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Democracy, security and the social construction of Europe

Flockhart, Trine (2001) Democracy, security and the social construction of Europe. Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 2 (1). pp. 27-52. ISSN 1570-5854. E-ISSN 1568-0258. (doi:10.1080/1570585018458751) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The ‘democratic zone of peace’ in Europe has expanded on three occasions in the last century, each time as a result of an external shock leading to an ideational vacuum, and each time with the United States (and a growing in?group) as the main promoter of the democratic ideal. The success of the promotion of democracy has on each occasion depended on the successful diffusion of democratic norms and their institutionalisation and internalisation, which has been dependent on receptor states having a rational reason for adopting the new norms. However, the present cycle of democratic enlargement is in danger of ‘losing’ some prospective states, in particular because the EU enlargement process is delayed. This is having detrimental effects to the diffusion, institutionalisation and internalisation of democratic norms.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/1570585018458751
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Trine Flockhart
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2016 10:47 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54362 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Flockhart, Trine: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3709-2493?
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