Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte


Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte

  • Short CV

    • Since 06/2019: Associate Fellow of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

    • Since 05/2019: Honorary member of the Instituto de Iberoamérica, Universidad de Salamanca

    • 2018 - 2019 Visiting professor University of Sao Paulo (USP), Universidad Católica (Santiago de Chile), FLACSO Argentinia and Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires)

    • 2006 - 05/2018: Director, GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

    • 2007 - 2016: Vice President, GIGA Institute of Global and Area Studies

    • 2011 - 2014: Acting President of the GIGA

    • 1989 - 2006: Deputy Director, GIGA Institute for Ibero-American Studies

    • Since 1989: Senior Research Fellow, GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies, Hamburg; Senior Lecturer, University of Hamburg, Latin American

    • Studies Program and Department of Social Sciences

    • 1978 - 1989: Lecturer and Research Fellow, University of Mannheim, Department of Social Science

    • Education: MA, Political Science, German Literature, History (University of Mannheim); Ph.D., Political Science (University of Mannheim); Habilitation, Political Science (University of Hamburg

    Current Research

    • Regional Powers

    • Political Institutions in Latin America

    • "Failed presidencies"

    • Transitional Justice

    Countries and Regions

    • Argentina

    • Chile

    • Mexico

    • Paraguay

    Relaciones Internacionales | 02/2023

    El Covid-19 y la Crisis del Regionalismo Latinoamericano: Lecciones que Pueden ser Aprendidas y sus Limitaciones

    This article takes stock of the response of Latin American and Caribbean regional organizations to covid-19. In particular, it questions whether they have contributed to coping with the pandemic and seeks to find explanations for the considerable divergence between the responses of nine regional organizations.

    Research Project | 01/01/2024 - 31/12/2025

    Climate Obstruction and Foreign Policy in Comparative Perspective

    The fight against climate change continues to be hindered by campaigns of corporate and other actors who seek to prevent global and/or national action on climate change. This research group is set up to a joint and comparative research agenda on climate obstruction in and across key Global South countries. The lead institutions are the GIGA and the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).
    DAAD/CAPES, 2024-2026

    Research Project | 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2020

    Globalisation, Europe & Multilateralism – Sophistication of the Transnational Order, Networks, and European Strategies (GEM STONES)

    The rapid rise in the number of international institutions increases the complexity of the global system. Does this complexity strengthen or weaken the EU's capacity to interact with the world? This is the core question in GEM-STONES, an integrated research and PhD fellowship programme of 15 European institutions, coordinated by the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The two early stage researchers who stay at the GIGA study regional integration processes and regional security governance.
    EC, Horizon 2020, 2016-2020

    Research Project | 01/01/2014 - 01/12/2018

    The Institutional Presidency in Latin America

    This project analysed the development of the institutional Presidency in Latin America after the processes of re-democratisation in the 1980s. The Institutional Presidency (IP) refers to the bulk of agencies that directly support the chief of the executive in his/her governing tasks. The IP is part of the "executive toolbox" that is available to heads of state for building legislative majorities. Our analysis highlighted the strategic redesign of the bureaucratic structures of the presidential office initiated by presidents.
    DAAD/CAPES, 2014-2018

    Research Project | 01/03/2012 - 28/02/2017

    Anti-Corruption Policies Revisited. Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption

    Which factors promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies? This was the guiding question of the ANTICORRP consortium, led by the University of Gothenburg. In this framework, the GIGA comparatively analysed country cases in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East and studied patterns and trends of corruption within each of the four regions.
    EC, FP7, 2012-2017

    Latinoamérica21. | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 12/12/2023

    La hipocresía y el proteccionismo frenan el acuerdo UE-Mercosur

    Ein Scheitern des EU-Mercosur-Abkommens aufgrund des Widerstands Frankreichs und einiger anderer euopäischer Regierungen wird die geopolitische und geoökonomische Position Europas in ganz Lateinamerika schwächen und sich negativ auf künftige Verhandlungen über Handelsabkommen in anderen Regionen der Welt auswirken.

    Latinoamérica21 | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 22/10/2023

    Unasur: del regionalismo mágico al regionalismo pragmático

    GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series | 20/11/2017

    Peace Agreements, Post-Conflict Society and Irregular Migration in El Salvador

    Peace Agreements, Post-Conflict Society and Irregular Migration in El Salvador, Rathausmarkt 1 Hamburg Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Latin American Centre, University of Oxford, Senatskanzlei Hamburg, European Union - Latin America and the Caribbean Foundation Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar (Organiser), Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte (Panelist), Hugo Martínez (Panelist), Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner (Speaker)

    Lecture by Foreign Minister Hugo Martínez as part of the GIGA Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series. The series is curated by GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar.

    Other | 22/11/2016

    The Many Faces of Latin American Presidentialism

    The Many Faces of Latin American Presidentialism, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte Organisers: Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais Prof. Dr. Mariana Llanos (Speaker), Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte (Speaker)

    GIGA Forum | 17/11/2016

    Will US Foreign Policy Change Post-Obama?

    Will US Foreign Policy Change Post-Obama?, GIGA Hamburg, Hamburg Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), German Council on Foreign Relations Josef Braml (Panelist), Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte (Moderator), Robert Kappel (Panelist), Pascal Abb (Panelist), Prof. Dr. Henner Fürtig (Panelist)

    Nach Obama: US-Außenpolitik im Wandel? Vorträge und Diskussion in Kooperation mit der DGAP

    Josef Braml

    Robert Kappel

    Pascal Abb

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2009

    Latin America in International Politics

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg Germany

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2009

    Die politischen Systeme Lateinamerikas

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg Germany

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2006

    Democracy in Latin America

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg Germany


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