Rising Democracies Network

 

The Carnegie Rising Democracies Network is a research network of leading experts on democracy and foreign policy, dedicated to examining the growing role of non-Western democracies in international democracy and human rights support. The Rising Democracies Network is carried out in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and with additional support from the Ford Foundation and the UK Department for International Development.

  • Article
    Divisions at the Heart of Latin American Regional Democracy Efforts
    Andreas Feldmann March 12, 2015

    The weaknesses of Latin American democracy and human rights mechanisms reflect the fact that many countries in the region have not fully internalized democratic norms.

     
  • Rising Democracies’ Perceptions of Brazilian Democracy Policy
    Niranjan Sahoo, Andreas Feldmann, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Tjiurimo Alfredo Hengari, Federico Merke, Tsveta Petrova, Oliver Stuenkel March 11, 2015 Discussion

    A more detailed knowledge of the Brazilian context may help scholars in other regions of the world gain a broader understanding of democracy promotion and identify common challenges and best practices.

     
  • Article
    The Uncertain Future of IBSA
    Oliver Stuenkel February 18, 2015

    The India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum still has the potential to become an important force in international politics, but it is also in danger of fading into irrelevance.

     
  • Article
    Japan’s Faltering Support for Burmese Democracy
    Maiko Ichihara January 22, 2015

    If Japan is to contribute positively to maintaining Burmese progress in political reform, it must closely examine several core tenets of its engagement-based approach toward Burma.

     
  • Event
    Rising Democracies Network Meets in Brazil
    Thomas Carothers, Richard Youngs November 5, 2014 São Paulo, Brazil

    Carnegie’s Rising Democracies Network met in Brazil to engage with local and regional actors and exchange ideas for cooperation toward international democracy and human rights support.

     
  • Article
    Polish Democracy Promotion in Ukraine
    Tsveta Petrova October 16, 2014

    Warsaw has supported reformers in Ukraine for nearly twenty-five years. But those efforts have at times been clouded by worries about Russia.

     
  • Article
    Decoding Modi’s Foreign Policy
    Niranjan Sahoo September 23, 2014

    India’s new prime minister wants to expand the country’s global role. Economics will take center stage in the effort, but Modi may also emphasize democracy promotion.

     
  • Article
    The Seesaw Friendship Between Turkey’s AKP and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
    Senem Aydın-Düzgit July 24, 2014

    The once warm relationship between Turkey’s AKP and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has measurably cooled as geopolitical realities have shifted.

     
  • Article
    Non-Western Roots of International Democracy Support
    Thomas Carothers, Richard Youngs, Oliver Stuenkel, Claudio Fuentes, Niranjan Sahoo, I Ketut Putra Erawan, Maiko Ichihara, Tjiurimo Alfredo Hengari, Sook Jong Lee, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Tsveta Petrova June 3, 2014 video

    Rising democracies are becoming key players in global democracy promotion, but they often struggle to detach the external support they provide from their own transition experiences.

     
  • Article
    Can Brazil Defend Democracy in Venezuela?
    Oliver Stuenkel April 9, 2014

    Brazil has so far taken a noticeably soft line toward the current crisis in Venezuela, but its passive rhetoric is not proof that it does not care about defending democracy in the region.

     
  • Article
    Divisions at the Heart of Latin American Regional Democracy Efforts
    Andreas Feldmann March 12, 2015

    The weaknesses of Latin American democracy and human rights mechanisms reflect the fact that many countries in the region have not fully internalized democratic norms.

     
  • Rising Democracies’ Perceptions of Brazilian Democracy Policy
    Niranjan Sahoo, Andreas Feldmann, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Tjiurimo Alfredo Hengari, Federico Merke, Tsveta Petrova, Oliver Stuenkel March 11, 2015 Discussion

    A more detailed knowledge of the Brazilian context may help scholars in other regions of the world gain a broader understanding of democracy promotion and identify common challenges and best practices.

     
  • Article
    The Uncertain Future of IBSA
    Oliver Stuenkel February 18, 2015

    The India-Brazil-South Africa Dialogue Forum still has the potential to become an important force in international politics, but it is also in danger of fading into irrelevance.

     
  • Article
    Japan’s Faltering Support for Burmese Democracy
    Maiko Ichihara January 22, 2015

    If Japan is to contribute positively to maintaining Burmese progress in political reform, it must closely examine several core tenets of its engagement-based approach toward Burma.

     
  • Article
    Polish Democracy Promotion in Ukraine
    Tsveta Petrova October 16, 2014

    Warsaw has supported reformers in Ukraine for nearly twenty-five years. But those efforts have at times been clouded by worries about Russia.

     
  • Article
    Decoding Modi’s Foreign Policy
    Niranjan Sahoo September 23, 2014

    India’s new prime minister wants to expand the country’s global role. Economics will take center stage in the effort, but Modi may also emphasize democracy promotion.

     
  • Article
    The Seesaw Friendship Between Turkey’s AKP and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood
    Senem Aydın-Düzgit July 24, 2014

    The once warm relationship between Turkey’s AKP and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has measurably cooled as geopolitical realities have shifted.

     
  • Article
    Non-Western Roots of International Democracy Support
    Thomas Carothers, Richard Youngs, Oliver Stuenkel, Claudio Fuentes, Niranjan Sahoo, I Ketut Putra Erawan, Maiko Ichihara, Tjiurimo Alfredo Hengari, Sook Jong Lee, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Tsveta Petrova June 3, 2014 video

    Rising democracies are becoming key players in global democracy promotion, but they often struggle to detach the external support they provide from their own transition experiences.

     
  • Article
    Can Brazil Defend Democracy in Venezuela?
    Oliver Stuenkel April 9, 2014

    Brazil has so far taken a noticeably soft line toward the current crisis in Venezuela, but its passive rhetoric is not proof that it does not care about defending democracy in the region.

     
  • Article
    Democracy Support in Turkey’s Foreign Policy
    Senem Aydın-Düzgit, E. Fuat Keyman March 25, 2014

    Ankara’s attempts to make democracy promotion a focus of its foreign policy have had only limited success, in part because Turkey is losing credibility as a democratic model.

     

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Carnegie Experts on Rising Democracies Network

  • Thomas Carothers
    Vice President for Studies

    Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, human rights, governance, comparative democratization, and U.S. foreign policy relating to democracy and human rights.

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  • Richard Youngs
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.

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