The network …

… “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.


2. February 18 | News

Call for Applications: Workshop Internationale Demokratieförderung

From June 29 to June 30, 2018, the EDP network will host a workshop on international democracy promotion („Internationale Demokratieförderung – Stand und Perspektiven eines Forschungsfeldes”) at Lüneburg University. The workshop aims at reflecting on German research on international democracy …

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30. January 18 | News

Network meeting at Leuphana in Lüneburg: joint policy paper, Lego, and the future

Having done our last meeting through videoconference, network members finally gathered together again at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg in late January (26-27). Three central topics shaped the agenda.

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Jonas Wolff | 2018

Political incorporation in measures of democracy: a missing dimension (and the case of Bolivia)

in: Democratization, published online: 16 January 2018.

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Johannes Gerschewski, Christoph H. Stefes | 2018

Crisis in Autocratic Regimes

Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, forthcoming.

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Sonja Grimm, Okka Lou Mathis | 2017

Democratization via Aid? The European Union’s Democracy Promotion in the Western Balkans, 1990-2010

in: European Union Politics, published online: 17 September 2017.

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EDP Wire

18. April 18 | Tina Freyburg, Nora Berger-Kern

LEGO und Brettspiele an Universitäten? Playful Learning in Seminaren zu Demokratie

Die Methode des aktiven Lernens, die Studierende durch den Einsatz verschiedener Lerntechniken dazu ermutigen soll, durch Interaktion und Kooperation verbesserte und nachhaltigere Lernergebnisse zu erzielen, wird traditionellen Lehrmethoden immer häufiger vorgezogen.

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10. January 18 | Jeff Bridoux

Democracy Promotion: Quo Vadis?

In this EDP Wire contribution, Jeff Bridoux discusses the demise of international democracy promotion. He argues that the two main actors of democracy promotion, the EU and the United States, have to bear part of the blame due to rising nationalism and waning interest in external democracy promotion.

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