Academic Staff | GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

Contact Competence Länder und Regionen
  • Chinese foreign policy
  • East Asian international relations
  • East Asia
  • China
  • Official development aid
  • social policy, economy
  • political development
  • South Asia
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • environmental politics and environmental activism
  • Social movements and civil society,
  • Internet/social media and social activism
  • Ideological change and political legitimacy
  • China
  • Military strategy and strategic thought
  • Evolution of insurgency and asymmetric warfare
  • Diffusion of regional organizations
  • Spatial modeling
  • Asia
  • China
  • Russia
  • India’s foreign and security policy
  • International Relations in South Asia
  • India
  • South Asia
  • EU Foreign Policy
  • EU-China Relations
  • International Relations
  • China
  • European Union
  • Migration
  • socio-cultural Change
  • Internet
  • PR China
  • Taiwan
  • International productivity differences
  • global transitions
  • Asia
  • Fiscal Federalism
  • Asia
  • Experimental Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Economics of Corruption
  • Southeast Asia

Prof. Dr. Heike Holbig

Senior Research Fellow
Editor GIGA Focus Asia
  • The politics of the People‘s Republic of China
  • Comparative research into authoritarianism
  • Asia-related area studies
  • VR China
  • SVR Hongkong

Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

Vice President
Director of the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies
  • Formal and informal institutions
  • Political parties and organizations
  • Japan
  • North and South Korea
  • New Zealand
  • 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

Medha

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Indian foreign policy
  • Role of identities in international relations
  • Media and politics
  • India
  • South Asia
  • Female labour force participation in rural India
  • Subjective well-being
  • Social policies in South Asia
  • South Asia
  • India
  • Emerging Democracies
  • Sovereignty
  • India‘s Foreign Policy
  • India
  • Mozambique
  • Regional Powers
  • GIGA Doctoral Programme
  • Regional and emerging powers
  • Global and regional environmental politics
  • Global climate regime
  • India
  • BRICS
  • Democratisation Studies
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Party Development
  • State Transformation
  • Religious Conflict
  • Myanmar
  • Southeast Asia
  • South Africa
  • Internationalization Strategies of Chinese Enterprises
  • Chinese Outward Direct Investment in Europe
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • China
  • Economical development
  • financial sector
  • industrial policy
  • EU and Asia
  • PR China
  • SAR Hong Kong
  • Post-conflict transitional governments
  • Institutional reform in post-conflict societies
  • Security Sector Reform (SSR)
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Nepal
  • Legitimation and stability of authoritarian regimes
  • Foreign policy of authoritarian states
  • Chinese foreign and security policy
  • Natural resources and religion in intra-state conflicts
  • China
  • Latin America
  • Democratization
  • Islamization
  • political parties
  • weak states and political violence
  • regional integration
  • Indonesia
  • East Timor
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • ASEAN
  • Research project "Collaborative Research Centre 990: Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)"
  • Indonesia

Dr. Iris Wieczorek

Senior Research Fellow
GIGA Representative in Japan
  • Innovation processes and networks in Japanese economy, science and society in international comparison
  • Japan

Projekt: West African Traders as Translators Between Chinese and African Urban Modernities

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