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.
Creating Multilevel Security Governance in South America
Daniel Flemes / Michael Radseck

Creating Multilevel Security Governance in South America

GIGA Working Paper, No. 117, December 2009

Oil-rent Boom in Iran?
Martin Beck

Oil-rent Boom in Iran?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 111, October 2009

Global Value Chains, Technology Transfer and Local Firm Upgrading in Non-OECD Countries
Juliane Brach / Robert Kappel

Global Value Chains, Technology Transfer and Local Firm Upgrading in Non-OECD Countries

GIGA Working Paper, No. 110, October 2009

The Successful Ghana Election of 2008 – a Convenient Myth? Ethnicity in Ghana’s Elections Revisited
Heinz Jockers / Dirk Kohnert / Paul Nugent

The Successful Ghana Election of 2008 – a Convenient Myth? Ethnicity in Ghana’s Elections Revisited

GIGA Working Paper, No. 109, September 2009

A Shrimp amongst Whales? Assessing South Korea’s Regional-power Status
David Shim

A Shrimp amongst Whales? Assessing South Korea’s Regional-power Status

GIGA Working Paper, No. 107, August 2009

Where Minds Meet: The “Professionalization” of Cross-Strait Academic Exchange
Günter Schucher

Where Minds Meet: The “Professionalization” of Cross-Strait Academic Exchange

GIGA Working Paper, No. 106, August 2009

Power, Governance, and Ideas in Chile’s Free Trade Agreement Policy
Leslie Wehner

Power, Governance, and Ideas in Chile’s Free Trade Agreement Policy

GIGA Working Paper, No. 102, May 2009

Ethnicity and Party Systems in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa
Matthias Basedau / Alexander Stroh

Ethnicity and Party Systems in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa

GIGA Working Paper, No. 100, May 2009

Stagnation of a “Miracle”: Botswana’s Governance Record Revisited
Christian von Soest

Stagnation of a “Miracle”: Botswana’s Governance Record Revisited

GIGA Working Paper, No. 99, April 2009

The Resilience of Authoritarian Rule in Syria under Hafez and Bashar Al-Asad
Annette Büchs

The Resilience of Authoritarian Rule in Syria under Hafez and Bashar Al-Asad

GIGA Working Paper, No. 97, March 2009

The Power of Proximity: Strategic Decisions in African Party Politics
Alexander Stroh

The Power of Proximity: Strategic Decisions in African Party Politics

GIGA Working Paper, No. 96, February 2009

Handel, Hierarchien und Kooperation in der Globalisierung
Robert Kappel / Juliane Brach

Handel, Hierarchien und Kooperation in der Globalisierung

GIGA Working Paper, No. 95, February 2009

Savings, Credit and Insurance: Household Demand for Formal Financial Services in Rural Ghana
Mirko Bendig / Lena Giesbert / Susan Steiner

Savings, Credit and Insurance: Household Demand for Formal Financial Services in Rural Ghana

GIGA Working Paper, No. 94, January 2009

Civilising Globalism: Transnational Norm-Building Networks— A Research Programme
Ulrich Mückenberger

Civilising Globalism: Transnational Norm-Building Networks— A Research Programme

GIGA Working Paper, No. 90, October 2008

AIDS, Access to Medicines, and the Different Roles of the Brazilian and South African Governments in Global Health Governance
Jan Peter Wogart / Gilberto Calcagnotto / Wolfgang Hein / Christian von Soest

AIDS, Access to Medicines, and the Different Roles of the Brazilian and South African Governments in Global Health Governance

GIGA Working Paper, No. 86, September 2008

EU-African Economic Relations: Continuing Dominance Traded for Aid?
Dirk Kohnert

EU-African Economic Relations: Continuing Dominance Traded for Aid?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 82, July 2008

Business Constraints and Growth Potential of Micro and Small Manufacturing Enterprises in Uganda
Esther K. Ishengoma / Robert Kappel

Business Constraints and Growth Potential of Micro and Small Manufacturing Enterprises in Uganda

GIGA Working Paper, No. 78, May 2008

Structural Stability: On the Prerequisites of Nonviolent Conflict Management
Andreas Mehler / Ulf Engel / Lena Giesbert / Jenny Kuhlmann / Christian von Soest

Structural Stability: On the Prerequisites of Nonviolent Conflict Management

GIGA Working Paper, No. 75, April 2008

The Evolution of Cleavages in the Indonesian Party System
Andreas Ufen

The Evolution of Cleavages in the Indonesian Party System

GIGA Working Paper, No. 74, April 2008

Social Movements as Agents of Innovation: Citizen Journalism in South Korea
Thomas Kern / Sang-Hui Nam

Social Movements as Agents of Innovation: Citizen Journalism in South Korea

GIGA Working Paper, No. 73, April 2008

Gain Seeking in a “Double Security Dilemma”: The Case of OPEC
Ellinor Zeino-Mahmalat

