Book Release and Launch for “Does Democracy Matter?”

Does Democracy Matter?

“The publication of this book could not be more timely given the intense debates surrounding the Trump administration’s downgrading of US government promotion of democracy abroad…” – FPRI President, Alan Luxenberg

The Foreign Policy Research Institute, in association with Rowman and Littlefield, announces the publication of Does Democracy Matter? The United States and Global Democracy Support. A launch event will be held at the FPRI library at 1528 Walnut Street, Ste. 610, Philadelphia, PA on Monday, June 19, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST.

The launch event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To attend the event, please contact the FPRI Events Coordinator Rachel Hemler at 215-732-3774 ext. 112 or at rhemler(at)fpri(dot)org or register here.

“The publication of this book could not be more timely given the intense debates surrounding the Trump administration’s downgrading of US government promotion of democracy abroad, plus attempts by Russia and other authoritarian regimes to undermine democratic institutions in the US and globally,” said Alan Luxenberg, President of FPRI.

The authoritarian resurgence of the past decade has raised serious questions as to how—or even whether—Washington should continue its long-standing policy of encouraging and in some cases actively fostering the growth of democracy abroad.

This composite volume is the result of an extended dialogue among eleven prominent scholars and practitioners representing widely varying perspectives. While all agree that American strategic interests are better served in the long term by the spread of democracy, some argue that our approach over the past decade has been unrealistic and even, in…

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