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The European Union and the Promotion of Democracy: Europe's Mediterranean and Asian Policies

Richard Youngs


This book assesses European Union (EU) policies aimed at encouraging democratization in East Asia and the North African and Middle Eastern states within the Euro–Mediterranean partnership—these two regions being the source of some of the strongest conceptual challenges to ‘Western’ liberal democracy since the end of the cold war. The book addresses theoretical debates over the international dimensions of democratization and the EU's characteristics as an international actor, including in relation to the development of a Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The factors both driving and in ... More

Keywords: Common Foreign and Security Policy, democracy promotion, democratization, East Asia, Euro–Mediterranean partnership, European Union, liberal democracy, Middle East, North Africa, political liberalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199249794
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199249792.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Youngs, author
Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute for International Relations (NUPI) and Portsmouth University