In a period when the record of global democracy promotion has been less than optimistic, the project attempts to examine under-investigated global developments and their implications for democracy promotion. In doing so, it aims to contribute to deepening understanding and analysis of the international activism of sub-state governments thus making a particular contribution to the sub-state diplomacy literature. In evaluating the relative contribution that sub-state governments can make to democracy support vis-à-vis other actors, the research will also add to the emerging interest in new actors in democracy promotion.
Start date:September 2012
Research Topic:Sub-state international democracy promotion
Research pathway:Politics and International Relations
Research Supervisor:Professor Milja Kurki & Dr. Elin Royles
Supervising school:Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship