Team

Contact Competence Countries and Regions

Hager Ali

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Regime Change, Regime Stability, Democratization
  • Authoritarian Regimes, Authoritarian Institutions
  • Research Methodology
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • Armed forces' reform in post-conflict societies
  • Iraq
  • Lebanon
  • Internationale Sanktionen
  • Internationale Organisationen (U.N Forschung)
  • Autoritäre Regime
  • Quantitative Methoden
  • Middle Eastern North African Region
  • Publications: English Copy Editor
  • Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
  • International Institutions
  • International Regimes
  • International Security and PeaceStudies
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Mexico

Dr. André Bank

Acting Director of the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies
  • Regional Explanations for Authoritarianism
  • Statethood and Political Domination in the Middle East (with a focus on Jordan and Syria)
  • The War in Syria
  • Regional Politics and the Relationship between Arabism and Islamism
  • Jordan
  • Syria
  • Palestine/Israel
  • Turkey (Near East Politics)

Sabine Barth

Administration of third‐party funding
  • Administration
  • Research Management
  • Resources conflicts
  • Religion and violent conflict
  • Civil-military relations
  • Political institutions
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Chad
  • Botswana

Jan Bellgardt

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Development economics and politics
  • New institutional economics / Public choice
  • Innovation systems in Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Publications: Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Journal of Politics in Latin America and GIGA Focus
  • Event management and public relations
  • GIGA Information Centre
  • GIGA Doctoral Programme
  • Publications: Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Africa Spectrum and GIGA Focus
  • Publications: GIGA Focus and GIGA Working Papers
  • Administration
  • Regionalism in Latin America and Southeast Asia
  • Discourse Analysis and International Relations
  • Foreign Policy of Colombia
  • Colombia
  • Latin America

So Young Chang

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Citizenship policy
  • Migration and development
  • Gender and labour migration
  • Asia
  • GIGA Information Centre
  • India’s foreign and security policy
  • International Relations in South Asia
  • India
  • South Asia

Manuel Dold

Cross-sectional Tasks and Open Access Service
  • Cross-sectional Tasks and Open Access Service
  • Corruption and Political Authority
  • Protest Movements and Historical Action
  • Anthropology of the State
  • Politics of Care
  • Secularism and Religion
  • Jordan
  • Syria
  • Germany
  • Administration
  • EU Foreign Policy
  • EU-China Relations
  • International Relations
  • China
  • European Union
  • International Relations
  • foreign and security policy
  • regional cooperation
  • South America, especially Brazil and Colombia
  • Human Rights, Environmental Rights
  • Rights of Indigenous People
  • Prior consultations
  • Resource conflicts
  • Latin America
  • Advocacy on health-related issues
  • Gender issues
  • Human Rights and advocacy
  • Mexico
  • Chile
  • Human Mobility in the context of political and/or environmental crises
  • North-South divide and its role for human mobility
  • Resource scarcity and its role in violent conflict, esp. water conflicts
  • Post/decolonial and poststructuralist approaches in peace and conflict studies
  • Syria
  • Israel/Palestine
  • Jordan
  • Turkey
  • Energy Policy
  • Climate Policy
  • Natural Resources & Resource Conflicts
  • (Neo)gramscian Approaches
  • Agency Analysis
  • Frame Analysis
  • Indonesia
  • Brazil
  • Urban Violence and Non State Armed Actors in Latin America
  • Security and Defence in South America
  • Armed Conflict and Peace Process in Colombia
  • Illegal Markets and Violence in Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Migration
  • socio-cultural Change
  • Internet
  • PR China
  • Taiwan
  • Inequality and preferences for redistribution
  • Social security systems in developing countries
  • Political economy of social security systems
  • Africa
  • Administration
  • VAD (Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland)
  • Public Relations
  • Institutional influence and leadership
  • Ideas and values
  • Foreign policy and regionalism
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Mercosur
  • International sanctions
  • Persistence and change of authoritarian regimes
  • Legitimation of authoritarian regimes
  • Simbabwe
  • Burundi
  • Energy, environmental and development economics
  • Effects of energy price increases on welfare and the performance of micro- and small enterprises in Mexico
  • South Africa

