Comparative Politics

 

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About

The research area focuses on:

  • Comparative Political Institutions, Leadership and Governance
  • Austrian Politics


Members

Current Members

Past Members (since 2012)

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Fritz Plasser
  • Dr. Ekaterina Rashkova-Gerbrands

 

Current Projects

  • "Analyse der Medienberichterstattung und Wahlkampfkommunikation zur Nationalratswahl 2017", Lore Hayek and Marcelo Jenny
  • "The Swedish Parliamentary Behaviour Dataset", David M. Willumsen
  • "Koalitionsregierung, politische Ergebnisse und repräsentative Demokratie", David M. Willumsen (with Patrik Öhberg, Götheburg)
  • Political Oppositions in the Third Wave of Autocratization, Ludger Helms
  • The Politics of Cabinet Turnover, Ludger Helms (with Michelangelo Vercesi, Leuphana University Lüneburg).
  • "The Oxford Handbook of Political Executives", co-ed. Ludger Helms, with Rudy Andeweg (Leiden), Robert Elgie (Dublin), Juliet Kaarbo (Edingburgh), and Ferdinand Müller-Rommel (Lüneburg), scheduled for 2020.
  • "Das Links-Rechts-Verständnis von Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten", Marcelo Jenny (with Wolfgang C. Müller, Vienna)
  • "Sentimentanalyse politischer Kommunikation", Marcelo Jenny (with Martin Haselmayer, Elena Rudkowsky, Matthias Wastian, Stefan Emrich and Michael Sedlmair, Vienna)
  • Blog Counting Counts, Sarah C. Dingler (with Corinna Kroeber, University of Greifswald)

 

Current Publications

Dingler, Sarah C./Kroeber, Corinna/Le Gall, Cal (2020): How individuals’ social characteristics impact the likelihood to waste a vote – evidence from Great Britain, Germany and France, in: Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, published online ahead of print on 31 January 2020, 1-20.

Helms, Ludger (2020): Leadership succession in politics: The democracy/autocracy divide revisited, in: The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, published online ahead of print on 11 March 2020.

Helms, Ludger (2020): Spitzenkandidaten beyond Westminster: Comparing German and Austrian Chancellor Candidates, in: Parliamentary Affairs, published online ahead of print on 18 July 2019.

Helms, Ludger (2020): Heir Apparent Prime Ministers in Westminster Democracies. Promise and Performance, in: Government and Opposition, 1-23.

Helms, Ludger (2019): When less is more: ‘Negative resources’ and the performance of presidents and prime ministers, in: Politics 39 (3), 269-283.

Helms, Ludger/Bogaards, Matthijs/Lijphart, Arend (2019): The Importance of Consociationalism for Twenty-first Century Politics and Political Science, in: Swiss Political Science Review 25 (4), 241-356.

Helms, Ludger/Jenny, Marcelo/Willumsen, David M. (2019): Alpine Troubles: Trajectories of De-Consociationalisation in Austria and Switzerland Compared, in: Swiss Political Science Review 25 (4), S. 381-407.

Helms, Ludger/van Esch, Femke/Crawford, Beverly (2019): Merkel III: From Committed Pragmatist to ‘Conviction Leader’?, in: German Politics 28 (3), 350-370.

Helms, Ludger/van Esch, Femke/Crawford, Beverly (2019): Politische Führung aus dem Kanzleramt: "conviction leadership“ statt Pragmatismus?, in: Zohlnhöfer, Reimut/Saalfeld, Thomas (eds.): Zwischen Stillstand, Politikwandel und Krisenmanagement. Eine Bilanz der Regierung Merkel 2013-2017, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 169-194. 

Jenny, Marcelo (2019): Austria: Political Developments and Data in 2018, in: European Journal of Political Research. Political Data Yearbook 58 (1), 21-29.

Willumsen, David M./Otjes, Simon (2019): How Does Turnover Affect Turnout? Government Alternation and Voter Participation in Parliamentary Democracies, in: Electoral Studies 59, 49-63.

Willumsen, David/Goetz, Klaus (2019): How does staggered membership renewal affect parliamentary behaviour? Evidence from the French Senate, in: European Political Science Review 11 (2), 267-284.

Willumsen, David M. (2019): So far away from me? The effect of geographical distance on representation,
in: West European Politics 42 (3), 645-669.

Willumsen, David M./Stecker, Christian/Goetz, Klaus H. (2019): Do electoral district size and diversity affect legislative behaviour?, in: Australian Journal of Political Science 54 (1), 37-64.

Jenny, Marcelo (2018): Austria: Political developments and data for 2017, in: European Journal of Political Research 57 (1), 23-30.

Willumsen, David M. (2018): The Council’s REACH? National governments’ influence in the European Parliament, in: European Union Politics 19 (4), 663-683. 

Willumsen, David M./Stecker, Christian/Goetz, Klaus H. (2018): The electoral connection in staggered parliaments: Evidence from Australia, France, Germany and Japan, in: European Journal of Political Research 57 (3), 759-780.

Hayek, Lore/Gatt, Sabine/Huemer, Christian (2018): Societal Relevance Dimensions of Graduating in Political Science in Austria, in: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (OeZP) / Austrian Journal of Political Science 47 (3), 43-53.

jenny-facultasJenny, Marcelo/Ucakar, Karl/Gschiegl, Stefan (2017): Das politische System Österreichs und die EU, Wien: Facultas.

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