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Presentations at Upcoming Conferences

To be announced.

 

 

Past Presentations (Selection)

EU Democracy Promotion: Interaction, Not Hierarchy. Paper pepared for the European International Studies Association (EISA) Pan-European Conference 2016, 7-10/09/2016, Izmir, Turkey. Due to the cancellation of conference paper presented at PRIF Frankfurt, replacement Section Workshop.  [Link]

The External-domestic Interplay in Critical Junctures: Studying the Arab Spring. Paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention 2015, 18-21/02/2015, New Orleans, USA. [Link]

Too Good to be True? UN Peacebuilding and the Attempt to Democratize War‐torn States. Paper co-authored with Janina Steinert and presented at the EPSA Annual Conference 2014, 19-21/06/2014, Royal Society of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.  [Link]

Democratization via Aid? The European Union's Democracy Promotion in the Western Balkans 1994‐2010. Paper co-authored with Okka Lou Mathis and presented at the EPSA Annual Conference 2014,19-21/06/2014, Royal Society of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.  [Link]

The Arab Spring as a Critical Juncture in Democracy Promotion: Investigating donor reactions and neglect, Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference 2013, 05-07/09/2013, University of Bordeaux, France. [Link]

Hindering, Strengthening or Insignificant for the Effective Diffusion of Norms? Conflicting Objectives in Democracy Promotion, Paper presented with Dr. Julia Leininger at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention 2013, 03-06/04/2013, San Francisco, USA. [Link]

Conditioning Aid towards Fragile States: Analysing the Recipient's Voice, Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop "Political Conditionalities and Foreign Aid", directed by Dr. Jörg Faust, Dr. Nadia Molenaers, Dr. Sebastian Dellipiane, 11-16/03/2013, University of Mainz, Germany. [Link]

Building an EU Member State through Democracy Promotion: The case of Croatia’s public administration reform. Paper presented at the 50. anniversary of the Faculty of Political Science, International Conference, University of Zagreb, Kroatien, 08/11/2012.

The European Union’s Strategic (Non-)Use of ‘State Fragility’. Paper presented at the International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Conference 2012, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain, 08-12/07/2012.

Building Democracy after Conflict. Reconceptualizing the Elite Variable. Paper presented at the European Political Science Association (EPSA) Annual Conference 2012, Umweltforum Berlin, Germany,  21-23/06/2012.

The external-internal nexus in post-conflict democracy promotion: A case study on public administration reform in Croatia. Paper presented with Lisa Groß at the Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Demokratieforschung bei der DVPW, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 19-20/04/2012.

The external-internal nexus in democracy promotion: A case study on public administration reform in Croatia. International Development Department, University of Birmingham, UK, 28/03/2012.

(Peace-)building Economic Insecurity? Public Administration Reform and Local Resistance Strategies in Croatia.  Paper presented with Lisa Groß at the Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Friedens- und Konfliktforschung 2012, Haus Villigst/Schwerte, Germany, 22-24/03/2012.

Institution-Building after State Failure: Comparing the Effects of EU Assistance, Conditionality and Supervision. Paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention 2011, Montreal, Canada, 15-19/03/2011. 

Institution-Building after State Failure: Comparing the Effects of EU Assistance, Conditionality and Supervision. Paper presented at the IPSA-ECPR Joint Conference, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 16-19/02/2011.

The Authoritarian Impact of External Oversight on the Transition to Democratic Rule. Paper presented at the Standing Group International Relations (SGIR) of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Trianniel Conference 2010, Stockholm, Schweden, 09-11/09/2010.

Institutionalizing Hybrid Regimes in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop "Comparing Authoritarian Regimes: Theoretical and Empirical Issues", directed by Patrick Köllner and Steffen Kailitz, University of Münster, Germany, 22-26/03/2010.

Never again this Way: Recalibrating the Democracy Promotion Agenda after Afghanistan and Iraq. Paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention 2010, New Orleans, USA, 17-20/03/2010.

 

 

Organized Panels, Sections, Conferences

 

Interaction in Democracy Promotion (III): Insights from Peace/state-building Scholarship, Panel at the European International Studies Association (EISA) Pan-European Conference 2016, 7-10/09/2016, Izmir, Turkey, organized by Dr. Annika Poppe, Prof. Dr. Tina Freyburg, and Dr. Sonja Grimm. [Link]

Interaction in Democracy Promotion, Workshop of the Network "External Democracy Promotion", DIE Bonn, 25-27/03/2015, organized by Dr. Julia Leininger, DIE Bonn, Dr. Sonja Grimm, University of Konstanz, and PD Dr. Jonas Wolff, HSFK Frankfurt.

How do they deal with Critical Junctures? External and Domestic Actors in Times of Crisis, Panel at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention 2015, 18-21/02/2015, New Orleans, USA,organized by Dr. Sonja Grimm, and Dr. Julia Leininger, DIE Bonn. [Link]

Moving forward, but in different directions: Post-conflict interaction of Western Balkan governments and the EU, Panel at the Sixth Pan-European Conference on EU Politics, 13-15/09/2012, University of Tampere, Finland. [Link]

Domestic Elites and Opinion: The Neglected Dimension of Externally Induced Democratization, Academic Conference, University of Konstanz, 05-07/09/2012, organized by Dr. Sonja Grimm, Dr. Brigitte Weiffen, University of Konstanz, and Dr. Sabina Ferhadgebovic, University of Jena. [Link]

Fragile States Between Knowledge and Power I: Unstable Knowledge for Resolute Power and  Fragile States Between Knowledge and Power II: Objectifying Knowledge to Legitimatize Power, 2 Panels at the IPSA  World Congress 2012, 08-12/07/2012, Madrid. [Link]

Demokratisierung unter Stress [Demokratization under Stress], Annual Meeting of the Working Group "Democracy Research" 2011 at the German Political Science Association, 26-28/05/2011, University of Konstanz, Germany, organized by Dr. Brigitte Weiffen, University of Konstanz, Dr. Sonja Grimm, and Prof. Dr. Marianne Kneuer, University of Hildesheim.

Do all Good Things Go Together? Conflicting Objectives in Democracy Promotion, Authors' Workshop for a Democratization Special Issue, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 24-25/03/2011, organized by Dr. Tina Freyburg, ETH Zurich, Dr. Julia Leininger, DIE Bonn and Dr. Sonja Grimm .

Imposing Democracy from the Outside, Panel at the ECPR-IPSA Joint Conference “Whatever Happened to North-South?”, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 16-19/02/2011, organized by Dr. Sonja Grimm and  Dr. Jonas Wolff, Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. [Link]

Challenges of Democracy Promotion: Do “all good things” go together? Section with 7 Panels at the 7th Pan-European Conference of the Standing Group International Relations (SGIR) of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), 09-11/09/2010, Stockholm, Sweden, organized by Dr. Sonja Grimm and Dr. Solveig Richter, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik [SWP]. [Link]

A Historic Turn in Democracy Promotion? What to Make of Recent Experiences. Panel at the International Studies Association Annual Convention 2010, 17-20/02/2010, New Orleans, USA, organized by Dr. Sonja Grimm. [Link]

 

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