Kim Groneweg

Coordinator GIGA Berlin Office & GIGA Talks Berlin
  • Coordinator GIGA Berlin Office and GIGA Talks
  • First Lady
  • Women in politics
  • Latin America
  • International productivity differences
  • global transitions
  • Asia
  • Institution-building in post-war societies
  • Post-conflict peace operations
  • Foreign aid and post-war democratization
  • Africa

Cornelis W. Haasnoot

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Fiscal Federalism
  • Asia
  • The Rise of Race-based Inequalities in Contemporary Cuba: Analyzing the Impact of Past Migration and Current Reforms
  • Cuba
  • Political Opposition in Authoritarian Regimes
  • Political Islam
  • International Relations of the Persian Gulf
  • Yemen
  • Saudi Arabia
  • sub-Saharan Africa
  • Democratization
  • Political Institutions
  • Constitutional Courts
  • Elections
  • Madagaskar
  • Senegal
  • Political integration of social groups
  • Electoral behavior
  • Indigenous rights
  • Social conflicts
  • Latin America, especially Bolivia
  • Migration Policy of EU
  • Persistence of Authoritarian Regimes
  • Militarisation
  • Diasporas and sanctions
  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Eritrea
  • Äthiopien
  • Djibouti
  • GIGA Information Centre
  • Experimental Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Corruption
  • Social Norms
  • Religion
  • Ghana
  • Tanzania
  • Vietnam

Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann

Head GIGA Berlin Office
Senior Research Fellow
Editor GIGA Focus Latin America
  • Head of the GIGA Berlin Office
  • Transnational migration and diaspora policies
  • EU-Latin America Relations
  • Cuba's Transformation: Crisis, Continuity and Change in Socialist Cuba
  • Latin America
  • Cuba
  • The politics of the People‘s Republic of China
  • Comparative research into authoritarianism
  • Asia-related area studies
  • VR China
  • SVR Hongkong
  • International sanctions
  • Religion and conflict
  • Africa
  • GIGA Information Centre: Periodicals (Africa, Latin America, Middle East)
  • Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Authoritarian learning
  • Legitimation of authoritarian regimes
  • Repression of protest movements
  • Algeria
  • Jordan
  • IT Project Management
  • Communication Design
  • Student Assistant in the Communications Department
  • War impacts on inter-gernder relations in Libya
  • Libya
  • MENA regions
  • International conflict resolution
  • Mediation in inter-state and intra-state conflicts
  • Regional patterns and variations of mediation
  • Regional organizations and mediation
  • Regional security architecture of the Middle East
  • Peace and conflict research
  • Middle East
  • IT
  • GIGA Information Centre
  • Emerging Powers
  • International Climate Policy
  • Brazil
  • India
  • China

Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

Vice President
Director of the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies
  • Formal and informal institutions
  • Political parties and organizations
  • Japan
  • North and South Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Terrorism as tactical consideration of social movement organisations and collective actors in contentious politics
  • Religious Minorities: Discrimination, Grievances and Conflict
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • GIGA Information Centre
  • Chief Officer to the President
  • Legitimation Strategies of Regional Organizations
  • Legitimation and Behavior of the African Union
  • Application of Pressure by Regional Organizations and Reactions of Member States
  • IT

Dr. David Kuehn

Senior Research Fellow
Coordinator GIGA Forum
  • Civil-military relations
  • Democratization
  • Authoritarianism
  • Research methods
  • Taiwan
  • South Korea

Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach

Acting Director of the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies
General Editor GIGA Focus
Editor GIGA Focus Global
  • Postwar Societies
  • Violence and Social change
  • Youth
  • Central America
  • Colombia
  • Administration

Tabea Lakemann

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
Speaker Research Team
  • Gender and Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation, Technology Use and Adaptation in Micro and Small Enterprises
  • Africa
  • Uganda
  • Economy
  • development
  • Africa

