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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.


6. September 23 | News

PRIF Annual Conference 2023 Dealing with Autocracies in a Fragmented World

The PRIF Annual Conference 2023 will take place on the 12th and 13th Oktober in Frankfurt am Main. The topic of the conference is: “Dealing with Autocracies in a Fragmented World”. The conference is organized by Pascal Abb, Irene Weipert-Fenner …

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6. September 23 | News

Call for Papers for the Annual Conference of the ASSP

The Annual Conference of the Swiss Political Science Association will take place on the 8th and 9th Feruary 2024 in St. Gallen. The main theme of the conference is “Democratic Politics and its Study in the Age of Upheaval”. You …

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23. June 23 | News

Invitation to online discussion on ‘Authoritarian power and contestation beyond the state’ on Tuesday, June 27

EDP network member Benjamin Schuetze hosts the upcoming online discussion of a recently published Globalizations Special Issue on ‘Authoritarian power and contestation beyond the state’, which he co-edited. The online discussion on the publication takes place next Tuesday, June 27, …

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Julia Gurol, Alke Jenss, Fabricio Rodríguez, Benjamin Schütze, Cita Wetterich | 2023

Authoritarian Power and Contestation beyond the State

In: Globalizations pp 1-14.

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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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EDP Wire

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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26. June 23 | Rebecca Wagner

The Republic of Kyrgyzstan in a Process of Autocratization: Steinmeier’s Visit to Central Asia in the Context of National Processes and the German National Security Strategy

Federal President Frank Walter Steinmeier is on a official trip through Central Asia, where he is not only visiting Kazakhstan but also the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. Against the backdrop of far-reaching restrictions against civil society and human rights activists, this …

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