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Constantin Schäfer, M.A.


A 5, 6, Building A, Room A340
Tel.: +49(0)621-181-2066
Fax: +49(0)621-181-2080
E-Mail: constantin.schaefer[at]uni-mannheim.de

Individual consultation-hours upon request via email.

Biography & research interests

Constantin Schäfer holds an M.A. Degree in Political Science, Economics and Communication Studies from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and has obtained a Diploma in European Studies (CEPE) from the Institut d’Études Politiques (Sciences Po) Strasbourg. In his award-winning master thesis, he examined the central determinants of attitudes toward Turkey’s EU accession amongst European citizens. Currently, he is a PhD student at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) Mannheim, research associate at the Chair of Comparative Government, and researcher at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES).

His research interests are in European Integration, Public Opinion and Political Participation. The working title of his dissertation is 'Euroscepticism in Times of Crisis'.

Publications

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Schäfer, Constantin & Marc Debus (2018): "No participation without representation. Policy distances and abstention in European Parliament elections." 
Journal of European Public Policy 25(12): 1835-1854. [LINK]

Schäfer, Constantin (2017): "Euroskeptizismus und Wahlenthaltung. Motivationen unterschiedlicher Nichtwählertypen bei der Europawahl 2014." 
Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 11(1): 50-80. [LINK]

Book chapters

Schäfer, Constantin & Martin Gross (forthcoming): "Euroscepticism in Times of Crisis. A macro-level analysis of the Euro crisis’ effects on public opinion and party competition on European integration." In: Baldassari, Marco & al. (Hg.): Anti-Europeanism: Critical Perspectives Towards the European Union. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Schäfer, Constantin (2019): "Die Effekte von politischem Interesse und Wissen auf das Wahlverhalten euroskeptischer Bürger bei Europawahlen." In: Westle, Bettina & Markus Tausendpfund (Hg.): Politisches Wissen. Relevanz, Messung und Befunde. Wiesbaden: Springer VS,
237-262. [LINK]

Muno, Wolfgang, Lukas Prinz, Paul Rünz, & Constantin Schäfer (2018). "Best Practice Team-Teaching und Simulationen. Das Organisationsmodell der Model European Union Mainz." In: Muno, Wolfgang, Arne Niemann & Petra Guasti (Hg.): Europa spielerisch erlernen. Didaktische Überlegungen und Praxisbeispiele zu EU-Simulationen. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 139-159. [LINK]

Working Papers

Schäfer, Constantin: "Exit or Voice? The Role of Political Awareness, Ideological Representation and the Politicization of European Integration for the Behavior of Eurosceptic Citizens in EP Elections." Presented at the Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA) in Milan, 22-24 June 2017.

Gross, Martin & Constantin Schäfer: "What ‘moves’ party systems in times of crisis? Economic conditions, public opinion and party competition on European integration." Presented at the conference “Change and Future Viability of Party Democracy in Europe” in Düsseldorf, 12-14 October 2017.

Schäfer, Constantin, Daniela Braun, Sebastian Popa & Hermann Schmitt: "The Re-Shaping of Political Conflict over Europe. How the relationship between ideological dimensions and party positions towards European integration changed in Western Europe." Presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions in Nicosia, 10-15 April 2018.

Schäfer, Constantin: "Basic Human Values and Attitudes towards European Integration." Presented at the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union conference at Sciences Po Paris, 13-15 June 2018.

Reinl, Ann-Kathrin & Constantin Schäfer: "Populist Voting as Remedy against the Democratic Malaise? How the 2017 German federal elections affected AfD voters’ satisfaction with democracy." Paper presented at the 27th Congress of the DVPW in Frankfurt, 25-28 September 2018.

Teaching

FSS 2019European Parliament Elections and Democracy in the European Union (proseminar)
HWS 2018-19Measuring Euroscepticism with STATA (methods course)
Einführung in das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten (tutorial)
FSS 2018

Analyzing a Political System in Transformation: Turkish Politics under the AKP (advanced seminar)
Political Systems, Parties and Citizens: A Comparative Perspective (proseminar)
HWS 2017-18
Introduction to Scientific Methods (tutorial)
FSS 2017
Measuring and Analyzing Party Competition on European Integration with STATA (methods course)
HWS 2016-17

Party Politics on European Integration in Comparative Perspective (advanced seminar)
Introduction to Scientific Methods (tutorial)
FSS 2016

Democratic Legitimacy and Euroscepticism in Times of Crisis (advanced seminar)
Analyzing Causes and Consequences of Euroscepticism Using STATA (methods course)
HWS 2015-16
Introduction to Scientific Methods (tutorial)
FSS 2015The EU & its Citizens – Institutional Structure, Public Opinion and Democratic Quality (proseminar)


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