Jessica Johansson


Jessica Johansson

  • Short CV

    • Since 04/2021: Associate at the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

    • 08/2020 - 03/2021: Project Manager at Kraftbyrån on the project Youth and Covid-19

    • 09/2019 - 03/2020: Researcher at Center for Advanced Research and Postgraduate Studies in Social Anthropology (CIESAS), field project in Ecuador

    • 01/2019 - 09/2019: Research Fellow at the GIGA in the International Diffusion and Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes (IDCAR) Network

    • 03/2018 - 12/2018: Research Assistant at GIGA in the IDCAR Network and for the Global State Revenues and Expenditures (GSRE) Dataset

    • 09/2017 - 01/2018: Intern at the Americas Department at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Government Offices of Sweden

    • 10/2016 - 08/2017: Research Assistant at GIGA in the IDCAR Network

    • Education: M.A. of Science in Politics, Economics and Philosophy, University of Hamburg; B.A. of Science in Political Science at Uppsala University; Political Science and Latin American Studies at Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago

    Current Research

    • Shrinking civic spaces and covid-19

    • Authoritarianism and democratic backsliding

    • Civil and political rights

    • Business and human rights

    • Accountability and transparency

    Countries and Regions

    • International focus

    • Latin America

    • Ecuador

    Jessica Johansson


    Studies In Comparative International Development | 02/2024

    Civil Society Under Attack: The Consequences for Horizontal Accountability Institutions

    This manuscript investigates how restrictions on CSOs affect the quality of horizontal accountability institutions like parliaments and courts. Our results imply that a crackdown on CSOs serves as a warning sign of deteriorating horizontal oversight.

    Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft | 09/2021

    Zwischen Regulierung und Repression: Ein Beitrag zur Einordnung gesetzlicher Maßnahmen in Bezug auf die Auslandsfinanzierung von zivilgesellschaftlichen Organisationen

    Gesetzliche Maßnahmen zu Eindämmung ausländischer Finanzierung von Zivilgesellschaft sind nicht zwangsläufig Repression. In diesem Artikel wird eine neue analytische Einordnung der staatlichen Eingriffe in diesem Bereich vorgeschlagen, die eine Sicht der internationalen Menschenrechte zur Vereinigungsfreiheit mit einer auf nationalen verfassungsrechtlichen Normen fokussierten Perspektive in Verbindung bringt.

    Cooperation Event | 26/02/2020

    Restrictions on Civil Society: A Warning Signal for the Decline of Democracy?

    The Political Dynamics and Challenges of Mass Protesting: A Global Perspective, GIGA Hamburg, Hamburg Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Carnegie Europe Dr. Hannah Smidt (Speaker), Jessica Johansson (Speaker), Dr. Thomas Richter (Speaker)

    Berlin Social Science Center | 26/03/2019

    Regulate or Restrict? Classifying Legislation on Foreign Funding for Civil Society Organisations

    Organiser: Berlin Social Science Center Jessica Johansson (Speaker), Dr. Thomas Richter (Speaker), Silvia Rojas Castro (Speaker)

    APIR Seminar


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