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Sebastian Sternberg

Year:
2015
Center:
Social Sciences

Sebastian Sternberg is a PhD Candidate at the CDSS at the University of Mannheim. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Law from the University of Mannheim as well as a Master’s Double Degree in Public Administration and European Governance from the University of Konstanz and the Institute d’études politiques Grenoble. Sebastian gained a broad experience in judicial politics during his work as a research assistant at the MZES (Prof. Dr. Thomas Gschwend) and the Chair of Political Methodology (Prof. Susumu Shikano/ PD Dr. Ulrich Sieberer). In his Master’s thesis, Sebastian developed an integrated model of judicial choice for the German Federal Constitutional Court and tested it quantitatively using micro- level data on separate opinions. Thus, his research focus is clearly at everything that has to do with constitutional courts and judges.


Research Interests

Judicial Politics

Comparative Politics

Webscraping/ Automated Data Collection


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

The University of Mannheim has a great reputation and its structured PhD program allows you to stay focused while working in a professional environment.


0621/181-2542

Conferences

2017
6th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association
Place: Brussels, Belgium

2016
First Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Europe
Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Publications

2015
Zum Einfluss der öffentlichen Meinung auf Entscheidungen des Bundesverfassungsgerichts: Eine Analyse von abstrakten Normenkontrollen sowie Bund-Länder-Streitigkeiten 1974–2010
In:
Politische Vierteljahresschrift (Vol. 56, Issue 4)
Pages:
570-598
Authors: Sternberg, S. / Gschwend, T. / Wittig, C. / Engst, B. G.

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