assistant, zeitschrift für parlamentsfragen at the martin-luther-universität halle/wittenberg, halle/saale, germany.
with barbara geddes' seminal article single-party regimes sparked widespread interest among scholars of comparative authoritarianism.
Today, it’s also famous for its Cabinet of Artifacts and Curiosities, which is said to be Germany’s oldest museum.
This late-Gothic construction is truly unique; a construction process that lasted a quarter of a century (1529-1554) led to the combination of two churches, which in turn created a 4-tower anomaly that defines the city’s skyline to this very day.
Halle (Saale) is in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, along the river Saale which drains the surrounding plains and the greater part of the neighbouring Free State of Thuringia just to its south, and the Thuringian basin, northwards from the Thuringian Forest.
Leipzig, one of eastern Germany's other major cities, is only 35 kilometres (22 mi) away.
fellow, social science research center berlin (wzb), research unit “democracy: structure, performance, and challenges, project: “critical junctures and the survival of dictatorships.