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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof Dr Thomas Saalfeld



Thomas Saalfeld is Professor of Political Science at the University of Bamberg and the founding Director of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). Prior to his appointment to the Chair in Comparative Politics at the University of Bamberg, he was Professor of Political Science at the University of Kent Canterbury. He is Fellow of the (UK) Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), managing academic editor of German Politics and member of the Advisory Board of the Italian Political Science Review. His research focuses on representation, legislative behaviour, parliamentary accountability and coalition government in European democracies. His work was published in academic journals including the European Journal of Political Research, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Legislative Studies, the Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, Parliamentary Affairs and West European Politics. His most recent publications include The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies (jointly edited with Shane Martin and Kaare W. Strøm, 2014) and The Political Representation of Immigrants and Minorities (jointly edited with Karen Bird and Andreas M. Wüst, 2011).

His publications include work on parliamentary reform in the United Kingdom and legislative behavior of Members of Parliament in Britain. His research currently focuses on a comparative study of the descriptive and substantive representation of citizens of immigrant origin in seven European democracies (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom). In this context, Thomas Saalfeld serves as the overall coordinator of the PATHWAYS project (www.pathways.eu), which is funded by a major grant of the national research foundations of France (ANR), Germany (DFG), the Netherlands (NWO) and the United Kingdom (ESRC) under the ORA+ scheme. Participating institutions include the Universities of Amsterdam, Bamberg, Leicester, Manchester and Sciences Po Paris.