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Dr. Andrea Volkens

Portrait Dr. Andrea Volkens (Foto: David Ausserhofer)
Research Fields
  • Comparative studies of parties, elections, and governments
fon: +49 30 25491 314
fax: +49 30 25491 345
mail: andrea [dot] volkens [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Research Fellow of the Research Unit

since 10 2009
Project director, research project "MARPOR Manifesto Research on Political Representation"

Dr. phil. in political science, Freien Universität Berlin (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Dieter Klingemann)

since 10 1989
Research fellow, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB); 1989-2003 in the research unit "Institutiones and Social Change"; since 2003 in the research unit "Democracy: Structures, Performance, Challenges"

Teaching und research assistant, Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg

Research fellow resp. visiting scholar, Zentralinstitut für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung (ZI 6), Freie Universität Berlin

M.A. in sociology, psychology, and European ethnology, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Franz Urban Pappi)

Student teaching and research assistant, Institut für Soziologie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Selected Publications
  • Volkens, Andrea/Bara, Judith (2013): "Presidential versus Parliamentary Representation. Extending the Manifesto Estimates to Latin America". In: Andrea Volkens/Judith Bara/Ian Budge/Michael D. McDonald/Hans-Dieter Klingemann (Eds.): Mapping Policy Preferences from Texts III. Statistical Solutions for Manifesto Analysts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, S. 277-298.
  • Volkens, Andrea (2007): "Strengths and Weakness of Approaches to Measuring Policy Positions of Parties". In: Electoral Studies, Vol. 26, No. 1, S. 108-120.
  • Klingemann, Hans-Dieter/Volkens, Andrea/Bara, Judith/Budge, Ian/Macdonald, Michael (2006): Mapping Policy Preferences II: Estimates for Parties, Electors and Governments in Central and Eastern Europe, European Union and OECD 1990-2003. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Volkens, Andrea (2004): "Policy Changes of European Social Democrats". In: Guiliano Bonoli/Martin Powell (Eds.): Social Democratic Party PoliciesRoutledge, S. 21-42.
  • Budge, Ian/Klingemann, Hans-Dieter/Volkens, Andrea/Bara, Judith/Tanenbaum, Eric (2001): Mapping Policy Preferences. Estimates for Parties, Electors, and Governments 1945-1998. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Project director
MARPOR – Manifesto Research Projekt on Political Representation
Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Participating scientists: Andrea Volkens, Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Wolfgang Merkel, Pola Lehmann, Nicolas Merz, Sven Regel, Annika Werner
In cooperation with: Judith Bara (Queen Mary University of London), Ian Budge (University of Essex), Vera Tröger (University of Essex)

Organisor of the Comparative Manifestos Project (CMP)

Member of the Manifesto Research Group (MRG)