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Brigitte Weiffen

EDP Network Member

Brigitte (Britta) Weiffen is Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Brigitte’s research is located at the intersection of comparative politics, international relations and area studies, with a particular focus on Latin America. Her research agenda has included democratization and the crisis of democracy, human rights and transitional justice, regional integration and regional security. Current research projects address the crisis of regionalism, the rise of populism, and obstacles to the protection of democracy by regional organizations.

Before joining the Open University, Brigitte held the Martius Chair for German and European Studies, a visiting professorship sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), at the Department of Political Science, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil (2015-2020). She was also a Visiting Professor at the Institute of International Relations at USP (2014-2015), a Lecturer at the University of Konstanz (2008-2014), and a Research Associate at University of Tübingen (2005-2008) and University of Bonn (2001-2005). Brigitte received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Tübingen and her M.A. in Political Science from the University of Bonn. Her doctoral dissertation Entstehungsbedingungen von Demokratien. Interne und externe Einflüsse im Vergleich won the Best PhD Thesis Award of the German Political Science Association (DVPW) in 2010.

More about Brigitte Weiffen here.

Contact: brigitte.weiffen[at] external-democracy-promotion.eu

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Publications by Brigitte Weiffen

Brigitte Weiffen | 2020

Latin America and COVID-19. Political Rights and Presidential Leadership to the Test

in: Democratic Theory, 7:2, 61-68.

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Brigitte Weiffen | 2019

Internationale Reaktionen auf Krisen der Demokratie

in: Hartmann, Thomas/Dahm, Jochen/Decker, Frank (eds): Die Zukunft der Demokratie. Erkämpft, verteidigt – gefährdet?, Bonn: J.H.W. Dietz, 282-293.

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Sonja Grimm, Brigitte Weiffen | 2018

Domestic elites and external actors in post-conflict democratization

Special Issue of the Journal Conflict, Security & Development, 18:4.

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Sonja Grimm, Brigitte Weiffen | 2018

Domestic elites and external actors in post-conflict democratisation: mapping interactions and their impact

in: Conflict, Security and Development 18:4, 257-282.

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Brigitte Weiffen | 2017

Institutional Overlap and Responses to Political Crises in South America

in: Suarez, Marcial A.G./Duarte Villa, Rafael A./Weiffen, Brigitte (eds): Power Dynamics and Regional Security in Latin America, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 173-197.

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Brigitte Weiffen, Jorge Heine | 2016

¿Escudo efectivo o tigre de papel? La Carta Democrática Interamericana a los 15 años

in: Pensamiento Propio, 43, 19-64.

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Brigitte Weiffen, Jorge Heine | 2015

21st Century Democracy Promotion in the Americas. Standing up for the Polity

London/New York: Routledge.

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Brigitte Weiffen, Wolfgang Merkel | 2012

Does Heterogeneity Hinder Democracy?

in: Comparative Sociology, 11:3, 387-421.

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Brigitte Weiffen | 2009

Entstehungsbedingungen von Demokratien. Interne und externe Einflüsse im Vergleich

Baden-Baden: Nomos.

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