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Between Policy and Practice: Navigating CIDA's Democracy Agenda

Public Policy Paper by Geoffrey Cameron

The promotion of democracy overseas has gradually emerged in Canadian foreign policy over the past twenty years, now occupying an uncertain position within a broader development agenda. The human rights, democratic development, and good governance policy of CIDA has appeared as the result of a pragmatic consensus about the effective delivery of development assistance, but its objectives and parameters remain poorly defined without reference to theoretical literature in democracy scholarship.

After introducing a theory of deliberative democracy the author suggests it offers a constructive approach to CIDA programming by helping to define the parameters of politics, identify relevant questions, and offer innovative solutions to practical problems.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Geoffrey Cameron;
Publisher: Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2006; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: International; National;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / Foreign Aid
Policy Articles / International Law & Politics
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance
Policy Articles / International Law & Politics / Foreign Policy
Policy Articles / International Law & Politics / Foreign Policy / 2006
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / Foreign Aid / 2006


Keywords / Tags:

Canadian foreign policy; promoting democracy; Canadian development agenda; CIDA; good governance; human rights; democratic development; democracy scholarship;