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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 Europe.


20. November 23 | News

Julia Leininger is member of the advisory board for Civilian Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding

Our member Julia Leininger got assigned to be part of the advisory board for Civilian Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding of the German government. Her reserach focusses on international support and protection of democracy, political regime change in developing regions, future …

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20. November 23 | News

Johannes Gerschewski Named One of the Most Influential Researchers of Berlin

Berlin is an important scienific site in Germany – and the Tagesspiegel has identified 100 personalities who have left their mark on the research region this year. Johannes Gerschewski is one of them. In a globalized world, many challenges can …

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2. November 23 | News

Johannes Gerschewski Receives the 2024 Thomas Mann Fellowship

Our member Johannes Gerschewski receives the 2024 Thomas Mann fellowship together with 12 other fellows.

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26. October 23 | News

PRIF Annual Conference on Dealing with Autocracies in a Fragmented World

The PRIF Annual Conference “Dealing with Autocracies in a Fragemented World” took place on the 12th and 13th October. Benjamin Schütze was part of the second Panel on the first day of the Conference and talked on the topic of …

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Julia Gurol, Alke Jenss, Fabricio Rodríguez, Benjamin Schütze, Cita Wetterich | 2023

Authoritarian Power and Contestation beyond the State

In: Globalizations pp 1-14.

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Sarah von Billerbeck | 2023

Organizational Narratives and Self-Legitimation in International Organizations

In: International Affairs, Volume 99, Issue 3

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Johannes Gerschewski | 2023

The Two Logics of Autocratic Rule

Cambridge University Press

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EDP Wire

22. September 23 | Pascal Abb, Hanna Pfeifer, Irene Weipert-Fenner

An Audible Silence: The Role of Autocracy and Democracy in Germany’s National Security Strategy

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine revived the narrative of a global competition between democracies and autocracies, which had already gained importance in the wake of China’s rise to power. In March 2022, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock had also spoken of …

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26. June 23 | Rebecca Wagner

The Republic of Kyrgyzstan in a Process of Autocratization: Steinmeier’s Visit to Central Asia in the Context of National Processes and the German National Security Strategy

Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier is on a official trip through Central Asia, where he is not only visiting Kazakhstan but also the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. Against the backdrop of far-reaching restrictions against civil society and human rights activists, this …

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