Désirée Reder

Doctoral Researcher


  • Short CV

    Doctoral Researcher, Center for Conflict Studies, Philipps University Marburg and German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Hamburg
    Topic: The Legitimation of Violent Repression Against Peaceful Dissent.

    Supervisors: Prof Thorsten Bonacker, Prof Sabine Kurtenbach

    PhD Scholarships from the Foundation of German Business (sdw)
    and from the Claussen-Simon Foundation

    Current Research

    • Security Sector Reforms

    • State Repression

    • Violent Democracies

    • Social Protest

    • Discursive Politics

    • Legitimizing Repression and state-driven violence

    Countries and Regions

    • Nicaragua
    • El Salvador
    • Central America

    • Latin America

    Research Programmes


    Memberships

    • Women in International Security

    Dissertation

    • State Violence and Contentious Politics in Democracies. Justifying Shrinking Spaces and Violent State Repression in the Name of Democracy.

    Research Project | 01/05/2016 - 31/01/2020

    Security Sector Reform and the Stability of Post-War Peace

    Security Sector Reform (SSR) is commonly defined as changes in the structure and conduct of those state institutions responsible for the prosecution and punishment of non-legal manifestations of violence: the military, police, and judiciary. Scholars and practitioners alike thereby see the process of SSR as one of the most vital elements for creating a stable post-war peace. The project investigates the conditions for this process.
    DFG, 2016-2020

    Deutsche Welle | Quote | 17/11/2022

    La arriesgada jugada de El Salvador con China

    The new relationship between El Salvador and China. What are the potential risks for the Central American country and which consequences can be expected for the entire region?

    Deutsche Welle | Quote | 28/10/2022

    El duro golpe de Estados Unidos al oro nicaragüense

    Tras las nuevas sanciones a la industria del oro del país centroamericano, Nicaragua se enfrenta a un complejo escenario económico. Asimismo, se prevé que las restricciones al régimen de Daniel Ortega sigan en aumento.

    Deutsche Welle | Quote | 11/10/2022

    Nicaragua y la cifras de la economía que le hacen el juego al régimen

    Según el último reporte actualizado del Banco Mundial, del 4 de octubre , la economía en Nicaragua pareciera estar mucho mejor de lo que permite concluir la degradación de la democracia en el tercer país más pobre de América Latina. 

    ¿Qué tan confiables son estas cifras? ¿Va la democracia nicaragüense hacia atrás, mientras la economía pareciera marchar hacia adelante? 

    Consultant | 08/10/2022

    Nicaragua 1990 till 2022 - a "successful" revolution destroys its own achievements.

    Other 08/10/2022

    documentary fotoexhibition and Panel discussion

    Désirée Reder

    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 27/06/2022

    Presentation of a dissertation chapter and preliminary results of field research in Costa Rica

    Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos, Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) San José Province: 27/06/2022

    Désirée Reder

    Doctoral Researcher

    Speaker | 09/06/2022

    Legitimizing Repression. Discourse Resonance Across Societal Groups

    GIGA Event 09/06/2022

    How do repressive regimes justify violent state-behavior towards different audiences? What determines the success of legitimation strategies? Why are some legitimation discourses convincing the targeted audience and others not?

    Désirée Reder

    Doctoral Researcher

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