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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.


28. September 16 | News

EDP Network endorses Call for Solidarity in support of Turkish academics

Turkish academics who signed the Peace Petition have been linked by the Government of Turkey with the coup attempt in July 2016. Following the coup attempt, the government and university administrations systematically attempted to purge public services from influences of …

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16. September 16 | News

Scholars discuss “Democracy Promotion as Interaction” at EDP Workshop in Frankfurt

On September 8 and 9, the date upon which our section at the cancelled 10th Pan-European Conference should have taken place in Izmir, a group of about 25 scholars came together at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt for an EDP …

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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

24. September 16 | Julia Leininger, Kai Striebinger

Dealing with autocracies: do sustainable development goals help?

In the Agenda 2030 with its global goals for sustainable development (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) the international community has made an attempt to define universal governance standards.

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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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