08/08/2013 New journal article in early view

The article “Beyond Generalised Trust: Norms of Reciprocity as an Alternative Form of Social Capital in an Assimilationist Integration Regime” (with Birte Gundelach) has finally been published online first with Political Studies. See here.

19/06/2013 Two Talks at the Annual Conference of the EPSA in Barcelona

This friday and saturday I will give two talks, one on “Modeling Latent Information in Voting Data using Dirichlet Process Priors” (joint paper with Jeff Gill and Andreas Murr) and one on “Changes in Religious Regulation in 31 European Democracies, 1990-2011”. Here are the abstracts: Modeling Latent Information in Voting... View Article

10/04/2013 Talk at the Annual Conference of the MPSA

This friday I will give a talk on “The Dynamics of Social Context on Political Preferences in Germany” at the annual conference of the MPSA in Chicago. Here’s the abstract: The paper investigates how geographically defined social contexts impact on political preferences over time. Berelson et al. 1954 argue in their... View Article

08/11/2012 Bayes Workshop “Finding Thetas in Europe”

Next week we will have our little Bayes Workshop “Finding Thetas in Europe” in Berne, Switzerland. When? November 16-17th. Where? Department of Social Sciences, University of Berne, Lerchenweg 36, 3012 Berne, Room S121. The final program is here.

23/09/2012 Article on Diversity and Social Capital Accepted for Publication!

My joint work with Birte Gundelach “Beyond Generalized Trust: Norms of Reciprocity as an Alternative Form of Social Capital in an Assimilationist Integration Regime” got accepted for publication in Political Studies. Here’s the abstract:   Scholars have recently stressed two important avenues for the study of cultural diversity and social capital –... View Article

23/09/2012 Panel on “Freedom, Pluralism, Civil Society”

The working group “Politics and Religion“ will organize a panel at this year’s general conference of the German Political Science Association (DVPW) in Tübingen:   “Freedom, Pluralism, Civil Society: Do the Promises between Democracy and Religion Hold?” Prof. Corwin E. Smidt, Ph.D., Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI Key Note Lecture... View Article