Chair for Comparative Politics

Welcome to the website of the Chair for Comparative Politics at the University of Greifswald. This page offers information on staff, research, publications, and datasets.

We offer multiple datasets that can be downloaded after a short login:

  • Parties, institutions and preferences (PIP)
  • Index of Corporatism
  • Agenda-setting power model (ASPM)
  • Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset 2 (CWED 2)
  • Environmental indicators (heating degree months, HDM)

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Environmental pollution as a global phenomenon

Research questions

Do national political factors influence the environmental policy and environmental performance of OECD countries? Or is environmental policy and environmental performance determined solely by socio-economic and climatic variables? Which roles do economic globalization and international institutions play?

Funding

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

 

Project period

2002-2012

 

Method

Quantitative comparison of countries using time-series cross-section analysis 

Welfare state policy in an expanded Europe

Research questions

Can a convergence of welfare state arragements be absovered in an expanded europe in the period from 1995-2007/2008? And if yes, in which direction (race to the bottom, race to the top, or new model)? Or do national differences and different types of welfare state regimes continue to exist? If yes, do the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe adapt Western European regime types or do they form a separate regime type?

Funding

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

 

Project period

2009-2013

 

Method

Quantitative comparison of countries using time-series cross-section analysis 

Effects and dynamics of globalization: Modeling of diffusion processes in industrial societies

Research question

To which extent and in which way does globalization effects in form of diffusion occur in highly industrialized OECD countries between 1960 and 2009? Which forms of diffusion processes had the biggest influence on national policies in the areas of taxes, social affairs, and the environment?

Funding

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

 

Project period

2009-2015

 

Method

Quantitative comparison of countries using time-series cross-section analysis and spatial lags

 


Remarks for thesis in Comparative Politics

General remarks for the colloquium and checklist for thesis and term papers at the Chair of Comparative Politics Link