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Jörg Matthes

HANSPETER KRIESI holds the Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics at the European University Institute in Florence. Previously, he has been teaching at the universities of Amsterdam, Geneva and Zurich. His wide ranging research interests include the study of direct democracy, social movements, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, the public sphere and the media. He is the director of a Swiss national research programme on the 'Challenges to democracy in the 21st century'.

DANIEL BOCHSLER is Assistant Professor in Democratisation at NCCR Democracy at the University of Zurich. His research deals with elections and representation in ethnically divided countries, democratisation, and the quality of democracy, and he is particularly interested in Central and Eastern European politics.

JÖRG MATTHES is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna. His reseacrh interests include political communication, political behaviour and advertising research.

SANDRA LAVENEX is Professor of International Politics at the University of Lucerne (Switzerland) and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Natolin (Warsaw). She holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and works on democratization in the international realm, EU external relations, and international migration policy.

MARC BÜHLMANN has published in the fields of participation behaviour, methods, social capital, democratic theory, and comparative politics. At the National Centre of Competence in Research's 'Challenges to Democracy,' he has led a project that aims to measure the quality of democracy. He currently works at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern where he is executive director of the Swiss Political Yearbook.

FRANK ESSER is Professor of International and Comparative Media Research at the University of Zurich and co-director of the NCCR Democracy. He publishes cross-national research on news, journalism, political communication and media systems and co-edited the books 'Comparing Political Communication' and 'Handbook of Comparative Communication Research'.


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Democracy in the Age of Globalization and Mediatization

Palgrave Macmillan
This book provides a comprehensive overview over the models of contemporary democracy, its social, cultural, economic and political prerequisites, empirically...
Jörg Matthes

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