Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte


  • Short CV

    • Since 06/2019: German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

    • Since 05/2019: honorary member of the Instituto de Iberoamérica, Universidad de Salamanca

    • 2018 - 2019 Visiting professor University of Sao Paulo (USP), Universidad Católica (Santiago de Chile), FLACSO Argentinia and Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires)

    • 2006 - 05/2018: Director, GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

    • 2007 - 2016: Vice President, GIGA Institute of Global and Area Studies

    • 2011 - 2014: Acting President of the GIGA

    • 1989 - 2006: Deputy Director, GIGA Institute for Ibero-American Studies

    • Since 1989: Senior Research Fellow, GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies, Hamburg; Senior Lecturer, University of Hamburg, Latin American

    • Studies Program and Department of Social Sciences

    • 1978 - 1989: Lecturer and Research Fellow, University of Mannheim, Department of Social Science

    • Education: MA, Political Science, German Literature, History (University of Mannheim); Ph.D., Political Science (University of Mannheim); Habilitation, Political Science (University of Hamburg)

    Current Research

    • Regional Powers

    • Political Institutions in Latin America

    • "Failed presidencies"

    • Transitional Justice

    Countries and Regions

    • Argentina

    • Chile

    • Mexico

    • Paraguay

    International Politics | 10/2021

    To Lead or Not to Lead: Regional Powers and Regional Leadership

    Dr. Luis Leandro Schenoni

    Latin American's Environmental Policies in Global Perspective | 10/2021

    The EU's Beef with Mercosur: Geo-economics versus Climate Diplomacy

    This paper is part of a series of papers written by experts representing diverse perspectives, exploring how environmental challenges in Latin America increasingly condition the region’s most important diplomatic and economic relationships, and how those relationships in turn impact conditions on the ground.

    Research Project | 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2020

    Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism – Sophistication of the Transnational Order, Networks, and European Strategies (GEM STONES)

    The rapid rise in the number of international institutions increases the complexity of the global system. Does this complexity strengthen or weaken the EU's capacity to interact with the world? This is the core question in GEM-STONES, an integrated research and PhD fellowship programme of 15 European institutions, coordinated by the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The two early stage researchers who stay at the GIGA study regional integration processes and regional security governance.
    EC, Horizon 2020, 2016-2020

    Research Project | 01/01/2014 - 01/12/2018

    The Institutional Presidency in Latin America

    This project analysed the development of the institutional Presidency in Latin America after the processes of re-democratisation in the 1980s. The Institutional Presidency (IP) refers to the bulk of agencies that directly support the chief of the executive in his/her governing tasks. The IP is part of the "executive toolbox" that is available to heads of state for building legislative majorities. Our analysis highlighted the strategic redesign of the bureaucratic structures of the presidential office initiated by presidents.
    DAAD/CAPES, 2014-2018

    Research Project | 01/03/2012 - 28/02/2017

    Anti-Corruption Policies Revisited. Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption

    Which factors promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies? This was the guiding question of the ANTICORRP consortium, led by the University of Gothenburg. In this framework, the GIGA comparatively analysed country cases in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East and studied patterns and trends of corruption within each of the four regions.
    EC, FP7, 2012-2017

    Panelist | 20/11/2017

    Peace Agreements, Post-Conflict Society and Irregular Migration in El Salvador

    GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series [object Object]: 20/11/2017 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Latin American Centre, University of Oxford, Senatskanzlei Hamburg, European Union - Latin America and the Caribbean Foundation

    Lecture by Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez as part of the GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series. The series is curated by GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar.

    Speaker | 22/11/2016

    The Many Faces of Latin American Presidentialism

    Other 22/11/2016

    Moderator | 17/11/2016

    Will US Foreign Policy Change Post-Obama?

    GIGA Forum GIGA Hamburg: 17/11/2016 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), German Council on Foreign Relations

    Nach Obama: US-Außenpolitik im Wandel? Vorträge und Diskussion in Kooperation mit der DGAP

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2009

    Latin America in International Politics

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2009

    Die politischen Systeme Lateinamerikas

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2006

    Democracy in Latin America

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg


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