Liberal Interventionism and Democracy Promotion

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Liberal Interventionism and Democracy Promotion, edited by Dursun Peksen, explores the extent to which various forms of foreign interventions and policy actors contribute to the spread of democracy. The contributors to this collection specifically evaluate the efficacy of four major tools-economic sanctions, foreign aid, external armed influences, and soft power-that are often used to advance political liberalization in authoritarian regimes. The book also assesses the performance of four major non-state actors-the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, the European Union, and transnational human rights organizations-in spreading democracy. This collection is an essential contribution to the study of democracy promotion and international relations.