Kai Arzheimer



I am professor of Political Science at the University of Mainz.

My main research interests are the comparative analysis of micro data and comparative political sociology,elections and electoral behaviour, Extreme Right / Radical Right / Populist Right parties in Europe, German Politics, and Research Methods and the Sociology of Knowledge.


  • Media: I regularly comment on German and European parties and their voters, and on political extremism
  • Research Methods: I have been teaching methods, statistics and software in academic settings since 1996 and offer consultancy and in-house seminars



Playlist: all my videos

From the blog

Deutsche Welle on the radical right “culture wars”

Deutsche Welle has an interesting piece on the AfD’s recent weaponisation of art. Colleagues Cynthia Miller-Idriss and Julian Göpffarth do the heavy lifting, but I got some airtime, too


Elections everywhere. And populist anti-vaxxers. 4 links I liked

Bonnie N. Field has written a very clear explainer on the issue of minority governments in Spain for the EUROPP blog. Read it. Over at Europe Elects, Alexander Sarti explains how they predicted the distribution of seats in the European Parliament. By and large, it seems to have worked rather well. Somewhere along the way, […]


Konsequenzen der Euroawahl für die Parteien in Rheinland-Pfalz

Mit dpa habe ich über das Ergebnis von Kommunal- und Europawahlen in Rheinland-Pfalz sowie über die Konsequenzen, die sich daraus für die Parteien ergeben, gesprochen: