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Building democracy in quicksand: altruism, empire and the United States

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2004) Building democracy in quicksand: altruism, empire and the United States. Challenge, 47 (3). pp. 73-93. ISSN 1558-1489

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Abstract

If the United States is intent on building an empire through military might to spread its values around the world, this political scientist believes it is bound to fail. Using institutional economics as a framework for analysis, he argues that democracies cannot be readily built unless there is a rich mosaic of social interaction already intact. Nor is the U.S. military suited to nation building.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.challengemagazine.com/
Additional Information: © 2004 M E Sharpe
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Departments > International Development
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2008 14:25
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/17317/

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