Dr. Adam Scharpf

Research Fellow | Speaker Research Team


  • Short CV

    • Since 03/2018: Research Fellow at GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

    • 09/2012 - 03/2018: Dr. rer. soc., Dissertation: The Military Organization of State Repression, University of Mannheim

    • 09/2015 - 02/2018: Doctoral Research Fellow in the ERC-funded project “Repression and the Escalation of Violence,” University of Mannheim

    • 09/2013 - 08/2015: Doctoral Research Fellow at the Chair in Political Science IV, University of Mannheim

    • Education: MA in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz; BA in Political and Administrative Science, University Konstanz

    Current Research

    • Anatomy of autocratic regimes

    • Dynamics of state repression

    • Inner workings of coercive organizations

    • Civil war actors and dynamics

    Countries and Regions

    • Latin America

    • Argentina

    Research Programmes


    Memberships

    • American Political Science Association
    • European Political Science Association
    • Network of European Peace Scientists
    • International Studies Association

    Dr. Adam Scharpf

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    T. +49 (0)40 - 428 25-753adam.scharpf@giga-hamburg.de

    European Journal of International Relations | 12/2020

    Grist to the Mill of Subversion: Strikes and Coups in Counterinsurgencies

    Why are acts of organised resistance associated with military coups? Disentangling different types of resistance, the authors analyse whether and how strikes, demonstrations, riots, and guerrilla attacks affect the military’s disposition and ability to stage a coup during counterinsurgencies.

    Dataset | 2020

    Dataset to Article: Capturing Group Alignments: Introducing the Government and Armed Actors Relations Dataset (GAARD)

    Dataset to Article: Otto, Sabine, Adam Scharpf, and Anita Gohdes (2020), Capturing Group Alignments: Introducing the Government and Armed Actors Relations Dataset (GAARD), in: Research and Politics…

    https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/VEDYMM

    Dr. Sabine Otto

    Prof. Dr. Anita Gohdes

    American Journal of Political Science | 10/2020

    Why Underachievers Dominate Secret Police Organizations: Evidence from Autocratic Argentina

    Dr. Adam Scharpf

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Christian Gläßel

    International Studies Quarterly | 09/2020

    Why Governments Have Their Troops Trained Abroad: Evidence from Latin America

    Dr. Adam Scharpf

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Brasilicum | 06/2020

    Die gefährliche Allianz zwischen Populisten & Militär

    Dr. Adam Scharpf

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Speaker | 24/06/2021

    International Sports Events, Media Attention, and Repression: Evidence from the 1978 FIFA World Cup

    Conference 24/06/2021

    Dr. Adam Scharpf

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Panelist | 26/02/2021

    Virtual Workshop on the Political Economy of Democracy and Dictatorship (PEDD)

    Conference 26/02/2021

    Dr. Adam Scharpf

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Discussant | 18/11/2020

    Virtual Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes (VWAR)

    Workshop 18/11/2020

    Dr. Adam Scharpf

    Research Fellow / Speaker Research Team

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2020

    Administrative Evil? Bureaucracies in Democracies and Dictatorships

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg

    Teaching | GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies | Accountability and Participation | Peace and Security | 2020

    The Philosophy of Science and Causation

    GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 20354 Hamburg Germany , Accountability and Participation Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 20354 Hamburg Germany , Peace and Security Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 20354 Hamburg Germany

    GIGA Doctoral program course, December 2020 (16 course hours) (open to UHH students)

    Teaching | University of Mannheim | 2015

    Visualizing Data and Statistical Results in Stata

    University of Mannheim Mannheim

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