Holger  Albrecht

Associate Professor

Office Hours

Fall 2018 Office Hours:

Wednesday: 1:00pm-2:00pm OR by appointment


  • MA (Magister Artium) – Tuebingen University, 2001
  • Dr. rer. soz. – Tuebingen University, 2008


Research Interests

  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Authoritarianism and Regime Change
  • Middle East Politics
  • Violent Domestic Conflict
Teaching Interests
  • International Political Economy
  • Middle East Politics
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Islamist Movements & Terrorism

Selected Publications

  • Albrecht, Holger and Ferdinand Eibl. 2017. “How to Keep Officers in the Barracks? Causes, Agents, and Types of Military Coups,” International Studies Quarterly, forthcoming.
  • Albrecht, Holger and Kevin Koehler. 2017. “Going on the Run: What Drives Military Desertion in Civil War?” Security Studies, forthcoming.
  • Albrecht, Holger, Aurel Croissant and Fred Lawson, eds. 2016. Military Engagement in Mobilizing Societies: Armies and Insurgencies in the Arab Spring, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Koehler, Kevin, Dorothy Ohl and Holger Albrecht. 2016. “From Disaffection to Desertion: How Networks Facilitate Military Insubordination in Civil Conflict,” Comparative Politics 48(4): 439-457.
  • Albrecht, Holger and Dorothy Ohl. 2016. “Exit, Resistance, Loyalty: Military Behavior during Unrest in Authoritarian Regimes,” Perspectives on Politics 14(1): 38-52.
  • Albrecht, Holger. 2015. “The Myth of Coup-proofing: Risk and Instances of Military Coups d’état in the Middle East and North Africa, 1950-2013,” Armed Forces & Society 41(4): 659-687.
  • Albrecht, Holger. 2015. “Does Coup-Proofing Work? Political-Military Relations in Authoritarian Regimes amid the Arab Uprisings,” Mediterranean Politics 20(1): 36-54.
  • Albrecht, Holger. 2013. Raging against the Machine: Political Opposition under Authoritarianism in Egypt. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press.