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.

  • 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

    Dr. Christian von Soest

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

    Water International | 11/2022

    Virtual Water, International Relations and the New Geopolitics of Food

    Prof. Dr. Eckart Woertz

    Director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

    Contemporary South Asia | 11/2022

    The Dynamics of Federal (In)stability and Negotiated Cooperation Under Single-Party Dominance: Insights from Modi’s India

    Many studies have demonstrated a trend towards greater centralization of the federal system in India since 2014. This article systematically explores the processes involved in tipping the delicate federal balance in favour of greater central control.

    Wilfried Swenden

    Millennium-Journal of International Studies | 10/2022

    Fantastic Theories and Where to Find Them: Rethinking Interlocutors in Global IR

    This article explores an alternative approach to engaging with non-Western IR theories, which the author refers to as the embedded observer approach.

    Dr. Sinan Chu

    Research Fellow

    Journal of Strategic Studies | 10/2022

    The Ministry of National Defence in South Korea: Military Dominance Despite Civilian Supremacy?

    South Korea’s transition from military-controlled authoritarianism to consolidated civilian-dominated democracy is widely considered a success story. However, civilians’ roles within the MND remain severely limited due to the institutional design of the MND. An analysis.

    Ass. Prof. Dr. Insoo Kim

    Dr. David Kuehn

    Senior Research Fellow / Coordinator GIGA Forum


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