Prof. Dr. Dirk Berg-Schlosser

 Summer School Coordinator

Dirk Berg-Schlosser has been professor and Director of the Institute of Political Science and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Philipps-University, Marburg/Germany. He has done research and taught at the universities of Munich, Aachen, Augsburg, Eichstaett, Nairobi, Stellenbosch/South Africa and Berkeley. From 1988 to 2000 he has been chairman of the Research Committee on "Democratization in Comparative Perspective" of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). From 2003 to 2006 he was Chair of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), from 2006 to 2009 Vice-President of IPSA. He is currently the coordinator of the IPSA Summer Schools on Research Methods at the universities of Sao Paulo, Singapore and Ankara.

His research interests include political culture, empirical democratic theory, Third World studies, comparative politics, and comparative methodology.

Recent major publications are: Poverty and Democracy (with Norbert Kersting), Conditions of Democracy in Europe 1919-39 (with Jeremy Mitchell), Perspectives of Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe (with Raivo Vetik)., Democratization – the State of the Art, Mixed Methods in Comparative Politics; he is co-editor (with Bertrand Badie and Leonardo Morlino) of the International Encyclopedia of Political Science.

Comparative Research Designs and Comparative Methods