Flexibility versus Inflexibility: discursive discrepancy in US democracy promotion and anti-corruption policies

Jeff Bridoux, Anja Gebel

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4 Dyfyniadau(SciVal)
61 Wedi eu Llwytho i Lawr (Pure)

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This article analyses US discourses on democracy promotion and anti-corruption strategies. The analysis shows that there is a cosmetic agreement in these discourses on notions of the good society that identify democracy as a good thing and corruption as a bad thing. However, despite this agreement, there are differences in the discourses on the measures recommended to promote democracy and fight corruption that may lead to policies and processes pulling in opposite directions. This discrepancy arises, on the one hand, from a mode of operation of democracy promotion that is flexible and adaptable to various contexts and, on the other hand, from the uncompromising and inflexible language of anti-corruption policies that threatens to ‘undo’ what US democracy promotion's rhetoric aims to achieve: ownership and sustainability of democratic reforms through re-empowering the state.
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)1945-1963
CyfnodolynThird World Quarterly
Cyfrol33
Rhif cyhoeddi10
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 01 Tach 2012

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