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Prof. Dr. Simon Franzmann

Prof. Dr. Simon Franzman

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Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Room: H 112
Phone: +49 89 2180 9071

Office hours:
mostly Tuesday 11-12 am, room 110

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1. Biographical Note

Citizenship:Federal Republic of Germany
Born: June 03, 1977 in Köln (Cologne)
Legal Status: married

2. Employment

  • 10/2017-03/2018: Visiting Professor in Comparative Politics, LMU Munich, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • 10/2012-03/2019: Assistant Professor (not tenured; “Akademischer Rat auf Zeit”) in Comparative Politics and Methods, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf (on leave in winter term 2017/18)
  • 10/2011-09/2012: Visiting Professor in Comparative Politics, University of Greifswald
  • 10/2010-09/2012: Research Assistant and Lecturer, Chair for European and German Politics, University of Potsdam (on leave during the stay in Greifswald)
  • 04/2010-10/2010: Research Assistant and Lecturer in Political Sociology, GESIS Data Archive, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne
  • 07/2009-03/2010: Researcher, Project of the German Research Foundation (DFG) on “The Dynamics of Interparty Competition. Part II”, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne
  • 04/2004-06/2009: Research Assistant and Lecturer, Chair for Comparative Politics, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne

3. Education

  • 07/2017: Dr. phil. habil. (Habilitation in Political Science), Faculty for Philosophy, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
  • 09/2009: Dr. rer.pol (PhD in Political Science), Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne
  • 12/2003: Master in Economics and Political Science (“Volkswirtschaftslehre sozialwissenschaftlicher Richtung, Diplom Volkswirt), Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne

4. Current Research Projects

2016-2019: German Research Foundation (DFG): The Impact of the opposition in established democracies, Party Research Institute Düsseldorf
http://www.pruf.de/en/research-projects/current-research-projects/the-impact-of-the-opposition-in-established-democracies.html

5. Recent Publications

  • 2017 (forthcoming): Von der Euro-Opposition zur Kosmopolitismus-Opposition. Der Fall der deutschen AfD. In: Lisa Anders, Henrik Scheller und Thomas Tuntschew (Eds.): Parteien und die Politisierung der Europäischen Union. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • 2017 (forthcoming): (with Johannes Schmitt) A Polarizing Dynamic by Center Cabinets? The Mechanism of Limited Contestation. Historical Social Research.
  • 2017 (with Annika Hennl): The Effects of Manifesto Politics on Policy Change. In: Susan Scarrow, Paul Webb und Thomas Poguntke (Eds.): Organizing Political Parties: Representation, Participation, and Power. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 259-284.
  • 2017 (with Johannes Schmitt): Wie schädlich sind große Koalitionen? Zum Zusammenhang von Regierungs-Oppositionskonstellation und ideologischer Polarisierung. In: Uwe Jun, Oskar Niedermayer und Sebastian Bukow (Eds.): Parteien unter Wettbewerbsdruck. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp. 89-120.
  • 2017: Populismus als Herausforderung für die Politische Bildung. Politisches Lernen 1-2, pp. 10-13.
  • 2016: Von AfD zu ALFA: Die Entwicklung zur Spaltung. Mitteilungen des Instituts für Parteienrecht und Parteienforschung (Party Research Institute Düsseldorf) 22, pp. 23-37.
  • 2016 Die Programmatik von ALFA in Abgrenzung zur AfD: Droht Deutschland eine Spirale des Populismus? Mitteilungen des Instituts für Parteienrecht und Parteienforschung 22 (Party Research Institute Düsseldorf), pp. 38-51.
  • 2016: Opposition und Staat. Zur Grundlegung der Parteiendemokratie. In: Sebastian Bukow, Uwe Jun und Oskar Niedermayer (Eds.): Parteien in Staat und Gesellschaft. Zum Verhältnis von Parteienstaat und Parteiendemokratie. Wiesbaden: VS Springer Verlag, pp. 51-83.
  • 2016 (with Pascal Siegers und Mira Hassan): The Religious and Spiritual Underpinnings of Party Choice in Christian Europe. Electoral Studies 44, pp. 203-213.
  • 2016: Calling the Ghost of Populism: The AfD’s Strategic and Tactical Agendas until the EP Election 2014. German Politics 25 (4), pp. 457-479.
  • 2016 (with Johannes Schmitt): How the Mechanism of Dynamic Representation Affects Policy Change and Stability. Analyse & Kritik, Journal of Social Theory 38 (1), pp. 227-256.
  • 2016 (with Dominik Becker, Tilo Beckers und Jörg Hagenah): Contextualizing Cognitive Consonance by a Social Mechanisms Explanation: Moderators of Selective Exposure in Media Usage. Analyse & Kritik, Journal of Social Theory 38 (1), pp. 149-178.