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

  • New Project: Professor Thomas Zittel awarded ORA grant for research of parliamentary representation in fluid voter markets.
    Further information here. In this project we currently hire a Post-Doc researcher. The job advertisement with all information can be found here.

  • 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 and Nyhuis, Dominic. Two faces of party unity. Roll-call votes and vote explanations in the German Bundestag. Parliamentary Affairs Online first.

  • 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. A network model of negative campaigning: The structure and determinants of negative campaigning in multi-party systems. Communication Research Online first.

  • 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.

  • Just Published: Nyhuis, Dominic. 2018. Separating candidate valence and proximity voting: Determinants of competitors' non-policy appeal. Political Science Research and Methods 6(1): 135-151.

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.

› Current syllabi

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Conference News

Conference News

  • Thomas Zittel (with Rosie Campbell, Birkbeck/University of London and Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson, University College London) presents paper at the APSA Annual Convention and Exhibition, 29 August–2 September 2018, Boston, MA.

  • 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.

  • Thomas Zittel (with Rosie Campbell, Birkbeck/University of London and Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson, University College London) presents paper at the ECPR General Conference, 22-25 August 2018, Hamburg.

  • Thomas Zittel (with Rosie Campbell, Birkbeck/University of London) organizes workshop on "Legislators as Linkage in European Democracies" at ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, 10-14 April 2018, University of Nicosia, Cyprus.

  • Thomas Zittel (with Robert J. Rohrschneider, University of Kansas) presents paper at the 76th MPSA Annual Conference, 5-8 April 2018, Chicago, Ill.

  • Thomas Zittel presents paper at workshop on "Voting in Regional Elections. The Rise of Regional Authority and Electoral Accountability" (organized by Prof. Marc Hooghe, University of Leuven), 31 October 2017, Parliament of the German Speaking Community in Belgium, Eupen.

  • Dominic Nyhuis (with Thomas Zittel) presents paper at the workshop on "The political economy of mixed-member systems", 5-7 October 2017, Bremen.


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:

Monday   10:00 - 12:00
Tuesday   15:00 - 17:00

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.
Please schedule appointments 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.