Prof. Dr. Tobias Lenz

Senior Research Fellow
Speaker Research Team
  • International and regional governmental organizations in comparative perspective
  • EU in global regionalism
  • Diffusion theories
  • Latin America
  • Intergeneration Social Mobility
  • Equality of Opportunity
  • Education economics
  • Inequality
  • Public Economics
  • Latin America
  • Experimental political economics: social preferences, norm-oriented behaviour, and social incentives of political decision makers
  • Political accountability
  • Corruption and abuse of power
  • Civic engagement and voter behaviour
  • Policy innovation and experimentation
  • Africa
  • Political institutions in Latin America
  • Presidentialism
  • Latin American congresses
  • Latin American courts
  • President-Congress relations; president-court relations
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Salafism in the Maghreb (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco)
  • Civil Society in Autocracies
  • Authoritarianism and Civil Society Development in Algeria
  • State Failure and Ethnic Conflicts in Southeast Asia (esp. Burma/Myanmar and the Philippines)
  • Political Change in Burma/Myanmar
  • Islam und Islamism in Bangladesh und Southeast Asia
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Bangladesch
  • Philippinen
  • Maghreb
  • GIGA Information Centre
  • Political parties and party systems
  • Elections
  • Local politics
  • Voting behaviour
  • Electoral geography
  • Political trust and democracy
  • Latin America, particularly Brazil and Argentina
  • GIGA Information Centre

Medha

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Indian foreign policy
  • Role of identities in international relations
  • Media and politics
  • India
  • South Asia
  • Admanistration

Max Montgomery

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • State-building and Statehood
  • Long-term Consequences of Colonialism
  • Gender Inequality and Development Policy
  • Anti-Corruption Policy
  • Sub-Saharan Africa, especially Tanzania, Namibia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone
  • Rising Powers
  • BRICS, especially India
  • International Trade
  • International Negotiation
  • World Trade Organization
  • India
  • Brazil
  • Publications: GIGA Working Papers Coordinator
  • IT: Technical Head of IT
  • Political Sytems
  • Latin America
  • Comparative migration and citizenship policies in Latin America, Asia and Europe
  • Representation and participation of migrants across democracies in the world
  • Diaspora politics and policies
  • Political transnationalism
  • North-South relations with regard to migration policies
  • Mexican politics
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Head of Finances and Administration
  • Acting Head Publications
  • Comparative Research on Authoritarianism
  • Inequality and Redistribution in Autocracies
  • Methods in Democratization Research
  • Research Data Management
  • Emerging Democracies
  • Sovereignty
  • India‘s Foreign Policy
  • India
  • Mozambique
  • Regional Powers
  • Copyeditor and Proofreader for the GIGA Journal Family
  • Copyeditor and Proofreader for the GIGA Journal Family
  • Translator for German-to-English texts
  • Accountability and performance-based teacher pay in education (Indonesia)
  • Labour market discrimination along dimensions of migration, race, gender and religion (Indonesia)
  • The economic and social impacts of disability (Indonesia)
  • Discrimination in school enrolment along caste and gender (India)
  • Reliability and effectiveness of sms surveys (Indonesia)
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • GIGA Doctoral Programme
  • Regional and emerging powers
  • Global and regional environmental politics
  • Global climate regime
  • India
  • BRICS
  • Security Sector Reforms
  • Local Peace Movements
  • Discursive Politics
  • Central America
  • Environmental and development economics
  • Poverty reduction and low carbon economic development
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Secretariat IMES and IAA
  • Conference Management/Post room
  • Armed Conflict and Peacebuilding
  • Transitional Justice and Victims' Reparations
  • Natural Resources
  • Criminality
  • Colombia
  • GIGA Information Centre

Dr. Thomas Richter

Senior Research Fellow
Editor GIGA Focus Middle East
  • Rentier state theory
  • stability and change in authoritarian regimes
  • foreign trade reforms in developing countries
  • Small Gulf states
  • Large-scale land acquisitions
  • Rural Development
  • Land conflicts
  • Land policy in Colombia
  • Colombia
  • GIGA Information Centre
  • Virtuel Library - ilissAfrica
  • Democratisation Studies
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Party Development
  • State Transformation
  • Religious Conflict
  • Myanmar
  • Southeast Asia
  • South Africa
  • Website and IT Manager

