GLES Coordination Group

GLES Coordination Group

The GLES Coordination Group consists of the Executive Board of the German Society for Electoral Studies (DGfW). The DGfW is a self-organized body of German academic election researchers. It is led by an eleven-member Executive Committee, from whose midst a four-member Executive Board – the Coordination Group – is elected.

The GLES Coordination Group and the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences conduct the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) in close cooperation. The research programme of the GLES is designed by the Coordination Group. GESIS is responsible for the financing, administration and organisation of the study as well as the preparation, documentation, distribution, and archiving of the GLES data. The Coordination Group can actively participate in all work steps.

Rule of Procedure of the GLES Coordination Group (in German only)

Prof. Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscher
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Since 2019, Sigrid Roßteutscher has been the chairperson of the Executive Committee of the DGfW and speaker of the Coordination Group. She is a founding member of the DGfW. During the DFG-funding phase of the GLES, she was responsible for the Pre-election Cross-Section, the Long-term Online Tracking, and the Long-term Media Agenda Analysis. She is Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the Department of Social Sciences of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Her research focuses on elections, political participation, social capital, civil society, values and attitudes, democracy research, politics and religion.
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Prof. Dr. Marc Debus
University of Mannheim

Since 2019, Marc Debus has been a member of the Executive Committee of the DGfW and the Coordination Group. He holds the Chair of Political Science, Comparative Government at the University of Mannheim. Since February 2017, he has been Director of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). His research focuses on a comparative perspective of political systems and particularly on the comparison of coalition theory, political parties, party competition, political institutions and legislation as well as electoral and democracy research.
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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas
Freie Universität Berlin

Thorsten Faas has been a member of the Executive Committee of the DGfW since 2007 and a member of the Coordination Group since 2019. Between 2009 and 2017, he was co-responsible for the TV Debate Analysis in the GLES. Thorsten Faas is Professor of Political Science and head of the Center of Political Sociology of Germany at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin. His research field comprises elections, political attitudes, voter behaviour, and the effects of political campaigns.
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Prof. Dr. Harald Schoen
University of Mannheim

Harald Schoen has been a member of the Executive Committee of DGfW since 2007 and a member of the Executive Board since 2015. During the DFG-funding phase, he led the GLES panel surveys (Short-term Campaign Panel and Long-term Panel) as a principal investigator from 2015 onwards. He is Professor for Political Science and Political Psychology at the University of Mannheim. His research interests include political psychology, political behaviour, public opinion, foreign and security policy, and political online communication.
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Principal investigators of the DFG-funded GLES

The GLES has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and coordinated by a group of principal investigators since 2009. Since 2018, the GLES has been conducted as an institutionalized election study at GESIS together with the GLES Coordination Group. During the transition phase, in which DFG funding is slowly coming to an end, the original principal investigators and their staff continue to participate in tasks concerning the GLES, such as data preparation and the completion of GLES publications.
Information on the history of the GLES

Prof. Dr. Hans Rattingerfounding member of the DGfW, between 2009 and 2014 principal investigator of the GLES, responsible for the Short-term Campaign Panel and the Long-term Panel
Prof. Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscherfounding member of the DGfW, principal investigator of the GLES, during the DFG-funding phase responsible for the Pre-election Cross-Section, the Long-term Online Tracking and the Long-term Media Agenda Analysis
Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt-Beckfounding member of the DGfW, principal investigator of the GLES, during the DFG-funding phase responsible for the Rolling Cross-Section and the Campaign Media Content Analysis
Prof. Dr. Harald Schoenmember of the DGfW Executive Committee since 2007, principal investigator of the GLES since 2015, during the DFG-funding phase responsible for the panel surveys of the GLES (Short-term Campaign Panel and Long-term Panel)
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weßelsfounding member of the DGfW, principal investigator of the GLES, during the DFG-funding phase responsible for the Post-election Cross-Section and the Candidate Campaign Survey, between 2018 and 2019, member of GLES Coordination Group
Prof. Dr. Christof Wolfsince 2012, principal investigator of the GLES, representative of GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences within the project

Former members of the GLES Coordination Group

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Schmitt-BeckBetween 2018 and 2019 member and speaker of the GLES Coordination Group
Prof. Dr. Bernhard WeßelsBetween 2018 and 2019 member of the GLES Coordination Group

Associated study leaders

Prof. Dr. Frank Brettschneider2009-2011, responsible for the survey component "TV Debate Analysis"
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas2009-2017, responsible for the survey component "TV Debate Analysis"
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Maier2009-2017, responsible for the survey component "TV Debate Analysis"
Prof. Dr. Michaela Maier2009-2017, responsible for the survey component "TV Debate Analysis"
Prof. Dr. Thomas Gschwend2009-2011, responsible for the survey component "Candidate Campaign Survey"
Prof. Dr. Hermann Schmitt2009-2011, responsible for the survey component "Candidate Campaign Survey"
Dr. Andreas Wüst2009-2011, responsible for the survey component "Candidate Campaign Survey"
Prof. Dr. Thomas Zittel2009-2011, responsible for the survey component "Candidate Campaign Survey"