Assessing military intervention and democratization:

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Daniel S. Masters (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Abstract: Democratization is a common foreign policy goal for established democratic states and has been promoted by a variety of tools from sanctions to military force. Research, to data has been ambiguous with regards to the success of military intervention and democratization. Most studies agree change occurs, although the nature of the change is debatable. This study sifts the post-World War II military interventions to assess whether the regime change post intervention is democratic. The data suggest democratically intended military interventions do not result in democratization. However, interventions that oppose the existing political elites do yield positive results in democratization.

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Masters, D., & Williams, L. (2011). Assessing military intervention and democratization: Supportive versus oppositional military interventions. Democracy and Security, 7(1), 18-37. doi:10.1080/17419166.2011.549049. "This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Democracy and Security Vol. 7, Iss. 1, 2011, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: doi: 10.1080/17419166.2011.549049."
Language: English
Date: 2011
Military Intervention, Democratization, IMI, Polity
Intervention (International law)
Democratization--International cooperation
Military and democracy

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