Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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Should Democracy Be Promoted or Demoted?

Policy Brief

Michael A. McFaul - Stanford University
Francis Fukuyama - Stanford University

Published by
Washington Quarterly, page(s): 23-46
Winter 2007

Francis Fukuyama and Michael McFaul present an argument for continued American efforts to promote democracy and a plan to strengthen policy tools for those efforts. They advocate a concept of dual-track diplomacy and the creation of a new Cabinet-level department of development, with distinct resources and programs for democracy promotion.