Academic Positions
04/2018 – ongoing
Doctoral researcher and Assistant, Chair of Political Sociology (Prof. Dr. Markus Freitag), University of Bern
10/2017 – 03/2018
Teaching Assistant, Chair of Political Science, especially Policy Analysis and Political Theory (Prof. Dr. Marius Busemeyer), University of Konstanz
04/2015 – 09/2016
Research Assistant, Research Project „Internationalization of Financial Markets and Patterns of Private Debt“ (Dr. Ulrich Glassmann), Cluster of Excellence „Cultural Foundations of Integration“, University of Konstanz
10/2014 – 03/2015
Teaching Assistant, Chair of Comparative Policy-Analysis and Public Administration, (Prof. Dr. Stephan Grohs), University of Konstanz
Education
2018 – ongoing
PhD in Political Science, University of Bern
2018
M.A. in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz
2015
B.A. in Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Articles in Edited Volumes

  • Filsinger, Maximilian; Freitag Markus (2020): Sozialkapital und gesellschaftliche Integration. In: Pickel, Gert; Decker, Oliver; Kailitz, Steffen; Röder, Antje, Schulze Wessel, Julia (Hrsg.) (2020): Handbuch Integration. Wiesbaden: Springer-VS.
  • Filsinger, Maximilian; Filsinger Dieter (2019): Integrationspolitik als kommunale Sozialpolitik – Strategien und Handlungsspielräume. In: Burzan, Nicole (Hg.) 2019: Komplexe Dynamiken globaler und lokaler Entwicklungen. Verhandlungen des 39. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Göttingen 2018.
  • Filsinger, Maximilian (2017): Deutschland ein Einwanderungsland, aber nicht überall? – Determinanten der geographischen Verteilung von Migrantinnen und Migranten. In: Henn, Daniela; Prigge, Jessica; Ries, Karsten; Lück-Filsinger, Marianne (Hrsg.) (2017): Streifzüge durch die angewandte Sozialwissenschaft: Evaluation – Migration – Sozialpolitik – Soziale Arbeit Dieter Filsinger zum 65. Geburtstag. Münster: Waxmann-Verlag.

Conference Presentations

  • Filsinger, Maximilian; Wamsler, Steffen; Erhardt, Julian; Freitag, Markus (2019): National Identity and Populism: Disentangling the Relationships between Nationalism, Patriotism and Populist Attitudes. Papier präsentiert im Panel “The Populism-Identity-Link“ an der ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw. (06.09.2019)
  • Filsinger, Maximilian (2019): Bringing emotions in: Social isolation, emotional responses and populist attitudes. Papier präsentiert im Panel “Emotions & Populism” an den ECPR Joint Sessions in Mons. (11.04.2019)
  • Filsinger, Maximilian; Ackermann, Kathrin; Freitag Markus (2019): Surfing to help? An empirical analysis of Internet and volunteering in 27 European Societies. Papier präsentiert im Panel “Digitalization as a Challenge to Democracy” der Sektion “Political Behaviour and Communication” auf der SVPW Jahrestagung und Dreiländertagung in Zürich (15.02.2019)
  • Filsinger, Maximilian; Filsinger Dieter (2018): „Integrationspolitik als kommunale Sozialpolitik – Strategien und Handlungsspielräume.“, Papier präsentiert im Panel “Kommunalisierung der Sozialpolitik“ der Sektion Sozialpolitik auf dem 39. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie. (27.09.2018)

Blog Posts

  • Populism (measurement and explanation of populist attitudes)
  • Social capital (generalized trust, civic engagement)
  • Effects of digitalization on social capital and social relationships
  • Migration and integration
  • Institutions (effects of political institutions, especially electoral systems)
  • Parties (effects of political parties and their position on social processes)

My research covers different aspects of Political Sociology. It relates to the fields of Comparative Politics, Political Behavior, Political Psychology and Public Opinion Research. I am particularly interested in studying how social and political changes affect political affact political attitudes and social attitudes. My research has a special focus on political attitudes, social capital, political behaviour and survey research Empirically, I mainly make use of quantitative methods including a comparative perspective (mainly cross-national comparisons). Geographically, I focus on Europe.

University of Bern

  • Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Populism in Europe (Winter 2020/2021, BA Level, advanced)
  • Populist attitudes: Conceptual and empirical analyses of a popular concept [Populistische Einstellungen: Konzeptionelle und empirische Analysen eines populären Konzepts] in German (Winter 2019/2020, BA Level, beginners)
  • Theory and Empiric of social capital [Theorie und Empirie des sozialen Kapitals] in German (Winter 2018/2019, BA Level, beginners)

University of Konstanz

  • Introduction to Policy-Analysis [Einführung in die Policy-Analyse], in German (Teaching Assitant, Winter 2017/2018)
  • Introduction to Policy-Analysis [Einführung in die Policy-Analyse], in German (Teaching Assitant, Winter 2014/2015)