Isabel Rosales Sandoval

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • International migration
  • Migration policies
  • Development and remittances
  • Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras)
  • Deportation and securitization of borders
  • Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras)
  • Clientelism and Social Policy in Mexico
  • Causes and Consequences of Populism in Comparative Perspective
  • Quality of Representative Democracy and the Measurement of Democracy
  • Latin America
  • Personal Assistant to the President
  • Public Relations
  • Dynamics of state repression
  • Design of coercive bureaucracies
  • Civil war actors and dynamics
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Regional Organisation
  • Legitimacy and Legitimation Strategies
  • Human Rights
  • Tunisia
  • Lebanon
  • League of Arab States
  • GIGA Information Centre
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Rights of Indigenous People
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Resource Conflicts
  • Development Discourse
  • Latin America
  • Development Economics
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Social Mobility
  • Political Attitudes
  • Household Survey Analysis
  • Microsimulation Models
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • Head of Communications Department
  • GIGA Information Center
  • Activities of UN peace operations
  • UN peacebuilding at the local level
  • Restrictions against civil society organizations, shrinking civic space
  • Quantitative methods and quantitative text analysis
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Comparative research on international sanctions
  • Authoritarian regimes
  • Democratization
  • Foreign policy and development policy
  • Neopatrimonialism / corruption and their effects on political regimes
  • State and public administration
  • Southern Africa and East Africa
  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Kenya
  • Strategic relationships of South American countries with China
  • Regional powers and secondary regional powers
  • Regional integration in South America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Venezuela
  • Administration

Michael Strautmann

Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • Interorganizational cooperation
  • (In)formal network structures
  • Harmonization/complementarity in development cooperation
  • Madagascar
  • Indonesia
  • Least Developed Countries
  • Legitimation and stability of authoritarian regimes
  • Foreign policy of authoritarian states
  • Chinese foreign and security policy
  • Natural resources and religion in intra-state conflicts
  • China
  • Latin America
  • Structural Change
  • Growth and Development
  • Africa
  • Uganda
  • Democratization
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Political Islam
  • Identity Politics in the Middle East
  • Power and Resistance
  • Turkey
  • Egypt
  • Administration
  • Political attitudes and behaviour in autocracies
  • Contentious politics in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Authoritarian regimes and international cooperation
  • Empirical research methods
  • Maghreb
  • Morocco
  • Egypt
  • Judicial independence in Latin America with a special focus on Chile and Paraguay
  • The role of courts in the political system
  • Development of democracy in Paraguay
  • Chile
  • Paraguay
  • Democratization
  • Islamization
  • political parties
  • weak states and political violence
  • regional integration
  • Indonesia
  • East Timor
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • ASEAN
  • Social Construction of Regional Orders
  • Foreign Policy
  • Colombia
  • GIGA Information Centre
  • Periodicals
  • Political Institutions in Latin America
  • Social Movements
  • Afro-Descendant and Indigenous Politics in Latin America
  • Latin America, especially Brazil and Costa Rica

Dr. Maren Wagner (née Hoepfner)

Acting Academic Director Doctoral Programme
Academic Development Manager
  • GIGA Doctoral Programme
  • Equal Opportunity Commissioner
  • Regional institutions and integration
  • The concept of emergence in IR theory
  • Critical realism
  • Philosophy of Science
  • East Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • GIGA Information Centre
  • Administration
  • Political economy of mass protests in the Arab Spring
  • Relationship between EU assistance and governance in Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Tunisia

Nina Waßmann

Administration of third‐party funding
  • Administration
  • GIGA Information Centre – Area: Global/Theory and Methodology
  • GIGA Information Centre

