- Philipp Kleer
at the Political Science with focus on Methodology of Political Science with due regard to Democracy and Political Socialization Research
Philosophikum II, House E, Room E118
☎ +49 641 99-23051
- Office hours
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- Teaching information
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Academic advisor for BA/MA thesis
On you can view a selection of thesis topics that have been written at the professorship for methods so far. You will also find open topics relating to the professorship there. If you would like to write your thesis at the professorship, use this (open topics or own suggestions).
If your topic fits into my research interests, it is possible that I am one of your advisors (only for BA and MA students). Consider that I could only be the second advisor for MA thesis. You can fulfill the or you make an appointment within my consultation hours and send your thesis proposal one week before the appointment.
Regardless of the supervisor you chose, if you are writing an empirical thesis, you can also make an appointment at the Methodenberatung am FB 03!
- Doctoral Project
Fundamental Conditions of Democracy: Social Inequality as Disturbing Factor of Democratic Consolidation (working title)
The doctoral project is located within empirical democracy research and regional research in Central Eastern Europe. The project focuses on social conditions and developments during the consolidation of democracies until now and its effects to the stability of democracies in Central Eastern Europe. Considering the illiberal/authoritarian developments in the four Central Eastern European states (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary), the research question is: To what extent does social polarization affect the attitudes of citizens towards democracy and democratic ideals away from an assertive political culture to the instability of liberal democracies in Central Eastern Europe?
The aim of the project is to build an integrative analysis model of different strands of empirical democracy research. Empirically and based on the regional cases of Central Eastern Europe, the project tests the relevance of social conditions for the stability of liberal democracies.
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Simone Abendschön (JLU Giessen), Prof. Dr. Dieter Segert (University of Vienna)
Duration: since 2016
Fields of Work
- Fields of Work
- Political Attitudes and Democratic Support
- Political Values
- Political Socialization
- Comparative Democracy Research
- Methods of Empirical Social Research