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Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh

Stroh Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh
Stroh


African Politics & Development Policy


Academic Degrees

2012Doctorate: Political Science, University of Hamburg
2005Magister degree in Political Science, Public Law, the Politics of South Asia, University of Heidelberg


Professional Background

Since 2015Junior Professor of Political Science, University of Bayreuth
2006 – 2015

Research Associate, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg

2006 – 2015

Lecturer at the Universities of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), Lüneburg, and Heidelberg

Since 2006

Advisor for the Federal Foreign Office, the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), InWEnt/Engagement Global, KfW development bank, and XCOM AG


Other

Since 2016

Member of sponsoring organization and research committee, Arnold Bergsträsser Institute, University of Freiburg

Since 2015

Co-editor of the series Studien zu Politik und Gesellschaft in Afrika

Since 2015Co-chairman of the working group Demokratieforschung, Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW)
Since 2015

Co-chairman of the Thematic Group "African Politics and International Relations", Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies (AEGIS)

Since 2015Senior Fellow and Principal Investigator, Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) at the Institute of African Studies, University of Bayreuth
Since 2015Associate Research Fellow at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg
2014 – 2016Member of the main committee of the Association of African Studies in Germany (VAD)
Stroh


African Politics & Development Policy


Regional Focus:

  • French-speaking regions of West Africa
  • Rwanda

Research Topics:

  • comparative democracy research and regime research
  • institutions in democratization processes
  • the political role of constitutional courts
Stroh


African Politics & Development Policy


Selected publications

Book/Monograph

Stroh, Alexander
Erfolgsbedingungen politischer Parteien im frankophonen Afrika : Benin und Burkina Faso seit de ...
Opladen, Berlin, Toronto : Budrich, 2014. - 326 page . - (Parteien in Theorie und Empirie; 5)

 

Article in a journal (peer-reviewed)

Dressel, Björn; Sanchez-Urribarri, Raul; Stroh, Alexander
Courts and Informal Networks : towards a Relational Perspective on Judicial Politics Outside We ...
in International Political Science Review volume 39 (2018) issue 5. - page 573-584
doi:10.1177/0192512118807065 ...

Stroh, Alexander
Sustaining and Jeopardizing a Credible Arbiter : Judicial Networks in Benin’s Consolidating Dem ...
in International Political Science Review volume 39 (2018) issue 5. - page 600-615
doi:10.1177/0192512118805366 ...

Dressel, Björn; Sanchez-Urribarri, Raul; Stroh, Alexander
The Informal Dimension of Judicial Politics : A Relational Perspective
in Annual Review of Law and Social Science volume 13 (2017) issue 1
doi:10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-110316-113750 ...

Llanos, Mariana; Tibi Weber, Cordula; Heyl, Charlotte; Stroh, Alexander
Informal interference in the judiciary in new democracies : a comparison of six African and Lat ...
in Democratization volume 23 (2016) issue 7. - page 1236-1253
doi:10.1080/13510347.2015.1081170 ...

Stroh, Alexander; Heyl, Charlotte
Institutional Diffusion, Strategic Insurance, and the Creation of West African Constitutional C ...
in Comparative Politics volume 47 (2015) issue 2. - page 169-187
doi:10.5129/001041515814224453 ...

Basedau, Matthias; Stroh, Alexander
How ethnic are African parties really? : Evidence from Francophone Africa
in International Political Science Review volume 33 (2012) issue 1. - page 5-24
doi:10.1177/0192512110391770 ...

Basedau, Matthias; Erdmann, Gero; Lay, Jann; Stroh, Alexander
Ethnicity and Party Preferences in sub-Saharan Africa
in Democratization volume 18 (2011) issue 2. - page 462-489
doi:10.1080/13510347.2011.553366 ...

Stroh, Alexander
Electoral rules of the authoritarian game : Undemocratic effects of proportional representation ...
in Journal of Eastern African Studies volume 4 (2010) issue 1. - page 1-19
doi:10.1080/17531050903550066 ...

Stroh, Alexander
The Power of Proximity : A Concept of Political Party Strategies Applied to the Case of Burkina ...
in Journal of Contemporary African Studies volume 28 (2010) issue 1. - page 1-29
doi:10.1080/02589000903542566 ...

 

Article in a book (assessed)

Stroh, Alexander; von Soest, Christian
Comparisons across World Regions : Managing Conceptual, Methodological, and Practical Challenge ...
Comparative Area Studies : Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications
New York : Oxford University Press, 2018. - page 66-84

Basedau, Matthias; Stroh, Alexander
Do Party Systems Make Democracy Work? : A Comparative Test of Party System Characteristics and ...
Regression of Democracy? : Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft; Comparative Governance and Politics. - Editors: Gero Erdmann, Marianne Kneuer
Berlin u.a. : Springer, 2011. - page 173-199
doi:10.1007/978-3-531-93302-3_7 ...