Dr. Iris Wieczorek

Senior Research Fellow
GIGA Representative in Japan
  • Innovation processes and networks in Japanese economy, science and society in international comparison
  • Japan
  • Relationship between employment and well-being
  • Empowerment and Sen's capability approach
  • Informal employment
  • Sri Lanka
  • Uganda
  • Administration
  • Personal Assistant to the President
  • Head of Conference Management
  • Traditional and Non-traditional (Critical) Security in East Asia and the Pacific
  • Maritime Security Politics and Ocean Governance in East Asia
  • Social and Political Change / Politics of Identity and Legitimacy in Northeast Asia
  • Political Geography, Historical Sociology
  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • East Asia
  • Australia
  • Civil society action in Southeast Asia
  • Comparison of authoritarian regimes
  • Viet Nam
  • Ecuadorian Foreign Policy
  • Emerging Powers: China and Brazil
  • International Cooperation
  • South-South Cooperation, Integration and Regionalism in Latin America
  • Ecuador

Associated

Contact Competence Countries and Regions
  • Chinese foreign policy
  • East Asian international relations
  • East Asia
  • China
  • Post-conflict transformation and institutional reform
  • Security sector reform
  • Peacekeeping
  • Peacebuilding
  • Regional dynamics of conflict and violence
  • Conflict analysis
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • DR Congo
  • Togo
  • Burkina Faso
  • International and regional Oil Politics
  • Arab Spring
  • Regional Politics and Regional Powers in the Middle East
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Middle East
  • Arab countries
  • Official development aid
  • social policy, economy
  • political development
  • South Asia
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Domestic and foreign policy
  • development, globalisation and regional integration (Re-)democratisation
  • state and governmental reforms
  • decentralisation
  • parties and civil society/NGO
  • German Latin American policy
  • EU-USA-LA relations
  • Uruguay
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Venezuela
  • Comparative Regional Democratization
  • Institutional Design in Divided Societies
  • South Africa
  • environmental politics and environmental activism
  • Social movements and civil society,
  • Internet/social media and social activism
  • Ideological change and political legitimacy
  • China
  • Peacekeeping in Africa
  • International organizations and regime complexity
  • Africa
  • Comparative research on democracy and political regimes
  • Authoritarianism and civil society development in Mozambique
  • Governance, decentralisation
  • civil society participation, participatory budgeting
  • Local government development and local economic development in South Africa and Mozambique
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa
  • Transitional Justice
  • Democratisation
  • State-Building
  • Peace and Conflict Research
  • Peru
  • Latin America
  • Democratisation
  • decentralisation
  • political conflicts
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Myanmar
  • Military strategy and strategic thought
  • Evolution of insurgency and asymmetric warfare
  • Diffusion of regional organizations
  • Spatial modeling
  • Asia
  • China
  • Russia
  • EU-Asia relations
  • Security in Northeast Asia
  • ASEAN
  • Asia
  • Democratization
  • legacies of war and dictatorship
  • human rights
  • transnationalism
  • Chile
  • Foreign policy
  • energy and nuclear policy
  • arms policy
  • technology policy
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Democratization
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • International Relations
  • Southeast Asia
  • International Relations
  • Regional Integration
  • Defense and Security
  • Latin America
  • Union of South American Nations
  • China and the Comparative Capitalisms
  • Business Systems, Industrial Dynamics, and Innovation in China
  • China’s Biopharmaceutical Industry
  • China
  • Cultural Political Economy of Higher Education and Globalisation
  • Higher Education Sectoral Regionalism in Asia and Europe
  • Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Education Area
  • The Bologna Process and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)
  • Critical Realism, Process Tracing and Qualitative Methods
  • Asia
  • ASEAN
  • ASEM
  • EU
  • the Nordic Region
  • Institutions in intrastate conflicts
  • Religion and ethnicity in intrastate conflicts
  • External state-building efforts in fragile states
  • Middle East
  • Sudan
  • State-building in everyday practice
  • borders and borderlands
  • state-society relations in (post-) conflict settings
  • South Sudan
  • Central African Republic
  • Horn
  • West Africa
  • Politische Institutionen
  • Pro-poor policy
  • Lateinamerika
  • Afrika
  • Conflict analyses
  • Civilian crisis prevention
  • Development theory / progress research
  • Comprehensive measures of societal development levels
  • The “good live” in the “good Society”
  • Strategies for fostering sustainable and egalitarian societies
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • BRICS and International Order
  • State fragility and transformation
  • Cyber foreign policy
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Afghanistan
  • Systemic Comparisons of Hybrid Regimes in Africa
  • Ghana
  • Kenia
  • Kamerun
  • Niger
  • Namibia
  • Political mobilization of ethnicity, in particular ethnic parties
  • Ethnic identification and relations
  • Indigenous and regional mobilizations in Bolivia
