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Prof. Dr. Marc Debus

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Marc Debus is Professor of Comparative Government at the University of Mannheim and the director of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). He studied Political Science, Sociology, Methods and Statistics, and History and the Universities of Marburg and Mannheim from 1999 until 2003 and finished his PhD at the University of Konstanz in 2006. His research interests include political institutions, in particular in multi-level systems, and their effects on legislative behaviour, party competition and coalition governance. In addition, he is interested in the relationship between integration, participation and representation and in the analysis of political texts of parties and their representatives. His articles appeared in the Journal of Politics, The European Journal of Political Research, Political Research Quarterly, Public Choice, Legislative Studies Quarterly, West European Politics, European Union Politics, Party Politics, Electoral Studies and Political Science Research and Methods, among other journals.

Research interests

Party competition, government formation, coalitions in multi-level systems, plegislative decision-making, political participation and representation.

Recent publications (in selection)

Books

Linhart, Eric/Marc Debus/Bernhard Kittel (Eds.). 2017. Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.(Further information)

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus. 2016. Political Parties, Parliaments and Legislative Speechmaking. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. (Further information)

Bräuninger, Thomas/Marc Debus (with collaboration of Jochen Müller). 2012. Parteienwettbewerb in den deutschen Bundesländern. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

König, Thomas/Georg Tsebelis/Marc Debus (Eds.). 2010. Reform processes and policy change: Veto players and decision-making in modern democracies. New York: Springer.

Debus, Marc (2007). Pre-Electoral Alliances, Coalition Rejections, and Multiparty Governments. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Schäfer, Constantin/Marc Debus. 2017. "No Participation without Representation. Policy Distances and Abstention in European Parliament Elections." Journal of European Public Policy (forthcoming).

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus. 2017. “Representing the Region on the Floor: Socioeconomic Characteristics of Electoral Districts and Legislative Speechmaking.” Parliamentary Affairs (online first: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsx014).

Debus, Marc/Jale Tosun/Marcel Maxeiner. 2017. "Support for Policies on Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment among Parties and Coalition Governments." Politics & Policy 45, 3: 338-371.

Baumann, Markus/Marc Debus/Martin Gross. 2017. “Strength of weakness? Innerparteiliche Heterogenität, divergierende Koalitionspräferenzen und die Ergebnisse von Koalitionsverhandlungen in den deutschen Bundesländern.” Politische Vierteljahresschrift 58, 2: 179-204.

Markus Baumann/Marc Debus/Tristan Klingelhöfer. 2017. "Keeping One's Seat: The Competiveness of MP Renomination in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems". The Journal of Politics 79, 3: 979–994.

Debus, Marc. 2017. “An ‘Angela Merkel effect’? The impact of gender on CDU/CSU voting intention between 1998 and 2013.” German Politics 26, 1: 35-48.

Bräuninger, Thomas/Marc Debus/Fabian Wüst. 2017. "Governements, Parliaments, and Legislative Activity." Political Science Research and Methods 5, 3: 529-554.

Williams, Laron K./Mary Stegmaier/Marc Debus. 2017. "Relaxing the Constant Economic Vote Restriction: Economic Evaluations and Party Support in Germany." Party Politics 23, 3: 286-296.

Bowler, Shaun/Thomas Bräuninger/Marc Debus/Indridi Indridason. 2016. “Let’s Just Agree to Disagree: Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Coalition Agreements.” Journal of Politics 78, 4: 1264-1278.

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus/Heike Klüver. 2016. “Bicameralism, Intra-party Bargaining, and the Formation of Party Policy Positions: Evidence from the German Federal System.” Party Politics 22, 3: 405-417.

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus/Wolfgang C. Müller. 2016. “Intra-party diversity and ministerial selection in coalition governments.” Public choice 166: 355-378 (DOI: 10.1007/s11127-016-0327-6).

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus/Heike Klüver. 2016. "Bicameralism, Intra-party Bargaining, and the Formation of Party Policy Positions: Evidence from the German Federal System." Party Politics 22, 3: 405-417.

Debus, Marc/Martin Gross. 2016. "Coalition formation at the Local Level: Institutional Constraints, party Policy Conflict, and Office-seeking Political Parties." Party Politics 22, 6: 835-846.

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus/Jale Tosun. 2015. "Partisanship, Ministers and Biotechnology Policy." Review of Policy Research 32, 5: 556-575. [On this article, you can find a press release here (only in German).]

Mauerer, Ingrid/Paul Thurner/Marc Debus. 2015. "Party Varying Issue Voting: Identifying the Differential Impact of Polarization Strategies." West European Politics 38, 6: 1251-1273.

