POMEPS congratulates Sarah Bush on the upcoming release of her first book, The Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators. By consulting three decades of new project-level data, case studies of democracy assistance, and primary documents gathered from NGO archives, Bush focuses on the survivalist traits of non-profit organizations in Jordan and Tunisia. The Taming of Democracy Assistance seeks to provide a new understanding of foreign influence and moral actors in world politics, with policy implications for democracy in the Middle East.
POMEPS is pleased to host Bush on Wednesday, April 22 to discuss her book.
Please RSVP here.
Sarah Bush is an assistant professor of political science at Temple University and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. She is the recipient of the 2014 Deborah “Misty” Gerner Grant for Professional Development awarded by the International Studies Association’s Women’s Caucus. Bush received a POMEPS Travel-Engagement-Research (TRE) grant in spring 2012 to research democracy promotion in Tunisia. For more on her research read “Are we repeating democracy promotion mistakes in Tunisia?” and “Does Western pressure for gender equality help?”