Dr Felix Wiebrecht joined the Department of Politics in 2023.
Prior to coming to Liverpool, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the V-Dem Institute at the University of Gothenburg and continues to be affiliated with V-Dem as a Research Associate. Felix received his PhD in Government and Public Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2022.
His research focuses on elite politics and institutions in authoritarian regimes, both globally and sometimes with a regional focus on China/East Asia. Beyond that, Felix also works on the politics of regime changes (autocratization and democratization), democracy promotion, party systems across regime types, and policymaking processes.
Felix's research has been published/is forthcoming in journals including Political Research Quarterly, Policy & Politics, and Journal of East Asian Studies.
He is also a Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of the Authoritarian Political Systems Group (APSG) and Co-Convener of the PSA Specialist Group Autocracy and Regime Change.