Prof. Dr. Aurel Croissant
Prof Dr Aurel Croissant
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Membership in Committees
- Member of the Forschungs- und Strategiekommission of Heidelberg University
- Member of the Senate of Heidelberg University
- Member of the Board of Directors of the Heidelberg Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences (HGGS)
- Member of the Selection Committee for the DAAD’s Guest Professorship Program
Membership in Boards
- Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Asienkunde (DGA (Südostasien)
- Member of the Research Advisory Board of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
- Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
- International Editorial Advisory Board of Asian Education and Development Studies
- International Editorial Advisory Board, Asian Politics & Policy
- International Advisory Board Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affaris
- International Advisory Board Asian Journal of Political Science
- Academic Advisory Board “Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI)"
- Academic Advisory Board “Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI)"
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.