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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.


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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29. October 16 | News

Civil societies globally under pressure – countering the „closing space“ phenomenon

On October 24 and 25, Annika Elena Poppe and Jonas Wolff went to Berlin to attend the official launch of the International Consortium on Closing Space (iCon) of which they are founding members. iCon is a research forum by the …

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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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Julia Leininger, et al. | 2016

How can development policy help to tackle the causes of flight?

Briefing Paper 2/2016, Bonn: German Development Institute.

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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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