Research fellow/ PhD candidate


Martin Acheampong

Feldkirchenstr. 21               
Room: FG1/00.12               
96052 Bamberg                             



Political Science (Comparative Politics)

Research Interests:

Parliaments in Africa, Elections, Representation, Legislative Behaviour, Intra-Party competition, Emerging Democracies, Political institutions

PhD project:      

Working title: Acting in whose interest? Electoral Institutional design and mass – legislator congruence in emerging democracies in Africa

CV (Short):

2017 – Date: Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences - University of Bamberg

2016 – 2017: Researcher, German Development Institute, Bonn – Germany

2016: Student Research Assistant, German Development Institute, Bonn – Germany

2015 – 2016: Master of Development and Governance, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany ; Thesis: Democracy and development; a contingent relationship? 

2007 – 2011: Bachelors Degree in Political Science (Sociology & Social Work, minor), Kwamen; Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi – Ghana

Thesis: Democratic consolidation at a halt? Examining the effects of electoral malpractices on Ghana’s 4th Republic