Solveig Richter - EDP Network

Solveig Richter – EDP Network

Solveig Richter

Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter primarily concentrates on the effectiveness of various instruments of democracy promotion and specializes on the connection between democracy and peace. Here the core focus lies on the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Solveig Richter pursues an interdisciplinary approach ranging from theories of international relations (especially from socialisation and Europeanization research) to transformation research, and she emphasizes that democracy promotion can yield not only positive-, but also sometimes unintended, counterproductive side effects. Together with Tina Freyburg, she currently conducts research based on the effectiveness of political conditionality in countries as in the Western Balkans, Ukraine or Arab countries where the establishment of democracy by external actors is impeded by difficult preconditions. In addition, she provides the network expertise on democratisation- and state building processes in Eastern Europe, especially in South Eastern Europe.

Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter is a Junior Professor for “International Conflict Management” at Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt.

More about Solveig Richter here and here.

Contact: solveig.richter [at] external-democracy-promotion.eu

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Publications by Solveig Richter

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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Solveig Richter | 2017

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing – Illegitimate rule through State Capture in post-war and transitional societies

in: Zeitschrift für Friedens– und Konfliktforschung 6:2 , pp.174-206.

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Tina Freyburg, Solveig Richter | 2015

Local Actors in the Driver’s Seat: Transatlantic Democracy Promotion under Regime Competition in the Arab World

in: Democratization 22: 3, 496-518.

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Solveig Richter | 2012

Two at one blow? The EU and its quest for security and democracy by political conditionality in the Western Balkans

in: Democratization 19: 3, 507-534.

Solveig Richter, Stormy-Annika Mildner, Gitta Lauster | 2011

Resource Scarcity – A Global Security Threat?

SWP Research Paper 2011/RP 02, Berlin.

Solveig Richter | 2011

Zwischen Kooperation und Konfrontation. Die EULEX-Mission und der Aufbau von Rechtsstaatlichkeit in Kosovo

in: Südosteuropa 59: 4, 448-477.

Solveig Richter, Margarete Klein | 2011

Russland und die euro-atlantische Sicherheitsordnung – Defizite und Handlungsoptionen

SWP-Studie 2011/S 34, Berlin.

Solveig Richter, Uwe Halbach, Christian Schaller | 2011

Kosovo – Sonderfall mit Präzedenzwirkung? Völkerrechtliche und politische Entwicklungen nach dem Gutachten des Internationalen Gerichtshofs

SWP-Studien 2011/S 13, Berlin.

Solveig Richter, Tina Freyburg | 2010

National Identity Matters: The Limited Impact of EU Political Conditionality in the Western Balkans

in: Journal of European Public Policy 17: 2, 263-281.

Solveig Richter, Saša Gavrić | 2010

Das politische System Bosnien und Hercegovinas

in: Ismayr, Wolfgang (ed.): Die politischen Systeme Osteuropas, 3rd Edition, Wiesbaden, 837-895.

Tina Freyburg, Solveig Richter | 2009

Antizipierte EU-Mitgliedschaft: Zur Wirkung politischer Konditionalität auf Demokratisierungsprozesse in der Nachbarschaft, Das Ende des postsozialisitischen Raums? (Ent-)Regionalisierung in Osteuropa

Beiträge für die 17. Tagung Junger Osteuropa-Experten. No. 104, 43-46.

Solveig Richter | 2009

Zur Effektivität externer Demokratisierung: Die OSZE in Südosteuropa als Partner, Mahner, Besserwisser?

Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden No. 192, Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Solveig Richter | 2009

Fluch oder Segen? Wirkungsmechanismen politischer Konditionalität in den Demokratisierungsprozessen Osteuropas

in: Erdmann, Gero/Kneuer, Marianne (eds.): Externe Faktoren der Demokratisierung, Baden-Baden, p. 147-168.

Solveig Richter | 2009

How Effective is the OSCE’s Promotion of Democracy? Analytical Considerations of the Effectiveness of the Long-Term Missions in South-Eastern Europe

in: Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik Hamburg (IFSH): OSCE-Yearbook 2008, Baden-Baden, 191-208.

Solveig Richter | 2005

Frieden schaffen mit den Waffen der Demokratie? Theorie und Praxis von Demokratisierung als Friedensstrategie

in: Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen 12: 1, 77-116.

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