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Democratic Interference in Africa as Institution and Context
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Québec | 2014 | p. 425-451
Joseph Keutcheu
Corporate author: 
Études internationales

This study describes the international intervention within states as ritualized in the context of the rise of democracy as a matter of global concern. The formation of an international benchmark for the democratic management of the state in Africa constrains « entrepreneurs of intervention » as well as the as « importers » of institutional models in this continent. The implementation of international policy instruments to promote democracy opens the possibility to observe realistic logic at work in the various forms of intervention. It also allows perceiving interventionism and reception of « institutional models » in Africa as « interaction rituals » in the sense that Goffman sees it.

Resource Type: 
Advocacy materials
Journal articles
Human rights / Human dignity
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Peace / Culture of peace
Social justice / Equity
Level of education: 
Lifelong learning
Non-formal education


Democratic intervention; Institutional transfers; World order; Governance
Ingérence démocratique; Transferts institutionnel; Ordre planétaire; Gouvernance