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Dr. David Kuehn

Senior Research Fellow

Coordinator GIGA Forum

Short CV

  • 04/2018 - 06/2019: Speaker of Research Team "Authoritarian Politics", Research Programme 1

  • Since 01/2018: Senior Research Fellow, GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

  • 2015 - 2017: Senior Research Fellow and Principal Investigator, Heidelberg University, Research project “Dictators’ Endgames: Theory and Empirical Analysis of Military Behavior in Authoritarian Regime Crises, 1946-2014”, funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)

  • 06/2015 - 09/2015: Senior Research Fellow, Heidelberg University, Institute of Political Science

  • 03/2013 - 05/2015: Senior Research Fellow, Heidelberg University, Project on “Democratic Transformation and Civilian Control of the Military: A Configurative Comparison of New Democracies (1974-2010)” funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)

  • 12/2012 - 02/2013: Research Fellow, Heidelberg University, Institute of Political Science

  • 11/2008 - 11/2012: Research Fellow, Heidelberg University, Project on “Democratization and Civilian Control of the Military in East Asia” funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)

  • 04/2008 - 10/ 2008: PhD Scholarship, Baden-Württemberg Graduate Foundation (Landesgraduiertenförderung, LGFG)

  • 10/2006 - 03/2008: Lecturer, Institute of Political Science, Heidelberg University

  • Education: MA in Political Science and Modern Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University (Germany), Chinese Culture University and Chinese National Normal University Taipei (Taiwan); Dissertation “Institutionalizing Civilian Control of the Military in New Democracies” at Heidelberg University, Germany

  • Extended Curriculum Vitae


Current Research

  • Civil-military relations

  • Democratization

  • Authoritarianism

  • Research methods


Countries and Regions

  • Taiwan

  • South Korea


Research Programme

  • Accountability and Participation

  • Peace and Security


Projects

Media Contributions