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Prof Dr Achim Goerres

Achim.Goerres “at” uni-due.de


University of Duisburg-Essen

Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political Science

Lotharstr. 65

47057 Duisburg


Phone +49 (0) 203 379 – 3615 (direct), -1385 (secret.)



Curriculum Vitae

Work on the Social Science Research Network

Work in Progress



PhD Supervision

A Political Sociological CV

Press Coverage


Work in Progress Achim Goerres


This page contains material that is still work-in-progress or in the peer-review process of social science journals.


You can access some of my papers in full-text via the Social Science Research Network (marked by **)

SSRN Achim Goerres


Last update 27 April 2017

Working Papers (somewhere between good set of ideas to submitted material)


**The Private Costs of Voting: an Experimental Study (with Florian Rabuza, University of Duisburg-Essen)

**Gender and welfare state attitudes: Studying Danish siblings (with Mads Meier Jaeger, University of Copenhagen)

**Under Pressure: How Politicians Talk about Welfare State Reforms in Three Affluent Democracies, with Rune Karlsen and Staffan Kumlin (Institute for Social Research Oslo)

**How do Voters React to Framing in the area of Welfare State Pressures, with Rune Karlsen and Staffan Kumlin (Institute for Social Research Oslo)

*What is Fair? Fairness Perceptions of Public Kindergarten Fees in a Rich German Border Town, with Marius R. Busemeyer (University of Konstanz)

**Who is Allowed Not to Vote? Deservingness, Moral Karma and the Social Construction of the Voting Norm (with Florian Rabuza)



Working Papers in Preparation (once they are fit for sharing, they go on the SSRN)

**Blind Retrospection, Football and the Bundestag Election 2015 (in German, with Florian Rabuza, University of Duisburg-Essen, and Robin Arens, University of Konstanz)

Conflictive Demands on the Welfare State in Changing Times: Group-based Differences in Attitudes in Advanced Industrial Democracies between 1985-2006

**Who would Vote for the Alternative für Deutschland? A Panel Data Analysis (with Dennis Spies, University of Cologne, and Staffan Kumlin)

**Overcoming Theoretical Divisions in Risk Analysis: Expanding the Idea of Integration in the Social Amplification of Risk Framework (with Ruben Langer, Anne-Kathrin Fischer, Björn Fischbach, University of Duisburg-Essen)

The Organisation of Elections in Cities and the Countryside: an Expert Survey of Election Organisers in North-Rhine-Westphalia (with Evelyn Funk, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Young Against Old? The Perceptions of an Age Conflict in Germany between 1979 and 2012 (in German, commissioned for a Festschrift)

Attitudes of Local Political Elites (in German, several students as co-authors)


Ideas In Preparation

The Political Psychology of Risk (in German, with Anne-Kathrin Fischer, commissioned for UNIKATE)

The Analysis of Large-N-Studies in Political Science (in German, with Anne-Kathrin Fischer, destined for the Handbuch für Methoden der Politikwissenschaft)

The Use of Simple Statistics in Political Science (in German, destined for the Handbuch für Methoden der Politikwissenschaft)


Book Projects

Handbuch Methoden der Politikwissenschaft (edited volume with Claudius Wagemann and Markus Siewert, Goethe University Framkfurt)

Communicating under Pressure: Communication, Public Opinion and the Welfare State in Europe (Book project with Rune Karlsen, Staffan Kumlin, Institute for Social Research Oslo)

Solidarity and Conflict: Intergenerational relationships and welfare state attitudes in Germany from a comparative perspective (book project)

Einführung in die Statistik für die Politikwissenschaft (textbook in German, commissioned by utb)