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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.


23. June 16 | News

Leuphana University Lüneburg currently hosts three network guests

Three of us have ventured north to spend some (net)work time together with Vera von Hüllen, who is Assistant Professor for International Relations at Leuphana. Julia Leininger and her DIE colleague Kai Striebinger are here for two weeks, while Annika …

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1. May 16 | News

Launch of our new EDP website

We are happy to announce the launch of the new EDP website! We have worked hard and diligently to present to you a website that is, as we hope, informative and easy to navigate in an elegant-but-simple style. Many thanks …

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Jonas Wolff, Lisbeth Zimmermann | 2016

Between Banyans and battle scenes: Liberal norms, contestation, and the limits of critique

in: Review of International Studies 42: 3, 513-534.

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EDP Wire

27. May 16 | Jonas Wolff

Inspirations for Post-liberal Peacebuilding from Latin America

The political changes in certain South American countries, including most notably the case of Bolivia, could act as inspirations in the ongoing search for locally grown, hybrid variants of a post-liberal peace.

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25. April 16 | Annika E. Poppe, Jonas Wolff

Foreign funding restrictions: far more than just “an illegitimate excuse”

Those that justify restrictions on foreign funding for civil society have strong normative arguments that cannot be dismissed lightly. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on closing space for civil society.

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