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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.

News

14. January 19 | News

Workshop:„Why to Fight against Dictatorship at high personal costs? Studying Political Activism and its Leadership in Autocracies”

On 17-18 January 2019, PD Dr. Sonja Grimm (University of Konstanz/University of Basel) and Dr. Annika Elena Poppe (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt) will hold a workshop on “Why to fight against dictatorship at high personal costs? Studying political activism and …

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24. October 18 | News

Call for Papers: “Why to Fight against Dictatorship at high personal costs? Studying Political Activism and its Leadership in Autocracies”

An EDP workshop organized by PD Dr. Sonja Grimm (University of Konstanz/University of Basel) in cooperation with the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt   Date: 17-18 January 2019 Workshop location: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Baseler Str. 27-31, 60329 Frankfurt (three minutes …

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Publications

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

Routledge.

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Jonas Wolff | 2018

The Delegitimization of Civil society Organizations. Thoughts on Strategic Responses to the “Foreign Agent” Charge

in: César Rodríguz-Garavito/Krizna Gomez (eds.): Rising to the Populist Challenge. A New Playbook for Human Rights Actors, Bogotá: Dejusticia, 129–137.

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EDP Wire

15. January 19 | Sonja Grimm

Democracy Promotion and the European Union

This week, Sonja turns to the European Union as one of the key actors on the world stage with regard to democracy promotion. Sonja argues that democracy promotion in the EU currently faces four main challenges: a loss of credibility, a lack of effectiveness, lacking willingness, and competition with regional powers’ counterveiling of European democracy promotion policies.

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8. January 19 | Tina Freyburg

Democracy Promotion by Indirect Means: Potential and Limits of Functional Cooperation

In her contribution to the EDP policy paper, Tina looks at a specific strategy of international governance assistance that some consider a promising alternative to the direct and explicit promotion of democracy and discusses whether democracy promotion through so called “functional cooperation” might be a solution to the current malaise

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