The member states of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), located in Stockholm, Sweden, appointed seven new members for the period 2021-2023 for the Advisory Board. Based on her vast expertise on democratisation and international democracy promotion, Julia Leininger, head of the research programme „Transformation of political (dis-)order“ at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of them. She will advise the organisation on strategies to protect and support democracy.
Julia Leininger is also co-founder of the Research Network „External Democracy Promotion“ (EDP). Check out her most recent publication on effective democracy support in fragile states. Upcoming publications show that international democracy assistance can effectively protect democracy against attempts to extend presidential term limits.