L’Unione Europea di fronte alle Primavere arabe. Riflessioni sul ruolo degli attori esterni nei processi di democratizzazione

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The European Union facing the Arab Springs. Reflections on the role of external actors in democratization processes

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The European Union is considered one of the major players in the field of democracy promotion policies. Over the last fifteen years the EU has in fact created legal and institutional mechanisms, developed strategies and dedicated significant resources in order to promote and support democratization processes in third countries. The area of the "European neighborhood", both to the south and to the east of Europe, constitutes in this sense a decisive test for testing the influence of European policies in the absence of the greatest incentive available to the Union, namely membership. Specifically, the analysis of the role played by the EU in relation to the so-called "Arab Spring" makes it possible to critically evaluate the effectiveness of these policies, at the same time offering the opportunity to rethink some theoretical assumptions concerning the international dimension of democratization processes
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The European Union facing the Arab Springs. Reflections on the role of external actors in democratization processes
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationL’onda lunga delle Primavere arabe. Implicazioni teoriche e sfide geopolitiche
EditorsLocatelli Andrea, Parsi Vittorio
Pages175-200
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameRelazioni Internazionali - Vita e Pensiero

Keywords

  • Unione Europea
  • promozione della democrazia

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