Tosun, Jale/Andreas Fleig/Marc Debus. 2015. "Bürger, Parteien und die Energiewende: Eine analyse am Beispiel des Hessischen Energiegipfels." dms - der moderne staat 8, 1: 153-171.

Baumann, Markus/Marc Debus/Jochen Müller. 2015. "Convictions and Signals in Parliamentary Speeches: Dáil Éireann Debates on Abortion in 2001 and 2013." Irish Political Studies 30, 2: 199-219.

Baumann, Markus/Marc Debus/Jochen Müller. 2014. "Personal Characteristics of MPs and Legislative Behavior in Moral Policy Making." Legislative Studies Quarterly 40, 2: 179-210.

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus/Jochen Müller. 2014. "Who takes the parliamentary floor? The role of gender in speech-making in the Swedish Riksdag." Political Research Quarterly 67,3: 504-518.

Debus, Marc/Martin Ejnar Hansen. 2014. "Representation of Women in the Parliament of the Weimar Republic: Evidence from Roll Call Votes." Politics & Gender 10, 3: 341-364.

Debus, Marc/Hanna Bäck. 2014. "Der Einfluss von Mandatstyp und Wahlkreiseigenschaften auf die inhaltlichen Positionen in Parlamentsreden: Eine Untersuchung anhand der parlamentarischen Debatten im Deutschen Bundestag von 1998 bis 2002." Swiss Political Science Review 20, 2: 330-353.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2014. "Expected utility or learned familiarity? The formation of voters' coalition preferences." Electoral Studies 34, 1: 54-67.

Debus, Marc/Mary Stegmaier/Jale Tosun. 2014. "Economic Voting under Coalition Governments: Evidence from Germany." Political Science Research and Methods 2, 1: 49-67.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2013. "The programmatic development of CDU and CSU since reunification: Incentives and constraints for changing policy positions in the German multi-level system." German Politics 22, 1-2: 151-171.

Debus, Marc/Christoph Knill/Jale Tosun. 2013. "Registration Fees for Same-Sex Unions, Local Party Politics and Societal Demand." Local Government Studies 39, 6: 756-776.

Baumann, Markus/Marc Debus/Jochen Müller. 2013. “Das legislative Verhalten von Bundestagsabgeordneten zwischen persönlichen Charakteristika, Wahlkreisinteressen und Parteilinie.” Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 23, 2: 177-211.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2013. "Do the Coalition Preferences of Voters Affect the Outcome of the Government Formation Process?" West European Politics 36, 5: 1007-1028.

Debus, Marc/Christoph Knill/Jale Tosun. 2013. "Verwaltungsgebühren als Instrument symbolischer Steuerung: Kirchenaustrittsgebühren in baden-württembergischen Kommunen." dms – der moderne Staat 6, 1: 191-209.

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus/Jochen Müller/Henry Bäck. 2013. "Regional Government Formation in Varying Multi-Level Contexts: A comparison of Eigth European Countries." Regional Studies 47, 3: 363-387.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2012. "Bewertung möglicher Regierungen oder Spiegel des politischen Wettbewerbs? Determinanten der Koalitionspräferenzen der Wähler in den Bundesländern von 1990 bis 2009." Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaften 22, 2: 158-186.

Hansen, Martin Ejnar/Marc Debus. 2012. "The Behaviour of Political Parties and MPs in the Parliaments of the Weimar Republic." Party Politics 18, 5: 709-726.

Osterloh, Steffen/Marc Debus. 2012. "Partisan Politics in Corporate Taxation." European Journal of Political Economy 28, 2:  192-207.

Debus, Marc/Christoph Knill/Jale Tosun. 2012. "Drum zahle, wer sich ewig bindet: Eine Analyse der Gebührenhöhe für eingetragene Lebenspartnerschaften in Baden-Württemberg." Politische Vierteljahresschrift 53, 1: 1-28. 

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller/Peter Obert. 2011. "Europeanisation and Government Formation in Multi-Level Systes: Evidence from the Czech Republic." European Union Politics 12, 3: 381-403. 

Giger, Nathalie/Jochen Müller/Marc Debus. 2011. "Die Bedeutung des regionalen Kontexts für die programmatische Positionierung von Schweizer Kantonalparteien." Swiss Political Science Review 17, 3: 259-285.

