21. November 2022 | News

EDP members at the third DVPW Thementagung

On the 11th of november our members Julia Leininger, Solveig Richter and Jonas Wolff presented their paper: „Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden: Wie verändert der russische Angriffskrieg gegen die Ukraine unser Verständnis von internationaler Demokratieförderung” on the third DVPW Thementagung titled „Turning …

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24. Oktober 2022 | EDP Wire

Responding to Foreign Interference in the EU: Beware of Unintended Consequences

The EU’s emerging response to foreign interference, as it is currently debated in the EU Parliament, contains striking similarities to arguments put forth by some governments around the world seeking to justify harsh restrictions on foreign funding and „foreign agents.“ …

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24. Oktober 2022 | Publication

Institutional Order in Episodes of Autocratization

in: V-Dem Working Paper 133

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6. September 2022 | EDP Wire

The Reconstitution of Liberal Hegemony in Comparative Regime Research: V-Dem’s Discursive Turn from the Contestation to the Decontestation of Democracy

Within just a few years, the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project has experienced a remarkable rise to both academic and political prominence. As Jonas Wolff shows in his paper that was just published open access with Contemporary Politics, this rise has been accompanied by a notable discursive shift: Having started as a project aimed at taking seriously the essential conceptual contestability of democracy, in recent years V-Dem has adopted an increasingly narrow and taken-for-granted focus on liberal democracy.

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6. September 2022 | EDP Wire

Together Against Evil Autocracies? On The Pitfalls Of Basing Germany’s Security Strategy On Democratic Alliance-Building

Owing to China’s rise and the increasingly assertive behaviour of authoritarian states, the theme of a new “systemic competition” has become prominent in German foreign policy discourse. Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has further boosted the idea that the world’s democracies must join forces in the face of menacing autocracies. Jonas Wolff, Pascal Abb, and Hanna Pfeifer analyze the pitfalls of such a dichotomy.

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11. August 2022 | Publication

Talk from the Top: Leadership and Self-Legitimation in International Organizations

in: International Studies Review, Volume 24, Issue 3

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6. August 2022 | EDP Wire

Gemeinsam gegen die bösen Autokratien? Zu den Fallstricken demokratischer Allianzbildung als Pfeiler einer zukünftigen deutschen Sicherheitsstrategie

In Reaktion auf das zunehmend selbstbewusste Auftreten autoritär verfasster Staaten hat sich auch im deutschen außenpolitischen Diskurs das Bild eines neuen „Systemwettbewerbs“ verfestigt. Die Vorstellung, dass sich die Demokratien dieser Welt im Angesicht bedrohlicher Autokratien zusammenschließen müssen, hat durch den russischen Angriffskrieg auf die Ukraine weiter Nahrung erhalten. Jonas Wolff, Pascal Abb und Hanna Pfeifer analysieren die Problematik einer solchen Dichotomie.

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11. Juli 2022 | Publication

From the Varieties of Democracy to the defense of liberal democracy: V-Dem and the reconstitution of liberal hegemony under threat

in: Contemporary Politics

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10. Juni 2022 | News

Solveig Richter featured in Television Interview on Phoenix

On June 10th, EDP member Solveig Richter was featured in a television interview on „phoenix“, a German TV channel, in which she discussed Germany’s role in the Balkan states. You can find the interview right here.

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11. Mai 2022 | EDP Wire

Why „Democracy Promotion“ should play no role in a values-based German foreign policy in the MENA region

Despite considerable efforts and financial investments in the MENA region by Germany and other European states, as well as high support for democracy in Arab states, political systems in the MENA region remain authoritarian. Benjamin Schuetze discusses the connection of these phenomena and suggests how meaningful German support in the MENA region could look like.

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