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Dr Konstantin Vossing

Lecturer in Comparative Politics

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of International Politics

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About

Overview

Konstantin is a political scientist in the Department of International Politics. He is an expert in comparative European politics, the European Union, American politics, political history, political leadership, and political psychology.

In his research, Konstantin uses comparative, transnational, historical, and individual perspectives to study how people form preferences about controversial issues, how elites shape opinions and the behavior of citizens through mobilization, persuasion, and information in different political environments, and how these processes relate to critical episodes of major political conflict, such as class politics, regional integration, and the transformation of the welfare state. To investigate the interaction of large-scale political events and developments with individual-level processes, he combines the macro-analysis of institutions, conflict, and competition with a micro-level psychological approach, and he uses a range of methods including experiments, comparative case studies, surveys, elite interviews, and quantitative text analysis.

Before coming to City, Konstantin worked as assistant and associate professor of political science at Humboldt University Berlin from 2009 to 2018, Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Center of the European University Institute (EUI) during the academic year 2015/16, John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University during the academic year 2013/14, and lecturer of Political Science and International Studies at Ohio State University during the academic year 2008/09. He received his PhD in Political Science from Ohio State University in August 2008.

For additional information, see Konstantin's personal website: sites.google.com/site/konstantinvossing

Expertise

Geographic Areas

  • Americas - North
  • Europe

Publications

  1. Vössing, K. (2017). How Leaders Mobilize Workers Social Democracy, Revolution, and Moderate Syndicalism. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-316-73858-0.
  2. Voessing, K. (2020). How politicians ought to talk about Europe. Lessons learned from experimental evidence. In Rose, R. (Ed.), How Referendums Challenge European Democracy Brexit and Beyond (pp. 101–116). London: Springer Nature. ISBN 978-3-030-44117-3.
  3. Voessing, K. and Weber, T. (2016). The company makes the feast. Party conflict and issue voting in multi-party systems. In Laslier, J.-.F., van der Straeten, K. and Blais, A. (Eds.), Voting Experiments (pp. 43–66). New York: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-40573-5.
  4. Vössing, K. and Weber, T. (2019). Information Behavior and Political Preferences. British Journal of Political Science, 49(2), pp. 533–556. doi:10.1017/s0007123416000600.
  5. Vössing, K. (2015). Transforming public opinion about European integration: Elite influence and its limits. European Union Politics, 16(2), pp. 157–175. doi:10.1177/1465116515572167.
  6. Vössing, K. (2014). Predictably exceptional. Party Politics, 20(5), pp. 767–777. doi:10.1177/1354068812453371.
  7. Voessing, K. The quality of political information. Political Studies Review.
  8. Voessing, K. Shaping public opinion about regional integration: the rhetoric of justification and party cues. Political Studies.

Books (2)

  1. Vössing, K. (2017). How Leaders Mobilize Workers Social Democracy, Revolution, and Moderate Syndicalism. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-316-73858-0.
  2. Jobelius, S., Ruenker, R. and Voessing, K. (1999). Bildungs-Offensive Reformperspektiven für das 21. Jahrhundert. ISBN 978-3-87975-743-5.

Chapters (6)

  1. Voessing, K. (2020). How politicians ought to talk about Europe. Lessons learned from experimental evidence. In Rose, R. (Ed.), How Referendums Challenge European Democracy Brexit and Beyond (pp. 101–116). London: Springer Nature. ISBN 978-3-030-44117-3.
  2. Voessing, K. (2017). Politikbegründungen, Politisierung und die öffentliche Meinung zur europäischen Integration. In Anders, L., Scheller, H. and Tuntschew, T. (Eds.), Parteien und die Politisierung der Europäischen Union (pp. 103–130). Wiesbaden: Springer. ISBN 978-3-658-19283-9.
  3. Voessing, K. and Weber, T. (2016). The company makes the feast. Party conflict and issue voting in multi-party systems. In Laslier, J.-.F., van der Straeten, K. and Blais, A. (Eds.), Voting Experiments (pp. 43–66). New York: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-40573-5.
  4. Voessing, K., Jobelius, S. and Ruenker, R. (1999). Einleitung. In Jobelius, S., Ruenker, R. and Voessing, K. (Eds.), Bildungs-Offensive Reformperspektiven für das 21. Jahrhundert (pp. 10–15). Hamburg: VSA. ISBN 978-3-87975-743-5.
  5. Voessing, K. and Jobelius, S. (1999). Mut zur Kapitalbildung. Die Notwendigkeit einer kulturellen und sozialen Reform des Bildungswesens. In Jobelius, S., Ruenker, R. and Voessing, K. (Eds.), Bildungs-Offensive Reformperspektiven für das 21. Jahrhundert (pp. 110–127). Hamburg: VSA. ISBN 978-3-87975-743-5.
  6. Voessing, K., Jobelius, S. and Ruenker, R. (1999). Anforderungen an eine Bildungsreform des 21. Jahrhunderts. In Jobelius, S., Ruenker, R. and Voessing, K. (Eds.), Bildungs-Offensive Reformperspektiven für das 21. Jahrhundert (pp. 236–245). Hamburg: VSA. ISBN 978-3-87975-743-5.

Journal articles (15)

  1. Vossing, K. and Jobelius, S. (2020). Social democracy, party of values. Renewal, a journal of social democracy, 28(3), pp. 52–60.
  2. Vössing, K. (2020). The Quality of Political Information. Political Studies Review. doi:10.1177/1478929920917618.
  3. Vössing, K. (2020). Shaping Public Opinion about Regional Integration: The Rhetoric of Justification and Party Cues. Political Studies. doi:10.1177/0032321720905130.
  4. Vössing, K. and Weber, T. (2019). Information Behavior and Political Preferences. British Journal of Political Science, 49(2), pp. 533–556. doi:10.1017/s0007123416000600.
  5. Voessing, K. and Jobelius, S. (2019). Die SPD im Wandel: Klassenpartei, Kompromisspartei, Wertepartei. Zeitschrift für Sozialistische Politik und Wirtschaft, 234.

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  6. Voessing, K. (2018). Digitalisierung verstärkt die politische Polarisierung. Promedia, 21, pp. 30–32.
  7. Voessing, K. (2018). Digitalisierung und Politisierung. Der freie Beruf: das BfB Magazin, 2018.
  8. Vössing, K. (2015). Transforming public opinion about European integration: Elite influence and its limits. European Union Politics, 16(2), pp. 157–175. doi:10.1177/1465116515572167.
  9. Vössing, K. (2014). Predictably exceptional. Party Politics, 20(5), pp. 767–777. doi:10.1177/1354068812453371.
  10. Voessing, K. (2014). Parteien und Bürger: wer folgt wem? Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 64(22-23), pp. 40–45.
  11. Voessing, K. (2013). Sozialdemokratie und Europäische Integration. Sozialistische Politik und Wirtschaft, (199), pp. 31–37.
  12. Vössing, K. (2011). Social Democratic Party Formation and National Variation in Labor Politics. Comparative Politics, 43(2), pp. 167–186. doi:10.5129/001041511793931771.
  13. Vössing, K. (2005). Nationality and the Preferences of the European Public toward EU Policy-Making. European Union Politics, 6(4), pp. 445–467. doi:10.1177/1465116505057817.
  14. Voessing, K. (2000). USA 200: and the winner is ... Sozialistische Politik und Wirtschaft, (116), pp. 41–45.
  15. Voessing, K. Gründngsphase und Wandel in der deutschen Sozialdemokratie. Forum, 34(1), pp. 37–40.