Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh


  • Short CV

    • Since April 2015: Junior professor at University Bayreuth

    • 2006 – 2015: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for African Affairs

    • since 2007: Guest lecturer at the Universities of Abomey-Calavi, Heidelberg, and Lüneburg

    • May 2012: PhD thesis on political parties in Benin and Burkina Faso successfully defended at the University of Hamburg

    • Education: Studies in Political Science, Public (International) Law and Politics of South Asia at the University of Heidelberg and at the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris; Master thesis on institutional composition of electoral and government systems in Zambia and Rwanda

    Current Research

    • Comparative Study of Democracy / Regime Research

    • Political role of constitutional courts

    • Institutions in processes of democratization

    • Parties, party systems and elections in Africa

    Countries and Regions

    • Francophone West Africa, particularly Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo and Rwanda

    Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh


    Research Project | 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2016

    Judicial (In)dependence in New Democracies. Courts, Presidents and Legislatures in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa

    The study of judicial independence shows the interaction among the three branches of government and concentrates, especially, on the ways in which the two elected branches – the executive and the legislature – interfere with the judicial branch. The project stresses the difficult balance between judicial independence and judicial accountability, a classical topic in political science, and analyses it in new democracies of the developing world.
    Leibniz Association, 2011-2016

    Speaker | 12/03/2013

    Informal Interference with the Judiciary in New Democracies

    Workshop 12/03/2013

    Teaching | Leuphana University of Lüneburg | 2014

    The Judiciary: Political Actor of Democratic Development

    Leuphana University of Lüneburg Lüneburg Germany

    Teaching | Leuphana University of Lüneburg | 2012

    Comparing Political Parties and Party Systems in the Global South

    Leuphana University of Lüneburg Lüneburg Germany


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