Rebecca Wagner - EDP Network

Rebecca Wagner

EDP Network Member

Rebecca Wagner is a political scientist and works as a coordinator for the EDP Network since May 2019. She is a doctoral researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) in the department “Intrastate Conflict”. Her dissertation focuses on shrinking civic spaces before and after elections. Her research interests lie on international democracy promotion, electoral assistance, civil society and the role of youth in elections. She is currently involved in the research project dynamics of interaction in the contexts of shrinking civic space.

Before joining the PRIF and the EDP Network, Rebecca has worked with civil society on democracy support and human rights in particular on the engagement of civil society in democratic processes in Brussels and Berlin. She is also trained and experienced in international election observation, both, with civil society and international organisations.

Rebecca received her academic training in Public Administration and European Governance at Leiden University, the Netherlands, in Political and Administrative Sciences at University of Konstanz, Germany and in International Relations at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.

More about Rebecca Wagner here.

Contact: rebecca.wagner[at]

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Publications by Rebecca Wagner

Rebecca Wagner, Jonas Wolff, Nora Berger-Kern, Fabian Hetz | 2021

Defending Civic Space: Successful Resistance Against NGO Laws in Kenya and Kyrgyzstan

in: Global Policy, Volume 12, Issue S5, July 2021

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Rebecca Wagner | 2021

At a crossroads: Kyrgyzstan after the recent elections

PRIF Spotlight 1/2021

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Rebecca Wagner, Mikhail Polianskii | 2020

Breaking the vicious circle: Can the new Moldovan president Sandu succeed in balancing relations with the EU and Russia?

PRIF Spotlight 19/2020

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Rebecca Wagner | 2020

Responding to COVID-19 with 100 per cent Postal Voting: Local Elections in Bavaria, Germany

in: James, Toby S./Clark, Alistair/Asplund, Erik (eds), Electoral Management Network. Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.  

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Rebecca Wagner | 2020

Internal Threats to EU’s External Democracy Support in Times of a Pandemic – Can the New EU Council Conclusions on Democracy still Kick-off?

in: Prif Blog, 16.04.2020.

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