Curriculum Vitae

1. Education and Professional Career

  • 1944 born in Heppenheim a.d. Bergstraße, Germany
  • 1963 Abitur (German equivalent to high-school/junior college exam)
  • 1963-1968 Studies in Political Science and Modern History, Universities of Heidelberg and Berlin (FU)
  • 1968 Master Diploma in Political Science, Free University of Berlin (FU)
  • 1969-1970 Studies in Political Science University of California (Berkeley) and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.; summer course of the Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • 1970-1973 Assistant, Institut für Theorie und Soziologie der Politik, University of the Saar, Saarbruecken, Germany
  • 1973 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. pol.), Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes (summa cum laude); Dissertation: »Faktoren der Wahlentscheidung. Eine wahlsoziologische Analyse am Beispiel der saarländischen Landtagswahl 1970 („Factors influencing voting behavior: An analysis of the 1970 Saarland election“).
  • 1973-1983 Associate Professor of Methodology of the Social Sciences and of Political Sociology,  Armed Forces University Munich, Germany
  • 1981 Habilitation, University of the Saar, Saarbruecken, Germany; Habilitation thesis: »Der Behavioralismusstreit in der amerikanischen Politikwissenschaft 1945-1975 (The Behavioralism Controversy in American Political Science, 1945-1975).« “venia legendi” in Political Science
  • 1983-1992 Professor of Political Science and Comparative Studies on Fascism, Free University of Berlin (FU); Director, Center of Comparative Studies on Fascism«,  Zentralinstitut für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung; Teaching position at the Otto-Suhr-Institut (Department of Political Science, Free University of Berlin)
  • 1986-1988 Sabbatical leave on the basis of a three-semester fellowship (Akademiestipendium) financed by Volkswagen Foundation
  • 1993-2012 Professor of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Specialization: »The Political System of Germany« und »Political Sociology of the Federal Republic of Germany«
  • 2012-2015 Senior Research Professor of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

2. Positions as Visiting Professor and Research Fellow

  • 1977/1978 Kennedy Memorial Research Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1980/1981 Visiting Professor, The Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University in Bologna/Italy
  • July-Dec. 1992 Hill Visiting Professor, joint appointment Departments of Political Science and Sociology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • 1999/2000 Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Center for Advanced Studies, Berlin)

 

3. Academic Nominations and Appointments

  • 1973 Associate Professor of methodology and empirical research methods of the social sciences, Armed Forces University Munich (Germany)
  • 1982 Appointment as Professor of Political Science, Free University of Berlin
  • 1985 Nomination as Professor of Political Science, Université de Genève, Switzerland (declined)
  • 1985 Top-of-list candidate as Professor of Political Science, University of Heidelberg (candidacy withdrawn)
  • 1992 Appointment as Professor of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • 1999 Nomination as Professor of Political Science, University of Bonn (declined)
  • 2012 Appointment as Senior Research Professor, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz

 

4. Professional Activities

  • 1983-1989 Speaker, Sektion Politische Soziologie der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (German Political Science Association)
  • 1989-1999 Speaker, Committee on „Wahlen und politische Einstellungen“ (Elections and Political Attitudes), Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft
  • 1991-1996 Council Member, Zentrum für Historische Sozialforschung and Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung an der Universität zu Köln
  • 1992-1995 Member, Kommission für den sozialen und politischen Wandel in den neuen Bundesländern (KSPW)
  • Since 1993 Positions as Chair and Vice Chair, Dept. of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • 1995-1996 Vice Dean, Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften (School of Social Sciences) der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • Since 1990 Member of the Advisory Board, Jahrbuch Extremismus & Demokratie
  • Since 1990 Consulting Editor, (Journal of) Historical Social Research (HSR)
  • 1994-2000 Vice President, Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (German Political Science Association)
  • 1997-2002 Member, Steering Committee of GESIS (Gesellschaft sozialwissenschaftlicher Infrastruktureinrichtungen, the German ICPR)
  • 2000-2003 President, Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (German Political Science Association)
  • Since 2001 Member, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz (Academy of Sciences and Literature)
  • 2003-2006 Council Member, Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW)
  • 2004-2009 Member, Advisory Board, Zeitschrift für Soziologie
  • 2005-2008 Dean, School of Social Sciences, Media and Sports, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • 2005-2011 Member, Akademischer Senat der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (highest academic board of the university)
  • Since 2007 Co-Director, Gutenberg-Forschungskolleg of Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Center for Advanced Studies)
  • Since 2007 Senior Fellow Gutenberg-Promotionskolleg, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz