Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh


Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh

  • Short CV

    • Since April 2015: Junior professor at University Bayreuth

    • 2006 – 2015: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for African Affairs

    • since 2007: Guest lecturer at the Universities of Abomey-Calavi, Heidelberg, and Lüneburg

    • May 2012: PhD thesis on political parties in Benin and Burkina Faso successfully defended at the University of Hamburg

    • Education: Studies in Political Science, Public (International) Law and Politics of South Asia at the University of Heidelberg and at the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris; Master thesis on institutional composition of electoral and government systems in Zambia and Rwanda

    Current Research

    • Comparative Study of Democracy / Regime Research

    • Political role of constitutional courts

    • Institutions in processes of democratization

    • Parties, party systems and elections in Africa

    Countries and Regions

    • Francophone West Africa, particularly Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo and Rwanda

    Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh


    Dataset | 2016

    Informal Interferences in the Judiciary in Six New Democracies

    The main dataset consists of interview data from a total of 117 semi-structured interviews, 45 of these were conducted with current or former supreme court or constitutional court judges. Further…

    Research Project | 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2016

    Judicial (In)dependence in New Democracies. Courts, Presidents and Legislatures in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa

    The study of judicial independence shows the interaction among the three branches of government and concentrates, especially, on the ways in which the two elected branches – the executive and the legislature – interfere with the judicial branch. The project stresses the difficult balance between judicial independence and judicial accountability, a classical topic in political science, and analyses it in new democracies of the developing world.
    Leibniz Association, 2011-2016

    Workshop | 11/03/2013 - 16/03/2013

    Informal Interference with the Judiciary in New Democracies

    ECPR Joint Sessions 2013, Mainz Organisers: European Consortium for Political Research Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh (Speaker), Dr. Cordula Tibi Weber (Speaker), Dr. Charlotte Heyl (Speaker), Prof. Dr. Mariana Llanos (Speaker)

    Nacht des Wissens | 29/10/2011

    Nacht des Wissens am GIGA – 2011

    Nacht des Wissens am GIGA, GIGA Hamburg, Hamburg Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) Günter Schucher (Speaker), Annette Ranko (Speaker), Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh (Speaker), Gero Erdmann (Speaker), Dr. Peter Peetz (Speaker), Prof. Dr. Henner Fürtig (Speaker), Prof. Dr. Marco Bünte (Speaker), Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach (Speaker)

    Teaching | Leuphana University of Lüneburg | 2014

    The Judiciary: Political Actor of Democratic Development

    Leuphana University of Lüneburg Lüneburg Germany

    Teaching | Leuphana University of Lüneburg | 2012

    Comparing Political Parties and Party Systems in the Global South

    Leuphana University of Lüneburg Lüneburg Germany


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