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Localizing Democracy Promotion: Seven Steps to Transforming U.S. Democracy Assistance

Catherine E. Herrold, PhD

Policy Brief No. 2/2023

December 2023

This policy brief argues that U.S. strategies to promote democracy have been largely unsuccessful because they misinterpret local understandings of what democracy means, and they overlook local organizations that are cultivating democracy at grassroots levels.

Campbell Public Affairs Institute
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