Dr. Georg Strüver

Research Fellow


  • Short CV

    • Since 2016: Editor of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs (formerly CHINA aktuell)

    • Since 2014: Research fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

    • 2012 - 2014: Acting deputy spokesperson of the research team "Foreign Policy Strategies in the Multipolar System" in the GIGA Research Programme 4

    • 2011 - 2013: Research fellow/doctoral student in the project "Contested Leadership in International Relations – Power Politics in South America, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa", GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

    • 2007 - 2010: Research fellow/commissioned work in the projects "Religion and Civil War", and "Is Resource Wealth a Risk Factor", GIGA Institute of African Affairs

    • 2005 - 2006: Student assistant in the project "On the Way to a Regional Security Community?", GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies

    • Education: Chinese Studies (M.A.), Political Science and Latin American Studies at the University of Hamburg; Phd at the Graduate School Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg, Dissertation Topic: "Explaining Alignment in International Politics: The Case of Foreign Policy Convergence and Partnerships with China"

    Current Research

    • Legitimation and stability of authoritarian regimes

    • Foreign policy of authoritarian states

    • Chinese foreign and security policy

    • Natural resources and religion in intra-state conflicts

    Countries and Regions

    • China

    • Latin America


    Dissertation

    • Explaining Alignment in International Politics: The Case of Foreign Policy Convergence and Partnerships with China

    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 | 07/04/2018

    The Rise of Authoritarian Powers and the Decline of the Freedom of Assembly: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

    Conference 07/04/2018

    In Paper Session "International Alliances and Cooperation"

    Dr. Georg Strüver

    Research Fellow

    Speaker | 25/02/2017

    The Rise of Authoritarian Powers and the Increase of NGO Restrictions: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

    Conference 25/02/2017

    Dr. Georg Strüver

    Research Fellow

    Speaker | 24/02/2017

    The Determinants of Alignment: Verbal and Material Collaboration Between Authoritarian Regimes

    Conference 24/02/2017

    Dr. Georg Strüver

    Research Fellow

    Teaching | University of Göttingen | 2015

    Foreign policy and international cooperation of authoritarian regimes

    University of Göttingen Göttingen

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