Congratulations to Felix Olsowski

CONGRATULATIONS to Felix Olsowski, who passed his viva with flying colours for his doctoral dissertation “Judicial independence in illiberal regimes” on 17 January 2023! In his master piece (with impressive new data on the Philippines!), he shows how leaders in illiberal regimes strategically harness selected benefits of judicial independence while minimising the risks attached to that.

A big “thank you” to Scott Gates and Thomas Bräuninger as additional examiners, and of course to all current and former members of Chair who celebrated this memorable event with us!