Zeitschrift für Politikberatung

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 641–647 | Cite as

Global Focus—Regional Perspectives—Political Decisions

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies


In a unique manner, the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies combines expertise on the regions Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East with systematic academic competence. This enables the institute to successfully meet the growing demands of political and economic decision makers for well-founded scientific policy advice regarding the four world regions, overarching questions, and global issues.


Comparative area studies Global studies Country expertise 

Globaler Fokus – Regionale Perspektiven – Politische Entscheidungen. Das GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies


Das GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies verbindet in einzigartiger Weise Regionalexpertise zu Afrika, Asien, Lateinamerika und Nahost mit systematisch-fachlicher Kompetenz. Dies ermöglicht es dem Institut, den wachsenden Bedarf politischer und wirtschaftlicher Entscheidungsträger an wissenschaftlich fundierter Politikberatung zu den vier Weltregionen und zu übergreifenden und globalen Fragen adäquat zu erfüllen.


Vergleichende Regionalforschung Globale Fragen Länderexpertise 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GIGA German Institute of Global and Area StudiesHamburgGermany

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