Dr Olli Hellmann
Senior Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations
Qualifications: PhD (Birmingham), MA (Birmingham), Magister Artium (Heidelberg)
Personal Website: http://ollihellmann.net
Olli Hellmann joined the University of Waikato in 2019. Prior to this, Olli held positions at the University of Sussex (2013-2019) and Durham University (2010-2013).
Olli specialises in the comparative analysis of political institutions, with a specific geographical focus on East Asia. His more recent work has explored questions of democratisation and autocratic regime resilience, and has been published as a special issue of International Political Science Review (2018) and as an edited volume with Cambridge University Press (Stateness and Democracy in East Asia, forthcoming). His current research project explores legitimacy narratives in non-democratic regimes, focusing in particular on visual storytelling.
Olli has also published on party systems and electoral politics, and takes a special interest in issues of corruption—not only from an empirical perspective (Crime, Law and Social Change, 2017) but also from the viewpoint of critical theory (Third World Quarterly, forthcoming).
Olli's research has been funded through several competitive grants, including from the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), the British Academy, and the Academy of Korean Studies. In 2016, Olli was appointed a POSCO Fellow of the East-West Center, Honolulu.
Olli also maintains his own photography practice (ollihellmann.net).
Dictatorships; visual analysis; democratisation; electoral politics; party systems; corruption.
Hellmann, O. (2019). The visual framing of ‘failed’ states: Afro-pessimism vs afro-optimism. Media, War and Conflict, 1-18. doi:10.1177/1750635219828773
Croissant, A., & Hellmann, O. (2018). Introduction: State capacity and elections in the study of authoritarian regimes. International Political Science Review, 39(1), 3-16. doi:10.1177/0192512117700066
Hellmann, O. (2018). High capacity, low resilience: The ‘developmental’ state and military–bureaucratic authoritarianism in South Korea. International Political Science Review, 39(1), 67-82. doi:10.1177/0192512117692643
Hellmann, O. (2018). Book review: Party System Institutionalization in Asia: Democracies, Autocracies, and the Shadows of the Past. Party Politics, 24(1), 93-94. doi:10.1177/1354068817742755
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Asian Politics; International Relations; Politics
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