GIGA Working Papers

GIGA researchers publish their findings from ongoing projects in the GIGA Working Papers Series. These papers have gone through an internal review process, and many appear as articles in journals at a later stage.
Tim Wegenast / Georg Strüver / Juliane Giesen / Mario Krauser

At Africa's Expense? Disaggregating the Social Impact of Chinese Mining Operations

GIGA Working Paper, No. 308, October 2017

Anika Oettler

Transitional Justice, Recognition, and Authoritative Power

GIGA Working Paper, No. 305, August 2017

Robert Kappel

New Horizons for Germany's Africa Policy

GIGA Working Paper, No. 303, May 2017

Sebastian Renner / Jann Lay / Michael Schleicher

The Effects of Energy Price Changes: Heterogeneous Welfare Impacts, Energy Poverty, and CO2 Emissions in Indonesia

GIGA Working Paper, No. 302, May 2017

Sebastian Renner / Jann Lay / Hannes Greve

Household Welfare and CO2 Emission Impacts of Energy and Carbon Taxes in Mexico

GIGA Working Paper, No. 301, April 2017

Mariana Llanos / Charlotte Heyl / Viola Lucas / Alexander Stroh / Cordula Tibi Weber

Ousted from the Bench? Judicial Departures in Consolidating Democracies

GIGA Working Paper, No. 300, April 2017

Matthias Basedau / Simone Gobien / Sebastian Prediger

The Ambivalent Role of Religion for Sustainable Development: A Review of the Empirical Evidence

GIGA Working Paper, No. 297, February 2017

Julia Strasheim

The Politics of Institutional Reform and Post-Conflict Violence in Nepal

GIGA Working Paper, No. 296, January 2017

Jörg Wischermann / Bettina Bunk / Patrick Köllner / Jasmin Lorch

Do Associations Support Authoritarian Rule? Tentative Answers from Algeria, Mozambique, and Vietnam

GIGA Working Paper, No. 295, December 2016

Luis Leandro Schenoni

Regional Power Transitions: Lessons from the Southern Cone

GIGA Working Paper, No. 293, October 2016

María Cecilia Roa García

Agua, democratización ambiental y fronteras extractivas en Colombia

GIGA Working Paper, No. 291, September 2016

Marina Dodlova / Anna Giolbas / Jann Lay

Non-Contributory Social Transfer Programmes in Developing Countries: A New Data Set and Research Agenda

GIGA Working Paper, No. 290, August 2016

Felix Haaß / Sabine Kurtenbach / Julia Strasheim

Fleeing the Peace? Determinants of Outward Migration after Civil War

GIGA Working Paper, No. 289, August 2016

Julia Strasheim

Domestic Explanations for War and Peace in Ukraine

GIGA Working Paper, No. 287, June 2016

Hanspeter Mattes

Morocco's Regional Ambitions in West Africa: Strategies, Activities, Track Record

GIGA Working Paper, No. 284, April 2016

عباس بوصفوان، / ستيفان روسيني

تقاسم السلطة في البحرين: النقاش الذي ما زال مفقودا

GIGA Working Paper, No. 280 (Arabic), January 2016

Abbas Busafwan / Stephan Rosiny

Power-Sharing in Bahrain: A Still-Absent Debate

GIGA Working Paper, No. 280, November 2015

Rustum Mahmoud / Stephan Rosiny

Opposition Visions for Preserving Syria’s Ethnic-Sectarian Mosaic

GIGA Working Paper, No. 279, October 2015

Miguel Rodriguez Lopez / Daniele Vieira do Nascimento / Daniela Garcia Sanchez / Martha Bolivar Lobato

Disabling the Steering Wheel? National and International Actors' Climate Change Mitigation Strategies in Latin America

GIGA Working Paper, No. 278, September 2015

Christian von Soest / Julia Grauvogel

How Do Non-Democratic Regimes Claim Legitimacy? Comparative Insights from Post-Soviet Countries

GIGA Working Paper, No. 277, August 2015

Jörg Wischermann / Bui The Cuong / Nguyen Quang Vinh / Dang Thi Viet Phuong / Nguyen Thi Minh Chau

Under the State's Thumb: Results from an Empirical Survey of Civic Organizations in Vietnam

GIGA Working Paper, No. 276, July 2015

André Bank / Mirjam Edel

Authoritarian Regime Learning: Comparative Insights from the Arab Uprisings

GIGA Working Paper, No. 274, June 2015

Marina Dodlova / Anna Giolbas

Regime Type, Inequality, and Redistributive Transfers in Developing Countries

GIGA Working Paper, No. 273, May 2015

Luis Leandro Schenoni

The Brazilian Rise and the Elusive South American Balance

GIGA Working Paper, No. 269, March 2015

Pascal Abb / Georg Strüver

Regional Linkages and Global Policy Alignment: The Case of China–Southeast Asia Relations

GIGA Working Paper, No. 268, March 2015

Martin Ostermeier / Sarah Linde / Jann Lay / Sebastian Prediger

SMARTer Indicators for Decent Work in a Post-2015 Development Agenda: A Discussion and a Proposal

