Promoting Polyarchy: Globalization, US Intervention, and Hegemony
Promoting Polyarchy is an exciting, detailed, and controversial work on the apparent change in US foreign policy from supporting dictatorships to an 'open' promotion of 'democratic' regimes. William I. Robinson argues that behind the faade of 'democracy promotion', the policy is designed more to retain the elite-based and undemocratic status quo of Third World countries than to encourage mass aspirations for democratization. He supports this challenging argument with a wealth of information garnered from field work and hitherto unpublished government documents, and assembled in case studies of the Philippines, Chile, Nicaragua, Haiti, South Africa, and the former Soviet Bloc. With its combination of theoretical and historical analysis, empirical argument, and bold claims, Promoting Polyarchy is an essential book for anyone concerned with democracy, globalization and international affairs.
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From EastWest to NorthSouth US intervention in the new world order
From straight power concepts to persuasion in US foreign policy
Political operations in US foreign policy
The Philippines Molded in the image of American democracy
Chile Ironing out a fluke of the political system
Nicaragua From lowintensity warfare to lowintensity democracy
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activities agencies agenda Allende Aristide authoritarian became bloc campaign capital accumulation capitalist Chile Chilean civic civil society coercive consensual coup covert crisis democracy promotion dictatorship dominant groups Duvalier economic elections electoral process emergent FOIA forces foreign policy formal FSLN funding global economy Gramscian Haiti Haitian hegemony historical human rights Ibid ideological institutions interests involved KABATID labor Latin America Lavalas leaders leadership legitimizing majority Managua Marcos mass ment military million movement nation-state neo-liberal Nicaragua officials operations opposition organizations outcome peasant percent Philippines Pinochet policymakers political aid political intervention political parties political system polyarchic political polyarchy popular democracy popular sectors production programs promoting polyarchy reform regime repression revolution Sandinista shift social control social order Somoza South Africa Soviet stability strategy structures theoretical theory Third World tion tional trade unions transition transnational capital transnational elite transnationalized Trilateral Commission United Washington world system