Paul Poast, Johannes Urpelainen

How International Organizations Support Democratization: Preventing Authoritarian Reversals or Promoting Consolidation?

Democratization in the developing world is, according to Samuel Huntington, “an important—perhaps the most important—global political development of the late twentieth century.” While scholars of comparative politics have explored the domestic political economy of democratic transitions, they, along with scholars of international relations, also recognize that international actors, particularly international organizations (IOs), are crucial for successful political transformation.

World Politics (2015)

The University of Chicago