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About Richard Youngs

Richard Youngs is senior associate on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy and Rule of Law program, and professor of international relations at Warwick University in the UK. His latest book is The puzzle of non-Western democracy.  

Articles by Richard Youngs

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Can non-Western democracy help to foster political transformation?

Democratic renewal is urgently needed everywhere, and in that process all societies can learn from each other.

The European Union and Palestine: a new engagement

The European Union could play a major role in reinvigorating the Palestine-Israel peace process by aiding Palestine. But it needs to be done intelligently and with care, says Richard Youngs

Europe's energy policy: economics, ethics, geopolitics

A European Union dependent on energy supplies from states that violate human-rights norms must not abandon principle to self-interest, says Richard Youngs.
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