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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.

News

24. July 18 | News

Mapping domestic elites and external actors in post-conflict democratisation

The Special Issue „Domestic elites and external actors in post-conflict democratisation“ for the journal Conflict, Security and Development edited by Sonja Grimm and Brigitte Weiffen innovatively sheds light on the domestic side of post-conflict democratization.

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30. June 18 | News

EDP workshop on international democracy promotion in Lüneburg

On June 29 and 30, the EDP network held a workshop on international democracy promotion („Internationale Demokratieförderung – Stand und Perspektiven eines Forschungsfeldes“) at the Center for the Study of Democracy at Leuphana University Lüneburg.  The workshop’s goal was to …

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Publications

Johannes Gerschewski, Alexander Dukalskis | 2018

Justifying Dictatorship

Routledge, forthcoming.

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Jonas Wolff | 2018

The Delegitimization of Civil society Organizations. Thoughts on Strategic Responses to the “Foreign Agent” Charge

in: César Rodríguz-Garavito/Krizna Gomez (eds.): Rising to the Populist Challenge. A New Playbook for Human Rights Actors, Bogotá: Dejusticia, 129–137.

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Tina Freyburg, L. Garbe | 2018

Blocking the Bottleneck: Internet Shutdowns and Ownership at Election Times in Sub-Saharan Africa.

in: International Journal of Communication, forthcoming.

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EDP Wire

9. August 18 | Sonja Grimm, Brigitte Weiffen

Domestic elites and external actors in post-conflict democratisation

When trying to explain the outcomes of post-conflict democratisation, scholars have mostly examined the role of external actors and their capabilities and deficiencies. In turn, a special issue edited by Sonja Grimm and Brigitte Weiffen sheds light on the domestic side of post-conflict democratization.

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30. July 18 | Jonas Wolff

Strategic responses to the “Foreign Agent” label

Instead of letting governments define the terms, CSOs need to take “foreign agent” allegations seriously and address them strategically.

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