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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.


1. September 21 | News

Annika Elena Poppe speaks in arte TV documentation on Shrinking civic spaces

Former EDP Member and PRIF Associate Researcher Annika Elena Poppe contributed to the arte-tv-documentation on the topic “shrinking civic spaces”.

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3. June 21 | News

“Free my Internet” project illustrates scientific research as graphic short stories

Why do states shut down social media platforms? And what impact does this have on society? Interdisciplinary project by the University of St. Gallen publishes four graphic short stories on government restrictions on internet access

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27. May 21 | News

Inken von Borzyskowski awarded British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship

Fellowship will fund fieldwork for Inken’s second book on states exiting international organisations

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6. May 21 | News

“A well-reasoned and communicated boycott could indeed send a strong signal for human rights”

Network member Leonie Holthaus was interviewed on a potential boycott of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar

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Rebecca Wagner, Jonas Wolff, Nora Berger-Kern, Fabian Hetz | 2021

Defending Civic Space: Successful Resistance Against NGO Laws in Kenya and Kyrgyzstan

in: Global Policy, Volume 12, Issue S5, July 2021

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Benjamin Schütze | 2021

Promoting Democracy, Reinforcing Authoritarianism: US and European Policy in Jordan

in: Cambridge Middle East Studies, Cambridge University Press

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Leonie Holthaus | 2021

Practice Theory and the Opening Up of International Organizations

In: Global Studies Quarterly, Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2021

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EDP Wire

17. September 21 | Jonas Wolff, Rebecca Wagner

Germany’s Approach to Democracy Promotion in a Multipolar World: Views of the political parties before the upcoming 2021 Bundestag election

In the run-up to the German parliamentary elections on September 26, this article compares how political parties represented in parliamentary strength in the outgoing German Bundestag position themselves towards international democracy promotion and protection.

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27. May 21 | Jonas Wolff

The EU, Venezuela, and democracy promotion: A rejoinder to Elliott Abrams’ comments

In this EDP Wire, Jonas Wolff responds to Elliott Abrams’ critical comment on an article Jonas published earlier this year with the European Democracy Hub. In his blog post “The EU and Venezuela: More Bad Advice”, published on the website …

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