Welcome! I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Politics at the University of Liverpool.

My work is located at the intersections of comparative politics, political economy, and international development. Broadly speaking, it focuses on three areas: the politics of authoritarian regimes; the state of and challenges to democracy in the world; and regime changes (autocratization and democratization). I also have regional expertise in studying China and East Asia specifically. 

This research has been published in academic journals including Political Research Quarterly, Public Management Review, Policy & Politics, Democratization, and Journal of East Asian Studies

Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the V-Dem Institute at the University of Gothenburg and continue to be affiliated with V-Dem as a Research Associate. I received my PhD in Government and Public Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2022.

I am also a Co-Founder/Organiser of the Authoritarian Political Systems Group (APSG) and a Co-Convenor of the Political Studies Association Specialist Group on Autocracies and Regime Change.  

You can contact me at felix.wiebrecht@liverpool.ac.uk.