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Juniorprofessur Politikwissenschaftliche Forschungsmethoden
Research Methods

Jun.-Prof. Arndt Leininger, Ph.D.

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Website: https://aleininger.eu/

Photo: Jenny Fitz
 

Curriculum Vitae

04/2021 - Assistant professor for political science research methods, Institute for Political Science, Chemnitz University of Technology
2018-2021 Postdoctoral researcher at Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Center for Political Sociology of Germancy, Freie Universität Berlin
04/2020-11/2020 Interim Professor for Survey Resarch, Center for Data and Methods, University of Konstanz
2016-2018 Research associate at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
2012-2017 PhD in Governance, Hertie School of Governance. Topoc: Direct Democracy and Representative Government
Committee: Prof. Mark A. Kayser, PhD (Hertie School), Prof. Simon Hug, PhD (Université de Genève), Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weßels (HU Berlin / WZB)
2011-2012 MSc Political Science and Political Economy (London School of Economics and Political Science)
2008-2011 BA Politica Science (Freie Universität Berlin)

 

Main research topics

  • Comparative politics
  • Electoral studies
  • Political behavior
  • Direct democracy
  • Applied quantitative methods

Publications

  • Leininger, Arndt, Armin Schäfer, Thorsten Faas and Sigrid Roßteutscher (2024) “Coming of Voting Age. Evidence from a Natural Experiment on the Effects of Electoral Eligibility on Citizens’ Information-Seeking Behaviour”, Electoral Studies
  • Borbáth, Endre, Sven Hutter and Arndt Leininger (2023) “Cleavage politics, polarisation and participation in Western Europe”, West European Politics.
  • Rossteutscher, Sigrid, Thorsten Faas, Arndt Leininger, and Armin Schäfer (2022) “Lowering the Quality of Democracy by Lowering the Voting Age? Comparing the Impact of School, Classmates, and Parents on 15- to 18-Year-Olds’ Political Interest and Turnout”, German Politics, p. 1-28.
  • Marx, Thomas and Arndt Leininger (2022) “Reduzieren Zustimmungsquoren die Beteiligung an direktdemokratischen Abstimmungen?”, Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, p. 1–33.
  • Leininger, Arndt, Marie-Lou Sohnius, Thorsten Faas, Sigrid Roßteutscher and Armin Schäfer (2022) “Temporary disenfranchisement: negative side-effects of lowering the voting age”, American Political Science Review, FirstView, p. 1–7.
  • Schulte-Cloos, Julia and Arndt Leininger (2022) “Electoral Participation, Political Disaffection, and the Rise of the Populist Radical Right”, Party Politics, 28(3), p. 431–443.
  • Kayser, Mark A., Arndt Leininger and Anastasiia Vlasenko. 2021. “A Länder-Based Forecast of the 2021 German Bundestag Election.”
  • Leininger, Arndt and Maurits Meijers (2021) “Do Populist Parties Increase Turnout? Evidence from over 40 Years of Electoral History in 31 European Democracies”, Political Studies, 69(3), p. 665-685.
  • Rudolph, Lukas and Arndt Leininger (2021) “Coattails and Spillover-Effects: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Concurrent Executive and Legislative Elections”, Electoral Studies, 70.
  • Schulte-Cloos, Julia and Arndt Leininger (2021) “Electoral Participation, Political Disaffection, and the Rise of the Populist Radical Right”. In: Party Politics.
  • Laroze, Denise, David Hugh-Jones and Arndt Leininger (2020) “The Impact of Group Identity on Coalition Building”, Research & Politics.
  • Leininger, Arndt and Maurits Meijers (im Erscheinen) “Do Populist Parties Increase Turnout? Evidence from over 40 Years of Electoral History in 31 European Democracies”, Political Studies.
  • Landwehr, Claudia and Arndt Leininger (2019) “Instrumental or Procedural Democrats? The Evolution of Procedural Preferences after Democratization”, in: Political Research Exchange, 1(1).
