Report on the 13th International Summer School, Berlin, 2009
“Reconsidering Democratization and Security: Linkages, Lessons Learned and Prospects for the Future”
One of the major controversial debates of our time concentrates on the question if and how democratization can contribute to maintaining or strengthening security and stability. Which are the necessary preconditions for democratization efforts to succeed and what are “lessons learned” from past experiences? Is democracy at all the one-size-fits-all solution? The 13th International Summer School focussed on these transnational challenges.