Democracy from the Outside-In? International Organizations and Democratization

  title={Democracy from the Outside-In? International Organizations and Democratization},
  author={Jon C. W. Pevehouse},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={515 - 549}
Scholars and policymakers alike have recently begun to tout the ability of international organizations (IOs) to encourage and secure democracy throughout the world. Despite this stance, little theoretical attention or empirical investigation has attempted to ascertain why or whether this relationship truly exists. One challenge to answering this puzzle is that extant theories of international institutions do not generally delineate clear hypotheses about how IOs influence domestic politics. In… 

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