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Prof Hermann Schmitt - research

Research interests

His research interests focus, among other things, on comparative partisanship, electoral behaviour in multi-level electoral systems, and on political representation in the European Union. He has been a contributor to (and sometimes also a co-ordinator of) a number of international research groups, among them the European Election Studies (EES, co-ordinator with Cees van der Eijk and Mark Franklin), the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES), the ESF-funded Beliefs in Government network, the TMR network on Political Representation in Europe funded under the 5th Framework Programme (co-ordinator), the European Voter project, INTUNE (a co-operative project funded under the 6th Framework Programme), EUROPOLIS (a co-operative project funded under the 6th Framework Programme), the Comparative Candidate Survey (CCS, co-ordinator), and the COST-funded True European Voter (TEV, co-ordinator with Paolo Segatti).