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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.


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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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

4. October 17 | Marie Ullmann, Morgan Ross Courtney

Bridge to Democracy? The Role of EIDHR and EED Funded Democracy Projects in Armenia

The Armenian government is sending mixed signals to Brussels by joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in 2014 and proposing an Anti- NGO Law in 2015. As Armenia and the EU commenced policies under the umbrella of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in 2006, this provided the EU with the possibility to more cautiously control the democratizations processes in Armenia. However, as of the time of writing, the EU seems to not have any influence on developments on the ground.

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16. August 17 | Daniel Warner

Vladimir Putin’s history lesson about democracy promotion

This EDP wire contribution presents an excerpt from Dr. Daniel Warner’s article “Democracy Promotion from 1989 to Vladimir Putin’s 2015 UN Speech: The Interrelationship of Democracy and Democracy Promotion”.

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