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Merry Christmas!

(December 10, 2014)

Please note that the secretariat will be closed on Tuesday, 16 December, and from 22 December 2014 to 5 January 2015. Merry Xmas and a happy New Year to all visitors of our website.

Teaching in the spring term 2015

(December 10, 2014)

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

Office hours of Prof. Schmitt-Beck

(December 4, 2014)

In the free period of the fall term 2014, the office hours will be held by Prof. Schmitt-Beck on Thursdays from 09:00 to 10:00 am:
9 and 16 December 2014, 13 and 27 January 2015.

Final exam of the lecture “Politische Kommunikation”

(December 3, 2014)

The final exam of the lecture “Ausgewählte Themen der Politischen Soziologie: Politische Öffentlichkeit und Kommunikation” held by Prof. Schmitt-Beck will take place on Monday, 15 December 2014, at 12:30 in room B 144 (A5, 6).
The retake of the exam is planned to take place on Thursday, 5 February 2015.

New Publication

(October 30, 2014)

As the second volume of a new series about the elections in Germany the following monograph has been published by Nomos-Verlag: Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger/Hans Rattinger/Sigrid Roßteutscher/Bernhard Weßels/Christof Wolf et al. 2014. Zwischen Fragmentierung und Konzentration: Die Bundestagswahl 2013. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
In this book you find the following papers written with cooperation of staff members of the Chair:

  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger/Hans Rattinger/Sigrid Roßteutscher/Bernhard Weßels/Christof Wolf. 2014. “Einleitung.” pp. 13-18.
  • Krewel, Mona. 2014. “Die Wahlkampagnen de Parteien und ihr Kontext.” pp. 35-45.
  • Partheymüller, Julia. 2014. “Die Dynamik von Mobilisierung und Meinungswandel im Wahlkampf.” pp. 73-87.
  • Schäfer, Anne/Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck. 2014. “Parteibindungen.” pp. 203-211.
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger. 2014. “Einleitung.” pp. 179-186.
  • Huber, Sascha. 2014. “Koalitions- und strategisches Wählen.” pp. 293-311.
  • Huber, Sascha. 2014. “Wahlentscheidungen in der Gesamtschau.” pp. 313-324.
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger/Hans Rattinger/Sigrid Roßteutscher/Bernhard Weßels/Christof Wolf. 2014. “Fazit und Ausblick: Langeweile und Extreme, Fragmentierung und Konzentration.” pp. 355-364.

New Publication

(October 23, 2014)

Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger/Julia Partheymüller (2014). “A Two-Stage Theory of Discussant Influence on Vote Choice in Multiparty Systems.” In: British Journal of Political Science (online first). [http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007123414000301]

New Publication

(July 16, 2014)

Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger. 2014. “Max Kaase”. In: Jesse, Eckhard/Sebastian Liebold (Eds.): Deutsche Politikwissenschaftler - Leben und Werk. Baden-Baden: Nomos: 391-404.

New Publications

(July 3, 2014)

A new book with analyses based on GLES data has just been published: Weßels, Bernhard/Hans Rattinger/Sigrid Roßteutscher/Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck (Eds.): Voters on the Move or on the Run? Oxford: Oxford University Press.

The following articles are written by staff members of our chair:

  • Weßels, Bernhard/Hans Rattinger/Sigrid Roßteutscher/Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck. 2014. “The Changing Context and Outlook of Voting”, pp. 3-14.
  • Huber, Sascha. 2014. “Coalitions and Voting Behavior in a Differentiating Multiparty System”, pp. 65-87.
  • Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger/Patrick Kraft. 2014. “Political Information Flows and Constistent Voting: Personal Conversations, Mass Media, Party Campaigns, and the Quality of Voting Decisions at the 2009 German Federal Election”, pp. 193-216.
  • Johnston, Richard/Julia Partheymüller/Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck. 2014. “Activation of Fundamentals in German Campaigns”, pp. 217-237.
  • Weßels, Bernhard/Hans Rattinger/Sigrid Roßteutscher/Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck. 2014. “Voters on the Move or on the Run?”, pp. 311-317.

RAM prize for the best MA thesis

(June 24, 2014)

The MA thesis “The moderating impact of interpersonal communication on the relationship between news media usage and political knowledge - Evidence from Germany 1990″ written by Anne Schäfer in the fall/winter term 2013 has been awarded by the prize endowed by RAM e.V. for the best MA thesis of her cohort in Political Science. The whole Chair team is pleased with the success of its colleague!

Teaching in fall term 2014

(June 2, 2014)

Check the category “teaching” for information about all courses which will be taught by the team of the chair during the fall/winter term 2014.