Dr. Julia Leininger

Function: Head of department

Specialization: Political Scientist



Work areas:

  • Political order and development
  • Transformation of political regimes in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • International Cooperation with Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Religion and Politics
  • Global Governance / International Organisations

  • Regional Coordinator Sub-Sahara Africa

Responsibilities in education and training:

  • Democracy, democratization and development
  • Democracy promotion
  • Civil society and development
  • Development cooperation and German foreign policy

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces



E-mail Julia.Leininger@remove-this.die-gdi.de
+49 (0)228 94927-160
Fax +49 (0)228 94927-130


Cover: Apsa-CD

Contextualizing Democracy Promotion
Leininger, Julia (2016)
APSA-CD 14/3


Against all odds: strong democratic norms in the African Union
Leininger, Julia (2015)
in: Tanja A. Börzel / Vera van Hüllen (eds.), Governance transfer by regional organizations, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 51-67


Logo: G20 insights

G20 and Africa - Ready for a Steady Partnership?  
Leininger, Julia / Neuma Gobbelaar / Christine Hackenesch / Adolf Kloke-Lesch / Julia Leininger / Elizabeth Sidiropoulos
G20-insights, 11 May 2017

In the media


Cover: The Broker

New wine in an old bottle? The German ‘Marshall Plan with Africa’
Julia Leininger (2017)
The Broker, 2 March 2017