International Norms and Mobilization for Democracy
Nicaragua in the World
This title was first published in 2002: This volume demonstrates that international action for democracy does not solely rest on American democracy promotion strategies, but that it actually depends on a variety of global actors and interactions. It is suitable for policy experts, non-governmental organizations, international aid agencies and courses on international relations theory, comparative politics, and Latin American politics. The book: introduces a theoretical framework about the effect of international norms on democracy promotion; connects the role of international institutions and norms with advocacy movements in shaping the mobilization to promote democracy; analyses the relationship between the international dimension of democracy promotion and democratization; explains the effect of international democracy promotion in the political transition of Nicaragua from 1979 to 2001; and brings into analysis the various modalities of democracy promotion and their effects.
Table of Contents
Introduction - International relations, norms and democracy; International dimension of democracy - trends and dynamics; The emergence of an international norm for democratization; The international political context of Nicaragua - from US intervention to international involvement; Negotiating peace and holding elections; Democratization in the aftermath of civil war - Nicaragua in the 1990s; Limitations of the international mobilization for democracy.