The network …

… “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

30. August 17 | News

Annika Elena Poppe is awarded the Rolf Kentner Dissertation Prize 2017

For her 2015 submitted dissertation, Annika Elena Poppe, network member and coordinator of the EDP Network, will be awarded the Rolf Kentner Dissertation Prize 2017 by the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at the University of Heidelberg. The prize …

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13. July 17 | News

EDP-Lecture by Nick Lemay about Internal Brain Drain-Dynamics and Foreign Aid at PRIF Frankfurt

On Thursday, July 6, 2017, Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, presented his research on “The Internal Brain Drain: Foreign Aid, Hiring Practices and International Migration” at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF). Nick is currently EDP …

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Publications

Sonja Grimm, Okka Lou Mathis | 2017

Democratization via Aid? The European Union’s Democracy Promotion in the Western Balkans, 1990-2010

in: European Union Politics, published online: 17 September 2017.

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Tina Freyburg, Sandra Lavenex, Frank Schimmelfennig | 2017

Just an Illusion? Democratization in the International Realm

in: Swiss Political Science Review, published online: 25 August 2017.

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Johannes Gerschewski, Christoph H. Stefes | 2017

Crisis in Autocratic Regimes

Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, forthcoming.

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EDP Wire

28. November 17 | Nora Berger-Kern

Review of “External Democracy Promotion and Diversity Among International Agencies – Evaluating Variances in the Impact of the UNDP and the EC in Rwanda” by Simone Beetz

This EDP wire contribution presents a review of Simone Beetz’ 2017 empirical analysis on “External Democracy Promotion and Diversity Among International Agencies – Evaluating Variances in the Impact of the UNDP and the EC in Rwanda”.

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8. November 17 | Tina Freyburg, Tobias Böhmelt

A model for predicting future EU enlargements – and why most candidate states could be waiting some time

The last state to join the European Union was Croatia in 2013, but when can current candidate states expect to secure their accession to the EU? Tina Freyburg and Tobias Böhmelt present results from a new study of the capacity of candidate states to meet accession criteria.

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