Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe

PhD Projects


Ongoing Dissertations



Completed Dissertations




  • Khelaia, Nino: "Democratic Functions of Social Movements in the New Capitalist States: the Case of Georgia".


  • Farag, Mahmoud: "Regime-Opposition Dynamics and Authoritarian Regime Survival in the Arab World". Further information: here
  • Özdemir, Emrah: “Treatment of Religion in Turkish Jurisdiction: How does the Turkish Constitutional Court deal with the religious?”. (Second Assessor)


  • Schiffers, Sonja "Illiberalism Beyond Borders. Dissecting Russian and Turkish External Influence in Bosnia and Georgia". (Second Assessor) Further Information: here

  • Abad Andrade, Maria: "Abweichende Meinungen und Entscheidungsprozesse am Türkischen Verfassungsgericht". Further Information: here
  • Neubert, Claudia: "Corrupt practices - a Soviet Legacy?".

  • Abdullaeva, Nargiza: "Tertiary Student Migration from Central Asia to Germany – Brain Drain or Brain Circulation?".
  • Choi, Kyu Youn: "Norm Implementation in the Case of the Chinese Renewable Energy Law". (Second Assessor)
  • Kukec, Marco: "Representation in post-Yugoslav local government: Local councilors' representational role conceptions and behavior".
  • Leupold, David: "Turkey between Western Armenia and Northern Kurdistan – Memory between national myth, collective violence and multi-collectivity".
  • Schwenck, Anna: "Youth groups and activism in contemporary Russia". (Second Assessor)


  • Douglas, Nadja (2016): "Military and society in times of change - The case of the Russian Federation".

  • Fruhstorfer, Anna (2015): "Presidents in the Process of Transformation. Constitutional Text and Reality in Comparison".
  • Lührmann, Anna (2015): "UN Electoral Assistance: Enhancing Democratization or Legitimizing Authoritarian Rule?".

  • Buscanianu, Sergiu (2014): "EU Eastward Democracy Promotion under the European Neighbourhood Policy".
  • Erner, Yuliya (2014): "Die Rolle der politischen Eliten bei der Stabilisierung der defekten Demokratie in der Ukraine".
  • Moormann-Kimáková, Barbora (2014) "Accommodating Linguistic Diversity. Bosnia and Herzegovina, the European Union and the Limits of Recognition".
  • Boulanger, Christian (2013): "Hüten, richten, gründen: Rollen der Verfassungsgerichte in der Demokratisierung Deutschlands und Ungarns". (Second Assessor)
  • Levin, Ilya (2013): "Public Private Partnership bei der Organisation der Olympischen Spiele in Sotschi". (Second Assessor)
  • Uçar, Helin (2013): "Dynamics in the Implementation of Women's Human Rights in Turkey".
  • Walter, Ulf (2013): „Die Rolle der geheimen Nachrichtendienste in den Transformationsprozessen in Russland und der Ukraine".