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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.


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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1. July 17 | News

Summer School: Democratization in a Globalized and Mediatized World

Democratization in a globalized and mediatized world was the topic of the 2017 Summer School. It was held in St. Gallen, and it was organized by the School of Economics and Political Science (University of St. Gallen) and the Doctoral …

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Johannes Gerschewski, Christoph H. Stefes | 2017

Crisis in Autocratic Regimes

Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, forthcoming.

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Johannes Gerschewski, Alexander Dukalskis | 2017

What autocracies say (and what citizens hear): proposing four mechanisms of autocratic legitimation

in: Contemporary Politics, published online: 16 March 2017.

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EDP Wire

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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2. August 17 | Annika Elena Poppe

Recalibrating the Interests-Values-Nexus: Recent US Democracy Promotion Policy in Egypt and the MENA

In this extract from her recent article from ORIENT, Annika puts recent US democracy promotion policy towards Egypt in the larger perspective of US foreign policy towards the MENA region.

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