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



Latest research video:

The Radical Right Bibliography: Spring 2020 update
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From the blog

Gespräch mit dem Handelsblatt über den Zustand der AfD nach dem Bundesparteitag

Das Handelsblatt berichtet ausführlich über den Eklat beim Bundesparteitag 2020 der AfD. Dazu gibt es Einschätzungen von Oskar Niedermayer und mir [contentcards url="https://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/deutschland/afd-parteitag-heftiger-afd-richtungsstreit-nach-meuthens-brandrede/26669450.html?ticket=ST-3918884-SOJKSFKdPQdqSFuvJApN-ap5" target="_blank"]


Teaching stats online with memes

Why yes, of course nothing says memefy just like a series of online lectures that everybody wants to fast-forward. And I have the tweets to prove it. So I'm teaching a mandatory stats/methods class (always popular). Online. Following the advice from my own kids, I have memified the outline. For your own syllabus needs, here…


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