Prof. Dr. Thomas Zittel

Professor for Comparative Politics

Goethe-University Frankfurt
Department of Social Sciences
Campus Westend - PEG, Room 3.G108
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Voice: +49 69 798-36678
E-Mail: zittel(at)soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Postal address:
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6 / Postbox 40
60629 Frankfurt a. M.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zittel is on sabbatical during the fall term 2019/20. Dr. Markus Baumann will act as interim professor during this term.


Research News

Research News

  • Just Published: Baumann, Markus, Marc Debus and Martin Gross. Strategic issue emphasis in parties’ election campaign statements. Party Politics Online First.
  • Just Published: Zittel, Thomas, Nyhuis, Dominic, and Baumann, Markus, Geographic representation in party-dominated legislatures: A quantitative text analysis of parliamentary questions in the German Bundestag. Legislative Studies Quarterly Online First.
  • New Project: Professor Thomas Zittel awarded ORA grant for research of parliamentary representation in fluid voter markets.
    Further information here.

  • Just Published: Zittel, Thomas and Nyhuis, Dominic. 2019. Two faces of party unity: Roll-call votes and vote explanations in the German Bundestag. Parliamentary Affairs 72(2): 406-424.

  • Just Published: Ceyhan, Sara. 2018. Why Not Ask the Representatives? Parliamentary Candidates’ Attitudes Towards Immigrant Representation in Germany. Representation 54(1): 1-25.

  • Just Published: Harfst, Philipp, Sarah C. Dingler, Jessica Fortin-Rittberger, Julian Noseck, Sven Kosanke. 2018. Elusive indeed – The mechanical versus psychological effects of electoral rules at the district level. Electoral Studies 53: 90-98.

  • Just Published: Zittel, Thomas. The dark and bright sides of party polarization. Social Science Research Council. Items, 20 February 2018.

  • Just Published: Zittel, Thomas. 2018. Electoral Systems in Context: Germany. In: Erik S. Herron, Robert Pekkanen, and Matthew Soberg Shugart. The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 781-801.

  • Just Published: Ceyhan, Sara. 2018. Who runs at the top of party lists? Determinants of parties' list ranking in the 2013 German Bundestag election. German Politics 27(1): 66-88.

  • Just Published: Song, Hyunjin, Nyhuis, Dominic and Boomgaarden, Hajo G. 2019. A network model of negative campaigning: The structure and determinants of negative campaigning in multi-party systems. Communication Research 46(2): 273-294.

Teaching News

Teaching News

  • Arrangements for the supervision of Bachelor- or Masters theses, and for taking other exams, need to be made during Prof. Zittel's office hours. Arrangements via E-Mail are not possible. Please read the Information leaflets concerning this issue that are available under "Lehre" (in German) on this website prior to arranging a meeting during office hours.

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Conference News

Conference News

  • The inaugural conference of the DVPW-Study Group on "Comparative Parliaments" is hosted at Goethe-University Frankfurt on 10. - 11. October 2019. The conference is organized by Markus Baumann and Thomas Zittel. The program can be found here.
  • Thomas Zittel (with Tom Louwerse and Wouter Schakel of the University of Leiden and Helene Pedersen of Aarhus University) presents paper at the ECPR General Conference, 4.-7. September 2019, Wroclaw.
  • Thomas Zittel (with Markus Baumann, Goethe-University) presents paper at workshop on "Parliamentary Careers in Comparison" (organized by Stefanie Bailer, Simon Hug, und Philip Manow), 26.-27. June 2019, The Hague.
  • Thomas Zittel (with Dominic Nyhuis, University Hannover) presents paper at workshop on "Personalization and representation in the study of politics and political communication" (organized by Dr. Katjana Gattermann), 17.-18. June 2019, University of Amsterdam.
  • Thomas Zittel (with Dominic Nyhuis, University of Hannover) presents paper at the 77th MPSA Annual Conference, 4.-7. April 2019, Chicago, Ill.
  • Thomas Zittel (mit Rosie Campbell, King's College und Jennifer van Heerde-Hudson, University College London) präsentiert Papier anlässlich der 77th MPSA Annual Conference, 4.-7. April 2019, Chicago, Ill.
  • Thomas Zittel (with Robert Rohrschneider, University of Kansas) presents paper at the APSA Annual Convention and Exhibition, 29 August–2 September 2018, Boston, MA.

  • Thomas Zittel (with Markus Baumann, University of Heidelberg and Dominic Nyhuis, University of Hannover) presents paper at the ECPR General Conference, 22-25 August 2018, Hamburg.


Administration

Dominique Souliac

Campus Westend - PEG
Room 3.G145
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 798-36685
Mail: vergleichende-politikwissenschaft(at)soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Postal adress:
Campus Westend - PEG
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6 / Postbox 40
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Office hours:
'Modulscheine' and term papers can be submitted/picked up during the following times:

Thursday   10:00 - 12:00
Friday   10:00 - 12:00

Office Hours

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zittel
During the semester, Tuesday between 12 and 1:30 pm. To register, please enter your name into the list next to the office door (PEG Room 3.G108).

Between semesters, please schedule appointments by sending an e-mail to zittel(at)soz.uni-frankfurt.de.

Prof. Zittel is on sabattical during the fall term 2019/20 and thus not available for appointments. Dr. Markus Baumann will act as interim professor during this term. Regular office hours will be resumed in April 2020.


Dr. Simon Stückelberger
Please schedule appointments by sending an e-mail to stueckelberger(at)soz.uni-frankfurt.de.


Lisa-Marie Klose, M.A.
Tuesday between 2 and 3 pm (please previously schedule an appointment by sending an e-mail to klose(at)soz.uni-frankfurt.de).


Julian Noseck, M.A.
Please schedule appointments by sending an e-mail to noseck(at)soz.uni-frankfurt.de.