The main research topics of the chair are migration and citizenship policies, xenophobia and Islamophobia, populist and extremist attitudes, causes of migration and integration of migrants. The research projects are based at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES).

Selected Publications

  • Marc Helbling and Daniel Meierrieks (2020): “Transnational Terrorism and Restrictive Immigration Policies”, Journal of Peace Research 57(4): 564–580.
  • Marc Helbling (2020): “Attitudes Towards Climate Change Migrants”, Climatic Change 160(1): 89–102.
  • Marc Helbling and Richard Traunmüller (2020): “What is Islamophobia? Disentangling Citizens’ Feelings Towards Ethnicity, Religion and Religiosity Using a Survey Experiment”, British Journal of Political Science 50(3): 811–828.
  • Conrad Ziller and Marc Helbling (2019): “Antidiscrimination Laws, Policy Knowledge, and Political Support”, British Journal of Political Science 49(3): 1027-1044.
  • Marc Helbling and David Leblang (2019): “Controlling immigration? How regulations affect migration flows”, European Journal of Political Research 58(1): 248–269.
  • Marc Helbling, Liv Bjerre, Friederike Römer and Malisa Zobel (2017): “Measuring Immigration Policies: The IMPIC-Database”, European Political Science16(1): 79–98.
  • Marc Helbling and Richard Traunmüller (2016): “How State Support of Religion Shapes Attitudes Toward Muslim Immigrants. New Evidence from a Subnational Comparison”, Comparative Political Studies 49(3): 391–424.
  • Sarah Carol, Marc Helbling and Ines Michalowski (2015): “A struggle over religious rights? How Muslim minorities and natives view the accommodation of religious rights in six European countries”, Social Forces 94(2): 647–671.
  • Marc Helbling (2014): “Opposing Muslims and the Muslim Headscarf in Western Europe”, European Sociological Review 30(2): 242–257.
  • Marc Helbling and Hanspeter Kriesi (2014): “Opposing low-skilled immigrants: Labor market competition, welfare state and deservingness”, European Sociological Review 30(5): 595–614.
  • Hanspeter Kriesi, Edgar Grande, Martin Dolezal, Marc Helbling, Dominic Hoeglinger, Swen Hutter and Bruno Wüest (2012): Political Conflict in Western Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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