Prof. Dr. Brigitte Geißel

Professor for Comparative Politics

Director of the Research Unit "Democratic Innovations"

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Geißel

Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M.
Institute of Political Sciences

Room 3.G 163

Tel: +49 69 798-36514 

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt am Main



Administration Office

Melina Cali

Room 3.G 009

Hauspostfach 23
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: +49 69 798-36515

The office is currently only available for you by email.

Office Hours during the semester

Prof. Dr. Geißel's office hours Wednesdays from 1 - 3 pm (during the lecture period) by phone oder in person in room 3.G 163.

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We are not able to accomodate appointments outside the regular office hours.



Brigitte Geissel/ Anna Krämling: Inégalités et bien-être, in: Raul Magni-Berton & Laurence Morel (eds): Démocraties Directes, Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2022

We held a workshop on Citizens' Conceptions of Democracy and Political Process Preferences: State of the Art and Future Directions on 1-2 March 2022, co-convened by Rikki Dean and Claudia Landwehr (Mainz)

Embedding Participatory Governance, a new symposium of Critical Policy Studies, edited by Rikki Dean with Sonia Bussu, Adrian Bua and Graham Smith: Link.

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Geißel will head the Dean's Office of FB 03 from 01.04.2022.

Curato, Nicole, David Farrell, Brigitte Geissel, Kimmo Grönlund, Jean-Benoit Pilet, Alan Renwick, Jonathan Rose, et al. 2021. “Deliberative Mini Publics: Core Design Features." Policy Press Scholarship Online  , Policy Press Scholarship Online (PPSO)

University and the City Conference July 1 – 2, 2021: Democratic Innovations (Program)

Flyer of the Research Unit 'Democratic Innovations':
English Version