Till Weber

Phone: (646) 312-4166
Location: VC 5-274


Professor Till Weber specializes in comparative politics and research methodology.  He is interested in a variety of democratic processes, including electoral behavior, party competition, legislative politics, coalition government and public administration. His work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review and World Politics, among others.  Trained in Germany and Italy, he has taught at the Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin and the European College of Liberal Arts before coming to Baruch.


Political Science Capstone Seminar  (POL 4900)

European Political Systems  (POL 3362)


Journal Articles:

(forthcoming.)  "Party Government and Administrative Reform: Evidence from the German Länder."  Administration & Society (with Alexander Götz and Florian Grotz).

(forthcoming.)  "Dynamic Party Unity: The U.S. Congress in Comparative Perspective."  European Political Science Review (with Craig A. Parsons)

(forthcoming.)  "Synergy in Spatial Models of Voting: How Critical Cases Show that Proximity, Direction and Discounting are Friends, not Foes."  Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties.

(forthcoming.)  "New Parties, Information Uncertainty, and Government Formation: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe."  European Political Science Review (with Florian Grotz).

2014.  "Issue Yield: A Model of Party Strategy in Multidimensional Space."  American Political Science Review, 108(4), pp. 870-885 (with Lorenzo De Sio).

2012.  "Party Systems and Government Stability in Central and Eastern Europe."   World Politics, 64(4), pp. 699-740 (with Florian Grotz).

2011.  "A Bottleneck Model of E-voting: Why Technology Fails to Boost Turnout."   New Media & Society, 13(8), pp. 1336-1354 (with Kristjan Vassil).

2011. " Exit, Voice, and Cyclicality: A Micro-Logic of Midterm Effects in European Parliament Elections."  American Journal of Political Science, 55(4), pp. 907-922 [Replication data].

2011.  "Cross-Cutting Issues and Party Strategy in the European Union."   Comparative Political Studies, 44(4), pp. 383-411 (with Craig A. Parsons).

2009.  "When the Cat Is Away the Mice Will Play: Why Elections to the European Parliament Are About Europe After All."  Politique Européenne, 28, pp. 53-71.

2007.  "Campaign Effects and Second-Order Cycles: A Top-Down Approach to European Parliament Elections." European Union Politics, 8(4), pp. 509-536.

Book Chapters:

(forthcoming.)  "The Company Makes the Feast: Party Constellations, Campaign Context and Issue Voting in Multi-party Systems."  In Voting Experiments, ed. André Blais, Jean-François Laslier, and Karine Van der Straeten. New York: Springer (with Konstantin Vössing).

(forthcoming.)  "Electoral Systems and Seat Distribution in the European Parliament" [in German: "Wahlsysteme und Sitzverteilung im Europäischen Parlament"].  In Wahlen und Wähler: Analysen aus Anlass der Bundestagswahl 2013, ed. Harald Schoen and Bernhard Weßels.  Wiesbaden: Springer VS (with Florian Grotz).

2013.  "Normal or Special Actors of Coalition Politics? Government Participation of New Parties in Central and Eastern Europe" [in German: "Normale oder Besondere Akteure der Koalitionspolitik? Die Regierungsbeteiligung Neuer Parteien in Mittel- und Osteuropa"].  In Die deutsche Koalitionsdemokratie vor der Bundestagswahl 2013, ed. Frank Decker and Eckhard Jesse.  Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 521-541 (with Florian Grotz).

2011.  "Government Coalitions: Formation and Durability" [in German: "Regierungskoalitionen: Bildung und Dauerhaftigkeit"].  In Regierungssysteme in Mittel- und Osteuropa: Die neuen EU-Staaten im Vergleich, ed. Florian Grotz and Ferdinand Müller-Rommel.   Wiesbaden: VS, pp. 194-216 (with Florian Grotz).

2010.  "American Electoral Practices in Comparative Perspective."  In The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior, ed. Jan E. Leighley.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 667-684 (with Mark N. Franklin).

2010.  "Coalition Structures and Coalition Stability in Central and Eastern Europe: An International Comparison" [in German: "Koalitionsstrukturen und Koalitionsstabilität in Mittel- und Osteuropa: Ein internationaler Vergleich"].   In Analyse demokratischer Regierungssysteme, ed. Klemens Schrenk and Markus Soldner.  Wiesbaden: VS, pp. 525-543 (with Florian Grotz).

2009.  "Mode Effects and Sample Bias." In European Election Study 2004.  Design, Data Description and Documentation, 2nd ed., ed. Hermann Schmitt, Matthew Loveless, Sascha Adam and Daniela Braun.  Mannheim: MZES, pp. 10-13.

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