Erik Baltz

I am doctoral researcher as well as lecturer at the Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Greifswald since winter term 2018/19. My dissertation deals with the question of how intra-party politics impact the duration of governments and their survival, respectively. Moreover, I support the research projects of Professor Jahn in his scientific and administrative undertakings. As a lecturer I conduct courses that often deals with challenges that are quite similar to those in my dissertaion project, e.g. intra-party structures and behavior of governments and administrations. Furthermore, I am responsible for managing the social media channels of the institute.

Chair of Comparative Politics
Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3, Room 3.11
Tel.: +49 3834 420 3172
Fax: +49 3834 420 3153

Consultations during summer term 2020 (lecture time):

No personal consultations for the time being. Digital consultations by mail or video chat* are feasible. Please register via mail.


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Since October 2018

Research Associate at the Chair for Comparative Politics, University of Greifswald

October 2017 - September 2018

Student assistance at the Chair for Comparative Politics, University of Greifswald

April 2017 - September 2017

Tutor for Statistics, Junior Professorship for Political Sociology, University of Greifswald

February 2017 - September 2018

Research Assistent at Institute for Political Science and Communication Studies

Research interests
  • Government behaviour
  • Party cohesion
  • Modeling of political processes

Winter term 2018/19Political institutions and its measurements (undergraduate seminar)

Summer term 2019Government performance - formation, duration and practice (graduate seminar)

Winter term 2019/20Of parties and governments (graduate seminar)

Summer term 2020Coherent voting behavior from a comparative perspective (undergraduate, educational research seminar)

Social media

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