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.


2. February 18 | News

Call for Applications: Workshop Internationale Demokratieförderung

From June 29 to June 30, 2018, the EDP network will host a workshop on international democracy promotion („Internationale Demokratieförderung – Stand und Perspektiven eines Forschungsfeldes”) at Lüneburg University. The workshop aims at reflecting on German research on international democracy …

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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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Jonas Wolff | 2018

Political incorporation in measures of democracy: a missing dimension (and the case of Bolivia)

in: Democratization, published online: 16 January 2018.

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Johannes Gerschewski, Christoph H. Stefes | 2018

Crisis in Autocratic Regimes

Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, forthcoming.

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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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EDP Wire

10. January 18 | Jeff Bridoux

Democracy Promotion: Quo Vadis?

In this EDP Wire contribution, Jeff Bridoux discusses the demise of international democracy promotion. He argues that the two main actors of democracy promotion, the EU and the United States, have to bear part of the blame due to rising nationalism and waning interest in external democracy promotion.

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20. December 17 | Julian Untiet, Shaheera Syed

Young Aspiring Policy-makers Discuss Threats to Liberal Democracies at the 3rd Bridging Gaps Conference at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Erfurt

This EDP wire contribution presents a conference report on the 3rd Bridging Gaps Conference that took place from November 10th – 11th 2017 at the University of Erfurt. The conference shed light on the topic “Threats to Liberal Democracies” and aimed to provide future policy makers with a platform to exchange ideas and discuss policies among like-minded peers. The conference was a joint effort of students of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy and the Hertie School of Governance and was mainly financed by the Leibniz-funded EDP Network and the Fellows & Friends Program.

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