The network …

… “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

12. February 20 | News

Presenting our latest addition to the EDP Network: Welcome, Karina Mross!

The EDP Network welcomes Karina Mross, who will be joining our team from now on with her in-depth expertise in democracy support, post-conflict societies and peace processes, democratization after civil war, and fragile states.

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4. February 20 | News

Workshop at the Federal Foreign Office on democracy promotion

The EDP network members Julia Leininger (German Development Institute) and Jonas Wolff (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt) took part in an expert workshop at the Federal Foreign Office on 30 January 2020 in Berlin.

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16. December 19 | News

EDP Network meeting at Willy Brandt School in Erfurt: Future focus and a new member

On December 12 and 13, the EDP Network members met at the Willy Brandt School in Erfurt to discuss the future avenues of and a new research agenda for the Network. As a first step towards the future of the …

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Publications

Julia Leininger, Karina Mross, Charlotte Fiedler, Jörn Grävingholt | 2020

Gradual, Cooperative, Coordinated: Effective Support for Peace and Democracy in Conflict-Affected States

in: International Studies Perspectives 21 (1), 54-77 (open access).

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Julia Leininger, Anna Lührmann, Rachel Sigman | 2019

The Relevance of Social Policies for Democracy – Preventing Autocratisation through Synergies between SDG 10 and SDG 16

in: DIE Discussion Paper 7/2019.

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Tina Freyburg, Robert Hubert, Steffen Mohrenberg | 2019

Love at First Sight? Populist Attitudes and Support for Direct Democracy

in: Party Politics, online first.

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EDP Wire

4. November 19 | Jalale Getachew Birru

Abiy Ahmed and his achievements in Ethiopia. From lost hope to new optimism with the “Medemer” concept?

Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed received the 100th Noble Peace Price for his efforts to achieve peace with Eritrea. Indeed, he should be recognized for this achievement. This peace deal opens doors to sustain peace in a region which is pinpointed as one of the most conflict-prone regions of the world. He stepped into re-building strained relationships between Eritrea and Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia, as well as Eritrea and Sudan. Without diminishing these regional achievements, this post aims to highlight his work towards establishing peace in Ethiopia by introducing the “Medemer” concept – at a time when Ethiopia was on the verge of a civil war.

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21. October 19 | Johannes Gerschewski

Regime Legitimation Strategies (RLS), 1900 to 2018

This EDP Wire contribution summarizes the V-Dem Working Paper “Regime Legitimation Strategies (RLS), 1900 to 2018” that introduces new expert-coded measures of regime legitimation strategies for 179 countries in the world from 1900 up until 2018. The authors of the paper are EDP network member Johannes Gerschewski and his colleagues Marcus Tannenberg (University of Gothenburg), Michael Bernhard (University of Florida), Anna Lührmann (University of Gothenburg), and Christian von Soest (GIGA Institute). The paper is available as open access. The summary was prepared and edited by Nora Berger-Kern.

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