Dr. Maria Josua

Research Fellow | Speaker Research Team


  • Short CV

    • Since 07/2019: Speaker of Research Team "Authoritarian Politics", Research Programme 1

    • 2015 - 2018: Speaker of Research Team "Authoritarian Politics", Research Programme 1

    • Since 07/2014: Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies, coordinator of IDCAR network

    • 2009 - 2014: Research Associate and Lecturer at the Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen, Research Unit on Middle East and Comparative Politics

    • Education: M.A. in Political Science, Islamic Studies and Public International Law at the University of Tübingen and the University of Copenhagen, 2002-2009; PhD dissertation "The Arab Uprisings as Crises of Legitimacy: Success and Failure of Strategies of Political Rule in Jordan and Algeria" at the University of Tübingen, 2009-2014

    Current Research

    • Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East and North Africa

    • Authoritarian learning

    • Legitimation of authoritarian regimes

    • Repression of protest movements

    Countries and Regions

    • Algeria

    • Jordan


    Memberships

    • Middle East Studies Association
    • German Political Science Association
    • German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation

    Dr. Maria Josua

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-714maria.josua@giga-hamburg.de

    Journal of Global Security Studies | 09/2021

    What Drives Diffusion? Anti-Terrorism Legislation in the Arab Middle East and North Africa

    Dr. Maria Josua

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Chapter in edited Volume | 08/2021

    The Legitimation of Repression in Autocracies

    Dr. Maria Josua

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Mediterranean Politics | 2021

    The Arab Uprisings and the Return of Repression

    Dr. Maria Josua

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Dr. Mirjam Edel

    GIGA Focus Middle East | 4/2019

    Anti-Terror Legislation as a Tool of Repression in Arab States

    Dr. Maria Josua

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Research Project | 01/07/2019 - 30/06/2023

    Justifying Repression in Authoritarian Regimes of the Arab World: Official Framing and Target Audiences

    This project offers a new perspective on how repression can sustain authoritarianism. It focuses on Tunesia and Morocco – two countries with divergent trajectories during the Arab uprisings. Bridging framing and autocracy research, the project develops a new concept of justifications of repression. It shows how their application in different branches of government differs, why certain types of justifications are chosen, and what effect they have.
    DFG, 2019-2023

    Research Project | 01/07/2014 - 30/06/2019

    International Diffusion and Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes - IDCAR-Network

    In politics and political science alike, the increasing international influence of authoritarian regimes has become a central concern around the globe. From 2014-2019, the IDCAR network brought together some of the most renowned scholars in the field to produce high-level research and, based on this, policy advice and public outreach.
    Leibniz Association, 2014-2019

    Speaker | 01/12/2021

    How Autocrats Legitimize Repression: Empirical insights from the Maghreb

    Conference 01/12/2021

    Dr. Maria Josua

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Speaker | 19/10/2021

    10 Jahre Arabischer Frühling – Was bleibt vom Aufbruch?

    Hermann Ehlers Stiftung e.V. Kiel: 19/10/2021

    Dr. Maria Josua

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Organiser, Chair | 17/09/2021

    27th International DAVO Congress

    Conference 17/09/2021

    Panel Violence and Legitimacy in the Middle East and North Africa: The Consequences of Repression and Conflict

    Dr. Maria Josua

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Teaching | University of Tübingen | 2014

    Concepts and Theories of Political Rule: Current Trends in Research on Authoritarianism

    University of Tübingen Tübingen

    Teaching | University of Tübingen | 2013

    Comparative Politics: Authoritarian Systems

    University of Tübingen Tübingen

    Teaching | University of Tübingen | 2013

    Politics after the Arab Spring

    University of Tübingen Tübingen

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