What are Democratic NGOs? Dr. Julie Fisher joins us this episode to talk about her book “Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan and Argentina”. Dr. Fisher makes a valid point that after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, “exporting democracy” has not been effective at all. Through her book she makes a sound case for democracy from within through democratization NGOs. Instead of bombing a country, as was done in Afghanistan and Iraq, Dr. Julie Fisher suggests through education, help, and guidance citizens from within a country can create a democratic voice for themselves. I was happy to have her on the podcast to talk about her book and more.
In addition, in this episode you’ll find out about:
- Crucial element of a democratic society.
- How the author chose the countries she did.
- US’s foreign policy impact on spreading democracy.