Title Five Rising Democracies
Subtitle And the Fate of the International Liberal Order
Author Ted Piccone
ISBN 9780815725794
List price USD 26.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 250
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2016
Original publisher Brookings Institution Press
Published in India by Brookings Institution Press
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Reviews:

“Ted Piccone has produced a balanced, detailed, and hopeful analysis of the essential role these five emerging powers can play in addressing global demands for greater democracy and human rights. Europe’s own contribution in this regard is well known. This book adds another untold dimension to the story and offers constructive ideas for building a stronger international consensus for universal values.”
—Javier Solana, former European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy

“We have learned from our own national experience the importance of building democracy at home and of living with democratic neighbors. Piccone documents well how these two factors have propelled states like Brazil, India and South Africa forward and recommends pragmatic ways to strengthen the international order. His assessment of recent history is timely and welcomed”
—Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil

“In the many years I have known Ted Piccone, I have found him to be a thoughtful commentator on the subject of democratic transition and consolidation. His observations and perspectives are based on a deep understanding of democratic theory and practice. His analysis is enlightened by that experience, and this book is a welcome addition to the discussion of democratic development at a time when it is under threat.”
—Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada
—Javier Solana, former European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy

“We have learned from our own national experience the importance of building democracy at home and of living with democratic neighbors. Piccone documents well how these two factors have propelled states like Brazil, India, and South Africa forward and recommends pragmatic ways to strengthen the international order. His assessment of recent history is timely and welcomed.”
—Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former President of Brazil

“In the many years I have known Ted Piccone, I have found him to be a thoughtful commentator on the subject of democratic transition and consolidation. His observations and perspectives are based on a deep understanding of democratic theory and practice. His analysis is enlightened by that experience, and this book is a welcome addition to the discussion of democratic development at a time when it is under threat.”
—Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada

Description:

Five nations could determine the fate of the global democracy and human rights order.
The spread of democracy and human rights over the last three decades has dramatically changed the international landscape. In 1989, just over 2 billion people lived in one of the 69 countries considered an electoral democracy. Today, those numbers have almost doubled, with more than 4 billion people living in one of the world’s 125 democracies. Political reforms in places like the Philippines, Chile, Poland, South Korea, and Mexico have captured the world’s attention and inspired renewed hope for an international liberal order founded on democracy, peace and development.
More recently, however, shifting power balances are shaking the foundations of the international liberal order and disrupting movements toward democracy and human rights. Established democracies are falling victim to apathy, polarization, and rising nationalism, while others are either at a plateau or backsliding on their path to liberal democracy. International cooperation to protect and expand the hard-won gains of the post-Cold War years is faltering as China, Russia and other authoritarian states defend their illiberal paths to development.
In a new book, Five Rising Democracies and the Fate of the International Liberal Order, Brookings Senior Fellow Ted Piccone examines how five pivotal countries—India, Brazil, South Africa, Turkey, and Indonesia—can play a critical role as both examples and supporters of liberal ideas and practices.
These rising stars, according to Piccone, stand out for their shift from authoritarian governments to more open and representative systems; for their impressive progress in delivering better standards of living for their citizens; and for the significant diversity of their populations. Their embrace of globalization and liberal norms has directly, and positively, affected their own trajectories both economically and politically.
The transitions of these five democracies, which represent 25 percent of the world’s population, offer important examples of the compatibility of political liberties, economic growth, and human development. However, their foreign policies have not caught up to these trends, swinging unpredictably between interest-based strategic autonomy and an erratic concern for democratic progress and human rights.  In a multipolar world, the fate of the international human rights and democracy order depends on how they reconcile these tendencies.
Filled with a data-rich analysis of recent progress—and setbacks—experienced by these five countries, along with practical recommendations for building a North-South consensus on human rights and democracy, Five Rising Democracies and the Fate of the International Liberal Order is an important book for understanding the links between democracy and foreign policy, and how these important countries will affect the future of the international liberal order.

Contents:

Preface and Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: The Road to the Rise: How Democracy and Development Powered the Five
Chapter 2: The International Human Rights and Democracy Order: Convergence and Divergence
Chapter 3: India: A Reluctant Leader
Chapter 4: Brazil: In Pursuit of Strategic Autonomy
Chapter 5: South Africa: A Conflicted Mediator
Chapter 6: Turkey: A Questionable Model
Chapter 7: Indonesia: A Quiet Player
Chapter 8: Paths to Convergence
Notes
Index

About the Authors:

Ted Piccone is a senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy and Latin America Initiative in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. His research is focused on global democracy and human rights policies; U.S.-Latin American relations, including Cuba; emerging powers; and multilateral affairs. Previously, he served as the acting vice president and director of the Foreign Policy program. Piccone is the author of “Five Rising Democracies and the Fate of the International Liberal Order” (Brookings Institution Press, 2016).

Target Audience:

People interested in understanding the links between democracy and foreign policy.

 
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