27/11/2013 New Journal Article on “Religious Diversity and Social Integration” out now!

My article on religious diversity and social integration in a cross-cultural comparison has been published: R. Traunmüller (2013): Religiöse Diversität und Sozialintegration im internationalen Vergleich. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 65: 437-465.  Abstract Following Robert D. Putnam’s (2007) thesis that ethnic diversity weakens social cohesion, this study addresses the social... View Article

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