During the winter semester 2017/18 Prof. Croissant is on sabbatical.

There will be no office hours during that time.
The current issue of Democratization is available online on the journal homepage

Recent Publications
Aurel Croissant and David Kuehn (eds.). Reforming Civil-Military Relations in New Democracies Democratic Control and Military: Effectiveness in Comparative Perspectives. Heidelberg: Springer VS. 2017.

Abstract and Table of Contents

Aurel Croissant, Sascha Kneip, Alexander Petring (eds.). Demokratie, Diktatur, Gerechtigkeit. Festschrift für Wolfgang Merkel (Democracy, Dictatorship, Justice. Festschrift for Wolfgang Merkel). Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2017.

Table of Contents

Aurel Croissant. Historical Trajectories and Current Challenges. Singapore: ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute. 2016. (53 pages)

Link to ISEAS bookstore

Holger Albrecht, Aurel Croissant, and Fred H. Lawson (eds.). Armies and Insurgencies in the Arab Spring. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 2016.

Abstract and contributors


Prof. Dr. Aurel Croissant


Professor of Political Science


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Contact information

Heidelberg University
Institute of Political Science
Bergheimer Str. 58
Room No.: 03.008
D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany

Phone: +49-6221-542882
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Fax: +49-6221-542896


Prof. Dr. Aurel Croissant is Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Political Science, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg. His main research interests include the comparative analysis of political structures and processes in East- and Southeast Asia, the theoretical and empirical analysis of democracy, civil-military relations, terrorism and political violence. Further information can be found in the curriculum vitae and on the following pages:

  • Bio - here, you will find more information on me and my academic career.
  • Publications - contains a complete list of my publications.
  • In the media - where links to a seleciton of my media appearances are referenced.
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