Outras publicações
An Update of Democracy's Third Wave
Marco Marsili (Marsili, M.);
Título Revista/Livro/Outro
Political Reflection
Ano
2020
Língua
Inglês
País
Reino Unido
Mais Informação
Abstract/Resumo
Almost 25 years have passed since Samuel Huntington published his seminal article Democracy´s Third Wave, further expounded in his 1991 book The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century. Both interest and controversy rose in a time the world was changing and the Western idea of democracy was soon to be challenged (and shattered) in unexpected ways. Since then, the world has considerably changed and while the boundaries of politics and geopolitics are blurred by new technologies. According to Huntington, by the mid-1970s, when the Helsinki Final Act was signed, the United States began to reformulate its foreign policy, and committed itself in supporting the observance of human rights and democratization at the international level. In the Helsinki Final Act was reaffirmed the fundamental principle of refraining from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state. The catch-phrase "the third wave" has come under criticism in the light of the post-Cold War world (Diamond, 2002). Countries undergoing or having undergone a transition to democracy during a wave are subject to democratic backsliding. Political scientists and theorists believe that the third wave has crested and will soon begin to ebb, just as its predecessors did in the first and second waves (Zagorski, 2003). Does Huntington´s "third wave" theory hold on regarding the recent trends and events in world politics? In this brief article, I check if Western democracies – the US and its allies – are still committed in respecting the international principles they should be bound to, or if the democracy's third wave is over.
Agradecimentos/Acknowledgements
--
Palavras-chave
NATO,United Nations,UN,Democracy,Democratization,Samuel Huntington,terrorims,USSR,Soviet Union,US,UNited States,Terrorist,unconventional conflict,hybrid conflict,asymmetric conflict,Helsinki Final Act,Cold War,transnational conflict,defense,security,armed conflict,counter-terrorism,Transnational conflict,cross-border conflict,Geneva Conventions,international law,frozen conflict
  • Ciências Políticas - Ciências Sociais
Registos de financiamentos
Referência de financiamento Entidade Financiadora
SFRH/BD/136170/2018 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Portugal

Com o objetivo de aumentar a investigação direcionada para o cumprimento dos Objetivos do Desenvolvimento Sustentável para 2030 das Nações Unidas, é disponibilizada no Ciência-IUL a possibilidade de associação, quando aplicável, dos artigos científicos aos Objetivos do Desenvolvimento Sustentável. Estes são os Objetivos do Desenvolvimento Sustentável identificados pelo(s) autor(es) para esta publicação. Para uma informação detalhada dos Objetivos do Desenvolvimento Sustentável, clique aqui.