Peer-Reviewed Articles

GIGA scholars regularly present their research results in prestigious journals. These contributions are evaluated in an extensive review process and all receive the “refereed” seal of quality.

  • Environmental Research | 01/2023

    On Radar and Radio Exposure and Cancer in the Military Setting

    Michael Peleg

    Prof. Dr. Elliot Berry

    Or Native

    Prof. Dr. Elihu D. Richter

    Asian Journal of Comparative Politics | 12/2022

    Long-Term Effects of Political Violence on Political Trust: Evidence from the Case of Gwangju Massacre in South Korea, 1980

    Using the Gwangju Massacre in South Korea as a case, this paper finds that indirect and direct experience of state-perpetrated violence of the critical-period cohort can have long-term negative effects on trust levels towards the government.

    Dr. Esther Song

    Research Fellow

    International Journal of Conflict and Violence | 12/2022

    Civic Culture and Support for Democracy amongst Kurds in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey

    This paper shows that the last hundred years of Kurdish political movements have strongly influenced the civic culture of Kurds. Overall, this paper finds that being Kurdish has a strong positive effect on support for democracy versus autocracy in all three countries.

    Dastan Jasim

    Doctoral Researcher

    Global Studies Quarterly | 12/2022

    The Production of Souls in International Relations

    The article introduces 'soul' and 'soulcraft' — as an indispensable yet unacknowledged component of statecraft — to IR and Political Science.

    Democratization | 11/2022

    Praising the Leader: Personalist Legitimation Strategies and the Deterioration of Executive Constraints

    In contrast to much current concern, this article shows that liberal democracies seem to largely escape the negative repercussions of government discourses that increasingly stress the uniqueness of the ruler.

    Lennart Brunkert

    Leuphana University of Lüneburg

    Dr. Christian von Soest

    Lead Research Fellow / Head of Research Programme "Peace and Security"


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