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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.

News

6. December 16 | News

Summer School on Democracy and Democracy Promotion at the University of St Gallen / Call for Applications for Doctoral Researchers

The Summer School in Democracy Studies takes place at the University of St Gallen from 26 to 30 June 2017. EDP member Tina Freyburg is organizing this summer school, together with the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Democracy. …

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11. November 16 | News

EDP visiting expert at PRIF to focus on “democracy reception”

For the month of November, Dr Jeff Bridoux joins Annika Elena Poppe and Jonas Wolff at PRIF to work on a contribution for the network’s planned special issue on democracy promotion negotiation. Jeff is Lecturer in International Politics at Aberystwyth …

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Publications

Jonas Wolff | 2016

Negotiating interference: US democracy promotion, Bolivia and the tale of a failed agreement

in: Third World Quarterly, published online: 21 March 2016.

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EDP Wire

12. November 16 | Annika Elena Poppe

Donald Trump gewinnt die US-Wahl – was nun?

Im Bereich der externen Demokratie­förderpolitik steht die USA, glaubt man Trumps Wahlkampf­aussagen, vor einer deutlichen Wende. Wenn auch wesentlich häufiger in Worten denn in Taten, galt Demokratie­förderung seit Jahrzehnten als zentrales Ziel der US-Außenpolitik. Trump hält nicht viel von werte­basierter Außenpolitik; auch den so häufig postulierten Nutzen der Verbreitung liberal-demokratischer Werte für Sicherheits- und andere US-Interessen erkennt er nicht an.

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30. October 16 | Julia Leininger

Contextualizing democracy promotion

The author identifies five sets of individual, societal, cultural, political and spatial factors that help to identify patterns of democracy promotion’s context. Such patterns serve to better understand and explain democracy promotion in the future. They inform both, research and policy-making.

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