  • Leininger, Arndt (2019) "Is There an Economic Vote in Referendums: The Case of the 2016 Italian Constitutional Referendum", Politics and Governance, 7(2), p. 306-333.
  • Leininger, Arndt, Lukas Rudolph and Steffen Zittlau (2018) "How to Increase Turnout in Low Salience Elections. Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Effect of Simultaneous Second-Order Elections on Political Participation", Political Science Research and Methods, 6(3), p. 509-526.
  • Leininger, Arndt and Mark A. Kayser (2017) “Eine länderbasierte Prognose zur Bundestagswahl 2017”, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 58(3), p. 407-417.
  • Leininger, Arndt and Lea Heyne (2017) "How Representative are Referendums? Evidence from 20 years of Swiss referendums", Electoral Studies, 48, p. 84-97.
  • Kayser, Mark A. and Arndt Leininger (2016) "A Predictive Test of Voters' Economic Benchmarking: The 2013 German Bundestag Election", German Politics, 25(1), p. 106-130.
  • Kayser, Mark A. and Arndt Leininger (2015) "Vintage Errors: Do Real-Time Economic Data Improve Election Forecasts?", Research and Politics, 2(3).
  • Leininger, Arndt and Aiko Wagner (2021) “Wählen in der Pandemie: Herausforderungen und Konsequenzen”, In: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 31(1), pp. 91-100. 
  • Haußner, Stefan and Arndt Leininger (2018) "Die Erfolge der AfD und die Wahlbeteiligung: Gibt es einen Zusammenhang?“ in: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, 49(1), p. 69-90.
  • Kayser, Mark and Arndt Leininger (2017) "A Länder-Based Forecast of the 2017 German Bundestag Election'' in: PS: Political Science & Politics , 50(3), p. 689-692.
  • Leininger, Arndt (2015) “Wissenschaftliche Wahlprognosen - Alternative oder Ergänzung zu Umfragen?” in: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, 46(4), p. 675-691.
  • Leininger, Arndt (2015) “Direct Democracy in Europe: Potentials and Pitfalls”, Global Policy, 6(S1), p. 17-27.
  • Leininger, Arndt and Thorsten Faas (2020) “Votes at 16 in Germany: Examining sub-national variation”, In: Jan Eichhorn and Johannes Bergh (Ed.) “Lowering the Voting Age to 16 - Learning from Real Experiences Worldwide”, Palgrave. chapter (gated)
  • Faas, Thorsten and Arndt Leininger (2020) “Issue Voting und Economic Voting”, In: Thorsten Faas, Oscar W. Gabriel and Jürgen Maier (Ed.) “Handbuch der politikwissenschaftlichen Einstellungs- und Verhaltensforschung”, Nomos. chapter (gated)
  • Leininger, Arndt (2018): “Forecasting”, In: Claudius Wagemann, Achim Goerres and Markus Siewert (Ed.) Handbuch Methoden der Politikwissenschaft, Wiesbaden: VS Springer. chapter | pre-print
  • Leininger, Arndt (2020) “Rehmet, Frank, Neelke Wagner, und Tim Willy Weber (2019): Volksabstimmungen in Europa. Regelungen und Praxis im internationalen Vergleich”, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, online first. article (open access)
  • Leininger, Arndt (2020) “Book review: Voters & Voting in Context: Multiple Contexts and the Heterogeneous German Electorate” in: Party Politics, online first. article
  • Faas, Thorsten and Arndt Leininger (2022) “Mehr Wählen wagen? Ungleichheiten beim ‘Wählen ab 16’ und ihre Folgen”. OBS-Arbeitspapier 56. Frankfurt am Main: Otto Brenner Stiftung. URL: https://www.otto-brenner-stiftung.de/mehr-waehlen-wagen
  • Gyamerah, Daniel, Julius Lagodny, Arndt Leininger and Deniz Yıldırım-Caliman (2021) “Wähler*innen mit Migrationshintergrund als wahlentscheidender Faktor: Ihr potentieller Einfluss auf die Bundestagswahl 2021”. Citizens For Europe (CFE), Berlin. URL: https://vielfaltentscheidet.de/publikationen/
  • Faas, Thorsten and Arndt Leininger (2020) “Wählen mit 16? Ein empirischer Beitrag zur Debatte um die Absenkung des Wahlalters”. OBS-Arbeitspapier 41. Frankfurt am Main: Otto Brenner Stiftung. URL: https://www.otto-brenner-stiftung.de/waehlen-mit-16