Ongoing Research Projects

German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES)

At the occasion of the 2013 Bundestag election, the multi-facetted German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES)  research design has been realized for the second time. The project both provides an unprecedented wealth of high-quality data to the scientific community shortly after the election and produced numerous publications focusing on the 2009 and 2013 elections and electoral change from various perspectives. Among other things, a book-length study of electoral change in Germany was published with Oxford University Press, and comprehensive analyses of the 2009 and 2013 elections were published with Nomos.

Fighting Together, Moving Apart? European Common Defence and Shared Security in an Age of Brexit and Trump

The project aims to examine the dynamic relationship between elites and masses in policy-making about common defence in the multi-level European system.