Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

A more pluralist approach to European Democracy support

by Richard Youngs and Kateryna Pishchikova.

European support for democracy is at a crucial juncture. Just as the eurozone crisis complicates the European Union’s (EU’s) efforts to support democratic reform around the world, new forms of political transition are confounding the EU’s traditional approach to democracy building. The EU must embrace a wider variety of tactics, models, actors, and strategies, or it risks losing credibility and traction in the field of democracy support.

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