The Democracy Promotion Gap

By Sarah Repucci, Project Director, Freedom in the World

A group of highly influential democracies of the global south—Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa—have reinforced their democratic credentials in recent months through elections that were universally hailed as fair and honest. While their commitment to pluralism sets a strong example for their neighbors, they have often behaved as if their concern for democracy ends at their borders. In all four cases, these giants of the global south have proved unimpressive as ambassadors for democratic governance in their regions and beyond. Read the full article here at The American Interest: http://www.the-american-interest.com/2014/12/08/the-democracy-promotion-....

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