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Erik Herron as Guest at CDM and GSDS

We welcome Prof. Dr. Erik Herron, who will stay at CDM and GSDS from June 11 to 15, 2018. Erik Herron is the Eberly Family Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University. His research focuses on political institutions, especially electoral systems. During his stay in Konstanz, he will work on a project about mixed member electoral systems with Susumu Shikano.

Presentation at the Alan Turing Institute on May 24, 2018

On May 24, 2018, 16:00 - 17:30 Karsten Donnay speaks in the seminar of the Data & Inequality Research Interest Group at the Alan Turing Institute on the topic of "Perceptions of Inequality and their Links to Political Instability: The Role of Data Science."

New Publication in Review of International Political Economy

New article by Andreas Jungherr with Matthias Mader, Harald Schoen, and Alexander Wuttke on the difference between supporting free trade in the abstract and supporting specific trade agreements is out in Review of International Political Economy.

Presentation at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin on December 14, 2017

Sascha Göbel will introduce "legislatoR", a relational individual-level data package for the software environment R, at the Workshop on "Citizen and Elite Activity on Wikipedia". The package comprises political, sociodemographic, and Wikipedia-related data on elected politicians across the globe.

New Publication in Party Politics

Alexander Wuttke (U Mannheim), Andreas Jungherr, and Harald Schoen (U Mannheim) analyze the effects of an issue referendum on party members.

Neue Veröffentlichung: Datengestützte Verfahren in Wahlkämpfen

Kampagnenmachern, Journalisten und der Öffentlichkeit stellt sich die Frage nach dem Potential und möglichen Gefahren der Nutzung großer Datensätze und statistischer Modelle durch politische Organisationen. Auch wenn das Thema viel Aufmerksamkeit erhält, sind konkrete Nutzungsweisen und Wirkungen datengestützter Verfahren im Wahlkampf nur sehr vage umrissen und verstanden