Stroh, Alexander
Some Competition, Little Change : The 2005 Elections in Burkina Faso
Abdoulaye Saine ; Boubacar N'Diaye ; Mathurin Houngnikpo (Hrsg.): Elections and Democratization in West Africa, 1990-2009
Trenton : Africa World Press, 2011. - page 273-302

Stroh, Alexander
Interne Machtdynamiken in afrikanischen Parteiorganisationen
Uwe Jun; Benjamin Höhne; Elmar Wiesendahl (Hrsg.): Parteien als fragmentierte Organisationen : Erfolgsbedingungen und Veränderungsprozesse
Opladen : Budrich, 2010. - page 153-178

 

Article in a book (not assessed)

Stroh, Alexander
Benin
Africa Yearbook 13 : politics, economy and society south of the Sahara in 2016
Leiden : Brill, 2017. - page 45-53 . - (Africa yearbook; 13)
doi:10.1163/9789004355910_005 ...

Stroh, Alexander
Benin
Africa Yearbook 12 : Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2015
Leiden : Brill, 2016. - page 45-52 . - (Africa yearbook; 12)
doi:10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2015_COM_0004 ...

Stroh, Alexander
Benin
Africa Yearbook 11 : Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2014
Leiden , 2015. - page 41-47 . - (Africa yearbook; 11)
doi:10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2014_COM_0004 ...

Stroh, Alexander
Burkina Faso
Africa Yearbook 10 : Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2013
Leiden : Brill, 2014 (Africa yearbook; 10)
doi:10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2013_COM_0006 ...

Stroh, Alexander
Burkina Faso
Africa Yearbook 9 : Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2012
Leiden : Brill, 2013 (Africa yearbook; 9)
doi:10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2012_COM_0006 ...

Stroh, Alexander
Burkina Faso
Africa Yearbook 8 : Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2011
Leiden : Brill, 2012 (Africa yearbook; 8)
doi:10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2011_COM_0005 ...

Stroh, Alexander
Burkina Faso
Africa Yearbook 7 : Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2010
Leiden : Brill, 2011 (Africa yearbook; 7)
doi:10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2010_COM_0006 ...

Stroh, Alexander
Burkina Faso
Africa Yearbook 6 : Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2009
Leiden : Brill, 2010 (Africa yearbook; 6)
doi:10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2009_COM_0006 ...

Stroh, Alexander
Burkina Faso
Africa Yearbook 5 : Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2008
Leiden : Brill, 2009. - page 65-71 . - (Africa yearbook; 5)

Stroh, Alexander
Burkina Faso
Africa Yearbook 4 : Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara 2007
Leiden : Brill, 2008 (Africa yearbook; 4)
doi:10.1163/1872-9037_ayb_ayb2007_COM_0005 ...

 

Conference item (not peer-reviewed)

Stroh, Alexander
Pure Inszenierung in Fassadendemokratien? : die Qualität von Wahlen in Subsahara-Afrika
2018
Zahlenzauber, Techniktricks und verdeckte Einflussnahme : Wahlmanipulation und Wahlfälschung, Politische Akademie Tutzing, Tutzing

Stroh, Alexander
Verfassung : Garant für Stabilität oder Spielball der Mächtigen?
2018
Verfassungspolitik in Subsahara-Afrika, Entwicklungspolitisches Forum, München

Stroh, Alexander; von Soest, Christian
Comparisons Across World Regions : Managing Conceptual, Methodological, and Practical Challenge ...
2018
ECPR General Conference, Hamburg

Stroh, Alexander
"Incumbent Losers" and the Deepening of Democratic Rule in Africa
2018
Grenzen der Demokratie - Frontiers of Democracy : 27. Kongress der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW), Frankfurt am Main

Stroh, Alexander; Makulilo, Alexander; Rodrick, Henry
An Institutional Mission that Nobody Wants to Accomplish? : Actors and Interests in the Genesis ...
2018
2nd Workshop "Steering Regional Development through Regional Economic Communities in Africa", Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Stroh, Alexander
Political Change by Elections in Burkina Faso : from "revolutionary energy" to politics as usua ...
2018
61st Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Budniok, Jan; Stroh, Alexander
The appointment of top level national judges across West Africa : the usual Anglophone-Francoph ...
2017
7th European Conference of African Studies (ECAS7), Basel

Stroh, Alexander
Changement politique par la voie des élections? : Dynamiques au "scrutin d'ouverture" Burkinabè ...
2017
Élections en Afrique, Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM), Sciences Po Bordeaux, Bordeaux

von Soest, Christian; Stroh, Alexander
Comparing Across World regions : Assets and Pitfalls
2017
Unlike twins?! comparing autocracies and democracies : Conference of the Section "Comparative Politics" German Political Science Association (DVPW), Tübingen

