Forschungsnetzwerk „Externe Demokratisierungspolitik“ künftig mit Förderung durch die Leibniz-Gemeinschaft

Press Release of 9 May 2015

The Research Network has entered a new thematic and organisational phase under funding from the Leibniz Competition for the time period of 2015-2018. A kick-off meeting with all network members on May 7-8, 2015, at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt consolidated the new research agenda, which focuses on the matter of interaction in democracy promotion.

The EDP network is a collaborative project of six partner institutions: the two Leibniz institutes Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), as well as three universities (Erfurt, Konstanz, Lüneburg).

Network members at these institutes are Julia Leininger, acting head of DIE’s department “Goverance, Statehood, Security”, Annika Elena Poppe, Solveig Richter, Vera van Hüllen, und Jonas Wolff. Tina Freyburg at St. Gallen University is an associated member.  The network builds and expands upon an already existing structure – the “Discussion Forum External Democratization Policy”. Coordination of the network is based at PRIF.

The Leibniz Competition (formerly SAW Procedure) is a competitive tool for allocating research funding within the Leibniz Association in which Leibniz institutions directly compete with one another.

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About the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE):

DIE builds bridges between theory and practice and works within international research networks. The key to DIE’s success is its institutional independence, which is guaranteed by the Institute’s founding statute. Since its founding in 1964, DIE’s work is based on the interplay between Research, Policy Advice and Training. DIE is building bridges between theory and practice. These three areas complement each other and are the factors responsible for the Institute’s distinctive profile. The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is headed by Director Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge. DIE is member of the Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft.