Political Transformation and Democracy Promotion
The promotion of democracy has become an important area for most aid agencies and international organisations. Yet, the legitimacy of democracy promotion and its effectiveness are highly contested. Moreover, old and new autocracies in the Middle East and Africa as well as in Central, East and South East Asia raise doubts about the inevitability of democratic order for successful development and about the prospects of external democracy promotion. Moreover, global power shifts to the advantage of authoritarian countries, such as China and Russia, may hold the potential to change the global landscape to the detriment of democratic systems and lend autocracy a new attractiveness.
The team of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) analyses the international determinants of political order from three different angles:
- Which political and societal structures are conducive to which form of political order or, for that matter, a change of that order?
- How is bi- and multilateral democracy promotion organised and to what extent can it contribute towards democratisation in developing countries?
- What role plays foreign aid in the context of democracy promotion?
Head of department
Senior Researcher and Head of the Postgraduate Training Programme
- Assessing the impact of innovative ICT-based citizen monitoring systems in the context of German Financial Co-operation
- Democracy Promotion in the Age of Social Digital Media: Challenges and Opportunities
- International Support for Peace and Democracy in Nepal
- Transformation and development in fragile states
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The Current Column of 16 November 2017
Externe Publikationen of 15 November 2017
The Current Column of 15 November 2017