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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.


31. January 17 | News

Network members meet at Humboldt University, its latest network addition

On January 26 and 27, network members gathered for one of our regular semi-annual meetings at the Humboldt University zu Berlin (HU) – which we happily welcome as our newest network partner! The HU has joined us with the beginning …

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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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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

Demokratieförderpolitik unter Trump: Rhetorische Wende bei gleichbleibender Politik?

Demokratieförderung gilt vielen Beobachterinnen und Beobachtern als aktive Friedenspolitik – nicht zuletzt aufgrund des Befundes, dass Demokratien sehr selten Kriege untereinander führen. Gleichzeitig ist aggressive, teilweise mit militärischen Mitteln betriebene Demokratieförderpolitik, ganz offensichtlich kein friedfertiges Unterfangen. Glaubt man Trumps Wahlkampfaussagen, so steht die US-Demokratieförderpolitik vor einer deutlichen Wende.

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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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