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Democracy and Multipolarity

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on 19 October 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy Democracy and Multipolarity Poli Sci 495 19 April 2010 Question: Can the U.S. successfully promote democracy in a multipolarworld? Hypothesis: As the world becomes more multipolar, the success of democracy promotion decreases. Methodology Comparative Case Studies Systematic breakdown of important indicator countries Rising Pole Example - China Mixed History Example - Russia Small Nation Example - Venezuela Counter Example - Iraq Background Democratic Waves Third wave from late 1980s to mid 2000s Pro Democracy Promotion Viewpoint Anti Democracy Promotion Viewpoint Multipolarity Viewpoint China Internal Democracy Promotion Early Third Wave Tiananmen Russia Internal Democracy Promotion Third Wave Venezuela Iraq Conclusions Entering a democracy "recession" Attempts to find causes for booms and busts in democracy promotion The Post-American World Multipolarity's impact on internal and external impact democracy promotion Violent Putdown Recession New generation complacency Rise of Nationalism External Democracy Promotion Strong Congressional Condemnation of Tiananmen Early Third Wave Democratic Recession Focus on human rights and censorship Avoid the topic of democracy The Difference is Rising Power and Status Yeltsin's democratic hopes Recession Putin's power play External Democracy Promotion Third Wave U.S. assistance for democratic transition Recession U.S. focus on reltionship "reset" Emphasis on nuclear arms reduction and cooperation on Iran What's not to blame? Economics Culture Democracy is a vital and irreplacable part of U.S. foreign policy That is why we must promote it intelligently Development, Rule of Law, Human Rights Multipolarity will impact democracy promotion But in what way depends on who the poles are That is why we must strengthen democratic allies and institutions Internal Democracy Promotion External Democracy Promotion Third Wave Recession Third Wave Recession Thirty years of democracy The Chavez phenomenon The Washington Concensus The Pink Tide Iran and Russia The Failure of U.S. policy and unequal distribution of wealth led to Chavez and the fall of democracy Rising polarity of the world has accelerated the fall Internal Democracy Promotion External Democracy Promotion Democratic success or failure? The legacy of Iraq may dictate the ultimate future of democracy promotion for the U.S. Strong antidemocracy history before 2003 Growing citizen demand after 2003 2003 U.S. invation What institutions need to be strengthened? Who should we seek to cooperate with? Department of State Department of Defense International Institutions Democratic allies Future Superpowers Questions?
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