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dc.contributor.author Kurki, Milja
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-26T13:34:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-26T13:34:47Z
dc.date.issued 2011-12
dc.identifier.citation Kurki , M 2011 , ' Governmentality and EU Democracy Promotion : The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights and the Construction of Democratic Civil Societies ' International Political Sociology , vol 5 , no. 4 , pp. 349-366 . , 10.1111/j.1749-5687.2011.00139.x en
dc.identifier.issn 1749-5687
dc.identifier.other PURE: 176634
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/7879
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/7879
dc.description Sponsorship: European Research Council, Political Economies of Democratisation, ERC grant number 202 596. en
dc.description.abstract The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) is often considered the “jewel in the crown” of the European Union’s democracy promotion. Its mandate encompasses the funding of democratizing civil society organizations and thus the facilitation of democratization “from below.” It is argued here that if we apply Foucauldian governmentality tools to the analysis of the workings of the EIDHR, we can see that, despite the pluralistic rhetoric that guides it, the Instrument’s objectives and management structures facilitate particular kinds of democratic visions. Neoliberal governmentality, it is argued, may be hidden deep within the expectations set for EU-funded civil society “democratizers.” This has important consequences for how we understand the model of democracy that the European Union promotes and the power relations of the European Union’s “locally owned” democracy promotion. en
dc.format.extent 18 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Political Sociology en
dc.title Governmentality and EU Democracy Promotion : The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights and the Construction of Democratic Civil Societies en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-5687.2011.00139.x
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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