Department of Political Science
Chair of Comparative Political Science
Phone: +49 (0) 89/2180-9076
Fax: +49 (0) 89/2180-9072
Tuesday 15:00-16:00 p.m. (during the semester)
In the semster break only by arrangement.
Courses in winter term 2017/18:
- Basic course
Politisches System, Tuesday 10:00-12:00 s.t.
- Comparative Politics, Democracy Research, Political Behaviour and Attitudes, Political Psychology
Third-party funded project: Hybrid Organizations in local crisis management
Third-party project funded by the BMBF and in cooperation with Steffen Eckhard (LMU München), Wolfgang Seibel (University of Konstanz) and Florian Roth (ETHZ). The project investigates how local administrations in Germany within and below the level of "Landkreise" practice crisis management and how they are able to contribute to the development of social capital. Aims of the project are to measure administrative behavior systematically as well as its impact on social cohesion in order to formulate concrete recommendations for action on the basis of the results.
- Invalid Voting in German Constituencies. German Politics 26(2): 273-291, 2017 (with Till Heinsohn).
- Personality Traits and Political Ideology: A first global assessment. Political Psychology 38(5): 881-899, 2017.
- Außer Protesten nichts gewesen? Das politische Potenzial der AfD. Politische Vierteljahresschrift
57(2): 276–299, 2016 (with Tobias Schwarzbözl).
- Participatory Effects of Regional Authority: Decentralisation and Political Participation in Comparative Perspective. West European Politics 39(4): 667-687, 2016.
- Behavioural Primes in the Voting Booth: Further evidence of priming effects in popular votes and elections. Electoral Studies 40: 315–321, 2015.
- Participation and Political Equality in Direct Democracy: Educative Effect or Social Bias. Swiss Political Science Review 22(1): 99-118, 2015.
- Allure or Alternative? Direct Democracy and Party Identification. Party Politics 20(2): 248-260, 2014.
- Direct democracy and political trust: Enhancing trust, initiating distrust–or both? Swiss Political Science Review 20(1): 49-69, 2014 (with Paul C. Bauer).
- Direct Democracy: Protest Catalyst or Protest Alternative? Political Behavior, 35(2): 237-60, 2013 (with Markus Freitag).
- The relationship between income and political trust is conditional on economic inequality (with Daniela Braun).
- Rainmaker or Rent-Seeker? Associational Landscapes and Social Trust of Non-Members (with David Born).
- Regional authority increases the relationship between socioeconomic status and voting (with Birte Gundelach).
- How can politicization of immigration in Western Europe be explained? (with Edgar Grande and Tobias Schwarzbözl).
- Civil wars increase psychosocial distress through transformation of social networks (with Markus Freitag).
- Direct democratic institutions and populist attitudes in the German Länder (with Nayla Fawzi).
- Issue salience among parties depends on convergence rather than ownership (with Tobias Schwarzbözl and Swen Hutter).
- Personality traits are associated with levels of political interest (with Kathrin Ackermann and Markus Freitag).
- Measuring populism in social media data through computer-assisted keyword detection (with Tobias Schwarzbözl).
- Inequality and political behavior: Objective levels versus subjective perceptions.
- American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Political Science Review, Government and Opposition, Journal of Institutional Economics, Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Social Science Research, Swiss Political Science Review, West European Politics.
- 10/2014 - today: Postdoctoral Resarcher at the Chair of Comparative Political Science, University of Munich (Chairholder: Prof. Dr. Edgar Grande)
- 2014: Graduation "Dr. rer. soc." at the University of Bern (Dissertation topic: The Political Sociology of Direct Democracy)
- 10/2010 - 10/2013: Research Assistant at the Chair for Comparative Political Science at the University of Konstanz
- 09/2011 - 10/2014: Assistent at the Chair for Political Sociology, University of Bern (Chairholder: Prof. Dr. Markus Freitag)
- 10/2008 - 09/2010: Study of Political Science at the University of Konstanz, Degree: European Master in Government
- 09/2009 - 09/2010: Study of Political Science at the University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), Degree: Master of Research in Political Science