Skip to main content

Research Fellows

Dr. Werner Krause


University of Potsdam
Chair of Comparative Politics
August-Bebel-Straße 89
14482 Potsdam
House 1, Room 1.71

Phone: +49 331-977-3482
E-Mail: werner.krauseuni-potsdamde

Office Hours:

Tue, noon - 2pm, Please make an appointment via email.


  • Since 04/2023 University of Potsdam, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chair of Comparative Politics (Prof. Steffen Ganghof)
  • 03/2022 - 03/2023 University Assistant at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Vienna
  • 04/2020 - 02/2022 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Social Sciences at the Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 09/2018 - 12/2018 Visiting Researcher at the Department of Government, University of Essex
  • 10/2016 - 03/2020 Doctoral Student at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS)
  • 02/2016 - 03/2020 Research Fellow in the Department "Democracy & Democratization" at the Social Science Research Center Berlin WZB (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)
  • Studied History and Social Sciences at the Humboldt University of Berlin, the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE, Mexico), the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, Mexico) and the New School for Social Research (NSSR, USA).

Publications (Selection):

  • Should We Include Margins of Error in Public Opinion Polls? (mit Christina Gahn). European Journal of Political Research. Online First, 2023, 1-26.
  • Comparative Vote Switching: A New Framework for Studying Dynamic Multi-Party Competition (with Denis Cohen and Tarik Abou-Chadi). Journal of Politics. Online First, 1-25.
  • Does Right-Wing Violence Affect Public Support for Radical Right Parties? Evidence from Germany (with Miku Matsunaga). Comparative Political Studies. 56 (14), 2023, 2269-2305.
  • Does Accommodation Work? Mainstream Party Strategies and the Success of Radical Right Parties (with Denis Cohen and Tarik Abou-Chadi). Political Science Research and Methods. 11 (1), 172-179.
  • Voter Turnout and Party Responsiveness (with Lawrence Ezrow). British Journal of Political Science. 53 (1), 85-103.
  • Putting Electoral Competition Where it Belongs: Comparing Vote-Based Measures of Electoral Competition (with Aiko Wagner). Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. 33 (2), 210-227.
  • Becoming Part of the Gang? Established and Nonestablished Populist Parties and the Role of External Efficacy (with Aiko Wagner). Party Politics. 27 (1), 161-173.
  • The Causal Effect of Radical Right Success on Mainstream Parties’ Policy Positions: A Regression Discontinuity Approach (with Tarik Abou-Chadi). British Journal of Political Science. 50 (4), 829-847.
  • Appearing Moderate or Radical? Radical Left Party Success and the Two-Dimensional Political Space. West European Politics. 43 (7), 1365-1387.
  • Shifting Welfare Policy Positions: The Impact of Radical Right Populist Party Success Beyond Migration Politics (with Heiko Giebler). Representation. 56 (3), 331-348.
  • Women’s Participation in Peace Negotiations and the Durability of Peace (with Jana Krause and Piia Bränfors). International Interactions, 44 (6), 985-1016.

Blog Posts and Opinion Pieces:

In the Media (Selection):