptive Authoritarianism in the Former Soviet Union (the Case of Belarus)

June 2006

The wave of democratic electoral revolutions in the Eastern Europe and post-Communist Eurasia revived one of the most appealing and at the same time disputable arguments in the theory of...

Differential Impact of EU Enlargement on First and Second Wave Applicants: Europeanizing Political Parties in Poland and Bulgaria

June 2006

In addition to domestic political and economic restructuring, most of the former state-socialist countries opted to establish political and economic relations with "the West" as a step to make the...

Europeanization without Decommunization: A Case of Elite Conversion

June 2006

After its spectacular 1989 'televised Revolution,' Romania has spent most of its political transition struggling with its own past.

Pigs, Wolves and the Evolution of Post-Soviet Competitive Authoritarianism, 1992-2005

June 2006

This paper explores the sources of both autocratic breakdown and democratization in the context of the six post-Soviet countries that emerged as competitive authoritarian between 1990 and 1995:...

Defining and Domesticating the Electoral Model: A Comparison of Slovakia and Serbia

May 2006

The transitions to democracy in the postcommunist region over the past decade and one-half share a common dynamic, featuring the interaction between two sets of factors.

When the Wave Hits a Shoal: The Internal and External Dimensions of Russia's Turn Away from Democracy

May 2006

When Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia in March 2000, the country bequeathed to him by his predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, was an unconsolidated, often disorderly and raucous electoral...

The Missing Variable: The "International System" as the Link between Third and Fourth Wave Models of Democratization

May 2006

The "first" transitions from communist rule in Europe and Eurasia at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s did not resemble many of the transitions from authoritarian rule in the...

Defining and Founding Civil Liberty

May 2006

In order to facilitate a subsequent operationalization of civil liberty, the paper attempts to define and ground civil liberty on the basis of liberal political philosophy/theory as this tradition...

The Shadow of Enlargement: Can the European Neighbourhood Policy Achieve Compliance?

April 2006

This Article conducts a theoretically informed critical analysis of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).