Dr. Kressen Thyen


Dr. Kressen Thyen

  • Short CV

    • Since 2019: Associate at the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies

    • Since 03/2018: Research Fellow at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen

    • 07/2017 - 12/2018: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies, IDCAR-Network

    Current Research

    • Political attitudes and behaviour in autocracies

    • Contentious politics in the Middle East and North Africa

    • Authoritarian regimes and international cooperation

    • Empirical research methods

    Countries and Regions

    • Maghreb

    • Morocco

    • Egypt

    Dr. Kressen Thyen



    GIGA Focus Middle East | 4/2023

    Tunisia’s Autocratisation under President Kais Saied

    After the Arab uprisings, Tunisia would emerge as the only Arab democracy. President Kais Saied’s July 2021 coup has, however, led to the autocratisation of the state. This GIGA Focus traces Saied’s base of support, his strategies, and rhetoric, as well as their implications for Tunisia’s future.

    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

    Teaching | University of Tübingen | 2016

    Techniques of Scientific Work in Political Science

    University of Tübingen Tübingen Germany

    Teaching | University of Tübingen | 2013

    Civil society in democracy, autocracy and transformation processes

    University of Tübingen Tübingen Germany


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