Thomas RichterGIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Germany (GIGA)
Thomas Richter is a senior research fellow at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies in Hamburg, Germany. He is the speaker of the research team “Persistence and Change in Non-democratic Regimes”, which is part of the GIGA research program 1 “Legitimacy and Efficiency of Political Systems”. His current main interests relate to the survival and breakdown of authoritarian regimes and the determinants of trade and capital account liberalization among developing countries. Thomas most recent publications have appeared in Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Review of International Political Economy, European Political Science Review and Democratization.