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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.


29. March 21 | News

Junior Researcher Conference on Authoritarianism and Democracy

Virtual event, co-organized by network member Benjamin Schütze, brought together researchers from nine countries.

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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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Felix Haass | 2021

The Democracy Dilemma. Aid, Power-Sharing Governments, and Post-Conflict Democratization

in: Conflict Management and Peace Science, 38:2, 200-223

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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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EDP Wire

18. March 21 | Jonas Wolff

A New Framework for Dealing with Venezuela: From Democracy to Conflict Resolution

Venezuela is mired in a prolonged, multifaceted crisis. The EU should embrace a framework focused on conflict resolution to foster a more coordinated international response.

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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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