The network …

… “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.


12. April 21 | News

Workshop co-organized by Brigitte Weiffen studies impact of Belt and Road Initiative on democracy

From 12-14 March 2021, the online workshop “China’s Belt and Road Initiative: curse or blessing for democracy in Eurasia?” was held at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek.

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29. March 21 | News

Junior Researcher Conference on Authoritarianism and Democracy

Virtual event, co-organized by network member Benjamin Schütze, brought together researchers from nine countries.

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24. February 21 | News

Warm welcome for ten new network members

On February 18, the EDP Network officially doubled its strength in members in a virtual online conference.

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8. December 20 | News

Julia Leininger joins the Advisory Board of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

EDP Network member is one of seven newly appointed members to join the Board until 2023.

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Jonas Wolff | 2021

Talking about self-determination: Contested conceptions and political implications of an undisputed concept

In: Ish-Shalom, Piki (ed.): Concepts at Work: On the Linguistic Infrastructure of World Politics, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 24-42.

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Felix Haass | 2021

The Democracy Dilemma. Aid, Power-Sharing Governments, and Post-Conflict Democratization

in: Conflict Management and Peace Science, 38:2, 200-223

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EDP Wire

18. March 21 | Jonas Wolff

A New Framework for Dealing with Venezuela: From Democracy to Conflict Resolution

Venezuela is mired in a prolonged, multifaceted crisis. The EU should embrace a framework focused on conflict resolution to foster a more coordinated international response.

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18. December 20 | Rebecca Wagner

Kyrgyzstan Before the Presidential Elections

Kyrgyz citizens will vote for a new President on 10 January 2021. Protests have caused the annulation of the parliamentary elections of 04 October 2020 which resulted in a series of high-ranked officials’ resignations and the third ouster of a President in the country’s recent history. Since then, the political landscape is changing quickly. Recent developments, including an initiated constitutional reform process, cast doubts on the future democratic path of Kyrgyzstan.

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