Debus, Marc. 2011. "Portfolio Allocation and Policy Compromises: Why and How the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats Formed a Coalition Government." The Political Quaterly 82, 2: 293-304.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2011. "Government Formation after the 2009 Federal Electon: The Remake of the Christian-Liberal Coalition under New Patterns of Party Competition." German Politics 20, 1: 168-189.

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus/Patrick Dumont. 2011. "Who Gets What in Coalition Governments? Predictors of Portfolio Allocation in Parliamentary Democracies." European Journal of Political Research 50, 4: 441-478. 

Articles in non-reviewed journals

Debus, Marc. 2016. "Parlamentswahl in der Diktatur: Eine Analyse des Wählerverhaltens auf Ebene der Land- und Stadtkreise bei der Reichstagswahl vom 12. November 1933." Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen 47, 3: 696-711.

Debus, Marc. 2012. "Koalitionspräferenzen von Wählern und Parteien und ihr Einfluss auf die Wahlabsicht bei de Bundestagswahl 2009." Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen 43, 1: 86-102.

Articles in books

Debus, Marc. 2017. O impacto das coligações nas preferências dos eleitores e no comportamento eleitoral. In: Silvana Krause/Carlos Machado/Luís Felipe Miguel (Eds.): Coligações e disputas eleitorais na nova República. Rio de Janeiro: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung/São Paulo: Editora Unesp: 93-107.

Wessler, Hartmut/Christoph Kilian Theil/Heiner Stuckenschmidt/Angelika Storrer/Marc Debus. 2017. "'Wikiganda': How Biased is Wikipedia?" In: Olga Seizov/Janina Wildfeuer (Eds.): New studies in multimodality: Conceptual and methodological elaborations. London/New York: Bloomsbury: 201-224.

Debus, Marc. 2017. "Verrückte Verhältnisse? Wahlverhalten und Parteienwettbewerb in Baden-Württemberg zwischen 2011 und 2016." In: Felix Hörisch/Stefan Wurster (Eds.): Das grün‐rote Experiment in Baden-Württemberg. Eine Bilanz der Landesregierung Kretschmann 2011−2016. Wiesbaden: Springer VS: 15-45.

Debus, Marc. 2016. “Weder ein „modern gender gap“ noch „same gender voting“ in Deutschland? Zum Einfluss des Geschlechts auf das individuelle Wahlverhalten bei den Bundestagswahlen zwischen 1998 und 2013.“ In: Harald Schoen/Bernhard Wessels (Eds.): Wahlen und Wähler. Analysen aus Anlass der Bundestagswahl 2013. Wiesbaden: Springer VS: 271-293.

Müller, Jochen/Marc Debus. 2015. “Koalitionsoptionen und Lagerdenken aus Wählerperspektive. Eine Analyse anhand der Parteiensympathien der Bundesbürger von 1977 bis 2011.” In: Sigrid Roßteutscher/Thorsten Faas/Ulrich Rosar (Eds.): Bürger und Wähler im Wandel der Zeit: 25 Jahre Wahl- und Einstellungsforschung in Deutschland. Wiesbaden: Springer VS: 119-148.

Debus, Marc. 2015. “Coalition Theory". In: Gibbons, Michael (Ed.): Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Political Thought. New York, Oxford, New Delhi, a.o.: Blackwell Publishing (forthcoming).

Debus, Marc/Heiner Stuckenschmidt/Hartmut Wessler. 2015. "On the use of different modalities in political communication: Evidence from German election manifestos." In: Jana Wildfeuer (Ed.): Building bridges for multimodal research. International perspectives on theories and practices of multimodal analysis. Bern/New York: Peter Lang: 211-225.

Debus, Marc. 2015. “Politische Partizipation: Wahlberechtigte, Wahlbeteiligung und Wahlergebnisse.“ In: Thomas Rahlf (Ed.): Deutschland in Zahlen. Zeitreihen zur historischen Statistik. Bonn: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung: 114-129.

Debus, Marc. 2014. “Reagieren Parteien auf die Präferenzen der Wähler in der Krise? Eine Evaluierung des programmatischen Verhaltens der deutschen Parteien zwischen 2009 und 2013”. In: Erwin Teufel/Winfried Mack (Eds.): Aus der Krise lernen. Auf dem Weg zu einer weltoffenen und humanen Gesellschaft. Freiburg: Herder: 166-181.