Gain Seeking in a “Double Security Dilemma”: The Case of OPEC

GIGA Working Paper, No. 71, March 2008

China, Japan and the Quest for Leadership in East Asia
Dirk Nabers

China, Japan and the Quest for Leadership in East Asia

GIGA Working Paper, No. 67, February 2008

Promoting Peace and Democracy through Party Regulation? Ethnic Party Bans in Africa
Anika Becher / Matthias Basedau

Promoting Peace and Democracy through Party Regulation? Ethnic Party Bans in Africa

GIGA Working Paper, No. 66, January 2008

Oligopolies of Violence in Post-Conflict Societies
Daniel Lambach

Oligopolies of Violence in Post-Conflict Societies

GIGA Working Paper, No. 62, November 2007

Sectoral Transformations in Neo-Patrimonial Rentier States: Tourism Development and State Policy in Egypt
Thomas Richter / Christian Steiner

Sectoral Transformations in Neo-Patrimonial Rentier States: Tourism Development and State Policy in Egypt

GIGA Working Paper, No. 61, November 2007

Why Is Liberal Peace-building So Difficult? Some Lessons from Central America
Sabine Kurtenbach

Why Is Liberal Peace-building So Difficult? Some Lessons from Central America

GIGA Working Paper, No. 59, September 2007

Campaigning for the Japanese Lower House: From Mobilising to Chasing Voters?
Patrick Köllner

Campaigning for the Japanese Lower House: From Mobilising to Chasing Voters?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 55, July 2007

Prestando acuerdo: El Senado frente a los nombramientos del Poder Judicial en la Argentina democrática (1983-2006)
Mariana Llanos / Constanza Figueroa Schibber

Prestando acuerdo: El Senado frente a los nombramientos del Poder Judicial en la Argentina democrática (1983-2006)

GIGA Working Paper, No. 54, July 2007

Boda-bodas Rule: Non-agricultural Activities and Their Inequality Implications in Western Kenya
Jann Lay / Georg Michuki M'Mukaria / Toman Omar Mahmoud

Boda-bodas Rule: Non-agricultural Activities and Their Inequality Implications in Western Kenya

GIGA Working Paper, No. 48, April 2007

The Role of Southern Actors in Global Governance: The Fight against HIV/AIDS
Sonja Bartsch / Lars Kohlmorgen

The Role of Southern Actors in Global Governance: The Fight against HIV/AIDS

GIGA Working Paper, No. 46, March 2007

Problems of Categorizing and Explaining Party Systems in Africa
Gero Erdmann / Matthias Basedau

Problems of Categorizing and Explaining Party Systems in Africa

GIGA Working Paper, No. 40, January 2007

The Emergence of a New ‘Socialist’ Market Labour Regime in China
Jutta Hebel / Günter Schucher

The Emergence of a New ‘Socialist’ Market Labour Regime in China

GIGA Working Paper, No. 39, December 2006

Construyendo Inseguridades. Aproximaciones a la violencia en Centroamérica desde el análisis del discurso
Sebastian Huhn / Anika Oettler / Peter Peetz

Construyendo Inseguridades. Aproximaciones a la violencia en Centroamérica desde el análisis del discurso

GIGA Working Paper, No. 34, November 2006

Exploding Crime? Topic Management in Central American Newspapers
Sebastian Huhn / Anika Oettler / Peter Peetz

Exploding Crime? Topic Management in Central American Newspapers

GIGA Working Paper, No. 33, November 2006

Decentralisation in Uganda: Exploring the Constraints for Poverty Reduction
Susan Steiner

Decentralisation in Uganda: Exploring the Constraints for Poverty Reduction

GIGA Working Paper, No. 31, November 2006

Cuban Exceptionalism Revisited
Bert Hoffmann / Laurence Whitehead

Cuban Exceptionalism Revisited

GIGA Working Paper, No. 28, September 2006

Probleme des Rentierstaats-Ansatzes in vergleichender Perspektive
Martin Beck

Probleme des Rentierstaats-Ansatzes in vergleichender Perspektive

GIGA Working Paper, No. 26, August 2006

The Politics of Senatorial Confirmations: A Comparative Study of Argentina and Brazil
Leany Barreiro / Mariana LLanos

The Politics of Senatorial Confirmations: A Comparative Study of Argentina and Brazil

GIGA Working Paper, No. 22, May 2006

A Paradox of Plenty? Rent Distribution and Political Stability in Oil States
Matthias Basedau / Wolfram Lacher

A Paradox of Plenty? Rent Distribution and Political Stability in Oil States

GIGA Working Paper, No. 21, April 2006

Economic Growth and Poverty: Does Formalisation of Informal Enterprises Matter?
Esther K. Ishengoma / Robert Kappel

Economic Growth and Poverty: Does Formalisation of Informal Enterprises Matter?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 20, April 2006

Guatemala in the 1980s: A Genocide Turned into Ethnocide?
Anika Oettler

Guatemala in the 1980s: A Genocide Turned into Ethnocide?

GIGA Working Paper, No. 19, March 2006

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