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

Faguet, Jean-Paul ORCID: 0000-0002-7188-0098 (2004) Building democracy in quicksand: altruism, empire and the United States. Challenge, 47 (3). pp. 73-93. ISSN 1558-1489

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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.

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Additional Information: © 2004 M E Sharpe
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Departments > International Development
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Collections > United States Collection
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2008 14:25
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 23:07

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