The United States, the European Union and many European countries provide financial and political support to leaders and groups in many emerging democracies. Yet Europeans and Americans bring different sensibilities to bear in their democracy programs. The U.S. tends to focus more on political and civic development, while the EU tends to work more on deepening leaders' capacities for good governance. How well do European and American approaches to democracy support contend with democracies under stress?Brimmer, Esther is the author of 'Defending the Gains? Transatlantic Responses When Democracy Is Under Threat', published 2007 under ISBN 9780978882112 and ISBN 0978882113.