Debus, Marc. 2013. „Koalitionspräferenzen als erklärende Komponente des Wahlverhaltens: Eine Untersuchung anhand der Bundestagswahl 2009.“ In: Faas, Thorsten/Kai Arzheimer/Sigrid Roßteutscher and Bernhard Weßels (Eds.): Koalitionen, Kandidaten, Kommunikation: Analysen zur Bundestagswahl 2009. Wiesbaden: Springer VS: 57-76.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2013. "Lohnt sich der Sprung über den Lagergraben? Existenz und Effekte politischer Lager im bundesdeutschen Parteienwettbewerb". In: Decker, Frank/Eckhard Jesse (Eds.): Die deutsche Koalitionsdemokratie vor der Bundestagswahl 2013. Baden-Baden: Nomos: 259-278.

Debus, Marc/Thorsten Faas. 2012. "Die Piratenpartei in der ideologisch-programmatischen Parteienkonstellation Deutschlands: Das Füllen einer Lücke?" In: Niedermayer, Oskar (Ed.): Die Piratenpartei. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag: 189-213.

Faas, Thorsten/Marc Debus. 2012. "Die Piraten am Wahlomat: Programme und inhaltliche Schwerpunkte einer (relativ) neuen Partei." In: Bieber, Christoph/Claus Leggewie (Eds.): Unter Piraten: Erkundungen in einer neuen politischen Arena. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag: 223-232.

Debus, Marc. 2012. "Sozialstrukturelle und einstellungsbasierte Determinanten des Wahlverhaltens und ihr Einfluss bei den Bundestagswahlen im Zeitverlauf: Westdeutschland 1976-2009." In: Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger (Ed.): Wählen in Deutschland, Sonderheft der Politischen Vierteljahresschrift. Baden-Baden: Nomos: 40-62.

Bräuninger, Thomas/Marc Debus. 2011. "Die Regierungsbildung nach der Bundestagswahl 2009: Wie wahrscheinlich ist eine Neuauflage der großen Koalition?" In: Schüttemeyer, Susanne (Ed.): Politik im Klimawandel: Keine Macht für gerechte Lösungen? Baden-Baden: Nomos: 261-286.

Debus, Marc. 2011. "Parteienwettbewerb, Regierungsbildung und Ergebnisse der Koalitionsverhandlungen nach der Bundestagswahl 2009." In: Niedermayer, Oskar (Ed.): Die Parteien nach der Bundestagswahl 2009. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag:  281-306.

Conference papers

Navarrete, Rosa M./Marc Debus. 2017. Do regional party primaries affect the ideological congruence of political parties in multi-level systems? Workshop ‘Governance Challenges in Multi-Level Environments: The policy, politics, and polity implications of territoriality’, Solstrand, Norway, 29-30 June 2017.

Navarrete, Rosa M./Marc Debus. 2017. Do regional primaries affect the ideological congruence of political parties? 7th Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association, Milan, Italy, 22-24 June 2017.

Baumann, Markus/Marc Debus/Martin Gross. 2017. Economic hardship and the policy emphases of political parties in the last weeks of an election campaign: Evidence from nine European countries. 75th Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), Chicago, USA, 6-9 April 2017.

Baumann, Markus/Marc Debus/Martin Gross. 2017. Economic hardship and the policy emphases of political parties in the last weeks of an election campaign: Evidence from eight European countries. Paper presented at the second workshop of the Comparative Campaign Dynamics Project, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, 13 March 2017.

Debus, Marc. 2017. Parteienwettbewerb und Muster der Regierungsbildung im Vorfeld der Bundestagswahl 2017. Presentation at the inaugural conference of the Mainz Centre for Empirical Democracy Research, University of Mainz, 2-4 March 2017. 

Debus, Marc/Müller, Jochen. 2017. Parteienwettbewerb und Responsivität politischer Akteure in Mehrebenensystemen. Presentation at the workshop "Responsivität", University of Duisburg-Essen, 20 January 2017.

Debus, Marc. 2016. Koalitionen und Koalitionserwartung im sich ändernden Parteiensystem: Determinanten der Regierungsbildung in Deutschland im Zeichen der AfD. Presentation at the ’Gesprächskreis Sozialwissenschaften’ of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Berlin, 21–22 October 2016.

Debus, Marc/Martin Ejnar Hansen. 2016. Party competition, election manifestos and roll call votes in the formation process of a parliamentary democracy: Evidence from Weimar Germany. Paper prepared for presentation at the workshop ‘The Politics of Parliamentarization’, University of Bremen, 14–15 July 2016.

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus. 2016. Representing the Region on the Floor Electoral Districts, Economic Characteristics, and Speechmaking in the German Bundestag. Paper prepared for presentation at the 3rd General Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, Munich, Germany, 30 June – 2 July 2016.

