Jonas Wolff - EDP Network

Jonas Wolff – EDP Network

Jonas Wolff

Jonas Wolff is a political scientist working at the intersection of comparative politics and international relations. His research focuses on the transformation of political orders, contentious politics, international democracy promotion, and Latin American politics. Current research projects look at justice conflicts in democracy promotion, contentious politics in Egypt and Tunisia against the background of South American experiences, as well as at the transformation of democracy in Bolivia and Ecuador and the inner-Colombian peace process.

In the area of external democracy promotion, past research analyzed the role and relevance of democracy promotion within the larger framework of states’ foreign and development policies, with a particular focus on the United States and Germany. Empirically, Jonas has done in-depth research on democracy promotion in Bolivia and Ecuador. At the moment, he is particularly interested in studying the ways in which democracy promotion is contested by the supposed beneficiaries and negotiated between ‘donors’ and ‘recipients’. Recent publications include The contested spaces of civil society in a plural world: norm contestation in the debate about restrictions on international civil society support (Contemporary Politics 2017, with AE Poppe), Between Banyans and battle scenes: Liberal norms, contestation, and the limits of critique (Review of International Studies, 2016, with L Zimmermann), Power in Democracy Promotion (Alternatives, 2015), and The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion (Routledge, 2014, co-edited with HJ Spanger and HJ Puhle).

Jonas is head of the department ‘Intrastate Conflict” at the Leibniz institute Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and member of PRIF’s executive board. He teaches at Goethe University Frankfurt and Kassel University and is co-coordinator of the working group ‘Andean countries’ of the German Association of Latin American Studies (ADLAF).

More about Jonas Wolff here and here.

Contact: jonas.wolff [at] external-democracy-promotion.eu

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Publications by Jonas Wolff

Jonas Wolff | 2018

Ecuador after Correa. The Struggle over the “Citizens’ Revolution”

in: Revista de Ciencia Política, 38:2, 281-302.

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Solveig Richter, Jonas Wolff | 2018

Colombia Under the Duque Government. Policy options to strengthen the peace process

PRIF Spotlight 10/2018, Frankfurt: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.

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Annika Elena Poppe, Jonas Wolff | 2018

Ungebetene Gäste

in: Welt-Sichten, August (8), 8-9.

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Annika Elena Poppe, Jonas Wolff, Felix Bethke, Debiel Thomas, Christof Hartmann, Jan Schablitzki | 2018

Nachhaltiger Frieden: Liberal-demokratische Friedenskonzepte unter Druck

in: Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)/Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK)/Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg (IFSH)/Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF) (Hg.), Friedensgutachten 2018, Berlin: LIT Verlag, 65-83.

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Jonas Wolff | 2018

Las élites políticas y económicas en Bolivia y Ecuador. Convivir con gobiernos posneoliberales

in: Codato Adriano/Espinoza Fran (eds): Élites en las Américas. Diferentes Perspectivas, Curitiba: Editora UFPR, 73–114.

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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Jonas Wolff | 2018

Political incorporation in measures of democracy: a missing dimension (and the case of Bolivia)

in: Democratization, published online: 16 January 2018.

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Jalale Getachew Birru, Jonas Wolff | 2017

Negotiating International Civil Society Support

PRIF Working Papers 36/2017, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.

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Annika Elena Poppe, Jonas Wolff | 2017

Widerstand gegen internationale Zivilgesellschaftsförderung: mehr als nur „eine illegitime Ausrede“

BBE-Newsletter für Engagement und Partizipation in Europa, 7.

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Annika Elena Poppe, Jonas Wolff | 2017

Schlechtes Vorbild Deutschland

PRIF Spotlight 2/2017, Frankfurt: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF).

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Annika Elena Poppe, Jonas Wolff | 2017

The contested spaces of civil society in a plural world: norm contestation in the debate about restrictions on international civil society support

in: Contemporary Politics, published online: 21 June 2017.

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Jonas Wolff | 2017

Negotiating interference: US democracy promotion, Bolivia and the tale of a failed agreement

in: Third World Quarterly, 38: 4, 882-899.

