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Research Unit: Institutions and Social Change

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Dieter Klingemann
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v Education
v Awards
v Academic Affiliations
v Research and Consulting Activities
v Professional Memberships
v Editorial Boards
v Areas of Special Interest
v Publications

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Email: klingem@wzb.eu

Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Klingemann is director of the research unit "Institutions and Social Change"


Education (University)

University of Cologne

Academic degree: Diplom-Kaufmann (Business administration)

Academic degree: Doktor der Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, Dr. rer. pol. (Sociology, Political Science Economics)
Title of doctoral thesis: Bestimmungsgründe der Wahlentscheidung (Determinants of Voting Behavior)

Academic degree: Dr. habil.; Habilitation im Fach Soziologie (Sociology) at the University of Mannheim,
Title of habilitation thesis: Ideologisches Denken in der Bevölkerung westlicher Industriegesellschaften (Ideological Belief Systems in Western Industrial Society

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Stein-Rokkan-Memorial Lecturer "The Development of Competitive Party Systems in Eastern Europe," Institutt for Sammenliknendepolitikk, University of Bergen, Norway

Thyssen Lecturer "What Generates Democratic Neighbors? The Impact of Perceptions of Economic and Democratic Performance on Support of Democracy," Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA

Foreign Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

Mitglied der Leopoldina (Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina), Sektion Ökonomie und Empirische Sozialwissenschaften

Honorary Senator of the University of Ljubljana, Slowenien

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, Örebro University, Sweden

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Academic Affiliations and Professional Activities

since 1989
Professor für Politische Wissenschaft (professor of political science), Freie Universität Berlin (C4), Germany

since 1989
Director, Research Unit on Institutions and Social Change, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

Visiting Scholar, University of California, School of Social Sciences, Irvine, USA

Affiliated Member, Focused Research Program on Democratization, University of California, School of Social Sciences, Irvine, USA

since 1994
Managing Director, Research Area "Social Change, Institutions and Mediating Processes", Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

Visiting Scholar, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra

  1995-1998   Member, Scientific Committee for the Evaluation of the Inter-University Cooperation in the Field of Political Science, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium  

  1996-1997   Chair, Evaluation Commission of the Hans-Böckler Foundation  

  since 1996   Member, Board of the Jacob International Society for Collaborative Studies, Warsaw, Poland  

  since 1996   Member, International Board of Directors, International Institute of Regional and Local Studies, Pultusk School of Humanities, Pultusk, Poland  
  1997   Fellow, Center for Political Studies (CPS), Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA  

  1997   Visiting Scholar, Center for Political Studies (CPS), Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA  

  1997   Visiting Scholar, Department of Politics and Society, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine, USA  

  since 1997   Vice President, Council of the Institute for Strengthening Democracy in Bosnia, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina  

  since 1997   Member, Scientific Committee of the Centre for the Study of Political Change, University of Siena, Italy  

  since 1998   Member, International Advisory Board of the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought  

  since 1998   Member, TMR Network "Representation in Europe"  

  since 1998   Correspondent, European Thematic Network - Political Science  

1999 Alfred-Grosser-Professor, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, France

since 1999 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Deutsches Jugendinstitut e. V. (DJI), Munich, Germany

since 1999 Member, Board of the German Paul Lazarsfeld-Society for Social Research

since 1999 Member, Scientific Board of the Austrian Paul Lazarsfeld-Society for Social Research

since 2000 Member, Advisory Committee of the quarterly Central European Political Science Review

  2001   Visiting Professor, Department of Politics and Society, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine, USA  

  since 2002   Chair, Scientific Board, Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung (ZA)  

  since 2002   President, European Political Science Network (epsNet)  

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Research and Consulting Activities

Principal investigator (with M. Kaase, M. Küchler, and F. U. Pappi), Comparative Election Study 1990, German Research Foundation (DFG)

Principal investigator, Politics and Society in the Baltic Republics of the SSR, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Principal investigator (with D. Fuchs, E. Roller, and B. Wessels), Cultural Conditions of Transition to Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (Post-Communist Publics/PCP); coordinators: L. Bruszt, J. Simon, and S. H. Barnes

Principal investigator, The Development of Competitive Party Systems in Central and Eastern Europe, Fritz Thyssen Foundation

Principal investigator (with L. Erbring and R. Stöss), Non-voting, Volatility, and Political Issues, German Research Foundation (DFG)

Principal investigator (with B. Wessels), Interest Mediation in Western Europe, Fritz Thyssen Foundation

since 1994
Principal investigator (with B. Wessels), The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems/CSES (for Germany), International Committee for Research into Elections and Representative Democracy, WZB

since 1996
Principal investigator (with C. Welzel), World Values Survey 1996 Project "Values and Value Change in Central and Eastern Europe", Volkswagen Foundation

since 1999
Principal investigator (with W. Jagodzinski and C. Welzel), World Values Survey 2000, WZB

since 1999
Principal investigator (with C. Welzel), Parteienwettbewerb, freie Wahlen und die Entwicklung neuer Parteiensysteme in Mittel- und Osteuropa, Fritz Thyssen Foundation

since 1999
Principal investigator, Political Science in Central and Eastern Europe: The State of the Discipline Ten Years After the Revolution, Thematic Network Political Science and Public Administration, European Commission

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Professional Memberships

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie
Sektion Methoden der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie
Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft
Berliner Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
International Political Science Association
Committee of Political Sociology, ISA/IPSA
International Society on Political Psychology
American Political Science Association
Deutsche Paul Lazarsfeld-Gesellschaft

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Editorial Boards

Editorial Board, Zeitschrift für Soziologie

since 1994   International Editorial Board, "Electoral Studies" (Member)

 seit 1995
Wissenschaftlicher Beirat, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft

seit 1997
Advisory Board, Journal of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), International Political Science Review

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Areas of Special Interest

Consolidation and Persistence of Democracy
Political Culture and political Institutions
Political Integration

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See alphabetical list of publications of the research unit "Institutions and social Change".

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Last change: 2002-10-25 13:01