Current news

New Article in Journal of Information Technology and Politics

The article "Communication Power Struggles on Social Media: A Case Study of the 2011-12 Russian Protests" co-authored by Viktoria Spaiser, Thomas Chadefaux, Karsten Donnay, Fabian Russmann and Dirk Helbing analyzes public discourse during the 2011-12 Duma and presidential elections in Russia using a new Big Data mixed-methods approach.

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Article forthcoming in German Politics

Theresa Küntzler's article "Using Data Combination of Fundamental Variable-Based Forecasts and Poll-Based Forecasts to Predict the 2013 German Election" forthcoming in German Politics presents an election forecasting approach predicting the vote share of the governing coalition in the federal elections in 2013.

New CDM Website launched

The website provides a comprehensive overview of the joint research and teaching activities at the newfound Center for Data and Methods (CDM). The center brings together four methodologically oriented professorships in the Department of Politics and Public Adminstration.