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.


Research News

Research News

  • 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 und 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.

  • Just Published: Nyhuis, Dominic and Plescia, Carolina. 2018. The non-ideological component of coalition preferences. Party Politics 24(6): 686-697.

  • Just Published: Gschwend, Thomas and Zittel, Thomas. 2018. Who brings home the pork? Parties and the role of localness in committee assignments in mixed-member proportional systems. Party Politics 24(5): 488-500.

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

  • 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

Campus Westend - PEG
Room 3.G145
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 798-22495
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:

Wednesday   14:00 - 16:00
Thursday   09:00 - 11:00

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.


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.


Elisabeth Rödel, M.A.
Please schedule appointments by sending an e-mail to roedel(at)soz.uni-frankfurt.de.