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Florian Reiche

Senior Teaching Fellow in Quantitative Methods
Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
Course Director, BA Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods
Course Director, BA Politics and Sociology

Email: F dot Reiche at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)24765 73454
Room: E0.18, Social Sciences Building
Advice and Feedback Hours 2018/19, Term 2: Monday 11:30-12:30 and Tuesday 12:30-13:30


Dr. Florian Reiche joined the University of Warwick in September 2014. He is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Quantitative Methods at the Department of Politics and International Studies, the Department of Sociology, and at the Warwick Q-Step Centre. He is also the Course Director for the BA in Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods and the BA Politics and Sociology. He attained the status of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in Spring 2016.

Florian was educated in both Germany and the United Kingdom. He received a Diploma in Economics and Social Sciences at the Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany, and completed his Ph.D. in Politics at the University of Sheffield in 2014. His thesis was entitled "Confounding Modernisation: Development and Democracy in sub-Saharan Africa".

Research interests

Florian's PhD thesis was concerned with the relationship between economic development and democratisation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). His current research focuses on the implications of missing data in large N studies of political modernisation. He is also interested in the role of neopatrimonialism in the democratisation of SSA, and the problems associated with the operationalisation and measurement of this concept in quantitative analysis. Future research interests also involve the role of post-materialist values in democratic transitions in SSA.

Teaching and supervision

Florian is the director of the following modules in the academic year 2018/19: