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Bernhard Weßels

sociologist

Bernhard Weßels, German sociologist. Member of German Political Science Association, American Political Science Association.

Background

Weßels, Bernhard was born on October 5, 1955 in Bremen, Germany.

Education

Degree in Sociology, Freie University Berlin, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Freie University Berlin, 1989. Habilitation in Political Science, Freie University Berlin, 2000.

Career

Research assistant Freie University Berlin, 1982—1985, assistant professor, 1986—1989. Senior research fellow Social Science Research Center, since 1989. Planning committee member Comparative Study Electoral Systems, since 1998.

Vice president German Society Electoral Studies, Mannheim, Germany, since 2007. Senior lecturer Humboldt University Berlin, since 2008. Principal investigator German Longitudinal Election Study, since 2009.

Works

  • Author: (book) Policy Representation in Western Democracies. Editor: Verbände und Demokratie in Deutschland. Author: Abgeordnete und Bürger.

    Editor: Konfliktpotentiale und Konsensstrategien, Verbände in vergleichender Perspektive, The European Parliament, National Parliaments, and European Integration, Wahlen und Wähler, Die Bundestagswahl 2005, Die Gewerkschaften in Politik und Gesellschaft. Author: Erosion des Wachstumsparadigmas. Editor: Politische Klasse und politische Institutionen, Bürger und Demokratie in Ost und West, Parlament und Gesellschaft.

Membership

Member of German Political Science Association, American Political Science Association.