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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.

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21. November 22 | News

EDP members at the third DVPW Thementagung

On the 11th of november our members Julia Leininger, Solveig Richter and Jonas Wolff presented their paper: „Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden: Wie verändert der russische Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine unser Verständnis von internationaler Demokratieförderung” on the third DVPW Thementagung titled „Turning …

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9. August 22 | News

Vanessa Boese featured in German “fluter” podcast

On August 5th, EDP member Vanessa Boese was featured in the German podcast “Große Frage, kleine Pause” of the youth magazine “fluter”. In Episode 11, they discuss the question of whether the world is becoming more authoritarian. You can listen …

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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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EDP Wire

24. October 22 | Jonas Wolff, Lukas Harth, Florian Kriener

Responding to Foreign Interference in the EU: Beware of Unintended Consequences

The EU’s emerging response to foreign interference, as it is currently debated in the EU Parliament, contains striking similarities to arguments put forth by some governments around the world seeking to justify harsh restrictions on foreign funding and “foreign agents.” …

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6. September 22 | Jonas Wolff

The Reconstitution of Liberal Hegemony in Comparative Regime Research: V-Dem’s Discursive Turn from the Contestation to the Decontestation of Democracy

Within just a few years, the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project has experienced a remarkable rise to both academic and political prominence. As Jonas Wolff shows in his paper that was just published open access with Contemporary Politics, this rise has been accompanied by a notable discursive shift: Having started as a project aimed at taking seriously the essential conceptual contestability of democracy, in recent years V-Dem has adopted an increasingly narrow and taken-for-granted focus on liberal democracy.

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