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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.


30. June 18 | News

EDP workshop on international democracy promotion in Lüneburg

On June 29 and 30, the EDP network held a workshop on international democracy promotion („Internationale Demokratieförderung – Stand und Perspektiven eines Forschungsfeldes“) at the Center for the Study of Democracy at Leuphana University Lüneburg.  The workshop’s goal was to …

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29. June 18 | News

Network meeting in Lüneburg

On June 28 and 29, our network members met at the Leuphana University Lüneburg for one of our regular meetings. Key issues of our meeting were the discussion of a joint policy paper on the challenges of democracy promotion in …

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Johannes Gerschewski, Alexander Dukalskis | 2018

Justifying Dictatorship

Routledge, forthcoming.

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Jonas Wolff | 2018

The Delegitimization of Civil society Organizations. Thoughts on Strategic Responses to the “Foreign Agent” Charge

in: César Rodríguz-Garavito/Krizna Gomez (eds.): Rising to the Populist Challenge. A New Playbook for Human Rights Actors, Bogotá: Dejusticia, 129–137.

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Tina Freyburg, Sandra Lavenex | 2017

Democracy Promotion By Functional Cooperation

in: Schumacher, Tobias/Demmelhuber Thomas/Machetti Andreas (eds.): Routledge Handbook of the European Neighbourhood Policy. London: Routledge, 467-480.

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EDP Wire

9. July 18 | Solveig Richter

Peace in Colombia: Shrouded in Uncertainty

In this EDP wire contribution Solveig Richter, Juniorprofessor for International Conflict Management at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy and EDP member, answers the question ‘What are the current political and societal challenges in Colombia after the presidential elections regarding the peace process, and what is the population expecting from the incoming government?’.

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18. April 18 | Tina Freyburg, Nora Berger-Kern

LEGO und Brettspiele an Universitäten? Playful Learning in Seminaren zu Demokratie

Die Methode des aktiven Lernens, die Studierende durch den Einsatz verschiedener Lerntechniken dazu ermutigen soll, durch Interaktion und Kooperation verbesserte und nachhaltigere Lernergebnisse zu erzielen, wird traditionellen Lehrmethoden immer häufiger vorgezogen.

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