Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weßels

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David Ausserhofer
Research Fellow of the Research Unit
Research Fellow of the Completed Bridging Project

Research fields

Democracy
Comparative political behavior | Research on elections and political attitudes | Interest intermediation, and comparative studies on political representation | Comparative politics

CV

ORCID ID  https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0127-3556

since 2003 Senior research fellow, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), research unit "Democracy and Democratization", formerly "Democracy: Structures, Performance, Challenges"

Deputy director, research unit "Democracy and Democratization", formerly "Democracy: Structures, Performance, Challenges" at the WZB (Director of the research unit: Wolfgang Merkel)

Project director
- German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES)

Manifesto Project (MARPOR)

Politische Legitimität in Krisenzeiten (PolLegKris)

since April 2013 Professor, Humboldt-University Berlin, Institute for Social Sciences

since 2008 Faculty member, Berlin Graduate School of the Social Sciences (BGSS), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Privatdozent at the Institute for Social Sciences

2000-2008 Privatdozent at Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Political and Social Sciences

1992-3/2003 (completion of the research unit) Deputy director, research unit "Institutions and Social Change" at the WZB (director of the research unit: Hans-Dieter Klingemann)

1989- 2003 Senior research fellow, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), research unit "Institutions and Social Change"

1983-1989 Research fellow, Zentralinstitut für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung, Freie Universität Berlin

Selected Publications

Weßels, Bernhard; Strijbis, Oliver. 2019. Mass opinions : globalization and issues as axes of contention. In: de Wilde, Pieter; Koopmans, Ruud; Merkel, Wolfgang; et al. (Hrsg.). The struggle over borders : cosmopolitanism and communitarianism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 65-88.

Wzbaktiv
Rose, Richard/Weßels, Bernhard (2019): "Money, Sex and Broken Promises. Politicians' Bad Behaviour Reduces Trust". In: Parliamentary Affairs, Vol. 72, No. 3, S. 481-500. (vorab online publiziert 16.07.2018)
Roßteutscher, Sigrid/Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger/Schoen, Harald/Weßels, Bernhard/Wolf, Christof (Hg.) (2019): Zwischen Polarisierung und Beharrung: Die Bundestagswahl 2017. Wahlen in Deutschland, Bd. 3. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 350 S..
Weßels, Bernhard (2018): "Political Inequality in Voting". In: Wolfgang Merkel/Sascha Kneip (Eds.): Democracy and Crisis. Challenges in Turbulent Times. Cham: Springer International Publishing, S. 49-69.
Weßels, Bernhard (2018): "Norms and Orientations of Political Elites". In: Heinrich Best/John Higley (Eds.): Palgrave Handbook of Political Elites. London: Palgrave Macmillan, S. 523-537.
Schoen, Harald/Roßteutscher, Sigrid/Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger/Weßels, Bernhard/Wolf, Christof (Eds.) (2017): Voters and Voting in Context. Multiple Contexts and the Heterogeneous German Electorate. Oxford/New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Klingemann, Hans‑Dieter/Gancheva, Darina/Weßels, Bernhard (2017): "Ideological Congruence. Choice, Visibility, Clarity". In: Philipp Harfst/Ina Kubbe/Thomas Poguntke (Eds.): Parties, Governments and Elites. The Comparative Study of Democracy. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 53-72.
Giebler, Heiko/Weßels, Bernhard (2017): "If You Don't Know Me by Now. Explaining Local Candidate Recognition". In: German Politics, Vol. 26, No. 1, S. 149-169. (vorab online publiziert 15.06.2016)
Schoen, Harald/Weßels, Bernhard (Hg.) (2016): Wahlen und Wähler. Analysen aus Anlass der Bundestagswahl 2013. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, XIII, 515 S.
Projects

2018-2020
Populistische Kritik der politischen Legitimität repräsentativer Demokratie, Teilprojekt des Projektverbundes "Veränderung durch Krisen? Solidarität und Entsolidarisierung in Deutschland und Europa", funded by BMBF. 
Participating scientists: Heiko Giebler, Bernhard Weßels

2013-2022
MARPOR Manifesto Research on Political Representation, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Director: Bernhard Weßels
Participating scientists: Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel, Pola Lehmann, Theres Matthieß, Nicolas Merz, Sven Regel, Dr. Andrea Volkens, Carolin Herrmann, Jirka Lewandowski

2009-2020
German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Co-Director: Bernhard Weßels
Participating scientists: Aiko Wagner (Koord.), Josephine Lichteblau, Reinhold Melcher. Assoziiert: Heiko Giebler
In cooperation with: Hans Rattinger (University of Mannheim), Sigrid Roßteutscher (University Frankfurt am Main), Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck (University of Mannheim)

2008-2011
PIREDEU - Providing an Infrastructure for Research on Electoral Democracy in the European Union, FP7 Project, funded by the European Commission; study component "European Candidate Study"
Co-Director: Bernhard Weßels
Participating Scientists: Heiko Giebler
In cooperation with: European University Institute, Florenz; Mannheimer Zentrum für europäische Sozialforschung (MZES), University of  Mannheim

since 2005
Democracy Barometer, NCCR Democracy, University of Zurich, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation
Project leaders:  Wolfgang Merkel, Daniel Bochsler (Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau)
Participating scientists: Marc Bühlmann (University of Berne), Heiko Giebler, Bernhard Weßels
Doctoral student: Lisa Müller (Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau)

since 1998
Post-electoral studies to the German federal elections in 1998, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2019
The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems - German part,
in cooperation with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
cooperative project with electoral study teams in 36 countries.
Funding: WZB and German Research Foundation (DFG)
Director: Bernhard Weßels
In cooperation with Herrmann Schmitt (University of Mannheim, 1998-2005); since 2009 the project is pursued in the framework of GLES.
Downloads from the project

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AfD-Buch

Wolfgang Schroeder / Bernhard Weßels (Hg.) SMARTE SPALTER. Die AfD zwischen Bewegung und Parlament. Bonn: Dietz 2019

Kandidatenstudie 2017  Wer waren die Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten bei der Wahl 2017 zum 19. Deutschen Bundestag? Was motivierte sie zu einer Kandidatur? Wie nahmen sie die politische Lage der Bundesrepublik wahr? Wie betrieben sie Wahlkampf?

Discussion Paper
SP V 2017-102 (PDF-Version)
Wolfgang Schroeder, Bernhard Weßels, Christian Neusser und Alexander Berzel
Parlamentarische Praxis der AfD in deutschen Landesparlamenten (64 S.)

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Recent Books

Harald Schoen, Sigrid Roßteutscher, Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, Bernhard Weßels, and Christof Wolf (Eds.) Voters and Voting in ContextMultiple Contexts and the Heterogeneous German ElectorateOxford: Oxford University Press 2017

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Schroeder, Wolfgang; Weßels, Bernhard (Hrsg.). 2016. Arbeitgeber- und Wirtschaftsverbände in Deutschland. Wiesbaden: Springer VS (2., vollständig überarbeitete Auflage), 725 S.
 
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Schoen, Harald; Weßels, Bernhard (Hrsg.). 2016. Wahlen und Wähler. Analysen aus Anlass der Bundestagswahl 2013. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
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Weßels, Bernhard; Rattinger, Hans; Roßteutscher, Sigrid; et al. (Hrsg.). 2014. Voters on the Move or on the Run? Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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Kandidatenstudie 2013

Motive, Nominierung, Wahlkampf, Repräsentation und Demokratie aus der Sicht der Bundestagskandidatinnen und Bundestagskandidaten