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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.

News

27. June 22 | News

New Name for EDP Network Institution: DIE now German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Established in 1964 as the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) gGmbh, the Institute became the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) on 23 June 2022. This name change sees one of the world’s leading research …

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10. June 22 | News

Solveig Richter featured in Television Interview on Phoenix

On June 10th, EDP member Solveig Richter was featured in a television interview on “phoenix”, a German TV channel, in which she discussed Germany’s role in the Balkan states. You can find the interview right here.

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8. June 22 | News

EDP Network at DIE in Bonn

At the beginning of June 2022, the EDP Network members finally met again in person at the DIE in Bonn, Germany. During the two days meeting current projects, such as a new EU Project titled “Embracing change: Overcoming Blockages and …

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25. May 22 | News

Benjamin Schütze moderates a joint lecture on “Renewable Energies, Renewed Authoritarianisms?”

On June 2nd at 6 pm, EDP member Benjamin Schütze will moderate a joint lecture titled “Renewable Energies, Renewed Authoritarianisms?” which will consist of presentations by Prof. Dr. Natalie Koch (Syracuse University & IASS Potsdam) – ‘After Oil: Energy Transition and Gulf …

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Publications

Benjamin Schütze | 2022

Why “Democracy Promotion” should play no role in a values-based German foreign policy in the MENA region

in: Orient II 2022, “Germany’s role in the MENA region: Between continuity and change”

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Rebecca Wagner, Jonas Wolff, Nora Berger-Kern, Fabian Hetz | 2021

Defending Civic Space: Successful Resistance Against NGO Laws in Kenya and Kyrgyzstan

in: Global Policy, Volume 12, Issue S5, July 2021

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Benjamin Schütze | 2021

Promoting Democracy, Reinforcing Authoritarianism: US and European Policy in Jordan

in: Cambridge Middle East Studies, Cambridge University Press

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EDP Wire

11. May 22 | Benjamin Schütze

Why “Democracy Promotion” should play no role in a values-based German foreign policy in the MENA region

Despite considerable efforts and financial investments in the MENA region by Germany and other European states, as well as high support for democracy in Arab states, political systems in the MENA region remain authoritarian. Benjamin Schuetze discusses the connection of these phenomena and suggests how meaningful German support in the MENA region could look like.

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26. March 22 | Jonas Wolff

German Democracy Promotion: Change of Course under the Traffic Light Coalition?

A few months after the so-called traffic light coalition has taken office, Jonas Wolff discusses the apparent reorientation of German international democracy promotion by presenting different approaches to democracy promotion and comparing the previous developmental approach to the new political approach, as outlined in the coalition agreement.

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