Since the end of the Cold War new practices of external interferences in the domestic affairs of states have revealed an unprecedented relationship between international intervention and the promotion of democracy. In fact, the new generation of peace-building missions is oriented toward the democratization of the target country. Moving from the paradoxes brought about by the goal of democratization, the paper offers an explanation of the power-sharing between international officials and local political actors in the target country. On the one hand, a democratic approach to international intervention fosters self-determination, tends to grant sovereignty and independence and considers the international mandate as temporary. On the other hand, the goal of democratization entails the establishment of enduring neo-trusteeships, violating the sovereignty and independence of the target-state. The paper focuses on three case-studies (Bosnia, Kosovo and East Timor) to assess how those paradoxes lead to conflicting attitudes by international officials – who both concede and retain essential powers over local political actors – creating a power-sharing in the target country
Intervention and Promotion of Democracy : The Paradoxes of External Democratization and the Power-Sharing Between International Officials and Local Political Leaders / A. Carati. - In: WORLD POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW. - ISSN 1935-6226. - 9:1(2013 Apr), pp. 131-153.
|Titolo:||Intervention and Promotion of Democracy : The Paradoxes of External Democratization and the Power-Sharing Between International Officials and Local Political Leaders|
|Parole Chiave:||Bosnia-herzegovina; Democratization; East timor; Intervention; Kosovo.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/wpsr-2013-0006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|