Jil Kamerling, M.A.



Jil Kamerling

Contact Information

Heidelberg University
Institute of Political Science
Bergheimer Str. 58
D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)6221 54 2866




Jil Kamerling studied Political Science, Economics, and English Cultural Studies at Heidelberg University, Germany, and the University of Adelaide, Australia. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Heidelberg University in 2012 and her Master of Arts in 2015. Since 2016, she is lecturer at the Institute of Political Science, Heidelberg University. She spent the winter-term 2017/18 as a visiting PhD student at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Jil’s research interests include authoritarian survival, diffusion and cooperation of autocracies, and civil-military relations.

For additional information, please refer to the Adobe curriculum vitae.



  • Eschenauer, Tanja and Jil Kamerling. forthcoming. "Methods and quantitative data in studying civilian control and military effectiveness." in  Civil–Military Relations in Comparative Perspective:The Nexus of Control and Effectiveness, eds. Aurel Croissant and Thomas Bruneau.

  • Eschenauer, Tanja and Jil Kamerling. 2018. Military Influence: the Hidden Power of Men in Uniform. Bertelsmann Stiftung, BTI Blog. Published online.

  • Croissant, Aurel, Tanja Eschenauer, und Jil Kamerling. 2018. The Military and Autocratic Regime Crises, in Johannes Gerschewski and Christoph Stefes (eds.) Crisis in Autocratic Regimes, Boulder: Lynne Rienner.

  • Kamerling, Jil. 2017. “The International Politics of Authoritarian Rule, by Oisín Tansey”, Democratization: 1-2. doi: 10.1080/13510347.2017.1316264.

  • Croissant, Aurel, Tanja Eschenauer, and Jil Kamerling. "Militaries' Roles in Political Regimes: Introducing the PRM Dataset."  European Political Science. doi: 10.1057/s41304-016-0083-6. [www]

  • Kuehn, David, Aurel Croissant, Jil Kamerling, Hans Lueders and André Strecker. 2016. „Conditions of civilian control in new democracies”, European Political Science Review. doi: 10.1017/S1755773916000011.

  • Croissant, Aurel and Jil Kamerling, 2013. „Why Do Military Regimes Institutionalize?”, Asian Journal of Political Science, 21(2): 105-125. doi: 10.1080/02185377.2013.823797.


Political Roles of the Military (PRM) Dataset 2.0


The Political Roles of the Military (PRM) Dataset contains information on 120 democratic and autocratic countries for the period 1999–2016.

Aurel Croissant, Tanja Eschenauer, Jil Kamerling. "Militaries’ Roles in Political Regimes: Introducing the PRM Data Set", in European Political Science,  2016.

PRM 2.0 (.zip format)

PRM 2.0 Codebook (.pdf)


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