Holger Albrecht

Holger Albrecht

Director of Graduate Studies


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

Research Areas

  • Comparative Politics


Office Hours:

Wednesdays 12:00pm-1:00pm.

For a Zoom meeting email for appointment.

Research Interests

  •  Civil-Military Relations
  • Authoritarianism and Regime Change
  • Middle East Politics
  • Violent Domestic Conflict

Teaching Interests

  • Middle East Politics
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Islamist Movements & Terrorism
  • Authoritarianism
  • Research Design

Selected Publications

  • Albrecht. Holger, Kevin Koehler, and Austin Schutz. 2021. “Coup Agency and Prospects for Democracy,” International Studies Quarterly, online first.
  • Albrecht, Holger, Dina Bishara, Michael Bufano, and Kevin Koehler. 2021. “Popular Support for Military Intervention and Anti-Establishment Alternatives in Tunisia: Appraising Outsider Eclecticism,” Mediterranean Politics, online first.
  • Albrecht, Holger, Michael Bufano, and Kevin Koehler. 2021. “Role Model or Role Expansion? Popular Perceptions of the Military in Tunisia,” Political Research Quarterly, online first.
  • Koehler, Kevin and Holger Albrecht. 2021. “Revolutions and the Military: Endgame Coups, Instability, and Prospects for Democracy,” Armed Forces & Society 47(1): 148-176.
  • Albrecht, Holger. 2020. “Diversionary Peace: International Peacekeeping and Domestic Civil-Military Relations,” International Peacekeeping 27(4): 586-616.
  • Albrecht, Holger and Kevin Koehler. 2020. “Revolutionary Mass Uprisings in Authoritarian Regimes,” International Area Studies Review 23(3): 135-159.
  • Albrecht, Holger. 2019. “Military Insubordination in Popular Mass Uprisings,” Political Science Quarterly 134(2): 303-328.
  • Albrecht, Holger and Ferdinand Eibl. 2018. “How to Keep Officers in the Barracks? Causes, Agents, and Types of Military Coups,” International Studies Quarterly 62(2): 315-328.
  • Albrecht, Holger and Kevin Koehler. 2018. “Going on the Run: What Drives Military Desertion in Civil War?” Security Studies 27(2): 179-203.
  • 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