Professor König appointed by the Frankfurter Zukunftsrat to join the Kompetenzteam "Politik und Wirtschaft"
EITM Europe 2016
The Program for EITM Europe 2016 is now online. This year's summer school will take place from Saturday, 25 June to Saturday, 09 July 2016. Check out this year's program here.
Deadline for applications is April 30, 2016.
All relevant information sorrounding EITM Europe, e.g. travel and accommodation, application, and program have been packed into a convenient brochure available for download.
APSR Editorship for Mannheim and Oxford Researchers
Political Science Researchers from Mannheim and Oxford receive editorship for American Political Science Review (APSR):
In fall 2016 the high ranking journal will be edited for the first time by a European Team. Further information please find in the Press Release....
BJPolS Article won "Wissenschaftspreis"
Prize for BJPolS Article
The article on "Legislative Gridlock and Bureaucratic Politics in the European Union", British Journal of Political Science, 2014, by Dirk Junge, Thomas König and Bernd Luig won "Wissenschaftspreis Bürokratie" of the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft, Cologne. The award includes prize money of 5000 euros.
How does the risk of gridlock affect the type of legislative output? Do bureaucratic agents expand their activities when they can expect that the principals are unable to overrule them? This article introduces a novel approach for calculating the risk of gridlock in bicameral legislatures in order to estimate its impact on bureaucratic activities, combining data on all secondary and tertiary acts of the European Union (EU) from 1983 to 2009. The findings reveal that bureaucratic activities expand when the risk of gridlock increases and an overruling of tertiary acts becomes less likely. This may sustain the EU's overall decision-making productivity, but its bureaucratic nature may raise further questions about democratic legitimacy and principal-agent problems in the representation of interests.
Congratulations to our research colleagues!
The editors of the renowned journal Political Analysis have selected eight papers, published in the last two years, that they believe are making important contemporary contributions to political methodology. Prof. Thomas König, Moritz Marbach, Moritz Osnabrügge, Prof. Thomas Gschwend and James Lo as well as our former fellow Sven-Oliver Proksch have published two of these papers!
Both papers are available here:
EITM Europe 2014
EITM Europe offers tailored classes at the highest scholarly level, which we complement with evening lectures from distinguished scholars. Except for the two days lasting optional refresher class from 14th to 15th June, the program distinguishes between two one week (five full days) classes, which start on Sunday 15th to Friday 19th (Foundations class in game theory and Bayesian statistics) and Monday 23th to Friday 27th (Accountability and Violence).Tuition is 1250 Euros (plus 150 Euros for the optional refresher class in Mathematics and R), accommodation is around 500 Euros.
More information can be found at http://eitm.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/.
Please encourage your best phd students and junior faculty to take the chance to acquire sophisticated theories and tools of analysis at the highest scholarly standard. You may also send the information on EITM Europe to appropriate mailinglists and colleagues. We are looking forward to meeting your phd-students at EITM Europe in June.
EITM Europe belongs to top American EITM Universities
Further funding for SFB 884
Call for Papers