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Dr. Nils Diederich
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Empirical Political Sociology / Otto Stammer Center

Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 814 11 79
Emailndiederich@t-online.de
HomepageProf. Dr. (a.D.) Nils Diederich

Areas of Expertise

  • Domestic policy
  • Electoral studies
  • Political parties
  • Interest groups
  • Motivation of first-time voters and non-voters
  • Political system
  • Social inequality


Carsten Koschmieder
Political Scientist

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Empirical Political Sociology / Otto Stammer Center

Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 550 37
Emailcarsten.koschmieder@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Carsten Koschmieder

Areas of Expertise

  • Pirate Party
  • Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) political party
  • Right-wing extremism and right-wing populism in Germany and Europe
  • Elections
  • Electoral systems
  • Election behavior
  • Anti-Semitism


Dr. Sabine Kropp
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Insitute of Political Science

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 60957
Emailsabine.kropp@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Sabine Kropp

Areas of Expertise

  • Federalism
  • Coalitions
  • Parliamentarism
  • Europeanization
  • German policy toward eastern Europe


Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement
Professor of Chinese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Graduate School of East Asian Studies

Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 599 36
Emailelena.meyer-clement@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Elena Meyer-Clement

Areas of Expertise

  • Political, economic, and social change in the PRC, in particular:
    • Urbanization
    • Transformation of rural areas
    • Chinese Communist Party
    • Private enterprise
    • Cultural policy


Dr. Gero Neugebauer
Professor of Political Sociology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Center for Empirical Political Sociology

Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 8029080
Mobile+49 151 51225534
Emailgerosofo@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Gero Neugebauer

Areas of Expertise

  • German political parties and party systems before and after 1990, especially the SPD and the Left
  • Elections
  • Voting behavior
  • Political system of Germany, including GDR


Dr. Paul Nolte
Professor of Modern History

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Friedrich Meinecke Institute
Modern History

Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 568 02
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 568 01
Emailpaul.nolte@fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. Paul Nolte

Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary German history
  • German society and politics in historical and contemporary dimensions
  • Democracy, past and present
  • Transformation of the political party system, elections, and social milieus


Dr. Ute Schmidt
Privatdozent

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Forschungsverbund SED-Staat (Research Association on the SED State)

Koserstraße 21, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 555 86
Emailuteschmi@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepagePD Dr. Ute Schmidt

Areas of Expertise

  • History of the CDU in West and East (Germany)
  • Exodus and expulsion at the end of World War II
  • Displacement, forced migration, and deportation in the 20th century


Dr. Klaus Schroeder
Professor of Political Science

Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Forschungsverbund SED-Staat (Research Association on the SED State)

Koserstr. 21, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 56008
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 52091
Emailkschroe@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Klaus Schröder

Areas of Expertise

  • History of divided Germany, 1945-1990
  • Germany after reunification
  • Development of extremism in divided Germany and reunited Germany
  • Unification process
  • Transformation processes in East German companies
  • Germany after reunification
  • Similarities and differences between the Germans in East and West
  • Failure of reunification policy and future prospects of Germany after the election
  • Changes in the political landscape after reunification
  • NPD and PDS / Die Linke (political parties)
  • Right and left wings in the SPD


Dr. Richard Stöss
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Center for Empirical Political Sociology

Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 3951904
Mobile+49 170 4182889
Emailrstoess@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Richard Stöss (i.R.)

Areas of Expertise

  • Political parties
  • Political attitudes
  • Research on elections
  • Election campaign
  • Voting behavior
  • Extremism
  • Right-wing parties and associations


Dr. Alexander Thiele

Department of Law
Public Law

Boltzmannstraße 3, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 544 36
Mobile+49 172 4025995
Emailalexander.thiele@fu-berlin.de
HomepagePD Dr. Alexander Thiele

Areas of Expertise

  • Constitutional law
  • European law
  • Financial law
  • Euro crisis


Dr. Joachim Trebbe
Professor of Media Analysis

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for Media and Communication Studies
Division of Media Analysis / Research Methods

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 578 75
Emailtrebbe@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Joachim Trebbe

Areas of Expertise

  • The use of media and its effects (campaigns, advertising, change of attitude)
  • Media content (television, Internet, press): program structures, media mechanisms, news selection, celebrity reporting
  • Media, political communication, election campaigns, scandals
  • The media and migration (the use of media by immigrants; representation of immigrants in the media)
  • Religion in the media


Dr. Jochen Töpfer

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for East European Studies
Division of Sociology

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 505 95
Emailjochen.toepfer@fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. Jochen Töpfer

Areas of Expertise

  • Social, political, and economic aspects of the processes in Eastern Europe
  • Southeastern Europe / former Yugoslavia
  • Privatization
  • Informality and neo-feudalism
  • Parties and political elites in transformation
  • Transboundary cooperation in border regions of the EU
  • Religion and society
  • Religion and politics