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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.


18. March 19 | News

Documentary ‘Citzens Offline’ by EDP member Tina Freyburg nominated for the Golden Impala Award

The documentary ‘Citzens Offline’ by our EDP member Tina Freyburg of the University of St. Gallen and two of her colleagues, Veronique Wavre and Lisa Garbe, is nominated for the Golden Impala Award at the Amakula International Film Festival in Uganda on March 15th, where it will also be screened.

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15. March 19 | News

Vera Van Hüllen reviews new handbook on peace, conflict and democracy research

Vera van Hüllen was recently invited to review the new handbook “Peace research, conflict research, and democracy research” edited by Gertraud Diendorfer, Blanka Bellack, Anton Pelinka and Werner Wintersteiner. Her review in the European Review of International Studies (Vol. 5, …

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Annika E. Poppe | 2019

Harmony and Resilience: US Democracy Promotion’s Basic Premises

in: Foreign Policy Analysis (2019) 0, 1-18.

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EDP Network | 2018

Democracy Promotion in Times of Uncertainty

PRIF Report 13/2018, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.

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Johannes Gerschewski, Alexander Dukalskis | 2018

Justifying Dictatorship


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EDP Wire

21. March 19 | Solveig Richter, Natasha Wunsch

Populist-leaning voters want more direct democracy – but do their parties deliver?

This EDP Wire was originally posted on The article argues that the EU enlargement process in the Western Balkans has fallen short of reproducing the transformative impact it had in Central and Eastern Europe. EDP member Solveig Richter and …

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15. March 19 | Sonja Grimm

EDP Workshop Report: „Why to Fight against Dictatorship at high personal costs?”

Under the direction of two of our network members, Sonja Grimm (University of Konstanz / University of Basel) and Annika Elena Poppe (PRIF), the EDP network organized a workshop on January 17–18 on “Why to fight against dictatorship at high …

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