Proceed With Caution When Building Democracy: Report

A CIDA-funded study shows that countries undergoing regime change are more vulnerable to war, something policy-makers in donor countries overlook when funding democracy-building efforts.

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 07/19/2006 12:00 am EDT

Countries promoting democracy abroad should use caution when deciding which programs to support, or face the possibility of creating civil unrest through their well-intentioned efforts, according to a new research paper paid for by the Canadian International Development Agency and McGill University.

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