Why are oil states often not democratic, even when multiparty elections take place? Michael Wahman and Matthias Basedau examine how oil revenues influence the political balance of power in countries with authoritarian regimes.
The GIGA’s Africa Spectrum journal is one of the ten best area studies journals. It is currently celebrating its fiftieth birthday with an anniversary issue on topics such as health policy in Botswana, the "anti-Charlie Hebdo" protests in Niger and the elections in Malawi.more
In the new Journal of Politics in Latin America the authors investigate, among other things, the stability of democracies in Latin America. They look at civic participation in Brazil, the rule of law in Ecuador, and the link between the perception of corruption and turnover elections in Latin America.more
Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Islamic State – the Middle East is undergoing a profound transformation. A dossier brings together background analysis and information about our experts. more