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Jeroen J. J. Van den Bosch studied Area Studies (Slavonic Studies) and Political Science (International Relations) at the Catholic University in Leuven, graduating cum laude in 2008 and 2010 respectively. During this time, he studied in Odessa, Irkutsk (IGLU, Russian Federation), Cracow (Jagiellonian University), Moscow (Pushkin Institute) and Poźnan (Adam Mickiewicz University – AMU). 

At AMU he obtained his PhD in 2018 on the topic of “Personalist Rule in Sub Saharan Africa. The Impact of Personalism on Regime Transitions after the Cold War” while also teaching and doing research in Georgia, Kenya and Ukraine. He was editor-in-chief of the political science journal: “R/evolutions: Global Trends & Regional Issues.”

affiliation and current position

Project Coordinator and Mobility Manager at the Transatlantic Mobility Office, AMU.


Dictatorships, Political Regimes, Democratization, Personalist Rule, Central Asia, Sub Saharan Africa

works/publications on Central Asia

Van den Bosch, Jeroen, “Linkage, Leverage and Gatekeeper Elites in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan,in: Aspects of contemporary Asia. Politics, law, media, Toruń, 2015, pp. 134-154. (ISBN: 978-83-8019-129-7)

Van den Bosch, Jeroen, “Personalism: A type or characteristic of authoritarian regimes, Czech Political Science Revue, (Politologicka revue), Vol. 21(1), 2015, pp. 11-30.  (ISSN 1211-0353)

Van den Bosch, Jeroen, “Central Asia is Dead, Long Live Eurasia? – Evolution of the (De)construction of Central Asia’s Regionness,” in: Political and Security Policy in Asia: Challenges, perspectives, implications, Toruń, 2016. (ISBN: 978-83-8019-387-1)

Other projects

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