  • Bolivia
  • Domestic and foreign policy
  • social and political Transformation
  • democratisation
  • programs and structures of political Islam
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Egypt
  • Ecological Economies
  • Environmental Economies
  • Development
  • Costa Rica
  • Regionalism
  • regional planning
  • regional powers
  • multipolarity
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Developing regions, especially in Latin America
  • Participation
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Access to Information
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Poverty and economic development
  • micro-level poverty traps, social protection
  • microfinance, microinsurance
  • employment and well-being
  • informal sector
  • East Africa
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Local Security Studies
  • Ordering and Security
  • Peace- and Statebuilding
  • Central African Republic
  • Somalia/Somaliland
  • Haiti
  • Impact Evaluation
  • Experimental Economics
  • Economics of Well-being
  • Land allocation and resettlement
  • Economics of Religion
  • Ghana
  • Tanzania
  • Economic Integration – Free Trade Agreements
  • Economic Development
  • ICT – Information and Communication Technologies
  • Latin America
  • Comparative Federalism and Decentralisation
  • Party Politics
  • Electoral Systems and Institutions
  • Clientelism
  • Argentina
  • Agriculture and development
  • technology and industrial Promotion
  • development theories
  • environmental problems, health
  • Latin America
  • Peru, drug policy
  • Statebuilding
  • Organized Crime
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Regional Intergration in Latin America, UNASUR, Mercosur, CARICOM
  • Regional public policies in social policy fields
  • Interministerial networks
  • Latin America
  • Caribbean
  • Political parties
  • stability
  • East Africa
  • Tanzania
    • Ideological Framing and Political Interests in the Extension of Political Rights in Mexico: Migrants, Naturalized Citizens, Dual Nationals
  • Mexico
  • Current research topics: Discourses on Violence and public security
  • Youth Violence, processes of social integration and des-integration, national identity and perception of history
  • Central America (especially Nicaragua and Costa Rica)
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Regionalism
  • Transitional Justice
  • Asia
  • Security
  • Intervention norms
  • Responsibility to protect
  • Brazil
  • Resource conflicts
  • Ethnic conflicts
  • Conflict-related sexual violence
  • quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Political Islam in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Power and Norms in Islamist Organizations
  • Muslim Brotherhood in the MENA-Region and the Gulf
  • Hezbollah, Hamas
  • Lebanon
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Ethnicity
  • resource abundance and intrastate conflicts
  • Andean countries, especially Bolivia and Venezuela
  • Nigeria
  • Migration und Entwicklung in Ecuador
  • Länderübergreifende politische Partizipation von Immigranten
  • Ecuador
  • Regionalism and its role in security management in Latin America
  • European Union politics and its current crisis
  • Latin America, especially Honduras
  • fiscal/public policy and state budgets
  • resilience of authoritarian rule
  • political and non-political violence
  • economic development , modernization and transformation theory
  • Middle East
  • Nepal
  • Migration
  • Mobility
  • West Africa
  • External consultant in the ongoing development and internationale networking of the GIGA Doctoral Programme
  • Power-sharing after peace agreements
  • Violent conflicts and conflict prevention
  • State and statehood
  • democratization processes
  • German and French Africa policy
  • Frankophone Central and West Africa
  • Regional Powers
  • Foreign Policy
  • Regionalism
  • Brazilian Foreign Policy
  • United Nations
  • Brazil
  • South America
  • BRICS
  • Security Studies
  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Regionalism
  • South America, especially Venezuela and Colombia
  • Petrostates
  • Arabic media
  • politics of identity and power in the Middle East
  • Egyptian politics and society
  • Arab-Iranian relations
  • sectarianism
  • the politics of religion
  • conflict prevention
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Turkey
  • Female labour force participation in rural India
  • Subjective well-being
  • Social policies in South Asia
  • South Asia
  • India
  • Micro and Small Enterprises in Developing Countries
  • Innovation and Capital Accumulation
  • Exposure to International Trade
  • Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction
  • Lateinamerika
  • Extent, processes and effects of large-scale land acquisitions
  • Rural development
  • Agricultural transformations
  • Zambia
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • Forms of government
  • developmental cooperation
  • EU-USA-LA relations
  • Latin America, especially Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay
  • US-Chinese relations
  • History of US-Japanese economic relations
  • Political Theory and History of Ideas
  • Discourse Theory and Analysis
  • International Relations Theories
  • Philosophy of Science
  • China
  • Japan
  • Human rights and genocide studies
  • democratization
  • civil society
  • globalization
  • justice and reparation
  • Central America
  • Peru
  • Election Observation
  • Tackling Electoral Violence
  • Evolution of Political Institutions
  • Africa
  • Nigeria

