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"I really enjoy the scientific diversity and expertise of the GESS student body. It allows us to work closely together, to present our research to each other and exchange ideas." Hannah M. Gringard, CDSS

Christian Schimpf

Year:
2015
Center:
Social Sciences

Since September 2015, Christian Schimpf works at GESIS (in Mannheim) and the CSES project as a Research and Data Processing Specialist in conjunction with pursuing a PhD at the GESS (University of Mannheim). He obtained both his Bachelor' s and Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Salzburg. During his Master's studies, Christian visited the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University, Denmark, to carry out research within the scope of his Master's thesis. His research interests include populism, economic voting, and comparative public opinion. Recently, he published an article (along with Robert Huber) on the influence of populism on democratic quality in Latin America in Political Studies.


Research Interests

Populism

Economic Voting

Public Opinion


Why I chose the University of Mannheim and in particular the GESS

I chose the GESS for that it offers me an ideal combination of courses to improve my skills as a researchers as well as helpful guidelines and time frame to work on my PhD project.



Conferences

2018
ECPR General Conference
Place: Hamburg, Germany

2017
7th EPSA Annual Conference
Place: Milan, Italy
Paper: Ideological Protest Voting - Between Switching, Abstention, and Challenger Parties.

2017
2017 Annual Conference of the Serbian Political Science Association
Place: Belgrade, Serbia
Paper: Between Switching, Abstention, and Challenger Parties - A comparative analysis of Ideological Protest Voting.

2017
3rd Leuven-Montreal Winter School on Elections
Place: Leuven, Belgium

2016
EPSA Annual Conference
Place: Brussels, Belgium

2016
ECPR Joint Sessions
Place: Pisa, Italy
Paper: Looking for Alternatives: How Populist Attitudes affect the Propensity of Individuals to Participate in Different Forms of Political Participation (with Steven Van Hauwaert)

2015
DVPW Comparative Section Conference
Place: Hamburg, Germany

2015
Populism in Europe
Place: Prague, Czech Republic

2015
Tag der Österreichischen Politikwissenschaft
Place: Salzburg, Austria
Paper: Subtraktion durch Addition? Gemeindefusionen und die Partizipationsrate bei lokalen Wahlen

2015
Deutsch-französisches Graduierten-Colloquium 2015
Place: Stuttgart, Germany

Publications

2018
How do municipal amalgamations affect turnout in local elections? Insights from the 2015 municipal reform in the Austrian state of Styria
In:
Local Government Studies
Authors: Heinisch, R. / Lehner, T. / Mühlböck, A. / Schimpf, C. H.

2017
On the Distinct Effects of Left-Wing and Right-Wing Populism on Democratic Quality.
In:
Politics and Governance (Vol. 5, Issue 4)
Pages:
146-165
Authors: Huber, R. / Schimpf, C.

2017
Book Chapter: Populism and Democracy - Theoretical and Empirical Considerations.
In:
Political Populism: a Handbook, edited by Reinhard C. Heinisch, Christina Holtz-Bacha, and Oscar Mazzoleni, International Studies on Populism, Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Pages:
329-344
Authors: Huber, R. / Schimpf, C.

2016
A Drunken Guest in Europe? The Influence of Populist Radical Right Parties on Democratic Quality
In:
Zeitschrift für vergleichende Politikwissenschaft (Vol. 10, Issue 2)
Pages:
103-129
Authors: Huber, R. A. / Schimpf, C.

2016
Friend or Foe? Testing the Influence of Populism on Democratic Quality in Latin America.
In:
Political Studies (Vol. 64, Issue 4)
Pages:
872-889
Authors: Huber, R. A. / Schimpf, C. H.

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