Democracy's New Champions. European Democracy Assistance after EU Enlargement

TitleDemocracy's New Champions. European Democracy Assistance after EU Enlargement
Publication TypeBook
EditorKucharczyk, Jacek, and Jeff Lovitt
Year2008
Pages296
PublisherPolicy Association for an Open Society (PASOS)
LanguageEnglish
ISBN978 80 2879 5
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Democracy's New Champions. European Democracy Assistance after EU Enlargement is a ground-breaking new PASOS study by four leading Central European think-tanks into the democracy assistance policies, spending, and geographical priorities ofthe Visegrad Four countries. The publication provides an analysis of the record of four of Europe's new democracies in sharing their transition experience to promote democracy abroad and in keeping democracy promotion on the European political agenda. The Visegrad Four countries are potentially key actors in helping neighbouring countries with the process of democratisation and European integration, and in assisting to foster greater freedom of association, respect for human rights, and democratisation. The research in Democracy's New Champions includes an assessment of the Visegrad Four countries' democracy assistance policies and practice towards four target countries, namely Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuba, and Ukraine. Edited by Jacek Kucharczyk, Research Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, Poland, and Jeff Lovitt, Executive Director of PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society), the project involved four leading think-tanks - EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Czech Republic, Center for Policy Studies at the Central European University, Hungary, the Institute of Public Affairs, Poland, and the Institute for Public Affairs, Slovakia. All four policy centres are members of the PASOS network, while the research in Ukraine was co-ordinated by researchers from the International Centre for Policy Studies, also a PASOS member. Details regarding the research project on 'Evaluation of Visegrad Countries’ Democratic Assistance Policies' can be found here.

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