Martin Ostermeier

Associate
Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
  • The Future of Work (technological and demographic change, skills for the future)
  • Youth employment
  • Employment-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Employment effects of large-scale agricultural investments
  • Latin America
  • sub-Saharan Africa
  • Civil wars
  • Peace agreements
  • Post-conflict transformations
  • Violence-prone groups, gangs
  • Violence and security
  • Youth
  • Southeast Asia, Timor-Leste
  • Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Civil Society
  • Social Movements
  • Climate and Environmental Politics
  • Energy Politics
  • Brazil
  • The ‘victor’s peace’ and post-conflict reconstruction in comparative perspective
  • Regionalism and conflict transformation in West Africa
  • Voter registration, democracy, and statebuilding in West Africa
  • West Africa
  • Ethnicity, Resources and Conflict (ERC)
  • Urban and Rural Bias in the Developing World
  • Political Economy and Geography of Development
  • Africa
  • Behavioral development economics
  • Employment and entrepreneurship
  • Informal sector
  • Common-pool resource management
  • Microfinance
  • Nepotism and leadership
  • Religion and development
  • Southern Africa
  • Uganda
  • GIGA-Coordinator of expert’s reports "PÖK"
  • Ressources-, security- and defence policy
  • South America

Cecilia Roa

Associate
Visiting Fellow
  • water
  • environment
  • development
  • sustainability
  • Latin America (Andean region)
  • Constitutional Changes in Latin America
  • Human Rights
  • Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Social Inequality
  • Research on Conflict and Peace
  • Bolivia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru

Institut für Wirtschafts- und Kulturgeographie, Leibniz-Universität Hannover

  • Internationalization Strategies of Chinese Enterprises
  • Chinese Outward Direct Investment in Europe
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • China
  • Economical development
  • financial sector
  • industrial policy
  • EU and Asia
  • PR China
  • SAR Hong Kong
  • Security Studies
  • South Atlantic
  • Regional Security Governance
  • Brazilian Foreign and Defence Policy
  • Brazil
  • West Africa
  • South America
  • Water management and conflicts
  • Political Ecology
  • Rights of indigenous peoples in the Andean region
  • Resources governance
  • Legal pluralism
  • Peru
  • Bolivia
  • Political Economy of Federalism
  • Party System Stability and Change
  • Intergovernmental Transfers and Regional Disparities
  • India
  • South Asia
  • Shrinking Civic Space in Southeast Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Thailand

