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Chair of Comparative Politics

Consultation hours during the semester break

Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. 

Registration takes place at
Registration closes at 12 p.m. on the day before the office hour.
Mr. Minkenberg will be in his office at Viadrina University, HG 015. If someone wants to have the consultation online, one has to give his university e-mail address when registering, then Mr. Minkenberg conducts the consultation hour via video connection.

Tutor wanted for winter semester 2021/22! Further information can be found here:

In both teaching and research, our Chair is dedicated those questions that focus on the ways in which democracies and other regime types work. We attempt to trace the cultural foundations of politics while also bearing in mind the actions and intentions of political and social actors and their impact on society. We have expertise in and a particular focus on the following topics:

• Right wing radicalism in West and East

• Nationalism and populism

• Religion and politics in liberal democracies

• Capital cities and public architecture

• Political consultancy

Our comparative perspective is focused primarily on democracies in Western Europe and overseas, as well as the newer democracies in Central and Eastern Europe.

Latest Publications:

Michael Minkenberg: Populist risks to pluralist society: The radical right in Europe as a response to ethnocultural diversification. In: Radomir Compel and Rosalie Arcala Hall (eds.), Security and Safety in the Era of Global Risks. London and New York: Routledge, 2021, S. 51-69.

Michael Minkenberg: The Radical Right and Anti-Immigrant Politics in Liberal Democracies since World War II: Evolution of a Political and Research Field. In: Polity, Bd. 53, Nr. 3, Juli 2021, S. 394–417.

Zsuzsanna Végh: Central Europe's Radical Right and EU Foreign Policy. Berlin: The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Mai 2021.

Michael Minkenberg und Teresa Sündermann: Das Verhältnis von AfD und rechtsradikalen Bewegungen
in Brandenburg. Der Fall Zukunft Heimat in Cottbus​. In: Gideon Botsch und Christoph Schulze (Hrsg.),
Rechtsparteien in Brandenburg. Zwischen Wahlalternative und Neonazismus, 1990-2020.
Berlin: be.bra wissenschaft, 2021, S. 245-269.

Michael Minkenberg: Rechtsextremismus, Rechtspopulismus, Rechtsradikalismus. Versuch einer terminologischen Einordnung​. In: Gideon Botsch und Christoph Schulze (Hrsg.), Rechtsparteien in Brandenburg. Zwischen Wahlalternative und Neonazismus, 1990-2020. Berlin: be.bra wissenschaft, 2021, S. 51-73.

Michael Minkenberg: Le retour du nationalisme religieux ? L’évolution de l’agenda de la droite radicale dans les démocraties occidentals, in Piero Ignazi und Dominique Reynié (Hrsg.), La vie politique: Pour Pascal Perrineau. Paris: Les Presses de Sciences Po, 2021, S. 267-281.

Michael Minkenberg, Anca Florian, Zsuzsanna Végh und Malisa Zobel: Depleting democracy? The radical right’s impact on minority politics in Eastern Europe. In: International Political Science Review, Jan. 2021; DOI: 10.1177/0192512120972883

Anja Hennig and Mirjam Weiberg-Salzmann (eds.), Illiberal Politics and Religion in Europe and Beyond: Concepts, Actors and Identity Narratives. Frankfurt/New York: Campus, 2021

Anja Hennig: The spatial dimension of coronavirus crisis management and the role of subnational actors in the German–Polish border region. In: European Societies,  Nov. 2020; DOI: 10.1080/14616696.2020.1846065

​Lena Schacht und Michael Minkenberg: Das Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin. In: Julia Schwanholz und Patrick Theiner (eds.), Die politische Architektur deutscher Parlamente. Von Häusern, Schlössern und Palästen. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2020, pp. 105-124.

Michael Minkenberg: Macht und Architektur. Hauptstadtbau, Demokratie und die Politik des Raumes. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2020.