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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.


24. February 21 | News

Warm welcome for ten new network members

On February 18, the EDP Network officially doubled its strength in members in a virtual online conference.

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8. December 20 | News

Julia Leininger joins the Advisory Board of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

EDP Network member is one of seven newly appointed members to join the Board until 2023.

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4. December 20 | News

Solveig Richter receives Best Article Prize 2020

Together with her co-author Natasha Wunsch, EDP Network member Solveig Richter was awarded by the Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration e.V. and the Schader-Stiftung.

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1. December 20 | News

Research findings on internet shutdowns to be visualized in graphic short stories

“#KeepItOn” project at the University St. Gallen, involving Tina Freyburg, was launched 1 December 2020.

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Johannes Gerschewski, Marcus Tannenberg, Michael Bernhard, Anna Lührmann, Christian von Soest | 2020

Claiming the right to rule: regime legitimation strategies from 1900 to 2019

In: European Political Science Review, Online First, 4 December 2020.

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Tina Freyburg, Véronique Wavre | 2020

Leapfrogging the EU: Telecommunications Regulation in Morocco

in: Del Sarto, Raffaella A./Tholens, Simone (eds.), Europe and the Middle East: Contestation beyond Borders, University of Michigan Press, 94-117.

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Felix S. Bethke, Jonas Wolff | 2020

COVID-19 and shrinking civic spaces: patterns and consequences

in: Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Online first, 2 October 2020.  

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EDP Wire

18. December 20 | Rebecca Wagner

Kyrgyzstan Before the Presidential Elections

Kyrgyz citizens will vote for a new President on 10 January 2021. Protests have caused the annulation of the parliamentary elections of 04 October 2020 which resulted in a series of high-ranked officials’ resignations and the third ouster of a President in the country’s recent history. Since then, the political landscape is changing quickly. Recent developments, including an initiated constitutional reform process, cast doubts on the future democratic path of Kyrgyzstan.

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26. October 20 | Annika Elena Poppe

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: US Democracy Promotion after the 2020 Presidential Election

The external promotion of democracy has come under unprecedented trouble under the Trump administration. What will U.S. democracy promotion policy likely look like under a second Trump administration, and what would it be under a President Biden? In neither scenario, a return to the status quo ante is likely.

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