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Prof. Christoph Stefes, Ph.D.

Portrait Prof. Christoph Stefes , PhD (Photo: Udo Borchert)
Research Fields
  • Comparative regimes and transition
  • Post-Soviet studies
  • Political corruption
  • Comparative social policy
fon: +49 30 25491 302
mail: christoph [dot] stefes [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit

since 2011
Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), research unit "Democracy: Structures, Performance, Challenges" - Coordination of the research project "Critical Junctures and the Survival of Dictatorships. Explaining the Stability of Autocratic Regimes", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Tenure and promotion to Associate Professor

since 2002
Assistant Professor for Comparative European and Post-Soviet Studies, University of Colorado, Denver

PhD, International Studies, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

MA, International Studies, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

Intermediate examination, teaching degree for secondary schools (Lehramt Sek 2): German and History, University of Tübingen and Universiteit Groningen

Selected Publications

Sehring, Jenniver/Stefes, Christoph H. (2010): "Die Stabilität von kompetitiv-autoritären Regimen: Armenien, Georgien, Kasachstan und Kirgistan im Vergleich". In: Holger Albrecht/Rolf Frankenberger (Eds.):  Autoritarismus Reloaded. Neuere Ansätze und Erkenntnisse der Autokratieforschung. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 275-294

Stefes, Christoph H. (2010): "Autoritäre Parteien und Kooptation im Kaukasus und auf dem Balkan". In: Berliner Debatte Initial, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 100-112

Wooden, Amanda E./Stefes, Christoph H. (Eds.) (2009): The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus. London/New York: Routledge

Stefes, Christoph H. (2006): Understanding Post-Soviet Transitions: Corruption, Collusion and Clientelism. Basingstoke/New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Barrios, Harald/Stefes, Christoph H. (Eds.) (2006): Einführung in die Comparative Politics. München/Wien: Oldenbourg Verlag