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Since the mid-1990s, the international community has invested time, energy, and resources to promote democracy in socialist Yugoslavia's successor multiethnic states. After over a decade, and in the face of continuing economic problems, intercommunal violence, and the resurgence of nationalist political parties, critics question the impact of all this well-intentioned foreign intervention. With support from the United States Institute of Peace, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the National Council on East European and Eurasian Research and IREX, scholars and affiliates of the Watson Institute have worked with policymakers and practitioners to document the impacts of different approaches to democracy-building and to develop assessment techniques to help guide future initiatives.
local dimensions of democracy-building in southeast europe