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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. August 16 | News

10th Pan-European Conference in Turkey cancelled / EDP section to relocate to the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

It is with deep sorrow that we have followed recent events in Turkey. Particularly in light of the severe repression against academia, the EISA board has decided on July 21, 2016, to cancel its annual conference originally to be held …

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23. June 16 | News

Leuphana University Lüneburg currently hosts three network guests

Three of us have ventured north to spend some (net)work time together with Vera von Hüllen, who is Assistant Professor for International Relations at Leuphana. Julia Leininger and her DIE colleague Kai Striebinger are here for two weeks, while Annika …

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Jonas Wolff, Lisbeth Zimmermann | 2016

Between Banyans and battle scenes: Liberal norms, contestation, and the limits of critique

in: Review of International Studies 42: 3, 513-534.

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EDP Wire

27. May 16 | Jonas Wolff

Inspirations for Post-liberal Peacebuilding from Latin America

The political changes in certain South American countries, including most notably the case of Bolivia, could act as inspirations in the ongoing search for locally grown, hybrid variants of a post-liberal peace.

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25. April 16 | Annika E. Poppe, Jonas Wolff

Foreign funding restrictions: far more than just “an illegitimate excuse”

Those that justify restrictions on foreign funding for civil society have strong normative arguments that cannot be dismissed lightly. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on closing space for civil society.

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