Democracy Promotion: Its Origins and Development in American Political Culture and Prospects for Success




Ney, Cameron

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This paper addresses the current political climate of America. American political culture is tied directly to democracy promotion and the religious character of this country has strongly influenced American policy. Democracy promotion as American policy is not a new development and the purpose of reviewing this subject is to better understand why this policy is tied directly to our own culture and sense of identity. This identity includes the belief that such a policy should be promoted worldwide. By reviewing the positives of such a policy, people begin to see the rationalization for promoting democracy worldwide, but in many ways limit the true reality of such a policy and its possible real-world consequences.



American political culture, democracy promotion, foreign policy, Honors College


Ney, C. (2008). Democracy promotion: Its origins and development in American political culture and prospects for success (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.


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