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7. August 19 | News

Johannes Gerschewski joins Cluster of Excellence „SCRIPTS“

In June 2019, Johannes returned to Berlin and joined the Cluster of Excellence „Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS)“ at Freie Universität Berlin. „SCRIPTS“ is a joint endeavor of various Berlin-based universities and research institutes that are dedicated to analyze the various contestations that liberalism expereinces, ranging from populism, authoritarianism, nationalism, to questions of citizenship and migration, from social inequality and free markets to different understandings of temporalities and critiques of ideas of linear progress. The Cluster is explicitly global, historical, and global in its outlook, unifying various disciplines under one thematic umbrella.

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9. Mai 19 | News

EDP Special Issue “The negotiation of democracy promotion. Issues, parameters and consequences“ online now as open access

Our most recent EDP publication “The negotiation of democracy promotion. Issues, parameters and consequences“, a Special Issue in Democratization, is available now. As part of our open access policy, all articles are available as open access publication at the homepage of Democratization.

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Tina Freyburg, Robert Hubert, Steffen Mohrenberg | 2019

Love at First Sight? Populist Attitudes and Support for Direct Democracy

in: Party Politics, online zuerst.

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Johannes Gerschewski, Alexander Dukalskis | 2019

Adapting or Freezing? Ideological Reactions of Communist Regimes in a Post-Communist World

in: Government & Opposition (online zuerst).

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EDP Wire

15. August 19 | Tobias Heider , Nora Berger-Kern

EU concepts of peace and peacebuilding

This EDP Wire was developed as a contribution to the EDP co-sponsored event on “Concepts of Peace and Peacebuilding: Europe and Beyond” on March 7 in Erfurt in lieu of a presentation by Tobias Heider, Advisor on Security and Defence for The Greens in the European Parliament. Heider, who is working on the practical dimension of EU policies since 2004, argues that on the operational level, the EU has not yet fully developed a peace or peacebuilding policy. Nora Berger-Kern, web editor for the EDP network at PRIF, helped with the further development and writing of this contribution.

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8. August 19 | Jonas Wolff, Annika Elena Poppe, Nora Berger-Kern

Preventing Civic Space Restrictions. An Exploratory Study of Successful Resistance Against NGO Laws

This EDP Wire contribution briefly summarizes the PRIF Report “Preventing Civic Space Restrictions. An Exploratory Study of Successful Resistance Against NGO Laws” by Jana Baldus, Nora Berger-Kern, Fabian Hetz, Annika Elena Poppe, and Jonas Wolff. The report analyzes four cases (Azerbaijan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and Zambia) in which governmental attempts to adopt restrictive NGO laws have been frustrated, aborted or, at least, significantly mitigated as a consequence of domestic and/or international resistance. It then identifies conditions and dynamics that help understand successful resistance against legal civic space restrictions.

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