Aylin Ünver Noi and Sasha Toperich, Editors



Democracy, which protects freedom and citizens’ rights more than any other regime, is in crisis today. In recent years, it has become exhausted in its European center and along its periphery. Citizen trust of the European Union’s democratic institutions has been fading. The EU’s “normative power” — its ability to spread its norms and values to other states — and its “soft power” — its ability to attract others to its point of view — are now seen as less likely to achieve the expected goals of spreading democracy within EU countries and creating a ring of well-governed states in neighboring countries. Democracy and its institutions need to adapt to these new challenges. Respected authors and experts offer fresh and creative answers to the challenges of democracy in the European Union and its neighboring countries by offering a transatlantic perspective.


List of Chapters:

Chapter 1 – The Challenge of a Democracy Beyond the State in the European Union by Mario Telò

Chapter 2 – Racism in Europe: A Challenge for Democracy? By Leila Hadj-Abdou

Chapter 3 – Challenges of Democracy in Turkey: Europeanization, Modernization and Securitization Revisited by Aylin Ünver Noi

Chapter 4 – Challenges of Democracy in Serbia by Daniel Serwer

Chapter 5 – Challenges of Democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Sasha Toperich and Mak Kamenica

Chapter 6 – Rethinking the European Union’s Neighborhood Policy by Michael Leigh

Chapter 7 – Challenges of Democracy in the Caucasus by Alexander Sokolowski

Chapter 8 – Challenges Of Democracy: Corruption by Shaazka Beyerle

Chapter 9 – Constructing the EU as a Global Actor: A Critical Analysis of European Democracy Promotion by Münevver Cebeci

Chapter 10 – Human Rights and Democracy Promotion: EU Blows on an Uncertain Trumpet by Geoffrey Harris



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