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Engagement or Coercion?: Weighing Western Human Rights Policies towards Turkey, Iran, and Egypt

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This study analyzes the impact of U.S. and European states' human rights policies on Turkey, Iran and Egypt. It concludes that, contrary to conventional wisdom, cooperative engagement with these countries yields greater results than the more intrusive policies and coercive instruments in the Western foreign policy arsenal, such as aid tied to conditions, economic ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 30th 2000 by Chatham House
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Brian
Nov 16, 2016 Brian rated it liked it
It looks at three cases and tries to determine the effect of American relations with the country and internal pressures on the adoption of liberal democracy.

Turkey had generally positive relations with the US, and domestic pressure for democratic reforms. Iran had the domestic pressure, but hostile relations with the US. Egypt had lukewarm domestic pressure and little interest from the US to reform democratically.

They conclude that national security and economic stability concerns often trump b
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