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
60323 Frankfurt am Main

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

Postal address:
Department of Social Sciences
Postbox 40
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zittel is on sabbatical during winter semester 2020/21.


Research News

Research News

  • Just Published: Bol, Damien, Gschwend, Thomas, Zittel, Thomas, and Zittlau, Steffen. The importance of personal vote intentions for the responsiveness of legislators: A field experiment. European Journal of Political Research Online First
  • Just Published: Zittel, Thomas and Nyhuis, Dominic. The legislative effects of campaign personalization. An analysis on the legislative behavior of successful German constituency candidates. Comparative Political Studies Online First.
  • Just Published: Zittel, Thomas. 2020. Constituency candidates and political representation. In: Robert Rohrschneider and Jacques Thomassen. The Oxford Handbook of Political Representation in Liberal Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Info here.
  • Just Published: Campbell, Rosie and Zittel, Thomas. 2020. The personal sources of responsiveness. Introduction to a special section. Swiss Political Science Review 26(1): 1-9.
  • Just Published: Stückelberger, Simon. 2020. Angriff ist die beste Mobilisierung: Negative Kampagnen und ihre Zielgruppen. DeFacto, 19 May 2020.
  • Just Published: Stuckelberger, Simon. 2019. Mobilizing and Chasing: The voter targeting of negative campaigning - Lessons from the Swiss case. Party Politics Online First.
  • Just Published: Baumann, Markus, Debus, Marcus and Gross, Martin. 2019. Strategic issue emphasis in parties’ election campaign statements. Party Politics Online First.
  • Just Published: Zittel, Thomas, Nyhuis, Dominic, and Baumann, Markus. 2019. Geographic representation in party-dominated legislatures: A quantitative text analysis of parliamentary questions in the German Bundestag. Legislative Studies Quarterly 44(4): 681-711.
  • 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: 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.

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

  • 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
60323 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 798-36685
Mail: vergleichende-politikwissenschaft(at)soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Postal adress:
Department of Social Sciences
Postbox 40
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Office hours:
Currently the administration office can only be contacted by e-mail.

Office Hours

Prof. Dr. Thomas Zittel
During the semester, Tuesday between 12 and 1:30 pm.

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


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


#Covid 19: Due to the current situation, we conduct office hours in Videoconference format (vidyo connect). Please contact the person you wish to schedule an appointment with via e-mail.


Lisa-Marie Klose and Julian Noseck have left Goethe University on 31 March 2020. In case of questions please contact the administration office.