Team Berlin

Contact Competence
  • Coordinator GIGA Berlin Office and GIGA Talks
  • Comparative research on democracy and political regimes
  • Authoritarianism and civil society development in Mozambique
  • Governance, decentralisation
  • civil society participation, participatory budgeting
  • Local government development and local economic development in South Africa and Mozambique
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • BRICS and International Order
  • State fragility and transformation
  • Cyber foreign policy
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Afghanistan
  • Head of the GIGA Berlin Office
  • Transnational migration and diaspora policies
  • EU-Latin America Relations
  • Cuba's Transformation: Crisis, Continuity and Change in Socialist Cuba
  • Latin America
  • Cuba

Prof. Dr. Robert Kappel

Senior Research Fellow
Editor GIGA Focus Africa
  • African economic development
  • enterprise development
  • value chains
  • industry
  • BRICS
  • global power shifts
  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Salafism in the Maghreb (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco)
  • Civil Society in Autocracies
  • Authoritarianism and Civil Society Development in Algeria
  • State Failure and Ethnic Conflicts in Southeast Asia (esp. Burma/Myanmar and the Philippines)
  • Political Change in Burma/Myanmar
  • Islam und Islamism in Bangladesh und Southeast Asia
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Bangladesch
  • Philippinen
  • Maghreb
  • Immigration policy and integration of migrants into the polity across Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Comparative research on international sanctions
  • Authoritarian regimes
  • Democratization
  • Foreign policy and development policy
  • Neopatrimonialism / corruption and their effects on political regimes
  • State and public administration
  • Southern Africa and East Africa
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Kenya
  • Political economy of mass protests in the Arab Spring
  • Relationship between EU assistance and governance in Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Tunisia