Welcome to the Department of Government !


The Department of Government covers a wide range of political science topics in Austrian and Comparative Politics. Research and teaching mainly focus on political competition and elections, governments and coalitions, political protest and politics of remembrance.

Further information on our team, current research projects and teaching can be found on the following pages.

Information on research of the research center 'Vienna Center for Electoral Research (VieCER)' can be found on the webpage of VieCER.


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Project of Carolina Plescia approved by FWF as Hertha Firnberg funding programme

Congratulations to Carolina Plescia!


Horizon 2020 project 'Reconciling Europe with its Citizens through Democracy and Rule of Law' (RECONNECT), from Sylvia Kritzinger and Carolina...


„So geheim wie möglich“

Artikel in der Presse von Peter Pirker und Ivo Jevinkar vom 13.04.2018


Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik mit Gerhart-Bruckmann Preis ausgezeichnet

STANDARD-Blogger Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik mit Gerhart-Bruckmann Preis ausgezeichnet


Seminar Series Guest Talks Summer Term 2018

The Department of Government announces the guest talks in summer term 2018.


Sylvia Kritzinger zu 'Wählen mit 16' aus den Ergebnissen der Austrian National Election Study

Zwischen Erwachsenwerden und politischer Partizipation: Wählen mit 16

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News Archive

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CANCELLED: todays populism talk by Andrej Zaslove

The next populism talk by Stijn van Kessel on 'Populist parties in Europe: supply and demand' is takeing place on Thursday, July 5th.


Populism Talks on 27.06. and 5.07.


Consultation hour Prof. Kritzinger on 5.06. starting at 15:00

The consulation hour of Prof. Sylvia Kritzinger is postponed from 14:00 to 15:00.


Consultation hour of Prof. Kritzinger on 29.05. starts from 1:00 p.m.

On 29.05. the consultation hour of Prof. Sylvia Kritzinger is already starting from 1:00 p.m. instead of 2:00 p.m.


Office Rathausstraße is closed from 28.05. to 1.06.



All in the Family: Status Transmission, Political Socialization and Voter Turnout

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