New Publication

(September 29, 2015)

Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger. 2015. “Struggling up the hill: Short-term effects of parties’ contacting, political news and everyday talks on turnout.” Party Politics (online first, doi: 10.1177/1354068815605675)

Secretariat closed

(September 28, 2015)

The secretary is not in the office from Monday, 5 October, to Thursday, 8 October 2015.

New Publication

(August 17, 2015)

Schäfer, Anne. 2015. “Differential Learning in Communication Networks. Interpersonal Communication Moderating Influences of News Media Usage on Political Knowledge.” International Journal of Public Opinion Research (online first: doi: 10.1093/ijpor/edv019). Abstract

New Publication

(June 29, 2015)

Huber, Sascha/Alexander Staudt. 2015. “Wirtschaftskrise, Materialismus und Economic Voting”. In Giebler, Heiko/Aiko Wagner (Eds.): Wirtschaft, Krise und Wahlverhalten. Baden-Baden: Nomos: 202-233.

Teaching in the fall term 2015

(June 23, 2015)

Check the category “teaching” for information about all courses which will be taught by the team of the chair during the fall/winter term 2015.

New Publication

(June 9, 2015)

The 65th birthday of Jan W. van Deth was celebrated by the publication of a new book containing essays in honour of him:
Poguntke, Thomas/Sigrid Roßteutscher/Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck/Sonja Zmerli (Eds.). 2015. Citizenship and Democracy in an Era of Crisis. London/New York: Routledge.
The book includes the following contributions of the chair holder:

  • Poguntke, Thomas/Sigrid Roßteutscher/Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck/Sonja Zmerli. 2015. “Introduction: citizenship, participation and democracy in an era of crisis.” pp. 1-12
  • Zmerli, Sonja/Kenneth Newton/Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck. 2015. “Mass media and political trust in Europe: testing for ‘rainmaker effects’.” pp. 75-92.
  • Poguntke, Thomas/Sigrid Roßteutscher/Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck/Sonja Zmerli. 2015. “Democratic citizenship under challenge.” pp. 241-249.

Office hours of Prof. Schmitt-Beck

(June 1, 2015)

In the free period of the spring term 2015 and the research term in fall 2015, the office hours will be held by Prof. Schmitt-Beck on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm: 2, 16 and 30 June 2015 as well as 8 September and 8 December 2015.

New Publication

(May 5, 2015)

Perry, Sarah, Jan W. van Deth, Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck und Thorsten Faas. 2015. “Bürger und Demokratie in Baden-Württemberg.” In: Baden-Württemberg Stiftung (Ed.), Demokratie-Monitoring Baden-Württemberg 2013/2014. Wiesbaden: Springer VS: 37-150.

New Publication

(April 20, 2015)

Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger. 2015. “Data Bases and Statistical Systems: Political Behavior and Elections”. In: Wright, James D. (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 5, Oxford: Elsevier: 824–829. (Download)

New Publications

(February 13, 2015)

Huber, Sascha. 2015. “What Comes First, Character Traits or Political Assessments? An Experimental Study”. In: Costa Lobo, Marina/John Curtice (Eds): Personality Politics? The Role of Leader Evaluations in Democratic Elections. Oxford: OUP: 38-60.

Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger. 2014. “Wie informieren sich die Bürger über die Politik ihrer Stadt?” In: van Deth, Jan W. (Ed.): Demokratie in der Großstadt. Ergebnisse des ersten Mannheimer Demokratie-Audit. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag: 51-80.