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Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann

Corresponding Member


Universität Duisburg-Essen
Fakultät für Gesellschaftswissenschaften

Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Lotharstr. 65
47057 Duisburg

Email: Christof.Hartmann@uni-due.de

Phone: +49 (0)203 / 379-2046

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Short Profile

Christof Hartmann is Professor of Political Science, in particular International Relations and African Politics at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He is also Director of the Institute for Peace and Development (INEF) at the same university. He received his Ph.D. from University of Heidelberg (Germany) and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa), and working at IEE between 1999 and 2006. His main research interests are the change of political institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, and its main driving domestic and international factors, as well as regionalism on the African continent. He has published and edited several books with Oxford UP and Routledge, and contributed to a wide range of international academic journals. He is currently PI within two broader research projects on African Non-Military Intervention Practices (ANCIP) and China and the Transformation of Political Order in Africa (ChiTA).

Research Focus

  • Comparative Analysis of Formal Institutions: Presedential Term Limits, Electoral Systems, Vertical Power-Sharing
  • Party Competition and Collective Jihadist Radicalisation in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Regionalism and Regional Cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Africa's Relations with External Actors: China and the Transformation of the Political Order in Africa



  • Summer Term 2022 (22 August - 2 September): Social Science Perspectives on Development, Master Programme in Development Management, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, with Simon Rahn

Course Offers at Duisburg-Essen University


Supervision of PhD projects (PhD IDS programme and PhD Programme Internationale Beziehungen/Friedens- und Entwicklungsforschung at Duisburg-Essen University)


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