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Supervisors in Political Science

Mag. Dr. Peter Biegelbauer, Privatdoz.
Key research areas:

  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • Social Learning in Decision-Making
  • Infrastructure Policy

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Bw. Dr. Ulrich Brand
Key research area:

  • Historical-materialistic analyses of state, democracy and globalisation
  • Historical-materialistic policy analysis
  • Ecological crisis and global environmental governance
  • Regional focus on Latin America
  • The role of knowledge in international politics

Mag. Dr. David Campbell, Privatdoz.
Key research areas:

  • Comparative Political Science
  • Quality of Democracy in Global Comparison
  • European Union and U.S. in Comparison
  • Knowledge Democracy and Innovation
  • Political System in Austria

Prof. DDr. Wolfgang Dietrich
Key research areas:

  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • International Relations
  • (Post-)Development Studies
  • Social Psychology and Peace Education
  • Culture Studies and Political Theory

HR Doz. Dr. Johann Dvorak
Key research areas:

  • Emergence and development of the modern state
  • Politics and the culture of Modernism, political education (especially in adult education)

Prof. Dr. Irene Etzersdorfer
Key research areas:

  • Political theory/history of ideas
  • Political psychology
  • Polis and psyche
  • Interaction of political and mental factors in leadership research
  • Research related to the theory of war
  • Ethnic conflicts and international conflict resolution

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerda Falkner
Key research areas:

European integration (in addition to the EU, its policies, institutions and decision-making processes, this also includes questions of transposition of EU law in the member states as well as the “processes of Europeanisation”, for example the incidental repercussions of European integration for member states and their politicians)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz Gärtner
Key research areas:

  • International and European security
  • US foreign and security policy
  • Theories of international politics
  • Developments in global politics
  • Arms control

Doz. tit. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Otmar Höll
Key research areas:

  • Austrian foreign and security policy
  • European integration process
  • International development policy and environmental policy
  • Globalisation
  • Political psychology

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Marcelo Jenny
Key research areas:

  • Electoral Behaviour
  • Campaigning and party competition
  • Parliamentary studies
  • Content and Sentiment Analysis of Political Communication

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Sylvia Kritzinger
Key research areas:

  • Political behaviour
  • Electoral research
  • Democratic representation
  • Europeanisation of party politics
  • Quantitative methods

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dirk Lange
Key research areas:

  • Civic Consciousness
  • Democratic Education
  • Inclusive Citizenship Education
  • Migration and Civic Education
  • Civic Education Research
  • Historical Political Education

Mag. Dr. Karin Liebhart, Privatdoz.
Key research areas:

  • Processes of European integration and enlargement, European neighbourhood policy
  • Transformation and democratisation processes
  •   Political cultures, everyday cultures and lifestyles
  • Politics of memory and cultures of memory
  • Visual politics and visual representations of politics (political images, symbols, rituals, advertisement)

Doz. Dr. Paul Luif
Key research areas:

  • International politics
  • Comparative politics and politics of the European Union
  • Political development in the EU after the Treaty of Lisbon, European Union and USA as federal systems
  • Austrian foreign and EU policy
  • Comparison of political systems as well as the foreign and EU policies of smaller European states: Austria, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland

ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Walter Manoschek
Key research areas:

  • Politics of the Past
  • National Socialism
  • Holocaus

Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Oliver Marchart
Key research areas:

  • Politische Theorie
  • Gesellschaftstheorie
  • Demokratietheorie politische Ideengeschichte
  • Soziale Bewegungsforschung
  • Prekarisierungsforschung, politische Diskursanalyse

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolgang Claudius Müller
Key research areas:

  • Coalition politics and governance
  • Party competition
  • Political elite behaviour
  • Europeanising and legislation
  • Comparative government and politics, with a special interest for Austrian politics, and political economy

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tina Olteanu, M.A.
Key research areas:

  • Eastern European Studies
  • Democratic Research
  • Transformation, Participation and Corruption Research

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Pollak
Key research areas:

  • European integration
  • Theories of political representation
  • Democracy beyond the nation state
  • European energy politics, parliamentarism

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Barbara Prainsack

  • Health policy; practices
  • institutions and politics of solidarity
  • political, social and ethical aspects of Personalised Medicine
  • data-rich practices in science and medicine
  • regulation of DNA technologies in medicine and forensics
  • comparative science & technology policy

Mag. Dr. Thomas Roithner, Privatdoz.

  • Außen-, Sicherheits-, Verteidigungs- und Friedenspolitik der EU
  • Österreichische Außen-, Sicherheits-, Verteidigungs- und Neutralitätspolitik
  • Internationale Organisationen
  • Transatlantische Sicherheitsbeziehungen
  • Globale Machtverschiebungen: Geopolitik und Geoökonomie
  • Friedens- und Konfliktforschung
  • Energie- und Ressourcensicherung
  • Österreichische Friedensbewegung
  • Gewaltfreiheit
  • Atomare Rüstungspolitik

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sieglinde Rosenberger
Key research areas:

  • Inclusion and exclusion in the context of migration
  • Austrian politics and Europeanisation
  • Political participation
  • Governance and differences

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Sauer
Key research areas

  • Politics of gender relations
  • Governance and gender
  • Theories of state, democracy and institutions
  • Politics and culture and comparative policy research

MMag. Dr. Peter Slominski, Privatdoz.
Key research areas:

  • European Integration with focus on EU energy policy
  • the EU's fight against climate change

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Saskia Stachowitsch-Clar
Key research areas:

  • Feminist International Relations
  • Security Studies, and Global Political Economy
  • gender and security, security privatization, and securitization of migration
  • gender and the military
  • antisemitism, parliamentarianism, and political Jewish history in Austria

Dr. Barbara Steininger, Privatdoz.
Key research areas:

  • Frauen in der Politik
  • Politische Eliten
  • Parlament, Landtage

Univ.-Prof. Markus Wagner, PhD
Key research areas:

  • Issues and ideologies in party competition and vote choice
  • British politics

Emeriti and retired supervisors

emer. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eva Kreisky
Key research areas:

  • Political theory
  • Theories of state and war
  • Cultural research and gender studies

Univ.-Prof. i. R. Dr. Dieter Segert
Key research areas:

  • Comparison of the transformation of political systems in East-Central Europe
  • Political history and heritage of European state socialism
  • Development of parties in Eastern Europe
  • EU enlargement and EU reform

Univ.-Prof. i. R.Dr. Karl Ucakar
Key research areas:

  • Parliamentarism; voting franchise; political legitimisation
  • Electoral behaviour; parties; political urban history; theory of law
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