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Revista de Derecho

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RAMIREZ BARACALDO, Adriana M.. The new route in international relations: The OAS and the strengthening of the region democratic process. Rev. Derecho [online]. 2011, n.35, pp.220-243. ISSN 0121-8697.

This work shows that Electoral Observation Missions-EOM oriented from the Unit for the Promotion of Democracy-UPD of the Organization of American States-OAS, reflect the current changing trends in international relations in general and the regional relations in the last thirty years particularly. This analysis arises in the context of the theory of international society in the sense that the development and strengthening of democratic institutions and values have generated a common project in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. It contains three sections, the first outlines theoretical aspects of the international society approach that contribute to the analysis and the limitations of others. Then it will check the general context-historic and regulations that have formed the Organization of American States and in turn to the institutionalization of the upd, highlights the consolidation of the supranational organization and the role of some characters in same process. Finally, it analyzes the strengthening of institutions and democratic practices of the OAS through the upd at key moments in the recent regional political history.

Keywords : Electoral observation; OAS; international relations; theory of international society; democratic values.

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