German Politics and Political Sociology


Illustration Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kai Arzheimer
Room: 04-329 (Georg Forster-Gebäude)

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Recent Publications (Selection)

Arzheimer, Kai. “Secular Citizens, Pious MPs: Why German Attitudes About Genetic Testing Are Much More Permissive Than German Laws.” Political Research Exchange 2.1 (2020). doi:10.1080/2474736X.2020.1765693

Arzheimer, Kai. “A partial micro-foundation for the ‘two-worlds’ theory of morality policymaking: Evidence from Germany.” Research & Politics 7.2 (2020). doi:10.1177/2053168020917823

Arzheimer, Kai. “Extremismus.” Politikwissenschaftliche Einstellungs- und Verhaltensforschung. Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Studium. Eds. Faas, Thorsten, Oscar W. Gabrile, and Jürgen Maier. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2020. 296-308. doi:10.5771/9783845264899

Arzheimer, Kai. “Don’t mention the war! How populist right-wing radicalism became (almost) normal in Germany.” (2019). doi:10.1111/jcms.12920

Arzheimer, Kai and Carl Berning. “How the Alternative for Germany (AfD) and their voters veered to the radical right, 2013-2017.” Electoral Studies (2019): forthcoming. doi:10.1016/j.electstud.2019.04.004

Arzheimer, Kai. “Conceptual Confusion is not Always a Bad Thing: The Curious Case of European Radical Right Studies.” Demokratie und Entscheidung. Eds. Marker, Karl, Michael Roseneck, Annette Schmitt, and Jürgen Sirsch. Wiesbaden: Springer, 2018. 23-40. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-24529-0_3

Jocelyn Evans, Kai Arzheimer, Rosie Campbell, Philip Cowley, "Candidate Localness and Voter Choice in the 2015 General Election in England", Political Geography, Volume 59, July 2017, Pages 61-71, doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2017.02.009.

Arzheimer, Kai. “Explaining Electoral Support for the Radical Right.” The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right:. Ed. Rydgren, Jens. Oxford University Press, 2018, Pages 143-165.  doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190274559.013.8

The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour. Eds. Arzheimer, Kai, Jocelyn Evans, and Michael Lewis-Beck. Los Angeles: Sage, 2017.

Arzheimer, Kai. “Psephology and Technology, or: The Rise and Rise of the Script-Kiddie.” The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour. Eds. Arzheimer, Kai, Jocelyn Evans, and Michael Lewis-Beck. Los Angeles: Sage, 2017. 972-995.

Arzheimer, Kai. “Another Dog that did not Bark? Less Dealignment and More Partisanship in the 2013 Bundestag Election.” German Politics 26.1 (2017): 49-64. doi:10.1080/09644008.2016.1266481

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