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Building democracy in quicksand: altruism, empire and the United States

By Jean-Paul Faguet

Abstract

If the United States is intent on building an empire through military might to spread its values around the world, this political scientist believes it is bound to fail. Using institutional economics as a framework for analysis, he argues that democracies cannot be readily built unless there is a rich mosaic of social interaction already intact. Nor is the U.S. military suited to nation building

Topics: JK Political institutions (United States)
Publisher: M E Sharpe Inc
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:17317
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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