News

April 2019

Award |

Latin America researcher Dr. Saskia Ruth-Lovell has been awarded the Political Studies Association’s 2018 Harrison Prize for her article on populism and institutional change.

March 2019

In brief |

The GIGA’s specialist libraries will move to new rooms within the GIGA building in April. Due to the move, the Information Centre will be closed from 8 to 15 April.

In brief |

Two research clusters in which the GIGA is a participant were able to secure funding in 2018 within the framework of the federal government’s Excellence Strategy. Both have now commenced their work.

Journal |

This issue of the GIGA Journal of Current Chinese Affairs analyses topics as diverse as the portrayal of good governance in history books, environmental contention, and political bloggers in Hong Kong, as well as many more.

Conference |

GIGA scholars will present their research findings at the International Studies Association’s annual convention in Toronto at the end of March.

February 2019

In brief |

SAGE Publishing, one of the world’s leading independent and academic publishers, and the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies have recently partnered to publish GIGA's open access journals.

Journal |

This issue of Africa Spectrum investigates subjects such as biometric voting technology in Nigeria, collapsed development projects in the Zambian copperbelt, and corporate social responsibility in Sudan's industrial gold-mining sector.

In brief |

The new special issue of the GIGA Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs looks at the 2018 Malaysian general election and the accompanying regime change. It was recently presented at a launch event with Malaysia’s minister of foreign affairs in Subang Jaya.

January 2019

In brief |

GIGA peace expert Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach holds inaugural lecture at the University of Marburg

Journal |

The 2018 Malaysian General Elections are the focus of the recent special issue of the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 3/2018. It includes analyses of Malaysia’s regime change and the return of Prime Minister Mahathir.

December 2018

In brief |

All of us at the GIGA wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019!

Journal |

The current Journal of Politics in Latin America deals with disadvantaged groups, including women and indigenous peoples. One article examines the gender gap in Argentina's politics, while another focuses on consultations with indigenous groups on mining and the extraction of raw materials. These and other contributions can be found in the new issue.

November 2018

Call for Papers |

The GIGA journal very much welcomes high-quality individual submissions for its current issues, as well as proposals for guest-edited editions for the volumes from 2020 onwards.

In brief |

Hamburg-based shipping company Hapag-Lloyd is commemorating its former executive and influential son of the city Albert Ballin. GIGA President Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar was invited to participate as a member of the Albert Ballin Award jury and with a keynote lecture on trade policy.

Workshop |

In the run-up to the World Social Forum on migration from 2 to 4 November in Mexico, the GIZ, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and the GIGA invited local experts to discuss migration policies. GIGA researchers have outlined the workshop results in a summary paper.

October 2018

In brief |

Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America, is about to decide, in the Presidential Election run-off on Sunday, 28 October. In how far the corruption scandal, the election campaign of right-wing populist Bolsonaro and the economic crisis have changed the country and its role in global power relations, are just a few of the questions GIGA`s Brazil experts are working on. Current research findings, analyses, and contact information are summarised for you here in our online dossier.

Journal |

The current issue of the Africa Spectrum deals with the condition of the African National Congress, the connection between riots and the ethnic composition of a neighbourhood, Niger's development towards an oil state and more.

In brief |

Fourteen up-and-coming researchers were honoured for successfully completing the GIGA Doctoral Programme. In a festive graduation ceremony on 5 October they passed the baton to a new cohort of doctoral students at the institute.

In brief |

As of 1 October, Prof. Dr. Matthias Basedau is the new director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs. In addition, the long-standing directors of the GIGA Institutes of Latin American and of Middle East Studies, Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte and Prof. Dr. Henner Fürtig, respectively, have both retired in recent months.

September 2018

Conference |

GIGA researchers will present their work on democracy at the 2018 annual meeting of the German Political Science Association (GPSA).

August 2018

Journal |

The latest issue of the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs provides insights into Vietnam's strategic positioning in international trade and the relationship between money and violence in the Philippine war on drugs, and more.

Journal |

Political participation through elections and polls is the focus of the current Journal of Politics in Latin America. The election processes in Brazil and Mexico as well as the failure of the Colombian peace referendum are just a selection of the topics in this issue.

Call for Proposals |

The GIGA journal Africa Spectrum and the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, are inviting submissions for the third Young African Scholar Award.

Conference |

The institute will chair a conference section dedicated to Comparative Area Studies. GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar is invited to a roundtable discussion on “Multilateralism in Crisis.”

In brief |

The new role for the Latin America expert within the Center for Conflict Studies at the Philipps University of Marburg strengthens the existing cooperation between the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies and the university.

In brief |

Prof. Jann Lay, head of the GIGA research programme “Growth and Development,” will advise the Hamburg Senate on development issues as part of the panel of experts.

July 2018

Award |

GIGA Doctoral Programme graduate Dr. Felix Haaß has been awarded two junior-researcher prizes for his dissertation on the impact of development projects on the emergence of democratic institutions.

Cooperations |

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies is the new home to the Processes of International Negotiation (PIN) network of scholars. This collaboration is shaped by vivid intellectual exchange, the annual PIN conference, and the regular publication of PIN Points.

June 2018

Journal |

This issue covers topics such as the state of African middle classes, the Ghanaian elections of 2016, the rural exodus in the border region between Cameroon and Nigeria, and more.

Press release |

Open access to comprehensive research data thanks to new data bank at the GIGA

Journal |

As a consequence of its strong economic growth, China is increasing its international investments and its influence in other parts of the world. From the perspective of political ecology, the current issue of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs examines the impact of Chinese investments in natural resources and hydropower on regions rich in resources, such as Africa and Asia.

May 2018

Journal |

The latest special issue of the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs deals with the bureaucratisation of Islam in Southeast Asia. Examples from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, and more are analysed from a transdisciplinary perspective.

April 2018

Journal |

How women mobilise women in presidential election campaigns and why the leftist Worker’s Party became successful in the conservative Northeast of Brazil – these and other questions are answered in the new issue of the Journal of Politics in Latin America.

Press Information |

GIGA President Amrita Narlikar accompanied Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on his state visit to India.

March 2018

Conference |

GIGA scholars will present their research findings at the International Studies Association’s annual convention in San Francisco at the beginning of April.

Book |

New book on Comparative Area Studies co-edited by GIGA vice president Patrick Köllner

In brief |

The GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies and partners have created a European collaborative research partnership on violence, security, and peace.

February 2018

Journal |

The journal deals with issues such as the urban poor and electoral politics in Jakarta, territorial disputes in Southeast Asia, political authority in Vietnam, and more.

Journal |

This issue deals with topics such as gender discourse in Africa, sustainability in Kenya's cut-flower industry, the political situation after Mugabe's fall in Zimbabwe, and more.

December 2017

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