The Resource Democracy assistance from the third wave : Polish engagement in Belarus and Ukraine, Paulina Pospieszna

Democracy assistance from the third wave : Polish engagement in Belarus and Ukraine, Paulina Pospieszna

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Democracy assistance from the third wave : Polish engagement in Belarus and Ukraine
Title
Democracy assistance from the third wave
Title remainder
Polish engagement in Belarus and Ukraine
Statement of responsibility
Paulina Pospieszna
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The role of Western NGOs in the transition of postcommunist nations to democracy has been well documented. In this study, Paulina Pospieszna follows a different trajectory, examining the role of a former aid recipient (Poland), newly democratic itself, and its efforts to aid democratic transitions in the neighboring states of Belarus and Ukraine. Belarus is widely regarded as the most authoritarian state in the region, while Ukraine is witnessing a slow, if often troubled, democratic consolidation. Each state presents a different set of challenges to outside agencies. As Pospieszna shows, Poland is uniquely positioned to offer effective counsel on the transition to democracy. With similarities of language and culture, and a shared history, combined with strong civic activism and success within the European Union, Poland's regional policies have successfully combined its need for security and a motivation to spread democracy as primary concerns. Pospieszna details the founding, internal workings, goals, and methods of Poland's aid programs. She then compares the relative degrees of success of each in Belarus and Ukraine and documents the work yet to be done. As her theoretical basis, Pospieszna analyzes current thinking on the methods and effectiveness of NGOs in transitions to democracy, particularly U.S.- and European-led aid efforts. She then views the applicability of these methods to the case of Poland and its aid recipients. Overwhelmingly, Pospieszna finds the greatest success in developmental programs targeting civil society--workers, intellectuals, teachers, students, and other NGO actors. Through extensive interviews with government administrators and NGO workers in Poland and the United States, coupled with archival research, Pospieszna assembles an original perspective on the mitigation of the 'postcommunist divide'. Her work will serve as a model for students and scholars of states in transition, and it provides an overview of both successful and unsuccessful strategies employed by NGOs in democracy assistance."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
327.4380477
Index
index present
LC call number
DK4185.B38
LC item number
P67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies
Label
Democracy assistance from the third wave : Polish engagement in Belarus and Ukraine, Paulina Pospieszna
Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn878130506
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822979234
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt6zq8wf
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.b32057945
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)878130506
  • pebcs0822979233

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