Research profile

The research of Prof. Zittel focuses on the comparative analysis of the normative, institutional and behavioral foundations of modern representative democracy from neo-institutionalist and empirical perspectives. Special emphasis is put on issues of the personalization and virtualization of politics, legislative behavior, electoral politics, and the institutional development of representative systems.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Zittel

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Campus Westend - PEG, Room 3.G108
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 798-36678
E-mail: zittel(at)

Postal adress:
Campus Westend - PEG
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6 / Postbox 40
60629 Frankfurt am Main