29. March 2017 | News

Guest researcher Jalale G. Birru at PRIF to focus on Peacebuilding through Democratization

From February until April 2017, Jalale Getachew Birru joins the Leibniz sponsored Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) to work on her thesis about “Building Peace through Democratization: Institutional Building in Ethnically Divided Post-Conflict Sub-Saharan African Countries”. Jalale is a doctoral candidate at …

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29. March 2017 | EDP Wire

Negotiating Democracy Promotion – Negotiating Interference: The case of US-Bolivian relations

In September 2009, the US Embassy in La Paz declared that it would phase out USAID’s democracy program in Bolivia. Following years of complaining about alleged US attempts to destabilize democracy in the country, the Bolivian government had instructed USAID to close its democracy promotion activities in the country, …

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3. March 2017 | News

Johannes Gerschewski currently on staff exchange at the DIE in Bonn

From mid-February until early March, Johannes Gerschewski (HU Berlin) is Julia Leininger’s guest at the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn. During this staff exchange among network members, Julia and Johannes discuss the status of current research projects. Julia and …

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1. March 2017 | News

“Shrinking Civic Spaces” focus of an expert talk at Friedrich Ebert Foundation on February 16, 2017 in Berlin

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation – in cooperation with PRIF and the EDP Network – invited representatives from policy, civil society and academia for an expert talk to their Berlin office. The meeting’s theme was “The Promotion of Democracy and Human …

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28. February 2017 | News

Network members will attend DVPW Conference in Tübingen (March 15-17, 2017)

Four network members will attend the bi-annual DVPW Section “Comparative Politics” Conference on March 15 to 17, 2017. The conference themed “Unlike Twins?! Comparing Democracies and Autocracies” will be held at the Institute of Political Science, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. …

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11. November 2016 | News

EDP visiting expert at PRIF to focus on “democracy reception”

For the month of November, Dr Jeff Bridoux joins Annika Elena Poppe and Jonas Wolff at PRIF to work on a contribution for the network’s planned special issue on democracy promotion negotiation. Jeff is Lecturer in International Politics at Aberystwyth …

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29. October 2016 | News

Civil societies globally under pressure – countering the „closing space“ phenomenon

On October 24 and 25, Annika Elena Poppe and Jonas Wolff went to Berlin to attend the official launch of the International Consortium on Closing Space (iCon) of which they are founding members. iCon is a research forum by the …

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16. September 2016 | News

Scholars discuss “Democracy Promotion as Interaction” at EDP Workshop in Frankfurt

On September 8 and 9, the date upon which our section at the cancelled 10th Pan-European Conference should have taken place in Izmir, a group of about 25 scholars came together at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, part of the …

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1. August 2016 | News

10th Pan-European Conference in Turkey cancelled / EDP section to relocate to the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

It is with deep sorrow that we have followed recent events in Turkey. Particularly in light of the severe repression against academia, the EISA board has decided on July 21, 2016, to cancel its annual conference originally to be held …

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23. June 2016 | News

Leuphana University Lüneburg currently hosts three network guests

Three of us have ventured north to spend some (net)work time together with Vera von Hüllen, who is Assistant Professor for International Relations at Leuphana. Julia Leininger and her DIE colleague Kai Striebinger are here for two weeks, while Annika …

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