Professor of Comparative Political Science and Democracy Research at the Humboldt University Berlin; Associate of the Sydney Democracy Network, University of Sydney; Director of Research Unit Democracy: Structures, Performance, Challenges, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

I am Director of the Research Unit Democracy: Structures, Performance, Challenges at the WZB Social Science Research Centre Berlin and Professor of Political Science at the Humboldt University Berlin. I am a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and advisor to many European governments. I am also an associate of the Sydney Democracy Network, University of Sydney. I am a non-party member of the Basic Values Commission of the Executive Committee of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) and a member of the social sciences review board of the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Comparative Political Science and Democracy Research at the Humboldt University Berlin, Director of the research unit "Democracy: Structures, Performance, Challenges" and Associate of teh Sydney Democracy Network, University of Sydney, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin WZB

Education

  • 1985 
    University of Heidelberg, PhD