GIGA Working Paper, No. 266, February 2015

Jorge Garzón

Multipolarity and the Future of Regionalism: Latin America and Beyond

GIGA Working Paper, No. 264, January 2015

Magna Inácio / Mariana Llanos

The Institutional Presidency from a Comparative Perspective: Argentina and Brazil since the 1980s

GIGA Working Paper, No. 259, October 2014

Günter Schucher

A Ticking "Time Bomb"? ‒ Youth Employment Problems in China

GIGA Working Paper, No. 258, October 2014

Benjamin Reilly

Power Sharing in the Asia-Pacific

GIGA Working Paper, No. 257, September 2014

Julia Grauvogel

Regional Sanctions against Burundi: A Powerful Campaign and Its Unintended Consequences

GIGA Working Paper, No. 255, September 2014

Wolfgang Hein / Robert Kappel

Raum, Welt, Wirtschaft: Andreas Predöhl – eine deutsche Wissenschaftlerkarriere

GIGA Working Paper, No. 252, August 2014

Anaïd Flesken

Researching Ethnic Relations as the Outcome of Political Processes

GIGA Working Paper, No. 251, August 2014

Nele Noesselt

China and Socialist Countries: Role Change and Role Continuity

GIGA Working Paper, No. 250, August 2014

Hanspeter Mattes

Umfang und Reichweite sicherheitspolitischer Reformen in Marokko

GIGA Working Paper, No. 248, June 2014

Mariana Llanos / Cordula Tibi Weber / Charlotte Heyl / Alexander Stroh

Informal Interference in the Judiciary in New Democracies: A Comparison of Six African and Latin American Cases

GIGA Working Paper, No. 245, April 2014

Julian Culp / Johannes Plagemann

Hooray for Global Justice? Emerging Democracies in a Multipolar World

GIGA Working Paper, No. 242, December 2013

Henner Fürtig

Iran and the Arab Spring: Between Expectations and Disillusion

GIGA Working Paper, No. 241, November 2013

Alexander Stroh / Charlotte Heyl

Diffusion versus Strategic Action? The Creation of West African Constitutional Courts Revisited

GIGA Working Paper, No. 239, November 2013

Almut Schilling-Vacaflor

Rethinking the Consultation-Conflict Link: Lessons from Bolivia’s Gas Sector

GIGA Working Paper, No. 237, October 2013

Julia Grauvogel / Christian von Soest

Claims to Legitimacy Matter: Why Sanctions Fail to Instigate Democratization in Authoritarian Regimes

GIGA Working Paper, No. 235, October 2013

Nadine Ansorg / Matthias Basedau / Felix Haass / Julia Strasheim

Mind the Gap: An Annotated Overview of Datasets in the Study of Institutions and Conflict in Divided Societies

GIGA Working Paper, No. 234, September 2013

Christian von Soest / Michael Wahman

Are All Dictators Equal? The Selective Targeting of Democratic Sanctions against Authoritarian Regimes

GIGA Working Paper, No. 230, July 2013

Gero Erdmann / André Bank / Bert Hoffmann / Thomas Richter

International Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes: Toward a Conceptual Framework

GIGA Working Paper, No. 229, July 2013

Jörg Wischermann

Civic Organizations in Vietnam's One-Party State: Supporters of Authoritarian Rule?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 228, July 2013

Sebastian Prediger / Björn Vollan / Benedikt Herrmann

Resource Scarcity, Spite and Cooperation

GIGA Working Paper, No. 227, June 2013

Babette Never

Toward the Green Economy: Assessing Countries' Green Power

GIGA Working Paper, No. 226, June 2013

Tim Wegenast

The Impact of Fuel Ownership on Intrastate Violence

GIGA Working Paper, No. 225, May 2013

Stephan Rosiny

Power Sharing in Syria: Lessons from Lebanon's Experience

GIGA Working Paper, No. 223, May 2013

Almut Schilling-Vacaflor / Riccarda Flemmer

Why is Prior Consultation Not Yet an Effective Tool for Conflict Resolution? The Case of Peru

GIGA Working Paper, No. 220, April 2013

Birte Pohl / Peter Mulder

Explaining the Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technology in Developing Countries

GIGA Working Paper, No. 217, March 2013

Joachim Betz

The Reform of China's Energy Policies

GIGA Working Paper, No. 216, February 2013

André Bank / Thomas Richter / Anna Sunik

Long-Term Monarchical Survival in the Middle East: A Configurational Comparison, 1945–2012

GIGA Working Paper, No. 215, February 2013

Nele Noesselt

Microblogs in China: Bringing the State Back In

GIGA Working Paper, No. 214, February 2013

Christian von Soest / Michael Wahman

Sanctions and Democratization in the Post-Cold War Era

GIGA Working Paper, No. 212, January 2013

Lena Giesbert

Subjective Risk and Participation in Micro Life Insurance in Ghana

GIGA Working Paper, No. 210, December 2012