One Size Fits All! EU Policies for the Promotion of Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law.
Börzel, Tanja A. / Risse, Thomas – 2004
With the end of the Cold War, democracy promotion has been mainstreamed into the development strategies of the international organizations such as the UN or the World Bank, but also of individual Western states such as the United States, or the Federal Republic of Germany. The European Union (EU) is no exception. In fact, the EU has been among the first of any Western state or international organization to write human rights, democracy, and the rule of war into its agreements with external partners.