Dr. Claudia Zilla

Dr. Claudia Zilla


Research Division: The Americas
Senior Fellow

claudia.zilla(at)swp-berlin.org

Twitter: @claudia_zilla

2012-2019 Head of Research Division "The Americas", SWP, Berlin

2014-2015 Fritz Thyssen Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Since 2005 Researcher, Research Division "The Americas", SWP, Berlin

Areas of Expertise:

Latin America, South America, Development cooperation, Political systems, Regional cooperation and alliances

Foreign policy of Latin American states, German- and European-Latin American relations, democracy and development, populism, religion and politics, civil, political and social inclusion


SWP Publications (selection):

Claudia Zilla

Corona Crisis and Political Confrontation in Brazil

The President, the People, and Democracy under Pressure

SWP Comment 2020/C 36, July 2020, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C36

Claudia Zilla, Franziska F. N. Schreiber

The Constitutional Process in Chile

The South American Country Is Searching for a New Social Contract

SWP Comment 2020/C 17, April 2020, 4 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C17

Claudia Zilla

Evangelicals and Politics in Brazil

The Relevance of Religious Change in Latin America

SWP Research Paper 2020/RP 01, January 2020

doi:10.18449/2020RP01

Claudia Zilla

Venezuela, the Region and the World

Steps for a Possible Way Out of the Crisis

SWP Comment 2019/C 19, April 2019, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019C19

Claudia Zilla

Evangelicals and Politics in Latin America

Religious Switching and Its Growing Political Relevance

SWP Comment 2018/C 46, October 2018, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Claudia Zilla

De la incertidumbre a la inseguridad en la competencia política. Corrupción, acción penal y violencia política como factores disruptivos en América Latina. Una reflexión preliminar

en: José Reynoso Núñez (Coord.): La democracia en su contexto. Segunda edición renovada en homenaje a Dieter Nohlen en su octogésimo aniversario, México: UNAM, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, 2019, pp. 131–141.
Sybille Röhrkasten, Claudia Zilla

O comércio de biocombustível e conversas entre Brasil e UE

in: Economia, parlamentos, desenvolvimento e migrações: as novas dinâmicas bilaterais entre Brasil e Europa, Rio de Janeiro: Fundação Konrad Adenauer, 2012, p. 85-104
Petra Bendel, Michael Krennerich, Claudia Zilla

"Panama"

in: Dieter Nohlen (ed.): Elections in the Americas, Vol. II, Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 2005, pp. 511-541
Claudia Zilla (ed.)

El contexto hace la diferencia

Reformas institucionales y el enfoque histórico empírico

Mexico: UNAM/TRIFE 2003

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Claudia Zilla

Iglesias evangélicas y política en América Latina

in: Agenda Pública, El País, 25.02.2020 (online).

Media quotes (selection):

DW Español

Tiempos convulsos para América Latina

La ola de manifestaciones en Ecuador, Chile, Colombia y Bolivia han forzado a los gobernantes a retirar medidas impopulares o, como es el caso del país altiplánico, la renuncia del presidente Evo Morales. Todo esto sin olvidar la persistente crisis en Venezuela.

in: Programa Especial, DW Español, 25.11.2019 (video).

SWP Comments

Claudia Zilla
Corona Crisis and Political Confrontation in Brazil

The President, the People, and Democracy under Pressure


Claudia Zilla, Franziska F. N. Schreiber
The Constitutional Process in Chile

The South American Country Is Searching for a New Social Contract