Stroh, Alexander
Regional Economic Communities in Africa : a perspective from political science
2017
1st Workshop "Steering Regional Development through Regional Economic Communities in Africa", Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Stroh, Alexander
Courts and Informal Networks : Towards a Relational Perspective on Judicial Politics beyond Wes ...
2016
APSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia

Stroh, Alexander
Formalizing Social Ties : Quantitative Network Analysis in the Judiciary
2016
Point Sud Workshop "Courts in Africa", Ouagadougou

Stroh, Alexander
"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose?" : Continuités et discontinuités dans les élections ...
2016
La démocratie au Burkina Faso : Modèle en Afrique de l’ouest ou cas isolé?, Freiburg i.Br.

Stroh, Alexander
Les partis politiques, les présidents et le peuple : Participation électorale en Afrique de l‘O ...
2015
Workshop "Les élections dans l'espace ouest-africain de 1990 à nos jours", Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Grand-Bassam, Elfenbeinküste

Stroh, Alexander
Zur aktuellen politischen Lage in Burkina Faso
2015
Engagement Global/Servicestelle Kommunen in der Einen Welt (SKEW): 2. Runder Tisch Burkina Faso, Hofheim am Taunus

Stroh, Alexander
The consequences of appointment policies for court legitimacy in Benin : A network analysis app ...
2015
ECPR General Conference, Montréal

Stroh, Alexander
Judicial Independence, Informal Interference, and Judicial Networks
2015
Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation, Bergen

Stroh, Alexander
Demokratisierung in Afrika : Erfolge und aktuelle Herausforderungen
2015
Nürnberger Sicherheitstagung "Die Europäische Union und Afrika", Nürnberg

Stroh, Alexander
Appointment Policies, Judicial Networks, and Their Consequences for Democratic Consolidation in ...
2015
Informal Networks in Non-Western Judiciaries, Canberra, Australien

Stroh, Alexander
Assessing Formal Independence of Constitutional Review Bodies Across Regions
2015
Weltregionen im Vergleich: Polity, Politics und Policy : Tagung der Sektion "Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft" der DVPW, Hamburg

Stroh, Alexander
Parteiensysteme und Wahlwettbewerb in Afrika : Nationale Aggregate und lokale Realitäten
2015
Neopatrimonialismus, Demokratie- und Parteienforschung : Symposium zum Gedenken an Gero Erdmann (GIGA), Hamburg

Stroh, Alexander
Democratic Consolidation at Risk? : The Consequences of Judicial Appointment Policies in Benin
2014
African Courts : Actors, Institutional Developments and Governance, Niamey, Niger

Stroh, Alexander
Putting democratic consolidation at risk : The consequences of appointment policies for key pol ...
2014
Point Sud Workshop "Courts in Africa", Niamey

Stroh, Alexander
Demokratisches Westafrika? : Burkina Faso im regionalen Vergleich
2014
Engagement Global/Servicestelle Kommunen in der Einen Welt (SKEW): Runder Tisch "Kommunale Partnerschaften" mit Burkina Faso, Lahnstein, Deutschland

Stroh, Alexander
Zwanzig Jahre Demokratisierung : Ruandas politischer Sonderweg
2014
Seminar „Ruanda: 20 Jahre nach dem Genozid“, Ingelheim

Stroh, Alexander
Assessing Formal Independence of Constitutional Review Bodies
2014
International Workshop Courts Under Pressure : Formal und Informal Dynamics of Political Intervention in New Democracies, Hamburg, Deutschland

Stroh, Alexander
Politische Parteien in Afrika : Erkenntnisse aus der vergleichenden Forschung zu Wählerpräferen ...
2014
Invited Talk, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg

Stroh, Alexander
Party Institutionalization in Africa
2013
International Seminar in African Politics, Hradec Kralóvé,Czech Republic

Stroh, Alexander
Diffusion vs Strategy? : The creation of West African
2013
5th European Conference on African Studies ECAS 2013 : African Dynamics in a Multipolar World, Lissabon, Portugal

Stroh, Alexander
La différence entre la compétition et la compétitivité électorale
2013
Atelier Avenir, Cotonou, Benin

Stroh, Alexander
The Judiciary's Autonomy and Power in Flux : Political Interference in Comparative Perspective
2012
22nd World Congress of Political Science, Madrid, Espagna

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African Politics & Development Policy


Prof. Dr. Alexander Stroh

Faculty of Cultural Studies

University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

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Phone: 0921 / 55-4185
E-mail: alexander.stroh@uni-bayreuth.de
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