Prof. Dr. Aurel Croissant - Bio
After receiving an M.A. in Political Science from Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, in 1996, Aurel Croissant started his career as Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Universities of Mainz and Heidelberg. In 2001, he received a doctoral degree (Dr. phil) in Political Science from Mainz University and was promoted to a non-tenured position as ‘Wissenschaftlicher Assistent’ (C1) at the Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg. In 2004, he accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor for Comparative Politics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Since 2006, he has been Professor of Political Science (W3) at Heidelberg University. For more information, please refer to the curriculum vitae (pdf).
His main research interests include civil–military relations, democratic governance and political institutions, democratization studies, party politics, civil society, conflict research, modern authoritarianism and the politics of East and Southeast Asia, which is documented in more than 150 scholarly publications in German, English, Indonesian, Russian and Spanish, including several monographs and edited volumes and articles in journals such as Party Politics, Democratization, Electoral Studies, Armed Forces & Society, Pacific Review, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Journal of East Asian Studies, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Journal of the German Association for Political Science (PVS), Journal of Political Science (ZPol) and Comparative Governance and Politics (ZfVP). For a comprehensive list of his publications, please refer to the publications document (pdf).
He is co-editor of the journal Democratization and of the book series Democratization Special Issues Series (Taylor and Francis), Politik in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika (Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America, VS Verlag) and Weltregionen im Wandel (World Regions in Transition, Nomos). He is on the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Contemporary Southeast Asian Affairs, referee for numerous German and international journals, publishers and academic funding institutions, and sits on the Academic Advisory Boards of the Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI) and the Bertelsmann Transformation-Index (BTI).