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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.


25. May 22 | News

Benjamin Schütze moderates a joint lecture on “Renewable Energies, Renewed Authoritarianisms?”

On June 2nd at 6 pm, EDP member Benjamin Schütze will moderate a joint lecture titled “Renewable Energies, Renewed Authoritarianisms?” which will consist of presentations by Prof. Dr. Natalie Koch (Syracuse University & IASS Potsdam) – ‘After Oil: Energy Transition and Gulf …

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5. April 22 | News

EDP Network at ISA 2022 in Nashville

The EDP network organised a panel discussion titled “Democracy Promotion as a Changing Constellation of Practices” during the ISA 2022 in Nashville. Leonie Holthaus, Sarah von Billerbeck, Julia Leininger, Solveig Richter and Jonas Wolff presented up-to-date research and debated about …

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1. April 22 | News

Jonas Wolff has been appointed as professor to Goethe University Frankfurt

We would like to express our warm congratulations to EDP member Jonas Wolff, head of research department for the study of intrastate conflicts at PRIF, who has been appointed to Goethe University Frankfurt where he will be professor of transformation …

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1. February 22 | News

Tina Freyburg Elected as President of the Research Commission

We would like to congratulate EDP member Tina Freyburg on being elected as president of the research commission at the School of Economics and Political Science (SEPS) of St. Gallen University. We wish her all the best for her term …

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Benjamin Schütze | 2022

Why “Democracy Promotion” should play no role in a values-based German foreign policy in the MENA region

in: Orient II 2022, “Germany’s role in the MENA region: Between continuity and change”

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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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EDP Wire

11. May 22 | Benjamin Schütze

Why “Democracy Promotion” should play no role in a values-based German foreign policy in the MENA region

Despite considerable efforts and financial investments in the MENA region by Germany and other European states, as well as high support for democracy in Arab states, political systems in the MENA region remain authoritarian. Benjamin Schuetze discusses the connection of these phenomena and suggests how meaningful German support in the MENA region could look like.

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26. March 22 | Jonas Wolff

German Democracy Promotion: Change of Course under the Traffic Light Coalition?

A few months after the so-called traffic light coalition has taken office, Jonas Wolff discusses the apparent reorientation of German international democracy promotion by presenting different approaches to democracy promotion and comparing the previous developmental approach to the new political approach, as outlined in the coalition agreement.

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