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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.


20. December 23 | News

Inken von Borzyskowski Joins Oxford University as Professor of International Relations

Our member Inken von Borzyskowski joined Oxford University as Professor of the Department  International Relations this fall. Her research focuses on the domestic politics of international relations with an emphasis on international organizations and their effect on domestic conflict and …

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20. November 23 | News

Julia Leininger Is Member of the Advisory Board for Civilian Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding

Our member Julia Leininger got assigned to be part of the advisory board for Civilian Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding of the German government. Her reserach focusses on international support and protection of democracy, political regime change in developing regions, future …

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20. November 23 | News

Johannes Gerschewski Named One of the Most Influential Researchers of Berlin

Berlin is an important scienific site in Germany – and the Tagesspiegel has identified 100 personalities who have left their mark on the research region this year. Johannes Gerschewski is one of them. In a globalized world, many challenges can …

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2. November 23 | News

Johannes Gerschewski Receives the 2024 Thomas Mann Fellowship

Our member Johannes Gerschewski receives the 2024 Thomas Mann fellowship together with 12 other fellows.

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Sarah von Billerbeck | 2023

Organizational Narratives and Self-Legitimation in International Organizations

In: International Affairs, Volume 99, Issue 3

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Johannes Gerschewski | 2023

The Two Logics of Autocratic Rule

Cambridge University Press

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Sarah von Billerbeck | 2022

Talk from the Top: Leadership and Self-Legitimation in International Organizations

in: International Studies Review, Volume 24, Issue 3

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EDP Wire

4. December 23 | Julia Leininger

No Sellout of Democracy

Bonn, 13 September 2023. The G20 summit showcased that democracies and autocracies need to cooperate with each other. “Standing up for democracy and cooperating with autocrats – is that possible?” asks Julia Leininger in the Current Column. This EDP Wire …

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22. September 23 | Pascal Abb, Hanna Pfeifer, Irene Weipert-Fenner

An Audible Silence: The Role of Autocracy and Democracy in Germany’s National Security Strategy

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine revived the narrative of a global competition between democracies and autocracies, which had already gained importance in the wake of China’s rise to power. In March 2022, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock had also spoken of …

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