Prof. Dr. Christian Martin


Professor for Political Science

Westring 400, R.04.21
Phone: +49 431 880-1586
Fax: +49 431 880-2483

Office Assistant Prof. Dr. Martin

Westring 400, R.04.27
Phone: +49 431 880-3576
Fax: +49 431 880-2483

Further information on the Homepage of the Institute:

Office Hours (WiSe 2016)

Die Sprechstunden von Prof. Martin finden bis auf Weiteres nach Vereinbarung per email statt

The Office Hours of Prof. Dr. Christian Martin during Winter Term will be hold and requested via email

Research Areas and Interests
  • Comparative Politics
  • Globalization and Interdependence
  • Biological foundations of political behaviour


10/02: Doctoral Degree (summa cum laude), University of Konstanz, Germany.
Dissertation title: “Double Transformation: Democracy and Foreign Economic Liberalization in Developing Countries”.

03/00: Diploma in Politics and Management (with distinction), University of Konstanz.
Diploma thesis: “Institutions, Institutional Quality and Decisions of Allocation”.

10/94 – 03/00: Undergraduate and graduate studies at the Department of Politics and Management (University of Konstanz),
with special focus on international relations.

10/92 – 10/94: Undergraduate studies in literature and the arts, University of Konstanz.

Selected Publications

2012: “Economic Integration, Party Polarisation and Electoral Turnout”, West European Politics, 35(2), 238-65. (With Nils Steiner)

2010: “Interdependence and political ideology: The conditional diffusion of cigarette taxation in the US states”, World Political Science Review, 6(1), 11.

2009: “Interdependenz und ideologische Position: Die konditionale Diffusion der Zigarettenbesteuerung in den US-amerikanischen Bundesstaaten 1971-2006“ ("Interdependence and ideological position: The conditional diffusion of cigarette taxation in the US states 1971-2006"), Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 50(2), 253-277.

2008: “Shocks and Endogenous Institutions: An Agent-based Model of Labor Market Performance in Turbulent Times“, Computational Economics, 33(1), 31-46. (With Michael Neugart)

2008: “Multi-Party Competition. A Computational Model with Abstention and Memory“, Electoral Studies, 27(3), 424-441. (With Thomas Plümper)

Selected Professional Experience

since 06/2011: Chair, Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

09/08 – 05/11: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and De-partment of German, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA.

12/04 – 05/11: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Centre for Globalisation and Governance University of Hamburg, Germany

03/04 – 11/04: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Economics, “Entre-preneurship, Growth, and Public Policy”-Group, Jena, Germany.

06/04 – 10/04: Visiting Scholar, Department of Political Science, University of Canter-bury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

04/02 – 02/04: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Politics and Management, University of Konstanz, Germany. Research project “The Political Economy of Competing Regional Integration”.