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André Kaiser

André Kaiser - Cologne Center for Comparative Politics

Research focuses

Comparative Political Institutions; Federalism, Decentralization and Multilevel Governance; Party Systems 

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2019 Substitute Member of ECONtribute Steering Committee
  • Since 2017 Vice-President of the German consortium for the foundation of the Turkish-German  University,  Istanbul
  • Since 2016 elected member of DFG Fachkollegium 111 Sozialwissenschaften
  • Since 2016 member of Tenure Commission, University of Cologne
  • Since 2014 member of Board, Competence Area II - Social and Economic Behavior at the University of Cologne
  • Since 2013 member of Advisory Board, Centre for Elections, Media and Participation at University of Exeter (CEMAP)
  • Since 2012 member of „Emerging Fields Initiative“ Advisory Board, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2009 - 2015 Executive Committee, European Consortium for Political Research
  • Since 2007 International Max Planck Research School The Social and Political Constitution of the Economy
  • Since 2003 Full Professor, University of Cologne (other job offers: Bamberg, Freiburg)
  • 2000 - 2001 Full Professor pro tempore, University of Konstanz
  • 2000 Habilitation, University of Mannheim
  • 1996 - 2003 Assistant Professor, University of Mannheim (2000 - 2003 on leave)
  • 1994 Dr phil, University of Freiburg

Selected publications

  • Röth, Leonce, and André Kaiser, 2018. Why Accommodate Minorities Asymmetrically? A Theory of Ideological Authority Insulation, European Journal of Political Research https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1475-6765.12301
  • Spies, Dennis C., and André Kaiser. 2014. Does the Mode of Candidate Selection Affect the Representativeness of Parties? Party Politics 20: 576-590.
  • Biela, Jan, Annika Hennl, and André Kaiser. 2013. Policy Making in Multilevel Systems. Federalism, Decentralisation, and Performance in the OECD Countries, Colchester: ECPR Press.

  • Biela, Jan, Annika Hennl, and André Kaiser. 2012. Combining Federalism and Decentralization. Comparative Case Studies on Regional Development Policies in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, and Ireland. Comparative Political Studies 45: 447–476.

  • Sauermann, Jan, and André Kaiser. 2010. Taking Others into Account: Self-Interest and Fairness in Majority Decision Making. American Journal of Political Science 54: 667–685.

  • Kaiser, André. 2008. Parliamentary Opposition in Westminster Democracies: Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The Journal of Legislative Studies 14: 20–45.

  • Franzmann, Simon, and André Kaiser. 2006. Locating Political Parties in Policy Space A Reanalysis of Party Manifesto Data. Party Politics 12: 163–188.

  • Kaiser, André. 2002. Mehrheitsdemokratie und Institutionenreform: Verfassungspolitischer Wandel in Australien, Großbritannien, Kanada und Neuseeland im Vergleich. Frankfurt/Main; New York: Campus Verlag.

  • Kaiser, André, Matthias Lehnert, Bernhard Miller, and Ulrich Sieberer. 2002. The Democratic Quality of Institutional Regimes: a Conceptual Framework. Political Studies 50: 313–331.

  • Kaiser, André. 1997. Types of Democracy. From Classical to New Institutionalism. Journal of Theoretical Politics 9: 419–444.