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… “External Democracy Promotion” (EDP) is an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional working group of scholars from the social sciences. Our main focus is on international and comparative studies. Participants come from universities and research institutes in Germany and Switzerland.


1. June 17 | News

EDP Network organizes authors workshop at PRIF in Frankfurt

From May 18-19, the EDP Network hosted the authors workshop on the topic of “Democracy Promotion Negotiation” at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), which is part of the Leibniz Association. In the two days, we discussed the papers of our …

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30. May 17 | News

Roundtable Discussion: Democracy Under Fire? at Willy Brandt School of Public Policy

On Thursday, June 1, EDP-Network member Solveig Richter will be a panelist at the roundtable discussion: Democracy Under Fire?! at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, Erfurt. The event – co-funded by the EDP Network – will discuss current …

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Jonas Wolff, Hans-Joachim Spanger | 2017

The interaction of interests and norms in international democracy promotion

in: Journal of International Relations and Development, 20: 1, 80-107.

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31. May 17 | Vera van Hüllen

International Cooperation and Authoritarianism: Dilemmas of International Democracy Promotion

More than six years after the wave of popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa, it is clear that the ‘Arab Spring’ has not put an end to the exceptional persistence of authoritarianism in the region. At the same time, it has highlighted the shortcomings of international democracy promotion efforts vis-à-vis these authoritarian regimes in the region.

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29. March 17 | Jonas Wolff

Negotiating Democracy Promotion – Negotiating Interference: The case of US-Bolivian relations

In September 2009, the US Embassy in La Paz declared that it would phase out USAID’s democracy program in Bolivia. Following years of complaining about alleged US attempts to destabilize democracy in the country, the Bolivian government had instructed USAID to close its democracy promotion activities in the country, …

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