By Henry Adams

A right away bestseller upon its ebook in 1880, the anonymously penned Democracy triggered frequent hypothesis and guessing video games as to its author’s identification. it's the tale of Mrs. Lightfoot Lee, a society widow, and Silas Ratcliffe, the main influential member of the Senate, who, during the novel, pursues Mrs. Lee whereas even as fighting her for strength. Set in Washington within the 1870s, Democracy provides a scathing and incisive examine the difficult internal workings of politics and corruption that is still correct this present day.

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53 The Obama administration, just like that of his predecessor, has shown greater interest in the political processes in Central Asia than in any other democratic element. The US leadership, for example, welcomed the overthrow of the Bakiyev regime in Kyrgyzstan in 2010 and backed the interim government’s efforts to transform the country into a parliamentary republic. Washington decided to forgo military intervention in southern Kyrgyzstan to disrupt the massive interethnic violence in Osh and Jalalabad in the summer of 2010, but it spent $5 million to support the 2010 parliamentary election and the 2011 presidential election.

Democracy, good governance, and the rule of law have been named the top priorities in US and EU engagement with the region. ”12 Thus, in the United States, democracy assistance has been viewed as the only solution to resilient authoritarian regimes in Central Asia and elsewhere. The EU generally concurs with these American declarations and views continuous support for human rights and democracy in Central Asia as imperative to the EU’s engagement in this part of the world. There are, however, important differences in the US and EU views on democracy and how to facilitate these countries’ democratic transformation.

On the contrary, the diverse domestic actors and political processes can be a catalyst or a hindrance to political reform. Still, the government’s perception of the risks and opportunities associated with democratization is affected by the broader international context, which encompasses a range of activities performed by international actors in addition to various nonmaterial factors such as knowledge, ideas, and norms. 2 In contrast, this book gives prominence to the discursive dimensions of democracy promotion abroad.

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