POLICY COHERENCE AND INCOHERENCE by Mathew Spence

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POLICY COHERENCE AND INCOHERENCE: The Domestic Politics of   American Democracy Promotion by Mathew Spencer In short, this paper argues that is it difficult to understand the effects of American democracy promotion abroad without examining the bureaucratic context from which the policy emerges at home. While actors within the US government are involved in promoting political and economic change? What strategies and conceptual models guide them? What tools and resources do they bring to bear? How does the interaction of American bureaucratic politics affect the impact of American democracy promotion? Articulating this mix of goals, strategies, and resources helps explain incoherent patterns of outcomes on the ground. Democracy promotion in reference to the UC effort to rebuild its former Soviet enemies into a democratic allies in the 1990s. This paper: 1) First describes the particular conceptual uncertainty about democracy promotion that contributed to the bureaucratic confusion. 2) Articulates problematic ideas that unified American democracy promotion in the former Soviet Union 3) Describes the elements of US policy incoherence (from 6 different arms of American government) The uncertainty of How to Promote Democracy “Democracy doesn’t lend itself to the same bottom line and performance criteria” Exporting America: The unifying principles of the Us Democracy Promotion (Clinton and  Bush Shared Belief) 1) First : Defeat the old regime and support “reformers” 2) Second: Hold elections on time 3) Third: Undertake rapid marker reform (markets were a precondition for democracy) ( i.e. South Korea and Taiwan and China economic success give empirical
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