News from the Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Potsdam

Here you find our courses for the winter term 2020/21.

Here you find our courses for the summer term 2020.

New LSE-blog entry by Werner Krause und Aiko Wagner: "Popular populists: Do anti-establishment voters stick with populist parties after they enter the mainstream?"

Recently published in German Politics: the article "Do Minority Cabinets Govern More Flexibly and Inclusively? Evidence from Germany" by Ganghof, Eppner, Stecker, Heeß, & Schuhkraft

Publication by Dr. Aiko Wagner

Recently published book "Smarte Spalter: Die AfD zwischen Bewegung und Parlament" features two chapters by Aiko Wagner


Our courses for the winter term 2019/2020 are available

Recently published in the Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation: the article "Political Repression" by Dag Tanneberg

Here you find our courses for the summer term 2019.

In ‘Semi-parliamentary government, in Australia and beyond’ Steffen Ganghof argues, that Australia invented a unique – ‘semi-parliamentary’ – form of government.

In ‘The development of semi-parliamentarism in Australia’ Rodney Smith traces the evolution of the semi-parliamentary characteristics in Australia.

In ‘Does it really matter if we call Australian politics ‘semi-parliamentary’?’ Marija Taflaga argues, that the more accurate terminology helps both politicians and political scientists.

The editorial ‘Why Choice matters’ published by Dag Tanneberg in cooperation with Heiko Giebler and Saskia Ruth discusses the potentials and pitfalls of democracy measurement.

In ‘Einschränkung der Mehrheitsdemokratie? Institutioneller Wandel und Stabilität von Vetopunkten.’ Katja Heeß publishes the results of her dissertation.