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

Thomas Zittel also holds the Max Weber Visiting Chair for German and European Studies at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies (CEMS) at New York University (USA). Roni Lehrer, Ph.D. will act as interim professor in academic year 2021/22.


Research News

Research News

  • Just Published: Pedersen, Helene Helboe, Louwerse, Tom and Zittel, Thomas. Ethics audits in cross-national research: Experiences from correspondence study field experiments with national politicians in four European democracies. Political Studies Review. Online First.
  • Just Published: Zittel, Thomas, Louwerse, Tom, Pedersen, Helene Helboe and Schakel, Wouter. Should we conduct correspondence study field experiments with political elites? International Political Science Review. Online First.
  • New Award: Dr. Simon Stückelberger has been awarded the Young Researcher Award 2020 by the Swiss Political Science Association (SVPW) for his article "Mobilizing and chasing: The voter targeting of negative campaigning - Lessons from the Swiss case" (Party Politics). A blog post on the article (in German) can be found on DeFacto, the original article can be found here.

  • New Project: The Chair of Comparative Politics at Goethe-University Frankfurt cooperated with the University of Darmstadt (Dr. Michael Stecker) and the University of Oldenburg (Dr. Michael Jankowski) in designing a Smart Vote Application for the local elections in the state of Hessia in March 2021. The tool was available in 33 selected communities across Hessia. Further information can be found under www.kommunalwahlkompass.de
  • Just Published: Bol, Damien, Gschwend, Thomas, Zittel, Thomas, und Zittlau, Steffen. 2021. The importance of personal vote intentions for the responsiveness of legislators: A field experiment. European Journal of Political Research 60(2): 455-473. Info here.
  • Just Published: Zittel, Thomas und Nyhuis, Dominic. 2021. The legislative effects of campaign personalization. An analysis on the legislative behavior of successful German constituency candidates. Comparative Political Studies 54(2): 312-338. Info here.
  • Just Published: Zittel, Thomas. 2020. The beliefs of parliamentary candidates on electoral democracy. Who are the guardians of democracy and what motivates them? in: Lieven de Winter, Rune Karlsen, Hermann Schmitt (Hg.). Parliamentary Candidates Between Voters and Parties. A Comparative Perspective. London: Routledge, S. 196-217. Info hier.
  • 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.

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

  • Markus Baumann presents paper (with Diane Bolet, Rosie Campbell, Tom Louwerse, Wouter Schakel, Thomas Zittel), APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2021, 30. September – 3. October, Seattle/Online.
  • Thomas Zittel organizes panel with Sheri Berman (Barnard College), Constanze Stelzenmüller (Brookings), Thorsten Faas (FU Berlin) and Thomas Gschwend (University Mannheim) on the German Federal Elections 2021 at New York University, New York City, 23. September 2021, 12 – 2pm (EST), online.
  • Thomas Zittel presents paper (with Christian Stecker and Michael Jankowski), DVPW-Kongress 2021, 14.- 16.9., Online.
  • Thomas Zittel presents paper (with Markus Baumann), DVPW-Kongress 2021, 14. - 16.9.21, Online.
  • Wouter Schakel, University Amsterdam, presents paper (with Markus Baumann, Diane Bolet, Rosie Campbell, Tom Louwerse, Thomas Zittel), ECPR General Conference 2021, 30. August – 3. September, Online.
  • Markus Baumann presents paper (with Simon Stückelberger and Thomas Zittel), ECPR General Conference 2021, 30. August – 3. September, Online.


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.

Summer break 2021
The administration office will be closed from 2 to 20 August 2021.

 

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.


Robin J. Rentrop
Please schedule appointments by sending an e-mail to rentrop(at)em.uni-frankfurt.de.


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