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Prof. Dr. Aurel Croissant

Prof Dr Aurel Croissant



Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Institut für Politische Wissenschaft
Bergheimer Str. 58
Room: 03.008
D-69115 Heidelberg

Telefon: +49-6221-542882


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Aurel Croissant is Professor of Political Science at the IPW. After studying political science, sociology and public law in Mainz and Seoul, he received his PhD from the University of Mainz. His doctoral thesis researched conditions and consequences of democratizations in Asia. After serving as adjunct and post-doctoral researcher at the Universities of Mainz and Heidelberg, he was appointed in 2004 to an Assistant Professorship for Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia (tenure track) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey (California). Since 2006, he is a W3 professor at Heidelberg University. Since 2018 he is Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. He has been or is a Fellow of the East West Center Honolulu, the East Asia Foundation, the Taiwan Foundation, the National Endowment of Democracy, and the Korea Foundation. 

His teaching and research focus on comparative democracy research, comparative authoritarianism, processes of democratization and autocratization, and political systems in Asia-Pacific, particularly Southeast Asia, and the Korean Peninsula.

Since 2012, he has been Editor in Chief (with Jeffrey Haynes) of the journal Democratization.


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