Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués y Adrià Rivera Escartin publican un nuevo artículo sobre la UE y la transición democrática de Túnez

PublicacionesComentarios desactivados en Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués y Adrià Rivera Escartin publican un nuevo artículo sobre la UE y la transición democrática de Túnez

Los investigadores de VISIONS Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués (IBEI) y Adrià Rivera Escartin (IBEI) co-autorizan el artículo «Supporting the Tunisian transition? Analysing (in)consistencies in EU democracy assistance with a tripartite nexus model» publicado en la revista Democratization.

Resumen: This article puts forth a new heuristic model for analysing the EU’s democracy assistance to non-accession countries. The EU’s democracy assistance has predominantly been scrutinized in academia through the so-called democratization-stability dilemma, whereby allegedly the EU is found to single-mindedly promote regime stability to the detriment of democracy. Nevertheless, we argue that this conceptualization falls short of analysing the full dynamics of EU democracy assistance. Our contribution provides an alternative to the traditional conceptualization of EU democracy assistance, by proposing three alternative nexuses of analysis: formal/substantive democracy, elite/non-elite engagement and security/stability. We apply this new analytical framework to the study of EU’s democracy assistance to Tunisia from 2011 to date. While EU’s political and financial investment in the transition has been considerable in the three nexuses, negative interaction effects have generated several inconsistencies that affected several areas of EU’s democracy assistance.

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