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Jonas Wolff, Hans-Joachim Spanger | 2017

The interaction of interests and norms in international democracy promotion

in: Journal of International Relations and Development, 20: 1, 80-107.

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Jonas Wolff, Lisbeth Zimmermann | 2016

Between Banyans and battle scenes: Liberal norms, contestation, and the limits of critique

in: Review of International Studies, 42: 3, 513-534.

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Jonas Wolff | 2016

Peacebuilding and Democracy Promotion: What current challenges to the latter might tell us for rethinking the former

in: Tobias Debiel/Thomas Held/Ulrich, Schneckener (eds): Peacebuilding in Crisis. Rethinking Paradigms and Practices of Transnational Cooperation, Abingdon: Routledge, 73-90.

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Jonas Wolff, Annika Elena Poppe | 2015

From Closing Space to Contested Spaces. Re-assessing Current Conflicts over International Civil Society Support

PRIF Report 137/2015, Frankfurt: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF).

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Jonas Wolff | 2015

Beyond the liberal peace: Latin American inspirations for post-liberal peacebuilding

in: Peacebuilding, 3: 3, 279-296.

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Jonas Wolff | 2015

Power in Democracy Promotion

in: Alternatives, 40: 3-4, 219-236.

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Annika Elena Poppe, Bentje Woitschach, Jonas Wolff | 2014

Freedom Fighter versus Civilian Power. An ideal-type comparison of US and German conceptions of democracy promotion

in: Wolff, Jonas/Spanger, Hans-Joachim/Puhle, Hans-Jürgen (eds.): The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion, London: Routledge, 37-60.

Jonas Wolff, Hans-Joachim Spanger, Hans-Jürgen Puhle | 2014

The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

London: Routledge.

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Jonas Wolff | 2014

The question of self-determination in international democracy promotion

PRIF Working Paper 19 (March 2014), Frankfurt: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF).

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Jonas Wolff | 2014

From the Unity of Goodness to Conflicting Objectives: The Inherent Tensions in the External Promotion of Democracy and Civil Society

in: Beichelt, Timm/Hahn-Fuhr, Irene/Schimmelfennig, Frank/Worschech, Susann (eds.): Civil Society and Democracy Promotion, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 67-85.

Annika Elena Poppe, Jonas Wolff | 2013

The Normative Challenge of Interaction: Justice Conflicts in Democracy Promotion

in: Global Constitutionalism 2: 3, 373-406.

Jonas Wolff | 2013

Democracy Promotion and Civilian Power: The Example of Germany’s „Value-Oriented“ Foreign Policy

in: German Politics 22:4, 477-493.

Annika Elena Poppe, Bentje Woitschach, Jonas Wolff | 2012

“Freiheitskämpfer” versus “Zivilmacht”: Die USA und Deutschland im idealtypischen Vergleich

in: Wolff, Jonas/Spanger,Hans-Joachim/Puhle, Hans-Jürgen (eds.): Zwischen Normen und Interessen. Demokratieförderung als internationale Politik, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 49-76.  

Jonas Wolff | 2012

Democracy Promotion, Empowerment, and Self-Determination: Conflicting objectives in US and German policies towards Bolivia

in: Democratization 19: 3, 415-437.

Jonas Wolff | 2012

The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion in Bolivia

in: Hobson, Christopher/Kurki, Milja (eds.): The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion, London: Routledge, 119-130.

Jonas Wolff, Hans-Joachim Spanger, Hans-Jürgen Puhle | 2012

Zwischen Normen und Interessen: Demokratieförderung als internationale Politik

Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Jonas Wolff | 2011

Challenges to Democracy Promotion: The Case of Bolivia

Carnegie Paper, März 2011, Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Jonas Wolff | 2011

Theorie des Demokratischen Friedens – Politik der internationalen Demokratieförderung. Eine Skizze des Aufschwungs und der Fusion zweier Paradigmen

in: Dülffer, Jost/Niedhart, Gottfried (eds.): Frieden durch Demokratie? Genese, Wirkung und Kritik eines Deutungsmusters, Essen: Klartext, 227-242.

