Research interests

My are research interests in the following areas:

  • Political behaviour, in particular electoral behaviour and its relation with social structure. More specifically:

    • class voting
    • religious voting
    • long term change
    • the influence of parties’ (changing) positions
    • with a focus on Germany
    • with a focus on (Western) Europe
  • Reconstructing the political positions of parties
  • Quantitative methods of the social sciences

    • Multilevel modelling
    • Modelling of qualitative/categorical dependent variables
    • Cross-level inference