Ongoing Projects

German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES)

Focusing on the three federal elections of 2009, 2013 and 2017, the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) observes and analyses how today’s mobile electorate adapts to a new constellation of electoral politics, which is characterized by a so far unknown degree of complexity.

Conversations of Democracy (CoDem)

The project seeks to contribute to a deeper understanding of people's conversations about public affairs as the most basic form of political communication and foundation of democracy's deliberative system.

Bürger und Demokratie in Baden-Württemberg

Democracy monitoring aims to collect and to analyse empirical data in order to assess systematically the functioning of democracy and to identify possibilities for improvements.