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Dr. Alexander Schmotz

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Research Fields
  • Comparative authoritarianism
  • Hybrid regimes
  • Regime change and stability
  • Quantitative methods, particularly survival analysis
Contact
fon: +49 30 25491 319
mail: alexander [dot] schmotz [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Research Fellow of the Research Unit
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since January 2017
Research fellow in the research unit Democracy and Democratization

February 2014 - December 2016
Postdoc at King's College London, Department of War Studies, contributing to the ERC-Projekt International Dimensions of Authoritarian Rule

2014
PhD in political science from Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS)

2010, 2011 - 2014
Research fellow in the research unit Democracy and Democratization at WZB, contributing to the project Critical Junctures and the Survival of Dictatorship

2008 - 2011
PhD scholarship awarded by BGSS

2008     
MA (Diplom) in Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin

2000 - 2008     
Studies of political science and sociology at Humboldt University Berlin, the Universidad del País Vasco in Bilbao, and the University of Potsdam


Selected Publications
  • Schmotz, Alexander/Tansey, Oisín (2017): "Regional Autocratic Linkage and Regime Survival". In: European Journal of Political Research, advance access, 15.09.2017, online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12243.
  • Tansey, Oisín/Koehler, Kevin/Schmotz, Alexander (2017): "Ties to the Rest. Autocratic Linkages and Regime Survival". In: Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 50, No. 9, S. 1221-1254. (vorab online publiziert 08.09.2016)
  • Schmotz, Alexander (2015): "Vulnerability and Compensation. Constructing an Index of Co-optation in Autocratic Regimes". In: European Political Science, Vol. 14, No. 4, S. 439-457.
  • Møller, Jørgen/Schmotz, Alexander/Skaaning, Svend-Erik (2015): "Economic Crisis and Democratic Breakdown in the Interwar Years. A Reassessment". In: Historical Social Research/Historische Sozialforschung, Vol. 40, No. 2, S. 301-318.
  • Gerschewski, Johannes/Merkel, Wolfgang/Schmotz, Alexander/Stefes, Christoph H./Tanneberg, Dag (2013): "Warum überleben Diktaturen?". In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Sonderheft 47 "Autokratien im Vergleich", herausgegeben von Steffen Kailitz/Patrick Köllner. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, S. 106-131.
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