Doctor of Philosophy, University Munich, 1972. Doctor of Political Science habilitation, University Bamberg, Germany, 1994.
Scientific assistant professor University Bamberg, 1972-1978, associate professor, 1978-1993. Professor political science University Passau, Germany, 1993-1995, Technology University Dresden, Germany, since 1995.
Member Reform Commission, Ministry of Education and the Arts, Bavaria, 1975-1988. Curator Mehr Democratic, Munich, since 1998. Member German Association Political Science, German Association Political Research.
Married Christiane Herrmann, September 20, 1974. Children: Andreas, Sonja, Tobias.