German democracy promotion: The German political foundations in the MENA region

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    The seven German political foundations are an essential part of German foreign policy. Due to their secured funding through German tax money paired with access to key political decision-makers, they are a unique institutional construction acting as a hybrid between an independent NGO and a state-funded think tank. For decades they have maintained offices and projects in the whole MENA region, shaping democratic developments in project countries and therefore contributing to German foreign policy on a soft-power level. This contribution reflects on their current activities in the MENA region, on their challenges and also on the possible impact of the change in German government on the foundations' work.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8-14+4
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 2022

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Development


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