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.
Explaining the Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technology in Developing Countries
Birte Pohl / Peter Mulder

Explaining the Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technology in Developing Countries

GIGA Working Paper, No. 217, March 2013

The Reform of China's Energy Policies
Joachim Betz

The Reform of China's Energy Policies

GIGA Working Paper, No. 216, February 2013

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

Microblogs in China: Bringing the State Back In
Nele Noesselt

Microblogs in China: Bringing the State Back In

GIGA Working Paper, No. 214, February 2013

Sanctions and Democratization in the Post-Cold War Era
Christian von Soest / Michael Wahman

Sanctions and Democratization in the Post-Cold War Era

GIGA Working Paper, No. 212, January 2013

Subjective Risk and Participation in Micro Life Insurance in Ghana
Lena Giesbert

Subjective Risk and Participation in Micro Life Insurance in Ghana

GIGA Working Paper, No. 210, December 2012

Drivers of Strategic Contestation in South America
Daniel Flemes / Leslie Wehner

Drivers of Strategic Contestation in South America

GIGA Working Paper, No. 207, October 2012

The Politics of Contestation in Asia: How Japan and Pakistan Deal with their Rising Neighbors
Hannes Ebert / Daniel Flemes / Georg Strüver

The Politics of Contestation in Asia: How Japan and Pakistan Deal with their Rising Neighbors

GIGA Working Paper, No. 206, September 2012

The Political Economy of Regional Power: Turkey under the AKP
André Bank / Roy Karadag

The Political Economy of Regional Power: Turkey under the AKP

GIGA Working Paper, No. 204, September 2012

The Consequences of Failed Mediation in Civil Wars: Assessing the Sri Lankan Case
Sandra Destradi / Johannes Vüllers

The Consequences of Failed Mediation in Civil Wars: Assessing the Sri Lankan Case

GIGA Working Paper, No. 202, August 2012

Seeing from Above: The Geopolitics of Satellite Vision and North Korea
David Shim

Seeing from Above: The Geopolitics of Satellite Vision and North Korea

GIGA Working Paper, No. 201, August 2012

Rising South Korea: A Minor Player or a Regional Power?
David Shim / Patrick Flamm

Rising South Korea: A Minor Player or a Regional Power?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 200, July 2012

Renewables in the Energy Transition: Evidence on Solar Home Systems and Lighting-Fuel Choice in Kenya
Jann Lay / Janosch Ondraczek / Jana Stoever

Renewables in the Energy Transition: Evidence on Solar Home Systems and Lighting-Fuel Choice in Kenya

GIGA Working Paper, No. 198, July 2012

Origins and Outcomes of Electoral Institutions in African Hybrid Regimes: A Comparative Perspective
Alexander Stroh / Sebastian Elischer / Gero Erdmann

Origins and Outcomes of Electoral Institutions in African Hybrid Regimes: A Comparative Perspective

GIGA Working Paper, No. 197, June 2012

The Puzzling Decline in Rural Women’s Labor Force Participation in India: A Reexamination
Daniel Neff / Kunal Sen / Veronika Kling

The Puzzling Decline in Rural Women’s Labor Force Participation in India: A Reexamination

GIGA Working Paper, No. 196, May 2012

Finding the Cases that Fit: Methodological Challenges in Peace Research
Claudia Simons / Franzisca Zanker

Finding the Cases that Fit: Methodological Challenges in Peace Research

GIGA Working Paper, No. 189, March 2012

Is There a “Chinese School” of IR?
Nele Noesselt

Is There a “Chinese School” of IR?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 188, March 2012

Frames We Can Believe In: Official Framing and Ideology in the CCP’s Quest for Legitimacy
Maria Bondes / Sandra Heep

Frames We Can Believe In: Official Framing and Ideology in the CCP’s Quest for Legitimacy

GIGA Working Paper, No. 187, February 2012

Domestic Security in the Maghreb: Deficits and Counter-Measures
Hanspeter Mattes

Domestic Security in the Maghreb: Deficits and Counter-Measures

GIGA Working Paper, No. 186, January 2012

Perceptions of (Micro)Insurance in Southern Ghana: The Role of Information and Peer Effects
Lena Giesbert / Susan Steiner

Perceptions of (Micro)Insurance in Southern Ghana: The Role of Information and Peer Effects

GIGA Working Paper, No. 183, December 2011

State-Building, War and Violence: Evidence from Latin America
Sabine Kurtenbach

State-Building, War and Violence: Evidence from Latin America

GIGA Working Paper, No. 181, November 2011

Chinese Commodity Imports in Ghana and Senegal: Demystifying Chinese Business Strength in Urban West Africa
Laurence Marfaing / Alena Thiel

Chinese Commodity Imports in Ghana and Senegal: Demystifying Chinese Business Strength in Urban West Africa

GIGA Working Paper, No. 180, November 2011

The G20: Engine of Asian Regionalism?
Hugo Dobson

The G20: Engine of Asian Regionalism?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 179, November 2011

Fighting for a Kingdom of God? The Role of Religion in the Ivorian Crisis
Johannes Vüllers

Fighting for a Kingdom of God? The Role of Religion in the Ivorian Crisis

GIGA Working Paper, No. 178, October 2011

Revisiting the Resource–Conflict Link: A Systematic Comparative Test of Causal Mechanisms in Four Major Oil-Exporting Countries
Matthias Basedau / Annegret Mähler / Miriam Shabafrouz

