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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

17. October 19 | News

Book release: US Democracy Promotion after the Cold War: Stability, Basic Premises, and Policy towards Egypt

Annika Elena Poppe, EDP Network member, published her dissertation “U.S. Democracy Promotion after the Cold War: Stability, Basic Premises, and Policy towards Egypt“ as a book.

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8. August 19 | News

Jonas Wolff joined the World Order Watch (WOW) Research Network

EDP Network member Jonas Wolff (PRIF) joined the World Order Watch (WOW) international network. WOW connects international relations researchers sharing an intellectual interest in the dynamics of global order. The objective of the network is to generate an international cross-disciplinary …

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Publications

Tina Freyburg, Robert Hubert, Steffen Mohrenberg | 2019

Love at First Sight? Populist Attitudes and Support for Direct Democracy

in: Party Politics, online first.

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Johannes Gerschewski, Marcus Tannenberg, Michael Bernhard, Anna Lührmann, Christian von Soest | 2019

Regime Legitimation Strategies (RLS), 1900-2018

in: V-Dem Working Paper 86, University of Gothenburg: V-Dem Institute.

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EDP Wire

4. November 19 | Jalale Getachew Birru

Abiy Ahmed and his achievements in Ethiopia. From lost hope to new optimism with the “Medemer” concept?

Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed received the 100th Noble Peace Price for his efforts to achieve peace with Eritrea. Indeed, he should be recognized for this achievement. This peace deal opens doors to sustain peace in a region which is pinpointed as one of the most conflict-prone regions of the world. He stepped into re-building strained relationships between Eritrea and Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia, as well as Eritrea and Sudan. Without diminishing these regional achievements, this post aims to highlight his work towards establishing peace in Ethiopia by introducing the “Medemer” concept – at a time when Ethiopia was on the verge of a civil war.

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21. October 19 | Johannes Gerschewski

Regime Legitimation Strategies (RLS), 1900 to 2018

This EDP Wire contribution summarizes the V-Dem Working Paper “Regime Legitimation Strategies (RLS), 1900 to 2018” that introduces new expert-coded measures of regime legitimation strategies for 179 countries in the world from 1900 up until 2018. The authors of the paper are EDP network member Johannes Gerschewski and his colleagues Marcus Tannenberg (University of Gothenburg), Michael Bernhard (University of Florida), Anna Lührmann (University of Gothenburg), and Christian von Soest (GIGA Institute). The paper is available as open access. The summary was prepared and edited by Nora Berger-Kern.

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