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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.

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9. August 22 | News

Vanessa Boese featured in German “fluter” podcast

On August 5th, EDP member Vanessa Boese was featured in the German podcast “Große Frage, kleine Pause” of the youth magazine “fluter”. In Episode 11, they discuss the question of whether the world is becoming more authoritarian. You can listen …

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27. June 22 | News

New Name for EDP Network Institution: DIE now German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Established in 1964 as the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) gGmbh, the Institute became the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) on 23 June 2022. This name change sees one of the world’s leading research …

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10. June 22 | News

Solveig Richter featured in Television Interview on Phoenix

On June 10th, EDP member Solveig Richter was featured in a television interview on “phoenix”, a German TV channel, in which she discussed Germany’s role in the Balkan states. You can find the interview right here.

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8. June 22 | News

EDP Network at DIE in Bonn

At the beginning of June 2022, the EDP Network members finally met again in person at the DIE in Bonn, Germany. During the two days meeting current projects, such as a new EU Project titled “Embracing change: Overcoming Blockages and …

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EDP Wire

6. August 22 | Jonas Wolff, Pascal Abb, Hanna Pfeifer

Gemeinsam gegen die bösen Autokratien? Zu den Fallstricken demokratischer Allianzbildung als Pfeiler einer zukünftigen deutschen Sicherheitsstrategie

In Reaktion auf das zunehmend selbstbewusste Auftreten autoritär verfasster Staaten hat sich auch im deutschen außenpolitischen Diskurs das Bild eines neuen „Systemwettbewerbs“ verfestigt. Die Vorstellung, dass sich die Demokratien dieser Welt im Angesicht bedrohlicher Autokratien zusammenschließen müssen, hat durch den russischen Angriffskrieg auf die Ukraine weiter Nahrung erhalten. Jonas Wolff, Pascal Abb und Hanna Pfeifer analysieren die Problematik einer solchen Dichotomie.

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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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