Intergovernmental organisations and the protection of democracy

a multifaceted power in world politics


  • João Paulo Ferraz Oliveira Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais



The international protection of democracy is a matter of power. Although recent studies systematized the multidimensional perspective of power in democracy protection policies, they focused on national states. This article focused on another actor, the Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs), assuming them as actors capable of projecting power in world politics. First, we use the typology of power in Barnett and Duvall, stated as multifaceted and productive of different policies and results. Second, the article applied the typology, observing how compulsory, institutional, structural and productive powers appear in IGOs action. The result was a complex, multilevel and interdisciplinary analysis of power phenomenon.


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Ferraz Oliveira, J. P. (2021). Intergovernmental organisations and the protection of democracy: a multifaceted power in world politics. Carta Internacional, 16(2), e1114.