Academic Staff | GIGA Institute of African Affairs

Contact Competence Länder und Regionen
  • Post-conflict transformation and institutional reform
  • Security sector reform
  • Peacekeeping
  • Peacebuilding
  • Regional dynamics of conflict and violence
  • Conflict analysis
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • DR Congo
  • Togo
  • Burkina Faso
  • Resources conflicts
  • Religion and violent conflict
  • Civil-military relations
  • Political institutions
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Chad
  • Botswana
  • Ethnic and Religious Conflict
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Political Violence and Terrorism
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Political economy of social security systems
  • The relationship between social security and investment
  • Africa
  • Limited Statehood
  • Security Governance
  • Statebuilding
  • Alternative Forms of Political Order
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Central African Republic
  • Impact Evaluation
  • Experimental Economics
  • Economics of Well-being
  • Land allocation and resettlement
  • South-East-Asia
  • South-East-Asia
  • International sanctions
  • Persistence and change of autocratic regimes
  • Qualitative methods, in particular QCA and discourse analysis
  • Framing
  • Simbabwe
  • Burundi
  • Institution-building in post-war societies
  • Post-conflict peace operations
  • Foreign aid and post-war democratization
  • Africa
  • Democratization
  • Political Institutions
  • Constitutional Courts
  • Elections
  • Madagaskar
  • Mali
  • Senegal

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
  • Terrorism as tactical consideration of social movement organisations and collective actors in contentious politics
  • Religious Minorities: Discrimination, Grievances and Conflict
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Gender and Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation, Technology Use and Adaptation in Micro and Small Enterprises
  • Africa
  • Uganda

Apl. Prof. Dr. Jann Lay

Acting Director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs
Lead Research Fellow RP 3
  • Economy
  • development
  • Africa
  • Relationship between employment and well-being
  • Empowerment and Sen's capability approach
  • Informal employment
  • Sri Lanka
  • Uganda
  • Migration
  • Mobility
  • West Africa
  • Extent, processes and effects of large-scale land acquisitions
  • Rural development
  • Agricultural transformations
  • Zambia
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Behavioral development economics
  • Employment and entrepreneurship
  • Informal sector
  • Common-pool resource management
  • Microfinance
  • Nepotism and leadership
  • Religion and development
  • Southern Africa
  • Uganda
  • Resource management strategies and their impact on collective violence
  • Politics of lootable resource extraction
  • Peacebuilding and Democratization in Resource-Abundant Contexts
  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Angola
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Development Economics
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Social Mobility
  • Political Attitudes
  • Household Survey Analysis
  • Microsimulation Models
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • 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
  • Interorganizational cooperation
  • (In)formal network structures
  • Harmonization/complementarity in development cooperation
  • Madagascar
  • Indonesia
  • Least Developed Countries
  • Legitimacy
  • Political Transformations
  • Elite Formation
  • Democratisation
  • Citizenship and Inequality in Mozambique
  • Middle Class Formation, new Forms of Urbanism and the Politics of Infrastructure in Africa
  • Africa
  • Chinese-African relations
  • Work Relations/International HR
  • Import, Trade and Markets
  • Civil Society
  • Urban Development
  • Ghana