Modern history and culture of China

China

  • Energy policy in Latin America
  • Brazil’s foreign policy
  • Venezuela’s foreign policy
  • US-Latin American relations
  • Brazil
  • Venezuela
  • Post-conflict transitional governments
  • Institutional reform in post-conflict societies
  • Security Sector Reform (SSR)
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Nepal
  • Elections and Popular Votes
  • Nationalism and Ethnic Identity
  • Migration and Representation
  • Quantitative Text Analysis and Prediction Markets
  • Comparative Study of Democracy / Regime Research
  • Political role of constitutional courts
  • Institutions in processes of democratization
  • Parties, party systems and elections in Africa
  • Francophone West Africa, particularly Benin, Burkina Faso and Togo; Rwanda
  • Legitimacy
  • Political Transformations
  • Elite Formation
  • Democratisation
  • Citizenship and Inequality in Mozambique
  • Middle Class Formation, new Forms of Urbanism and the Politics of Infrastructure in Africa
  • Africa
  • Monarchies in the Middle East
  • International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Comparative Authoritarianism Studies
  • Gulf monarchies (esp. Qatar and Saudi Arabia)
  • Mashreq (esp. Jordan)
  • Chinese-African relations
  • Work Relations/International HR
  • Import, Trade and Markets
  • Civil Society
  • Urban Development
  • Ghana
  • Research project "Collaborative Research Centre 990: Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)"
  • Indonesia
  • Communication
  • Networks and Contention
  • Economic sanctions
  • Comparative Democratization
  • Elections and parties in authoritarian regimes
  • Electoral institutions
  • African politics
  • Africa
  • Natural Resources and Social Conflict
  • Sustainable Development
  • Climate Change
  • Economic History
  • Inequality
  • Latin America
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Brazil
  • Role theory
  • narrative analysis in Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Rising powers - BRICS and IBSA
  • foreign policy of Latin American states
  • regional groups in Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Comparative democratization
  • Peacebuilding / Transitional Justice
  • Regional security organizations and regional integration
  • Latin American politics and international relations
  • Latin America
  • Comparative Democratization: Latin American Politics and Mexican Politics
  • Researcher in the Europe-Cuba Forum Network
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Indian foreign and security policies
  • World order and global power shifts
  • Non-Western IR theory
  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Discourse theory
  • India
  • Research project "Local Arenas of Power-Sharing"
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Environmental Politics
  • Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief in Asia
  • Southeast Asian Regionalism
  • Non-State Actors and Governance
  • Asian Think Tanks
  • Asia

Visiting Fellows

Contact Competence Countries and Regions
  • Ethnic Politics in Contemporary China
  • Authoritarian Politics
  • Social Policies in Non-Democracies
  • State-Intellectual Relations
  • US-China/East-Asia Relations
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • China
  • East Asia
  • The developing connectivity corridors in the Southern Asian region
  • Regional organisations, and issues concerning internal security and cross border linkages
  • Cross border economic corridors
  • Internal and cross border migrations
  • Common waters in the Southern Asian region
  • Southern Asian region
  • Presidentialism
  • Foreign Policy
  • Presidential Agenda
  • Terrorism
  • Decision-Making and Legislative Processes
  • Political Discourse
  • Qualitative Methodology and Comparative Politics
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Latin America
  • Transnational student mobility
  • Migration infrastructures
  • Social media
  • Indian middle classes
  • Social mobility
  • South Asia
  • Europe
  • International Political Economy
  • International Organizations
  • Global governance
  • Sustainable governance
  • International development
  • Climate finance
  • Development cooperation
  • Climate adaptation
  • Green Climate Fund
  • East Asia
  • Complex Dimensions of Asian Countries’ Responses toward China
  • East Asia (Korea, Japan, China in particular)
  • Political behaviour
  • International migration
  • Peace and conflict
  • Mexico
  • Counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency strategies of India, Israel, and the United States of America.
  • Interlinkages of human security (energy, water, food, and environmental security) concerns and policies in India.
  • Environmental economics and sustainable development of South Asia.
  • Ideology- and identity-based politics of India.
  • Indian political communications in the digital space including the methods of persuasion, manipulation, propaganda, and voter engagement.
  • India
  • Israel
  • USA
  • South and West Asia
  • Comparative Politics
  • Party Politics
  • Electoral Processes
  • Legislative Studies
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • East Central Europe
  • Kuwaiti Islamic Charities, Transnational Networks and the Transformation of Muslim Communities in Southeast Asia
  • Party Politics in Northeast Asia with Multiple Cleavages
  • Gender and Politics in Northeast Asia
  • Presidentialism and Welfare Politics
  • Party-Voter Linkage of Unorthodox Social Policy in Korea and Japan
  • World Politics of Social Investment
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Process of construction of the Nation and democracy in Peru
  • Peru
  • Latin America