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus. 2016. When do Women Speak? A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Gender in Legislative Debates. Paper prepared for presentation at the 3rd General Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, Munich, Germany, 30 June – 2 July 2016.

Debus, Marc/Martin Ejnar Hansen. 2016. Party competition, election manifestos and roll call votes in the formation process of a parliamentary democracy: Evidence from Weimar Germany. Paper prepared for presentation at the 3rd General Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, Munich, Germany, 30 June – 2 July 2016.

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus/Jochen Müller. 2013. Who is allowed to take the floor ? The role of saliency and gender when explaining speech-making in the Swedish Riksdag. Paper prepared for presentation at the 71st Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA, April 11-14, 2013.


Debus, Marc/Mary Stegmaier/Jale Tosun. 2013. Economic Voting under Coalition Governments: Evidence from Germany. Paper prepared for presentation at the 71st Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA, April 11-14, 2013.

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus/Jochen Müller. 2013. Who is allowed to take the floor? Individual and party-level determinants of the number of legislative speeches delivered by MPs. Paper presented at the 63rd Political Studies Association Annual International Conference, Cardiff, UK, March, 25-27, 2013.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2012. Koalitionsaussagen, Policy-Positionen der Landesparteien oder die Bundespolitik: Welche Faktoren bestimmen die Koalitionspräferenzen der Wähler in den Bundesländern von 1990 bis 2009? Paper presented at the meeting of the working group "Wahlen und Politische Einstellungen" of DVPW in Frankfurt, 28 - 29 June 2012.

Däubler, Thomas/Marc Debus/Jochen Müller. 2012. Battle over bases: German military reform between partisan interests and economic constraints. Paper presented at the 2nd EPSA Annual Conference in Berlin, 21 - 23 June 2012.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2012. Gibt es politische Lager? Lohnt sich der Sprung über den Lagergraben? Eine Analyse auf Grundlage der programmatischen Positionen der deutschen Landesparteien von 1990 bis 2011. Paper presented at the workshop "Die deutsche Koalitionsdemokratie vor der Bundestagswahl 2013" in Tutzing, 13 - 15 January 2012.

Bräuninger, Thomas/Marc Debus. 2011. The policy agenda of political parties in multi-level systems: Do German parties differ in their programmatic profile between the state and federal level? Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, 25 - 27 August 2011.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2011. Coalition preferences of voters and government formation in European multi-level systems: Evidence from Germany. Paper presented at the ECPR General Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland, 25 - 27 August 2011.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2011. The programmatic development of CDU and CSU since reunification: Incentives and constraints for changing policy positions in the German multi-level system. Paper presented at the workshop "The CDU: Continuities, Challenges and Changes" in Birmingham, GB, 24 June 2011.

Debus, Marc/Jochen Müller. 2011. Why voters like some coalitions and dislike others: Evidence from the German multi-level system. Paper presented at the 1st EPSA Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland, 16 - 18 June 2011.

Thurner, Paul W./Ingrid Maurer/Marc Debus. 2011. Conditionality of party-specific issue-voting in the German elections 1987-2009: A conditional logit approach. Paper presented at the 1st EPSA Annual Conference in Dublin, Ireland, 16 - 18 June 2011.

Müller, Jochen/Marc Debus. 2011. Government formation and portfolio allocation: Evidence from Scotland and Wales. Paper presented at the PSA National Conference in London, GB, 19 - 21 April 2011.

Bäck, Hanna/Marc Debus/Wolfgang C. Müller. 2011. The ideological cohesion of political parties: An evaluation of the method of deriving MPs' policy positions from parliamentary speeches. Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Session of Workshops in St. Gallen, Switzerland, 12 - 16 April 2011.

Complete List of Publications (only in German)

Curriculum Vitae

 
09/2012-
Leader of the Chair of Political Science III - Comparative Government,
University of Mannheim

03/2012-08/2012
Professor of Political Science with focus on the political system of Germany (and the EU) at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Oldenburg
 
02/2008-02/2012
Senior Research Fellow and project director at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research,
University of Mannheim

09/2009-09/2011
Visiting professor at the Chair of Comparative Policy Research and Administration Science at the Department of Political and Administrative Sciences,  University of Konstanz
and at the Chair of Political Science III - Comparative Government, University of Mannheim

01/2004-10/2006
Doctoral candidate at the Department of Political and Administrative Science, University of Konstanz, PhD in Political Science (Dr. rer. soc.)

04/1999-12/2003
Studies of Political Sciences and Sociology at the Universities of Marburg and Mannheim
 

Detailed Curriculum Vitae