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Dr. Marie-Sophie Heinelt

Current evaluations

Synthesis study on exit-processes in development cooperation

Key qualifications

  • Process Tracing, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), Social Network Analysis, Mixed Methods
  • Comparative Democracy Research, Peace and Conflict Research, Environmental Policy
  • Regional focus: Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa

Curiculum Vitae

Marie-Sophie Heinelt joined DEval in August 2019. Previously, she worked as a research and teaching fellow at the Department for Political Science at the FernUniversität Hagen. She was a research fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and visiting scholar at several universities in Latin America and conducted field work in Chile, Peru, Colombia and Panama. Marie taught BA and MA courses in Comparative Politics, Democratization and Environmental Policy. In her dissertation she analysed the effects of minority rights in the context of environmental conflicts in Latin America. She gained experience in development cooperation with the „Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit“ (GIZ) and the German Development Service (DED).

Selected Publications

Heinelt, M. (2019), „How to face the ‚fight of an ant against a giant‘? Mobilization capacity and strategic bargaining in local ethnic conflicts in Latin America“, Comparative Governance and Politics, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 93–133.

Heinelt, M. (2018), Minority rights and interest intermediation: The effectiveness of autonomy and consultation rights in Latin America [in German], Nomos, Baden-Baden.

Heinelt, M. (2015), „Collective Rights, Mobilization and Accessibility: Towards a Comparative Framework for Explaining Minority Influence on Decision-making in Multi-ethnic Latin America – with Empirical Reference to Case Studies in Colombia and Panama“, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 465–486.

Stoiber, M., M. Knodt and M. Heinelt (2012), „Heterogeneity, Participation and Democratic Quality in Latin America: A Comparison between Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru“, Comparative Sociology Vol. 11, pp. 422–455.