German Politics

Voting, Elections, And Political Extremism in Germany

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Most of my work centres on parties, voters, and attitudes. I’m particularly interested in right-wing extremism and related phenomena like radicalism, populism, ideologies in general, and political attitudes including value orientations. For obvious reasons, this is a particularly relevant issue in Germany. Since 2015, Alternative for Germany (AfD) has become a main focus of my research in this field.

But I have also published on German parties and their voters more generally. I’m particularly interested in the stubborn East-West differences that prevail even three decades after unification. Have a look at my full list of publications for more information.

State Level Politics

One fun aspect of being a German psephologist is that there are so many elections at the subnational level. With 16 Länder, there is always something going on. My own research focuses mostly on Rhineland-Palatinate (=Rheinland-Pfalz), Bremen, and Hessen.