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dc.contributor.authorOBYDENKOVA, Anastassia
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-23T13:40:20Z
dc.date.available2011-05-23T13:40:20Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationCambridge review of international affairs, 2007, 20, 3, 473-490
dc.identifier.issn0955-7571
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/17410
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the importance of the international context on regime change. It provides evidence that geographic proximity to the European Union (EU) does not result in the spread of democracy. In contrast, communication and cooperation between EU actors and sub-national regions contributes significantly to the development of democracy in these regions. Considering the role of EU projects, investments and trade in regime transition-measured through indicators of civil society, political openness, freedom of speech and economic liberalization-this article demonstrates that international context may have a positive influence on the diffusion of democracy at a regional, sub-national level. This finding has substantial implications for the literature on international relations and globalization studies. It suggests that the emergence of 'new' regions through communication and cooperation takes place through two seemingly contradictory but mutually reinforcing processes: regionalization (territorial disintegration/federalization) and integration (through communication and cooperation).
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectInternational relations
dc.subjectDemocratization
dc.subjectGlobalization
dc.subjectPolitical change
dc.subjectPolitical systems
dc.subjectLiberalization
dc.subjectPolitical communication
dc.subjectLiberalism
dc.titleThe international dimension of democratization: testing the parsimonious approach
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09557570701574188
dc.identifier.volume20
dc.identifier.startpage473
dc.identifier.endpage490
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