Philipp Lottholz, email@example.com
Philipp Lottholz is a PhD candidate at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham, where he acquired a MSc in 2012. After doing research on state-society relations in Kyrgyzstan in the aftermath of the 2010 interethnic violence, his doctoral research inquires statebuilding processes in Kyrgyzstan and whether these are moving towards a post-liberal model of governance. The research thus looks at how Western concepts of political and economic reforms – which are often referred to as the ‘liberal peace’ – are challenged, rejected or hybridized in the process of their implementation. His research interests include peace and conflict studies, political sociology, international political economy, post- and de-colonial IR and post-Socialist/post-Soviet studies.