Prof. Dr. Thomas Zittel
Professor for Comparative Politics
|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). Dr. Ron David Lehrer will act as interim professor in academic year 2021/22.
- Just Published: Zittel, Thomas, Louwerse, Tom, Pedersen, Helene Helboe und 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.
- 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.
- Please mind the recent changes concerning the administration of credits (Prüfungsleistungen and Teilnahmenachweise) issued by the Faculty for Social Sciences, effective from Wintersemester 2015/16. You can find information at "Häufige Fragen elektronische Prüfungsverwaltung" (in German) and in the letter by the dean (in German), that was issued to you via your student mailaddress.
- 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.
- 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 Dominic Nyhuis, University Hannover) presents paper at the 5. Bi-Annual Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, 27.-29. June 2019, University Leiden.
- 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.