New WZB Departmend Blog started
The departmend for Democracy and Democratization at the Berlin Socual Science Center (WZB) launched its own blog a few days ago.
It will cover insights into the ongoing, cutting edge research conducted within the departmend and is a great opportunity to get a glimpse of what researchers in the departmend are working on.
There will be posts from all projects and people affiliated to the departmend which menas it will cover a wide range of topics from party manifestos to authoritarian stability and democratic innovations.
I have promised to contribute a post on the results of my MA-thesis during this winter which will be dealin with the resilience of the Moroccon regime during the Arab Spring.
Newspaper Article on WZB Research Project on Authoritarian Regimes
On the german news portal of Deutsche Welle a few days ago an article on first results of the DFG-funded research project "Critical Junctures and the Survival of Dictatorships. Explaining the Stability of Autocratic Regimes" to which I am affiliated as a research fellow was published. It describes the main finding of the research project on the trias of factors necessary to sustain stability of authoritarian rule.
The article can be found here
The link to the project website here
is a researcher and PhD student in political science, freelance journalist and photographer interested in Democracy, Transition, Authoritarianism and Security especially in the MIddle East and North Africa.