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Prof Dr Achim Goerres

Achim.Goerres “at” uni-due.de


University of Duisburg-Essen

Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political Science

Lotharstr. 65

47057 Duisburg


Phone +49 (0) 203 379 – 3615 (direct), -1385 (secret.)



Curriculum Vitae

Work on the Social Science Research Network

Work in Progress



PhD Supervision

A Political Sociological CV

Central Results and Press Coverage


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Achim Goerres

Professor of Empirical Political Science

Spokesman of the Inter-Departmental Priority Research Area “Transformation of Contemporary Societies”

University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Duisburg


Visiting Professor (April – September 2016)

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies Cologne


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German blog: “Aus der Wissenschaft für die Politik

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Research Interests:

Ageing societies and politics

The Political Behaviour of Migrants

The Political Psychology of Risk

Motivations for political and social action

Political sociology

Comparative welfare state analysis

Party politics

Comparative politics in Europe

German politics

Applied research methods



  • Upcoming conferences: EPSANET (Rotterdam 01-03 September 2016)
  • Upcoming presentations: University of Odense (20 September 2016), University of Oldenburg (15 August 2016)


  • Paper submitted about gender and attitudes towards redistribution with Danish sibling data (with Mads Meier Jaeger, June 2016)
  • Paper submitted about how leading politicians talk about reforms of the welfare state and about how they link it to policies in three affluent welfare states (with Rune Karlsen and Staffan Kumlin)
  • New working paper on football, emotions and the German Bundestag elections 2013 in which we test whether football results can be viewed as a natural experiment (with Robin Arens and Florian Rabuza, June 2016).
  • New working paper on who is allowed not to vote based on a vignette study (with Florian Rabuza, June 2016).
  • Second wave of survey on Germans’ attitudes to the welfare state fielded (May 2016)
  • Study on local political elites in North-Rhine Westphalia published (with Hayfat Hamidou, Florian Rabuza and three student authors Alexander Baudisch, Maximilian Schmelzer and Shari Tegeler). It gets much media attention (May 2015).
  • The first German migrant election study gets funded by the German Science Foundation. The coordination of the survey at the next German Bundestag election (September 2017) will be based in Duisburg (with Dennis Spies, April 2016).
  • I am attending the Council for Europeanists Annual Conference in Philadelphia to present the paper on gender and preferences towards redistribution with Mads Meier Jaeger (April 2016).
  • Florian Rabuza successfully finishes his PhD at the University of Duisburg-Essen with me as the primary supervisor on the impact of education on political inequality in voting across Europe (April 2016).
  • I am starting my position as visiting professor at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies Cologne (April 2016)
  • New paper on student attitudes and their exam performance after flipped classroom teaching in political science receives Conditional Accept by European Political Science (with Caroline Kärger and Daniel Lambach, April 2016).
  • Paper with Stefanie Walter on the electoral consequences of the economic and financial crisis in the 2009 Bundestag election published in German Politics (February 2016).
  • Paper on social opportunity costs of voting submitted (with Florian Rabuza, Jan 2016).
  • New research associate Pia Beermann starts to work within the grant project “Big Risks”: the perceptions and management of neuralgic social risks in the 21st century Her PhD project will be about the political psychology of big risks from a global perspective (November 2015).
  • Survey about attitudes towards the German welfare state fielded, financed by the Norwegian Research Council with a grant to Staffan Kumlin (April 2015).
  • Paper on flipped Classroom teaching in my methods lecture accepted by Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft (with Caroline Kärger and Daniel Lambach, April 2015).
  • Contributions published about latent class analysis, weighted regression and least-square regression in encyclopaedia of empirical methods edited by Rainer Diaz-Bone and Christoph Weischer (February 2015).



For older news see my CV