Institute of Political Science

Prof. Dr. Freitag, Markus
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Since 10/18
Assistant and Doctoral Candidate at the Institute of Political Science, University of Bern
04/18 – 09/18
Research Associate at the Institute of Political Science, Prof. Dr. Reimut Zohlnhöfer, Heidelberg University (as parental leave replacement)
10/16 – 03/18
Research Assistant at the Chair of Political Science at Heidelberg University (Prof. Dr. Jale Tosun)
10/16 – 03/17
Research Assistant at the Chair of Comparative Politics at Heidelberg University (Prof. Dr. Aurel Croissant)
04/16 – 09/17
Stata tutorial, “Statistics for economists and social scientists”
04/15 – 03/16
Research Assistant at the GESIS Social Indicators Research Centre
04/15 – 03/18
M.A., Political Science (major), Economics (minor), Heidelberg University
11/14 – 02/15
Research Internship at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Dept. of Criminology in Freiburg
10/13 – 09/14
Research Assistant at the Chair of Comparative Government at the University of Freiburg (Prof. Dr. Uwe Wagschal)
10/12 – 03/14
Tutorial, “Methods and Statistics”
10/11 – 03/15
B.A., Political Science (major), English and American Studies (minor), University of Freiburg
  • BA Seminar, Fall Semester 2021, „Attitudes towards the political system, its actors and institutions “ (in German)
  • BA Seminar, Fall Semester 2020, „Political ideology and political attitudes“ (in German)
  • BA Seminar, Fall Semester 2019, „Survey Research“ (in German)
  • BA Seminar, Summer Semester 2018, “Social policy in comparative perspective” (in German), Heidelberg University
  • BA Seminar, Summer Semester 2018, “Representation and responsiveness – The congruence between voter interests, representatives and policies” (in German), Heidelberg University
  • Erhardt, Julian/Freitag, Markus/Filsinger, Maximilian/Wamsler, Steffen (2021): The Emotional Foundations of Political Support: How Fear and Anger Affect Trust in the Government in Times of the Covid‐19 Pandemic, in: Swiss Political Science Review, Online First,
  • Erhardt, Julian/Wamsler, Steffen/Freitag, Markus (2021): National identity between democracy and autocracy: a comparative analysis of 24 countries, in: European Political Science Review, 13(1): 59–76,
  • Erhardt, Julian/Freitag, Markus (2021): The Janus-Face of Digitalization: The Relation Between Internet Use and Civic Engagement Reconsidered, in: Social Science Computer Review, 39(3): 315–334,
  • Filsinger, Maximilian/Wamsler, Steffen/Erhardt, Julian/Freitag, Markus (2021): National identity and populism: The relationship between conceptions of nationhood and populist attitudes, in: Nations and Nationalism, Online First,
  • Hörisch, Felix/Tosun, Jale/Erhardt, Julian/Maloney, William (2020): Varieties of Capitalism and Labour Market Opportunities for the Youth: A Comparison of Attitudes Towards Skill Formation, in: European Journal of Government and Economics, 9(3): 232–251,
  • Hörisch, Felix/Tosun, Jale/Erhardt, Julian/Maloney, William (2017): How Varieties of Capitalism shape Labour Market Decisions of the Youth – A Comparison of Employment Attitudes of 18-35 year-olds in the UK and Germany, Konferenzpapier für die ECPR General Conference in Oslo, 6.–9. September 2017.
  • Quantitative methods, survey research
  • Political attitudes, survey research
  • Political trust and alienation
  • Support for democracy
  • National identity
  • Political sociology, social capital
  • Representation and responsiveness
  • Tenure of governments and political elites