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Canada Democracy Promotion in the PT

In this chapter the aim is to provide an in-depth analysis of Canada’s electoral assistance policy in the PT. The ¿rst step to do so is to generally examine Canada’s institutional setting in which foreign policy unfolds (that is, decision-makers, their voting process, legal procedures, and the follow-up mechanisms available to them). The second step is to systematically explore the Canada’s electoral assistance policymaking process in the PT, by looking at the decision-making phase (that is, policy framework, strategy, and budget allocation) and decision-implementation phase (that is, instruments and method). The third step is to investigate the Canada’s normative and strategic interests, as well as the internal and external factors that could inÀuence these interests and in turn Canada’s actions. The fourth step is to critically evaluate the limitations facing Canada’s electoral assistance policy in the PT by looking at this policy’s sustainability, clarity, responsiveness and consistency.