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Dr. J. (Julia) Bader

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Political Economy and Transnational Governance
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number:B8.08
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Julia Bader is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. She joined the Department of Political Science and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research in July 2012. Before joining UvA, she worked as a research fellow at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in Bonn (Germany) for five years. Julia holds a MA in Politics and Management from Konstanz University and a PhD in Political Science from Heidelberg University.

    Julia's research focuses on China´s foreign relations; regime transition and autocratic stability, international relations and foreign policy, development assistance and human rights. She is a member of the Research Network External Democacy Promotion and has participated in the International Diffusion and Cooperation of Authoritarian Regimes - IDCAR-Network and the project Undermining Hegemony. The US, China, Russia, and International Public Goods.

    Julia is the author of the monograph China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocracies which has been pulished with Routledge. Her work has appeared in academic journals such as International Studies QuarterlyEuropean Journal of Political Research, Journal of Peace Research, Foreign Policy Analysis, Democratization, International Studies Review, Contemporary Politics, and in several collective book projects. Her research has been featured in The Economist and in the South China Morning Post. She has been interviewed for the VPRO's Tegenlicht Future Shock Podcast (in Dutch).

    Julia's teaching includes various seminars on China's foreign policy and China's rise in international relations at the bachelor's and master's level, the supervision of students in writing their master's thesis, and the first-year bachelor's lecture course Introduction to Political Science Research.

  • Publications


    • Bader, J. (Accepted/In press). China and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: Undermining hegemony through goods substitution? In M. S. Andersen, A. Cooley, & D. H. Nexon (Eds.), Undermining Hegemony: The logic of Goods Substitution in World Politics Cambridge University Press.
    • Bader, J., & Hackenesch, C. (2021). Networking with Chinese Characteristics: China’s party-to-party relations in Asia. In M. Kneuer, & T. Demmelhuber (Eds.), Authoritarian Gravity Centres: A Cross-Regional Study of Authoritarian Promotion and Diffusion (pp. 225-248). (Conceptualising Comparative Politics: Polities, Peoples, and Markets; Vol. 11). Routledge. [details]



    • Bader, J. (2019). To Sign or Not to Sign. Hegemony, Global Internet Governance, and the International Telecommunication Regulations. Foreign Policy Analysis, 15(2), 244-262. [details]


    • Bader, J. (2015). China's foreign relations and the survival of autocracies. (Routledge explorations in development studies). London: Routledge. [details]
    • Bader, J. (2015). China, autocratic patron? An empirical investigation of China as a factor in autocratic survival. International Studies Quarterly, 59(1), 23-33. [details]
    • Bader, J. (2015). Propping up dictators? Economic cooperation from China and its impact on authoritarian persistence in party and non-party regimes. European Journal of Political Research, 54(4), 655-672. [details]
    • Bader, J. (2015). The political economy of external exploitation. A comparative investigation of China's foreign relations. Democratization, 22(1), 1-21. [details]
    • Bader, J., & Daxecker, U. (2015). A Chinese resource curse? The human rights effects of oil export dependence on China versus the United States. Journal of Peace Research, 52(6), 774-790. [details]
    • Bader, J., & Kästner, A. (2015). External autocracy promotion? The autocratic potential of Russian and Chinese foreign policies. In A. Croissant, S. Kailitz, P. Koellner, & S. Wurster (Eds.), Comparing autocracies in the early Twenty-first Century. - Vol. 2: The Performance and Persistence of Autocracies (pp. 206-222). (Democratization special issues). London: Routledge. [details]



    • Bader, J., & Kästner, A. (2012). Externe Autokratieförderung? Das autokratiefördernde Potenzial russischer und chinesischer Außenpolitik. In S. Kailitz, & P. Köllner (Eds.), Autokratien im Vergleich (pp. 564-586). (Politische Vierteljahresschrift. Sonderheft; Vol. 47). Baden-Baden: Nomos. [details]


    • Bader, J., Grävingholt, J., & Kästner, A. (2010). Would autocracies promote autocracy? A political economy perspective on regime-type export in regional neighbourhoods. Contemporary Politics, 16(1), 81-100.



    • Bader, J., & Hackenesch, C. (2019). China: Same, same, but different? The Annals of Comparative Democatization, 17(2), 8-11. [details]


    • Bader, J. (2013). Autocracy promotion, the mirror image of democracy aid? [Review of: R. Vanderhill (2013) Promoting authoritarianism abroad]. International Studies Review, 15(3), 462-464. [details]

    Media appearance

    • Bader, J. (12-12-2020). How the party trains foreign politicians; Exporting Xi Jinping thought [Print] The Economist. How the party trains foreign politicians; Exporting Xi Jinping thought..
    • Bader, J. (24-06-2020). VDS Shorts - The Future of EU-China relations [Web] Volt Nederland (You Tube). VDS Shorts - The Future of EU-China relations.
    • Bader, J. (05-06-2020). #50 Zo poetst China zijn imago op in het buitenland [Web] VPRO Tegenlicht Future Shock Podcast. #50 Zo poetst China zijn imago op in het buitenland.
    • Bader, J. (07-05-2020). Samenwerken met een Chinese universiteit; kan dat wel? Folia. Samenwerken met een Chinese universiteit; kan dat wel?.

    Talk / presentation

    • Bader, J. (speaker) (14-1-2021). China’s Economic Rise and Political Transformations in Asia and Beyond, Lecture series - China’s Economic Rise and Political Transformations in Asia and Beyond .
    • Bader, J. (speaker) (21-6-2017). Autoritarismus als Exportprodukt? Zur Rolle von externen Akteuren in der Stabilisierung autoritärer Regimes, Forum Internationale Wissenschaft.
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