Jonas Wolff | 2011

Re-engaging Latin America’s Left? US relations with Bolivia and Ecuador from Bush to Obama

PRIF Report 103/2011, Frankfurt: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF).

Jonas Wolff, Iris Wurm | 2011

Towards a Theory of External Democracy Promotion: A proposal for theoretical classification

in: Security Dialogue 42: 1, 77-96.

Jonas Wolff | 2010

Demokratieförderung als Suchprozess. Die Bolivien- und Ecuadorpolitik Deutschlands in Zeiten demokratischer Revolutionen

PRIF-Report 6/2010, Frankfurt: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF).

Jonas Wolff | 2009

De-Idealizing the Democratic Civil Peace: On the Political Economy of Democratic Stabilisation and Pacification in Argentina and Ecuador

in: Democratization 16: 5, 998-1026.

Jonas Wolff | 2009

Der innere Frieden der Demokratie diesseits ferner Ideale. Zum erstaunlichen Erfolg demokratischer Stabilisierung und Pazifizierung in Südamerika

in: Bussmann, Margit/Hasenclever, Andreas/Schneider, Gerald (eds.): Identität, Institutionen und Ökonomie: Ursachen innenpolitischer Gewalt, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Sonderheft No. 43/2009, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 209-234.

Jonas Wolff | 2009

Die externe Förderung von Demokratie und Good Governance zwischen Dominanz und Konvergenz

in: Burchardt, Hans-Jürgen (ed.): Nord-Süd-Beziehungen im Umbruch. Neue Perspektiven auf Staat und Demokratie in der Weltpolitik, Frankfurt: Campus, 245-271.

Jonas Wolff | 2009

Turbulente Stabilität. Die Demokratie in Südamerika diesseits ferner Ideale

Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Jonas Wolff | 2009

Von Kästen und Pfeilen: Cognitive maps als Instrument der akteurszentrierten Prozessanalyse

in: Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 3: 1, 131-153.

Hans-Joachim Spanger, Jonas Wolff | 2007

Universales Ziel – partikulare Wege? Externe Demokratieförderung zwischen einheitlicher Rhetorik und vielfältiger Praxis

in: Geis, Anna/Müller, Harald/Wagner, Wolfgang (eds.): Schattenseiten des Demokratischen Friedens. Zur Kritik einer Theorie liberaler Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik. Frankfurt/New York: Campus, 261-284.

Anna Geis, Jonas Wolff | 2007

Demokratischer Frieden, Demokratischer Krieg und das Projekt globaler Demokratisierung. Hegemonietheoretische Überlegungen aus neo-gramscianischer Perspektive

in: Buckel, Sonja/Fischer-Lescano, Andreas (eds.): Hegemonie gepanzert mit Zwang. Zivilgesellschaft und Politik im Staatsverständnis Antonio Gramcis. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 181-198.

Hans-Joachim Spanger, Jonas Wolff | 2007

Why Promote Democratisation? Reflections on the Instrumental Value of Democracy

in: van Doorn, Marieke/von Meijenfeldt, Roel (eds.): Democracy: Europe’s Core Value? On the European profile in world-wide democracy assistance. Delft: Eburon, 33-49.

Jonas Wolff | 2007

(De-)Mobilising the Marginalised. A Comparison of the Argentine Piqueteros and Ecuador’s Indigenous Movement

in: Journal of Latin American Studies 39: 1, 1-29.

Harald Müller, Jonas Wolff | 2006

Democratic Peace: Many Data, Little Explanation?

in: Geis, Anna/Brock, Lothar/Müller, Harald (eds.): Democratic Wars. Looking at the Dark Side of Democratic Peace. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 41-73.

Jonas Wolff | 2005

Ambivalent Consequences of Social Exclusion for Real-existing Democracy in Latin America. The Example of the Argentine Crisis

in: Journal of International Relations and Development 8: 1, 58-87.

Hans-Joachim Spanger, Jonas Wolff | 2003

Poverty Reduction through Democratisation? PRSP: Challenges of a New Development Strategy

PRIF Report, No. 66, Frankfurt: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.

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