Welcome to my site.
Currently, I am working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the CRC/SFB 1342: "Global Dynamics of Social Policies" (Project INF) at the University of Bremen. Within the CRC I am involved in developing WeSIS - the interactive, web-based Welfare State Information System on global dynamics of social policy. In addition, we support the CRC researchers in terms of research data management. I hold a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Greifswald.
My research focuses on political parties, party ideology and party policy diffusion. More specifically, I am interested in ideological change of parties, its causes and consequences. For this reason, I am also looking at new ways of measuring "party ideology", in extending current databases on parties and in overcoming the "Western bias" still prevalent in party research. Methodologically, I am firmly rooted in comparative politics and macro-comparative analyses.
If you have any question regarding my work or the data collections, do not hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to your message!
Updated PIP Datasets Released
I am happy to announce that updated versions of the PIP (Parties - Institutions - Preferences) datasets are now available at the Harvard Dataverse. Beyond the main dataset, you will find a dataset with ready-made government and EU positions. Above all, the "ASPM framework" is now publicly available which allows for tweaking and modifying the Agenda Setting Power Model to fit your own needs!
Success - CRC Funding Renewed
After a successful review in September, the Collaborative Research Center 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" got a renewed funding of the German Research Foundation for another four years. We will continue as an infrastructure project providing basic resources for the CRC, further develop WeSIS, and carry on the data collection on political parties around the globe!
Out now - V-Party Item Validation Paper
Our V-Party party organizational item validation article is finally available as "Online first" at Electoral Studies. And it is "Open access"!