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

  • New Project: The Chair of Comparative Politics at Goethe-University Frankfurt cooperates with the University of Darmstadt (Dr. Michael Stecker) and the University of Oldenburg (Dr. Michael Jankowski) in designing a Smart Vote Application for the upcoming local elections in the state of Hessia in March 2021. The tool will be available in 32 selected communities across Hessia. Further information can be found under www.kommunalwahlkompass.de
  • 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: 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.

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

› Examination Results

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.


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.


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