Revisiting the Resource–Conflict Link: A Systematic Comparative Test of Causal Mechanisms in Four Major Oil-Exporting Countries

GIGA Working Paper, No. 175, August 2011

How Neopatrimonialism Affects Tax Administration: A Comparative Study of Three World Regions
Christian von Soest / Karsten Bechle / Nina Korte

How Neopatrimonialism Affects Tax Administration: A Comparative Study of Three World Regions

GIGA Working Paper, No. 172, July 2011

Managing Ethnic Conflict: The Menu of Institutional Engineering
Matthias Basedau

Managing Ethnic Conflict: The Menu of Institutional Engineering

GIGA Working Paper, No. 171, June 2011

Do Religious Factors Impact Armed Conflict? Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
Matthias Basedau / Georg Strüver / Johannes Vüllers / Tim Wegenast

Do Religious Factors Impact Armed Conflict? Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

GIGA Working Paper, No. 168, June 2011

Can Historical Institutionalism be Applied to Political Regime Development in Africa?
Gero Erdmann / Sebastian Elischer / Alexander Stroh

Can Historical Institutionalism be Applied to Political Regime Development in Africa?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 166, May 2011

North Korea and the Politics of Visual Representation
David Shim / Dirk Nabers

North Korea and the Politics of Visual Representation

GIGA Working Paper, No. 164, April 2011

Religiosity as a Determinant of Happiness
Erich Gundlach / Matthias Opfinger

Religiosity as a Determinant of Happiness

GIGA Working Paper, No. 163, April 2011

Ex oleo bellare? The Impact of Oil on the Outbreak of Militarized Interstate Disputes
Georg Strüver / Tim Wegenast

Ex oleo bellare? The Impact of Oil on the Outbreak of Militarized Interstate Disputes

GIGA Working Paper, No. 162, April 2011

Cutting Bread or Cutting Throats? – Findings from a New Database on Religion, Violence and Peace in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1990 to 2008
Matthias Basedau / Georg Strüver / Johannes Vüllers

Cutting Bread or Cutting Throats? – Findings from a New Database on Religion, Violence and Peace in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1990 to 2008

GIGA Working Paper, No. 159, February 2011

Conflict Prevention through Natural Resource Management? A Comparative Study
Annegret Mähler / Miriam Shabafrouz / Georg Strüver

Conflict Prevention through Natural Resource Management? A Comparative Study

GIGA Working Paper, No. 158, January 2011

Neopatrimonialism in Latin America: Prospects and Promises of a Neglected Concept
Karsten Bechle

Neopatrimonialism in Latin America: Prospects and Promises of a Neglected Concept

GIGA Working Paper, No. 153, November 2010

The Media Activism of Latin America’s Leftist Governments: Does Ideology Matter?
Philip Kitzberger

The Media Activism of Latin America’s Leftist Governments: Does Ideology Matter?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 151, November 2010

Assets, Shocks, and Poverty Traps in Rural Mozambique
Lena Giesbert / Kati Schindler

Assets, Shocks, and Poverty Traps in Rural Mozambique

GIGA Working Paper, No. 150, November 2010

Lessons to Be Learned: Political Party Research and Political Party Assistance
Gero Erdmann

Lessons to Be Learned: Political Party Research and Political Party Assistance

GIGA Working Paper, No. 149, October 2010

Representaciones de la violencia en la literatura centroamericana
Nadine Haas

Representaciones de la violencia en la literatura centroamericana

GIGA Working Paper, No. 148, October 2010

Too Many Resources or Too Few? What Drives International Conflicts?
Georg Strüver

Too Many Resources or Too Few? What Drives International Conflicts?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 147, October 2010

Private Security in Guatemala: The Pathway to Its Proliferation
Otto Argueta

Private Security in Guatemala: The Pathway to Its Proliferation

GIGA Working Paper, No. 144, September 2010

Bolivia’s New Constitution: Towards Participatory Democracy and Political Pluralism?
Almut Schilling-Vacaflor

Bolivia’s New Constitution: Towards Participatory Democracy and Political Pluralism?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 141, July 2010

Attitudes to Chronic Poverty in the “Global Village”
Armando Barrientos / Daniel Neff

Attitudes to Chronic Poverty in the “Global Village”

GIGA Working Paper, No. 134, May 2010

Religious Peace Activism—The Rational Element of Religious Elites’ Decision-making Processes
Alexander De Juan / Johannes Vüllers

Religious Peace Activism—The Rational Element of Religious Elites’ Decision-making Processes

GIGA Working Paper, No. 130, April 2010

Ethnic Party Bans in East Africa from a Comparative Perspective
Anika Moroff

Ethnic Party Bans in East Africa from a Comparative Perspective

GIGA Working Paper, No. 129, April 2010

In Search of Legitimacy in Post-revolutionary China: Bringing Ideology and Governance Back In
Heike Holbig / Bruce Gilley

In Search of Legitimacy in Post-revolutionary China: Bringing Ideology and Governance Back In

GIGA Working Paper, No. 127, March 2010

Regionale Ordnungen in politischen Räumen. Ein Beitrag zur Theorie regionaler Ordnungen
Nadine Godehardt / Oliver W. Lembcke

Regionale Ordnungen in politischen Räumen. Ein Beitrag zur Theorie regionaler Ordnungen

GIGA Working Paper, No. 124, February 2010

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