Jürgen W. Falter
Jürgen Wilfried Falter (born January 22, 1944 in Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse ) is a German political scientist . He held (full) professorships at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich (1973–1983), the Free University of Berlin (1983–1992) and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (1993–2012). Since 2012 he has been a senior research professor in Mainz. From 2000 to 2003 he was chairman of the German Association for Political Science .
Live and act
After graduating from high school in 1963, the son of a doctor studied political science, modern history and German studies at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg and the Free University of Berlin from 1963 to 1968 . After moving to the Otto Suhr Institute in Berlin (diploma in 1968), he turned to electoral research and quantitative social research .
In 1969/1970 he attended the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, as well as the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Back in Germany in 1970 he became a research assistant or assistant at the Institute for Theory and Sociology of Politics at the Faculty of Law and Economics at Saarland University in Saarbrücken. With Karl Kaiser and Gerald Eberlein he was in 1973 with the dissertation factors of the voting decision. An electoral sociological analysis using the example of the Saarland state elections in 1970 ( summa cum laude ).
Between 1973 and 1983 he was professor for methodology in social sciences and for political sociology in the pedagogy department at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich . 1977/1978 he was a Kennedy Memorial Research Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University . 1980/1981 he was visiting professor at the Bologna Center of the Johns Hopkins University in Bologna. In 1981 Falter completed his habilitation under Jürgen Domes at the Faculty of Law and Economics in Saarbrücken on the behavioralism dispute in American political science from 1945 to 1975.
In 1983 Falter took over a full professorship for political science and comparative fascism research at the Free University of Berlin, which he held until 1992. At the Central Institute for Social Science Research there, he was also head of the “Comparative Fascism Research” department. During the same period he taught at the Institute for Fundamentals of Politics. From 1986 to 1988 he had a three-semester academy scholarship from the Volkswagenwerk Foundation and was given leave of absence in Berlin. In 1992 he was Hill Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis.
In 1993 he moved to Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz , where he held the Chair of Political Science with a focus on political systems and domestic politics until 2012 . From then on he mainly dealt with political extremism . In the academic year 1999/2000 he was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin . Since 2012 he has headed the senior research professorship on The Members of the NSDAP 1925–1945. A quantitative socio-historical analysis at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. His academic students include Kai Arzheimer , Martin Liepach and Kristina Schröder . Rainer Zitelmann was his research assistant from 1987 to 1992.
From 1991 to 1996 he was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Historical Social Research and the Central Archives for Empirical Social Research at the University of Cologne ; From 1997 to 2002 he was a member of the board of trustees of the Society for Social Science Infrastructure (GESIS). From 1992 to 1995 he was a member of the commission for social and political change in the new federal states. In 1993 he became a board member and 1995/1996 vice dean of the Institute for Political Science in Mainz; From 2005 to 2008 he was Dean of Faculty 2 (Social Sciences, Media and Sport) at the University of Mainz. He has been a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature since 2001 and a full member since 2013 . In 2007 he became the chairman of the Gutenberg Research College and the Gutenberg Doctoral College.
In 1990 he became the consulting editor of the journal Historical Social Research and a member of the scientific advisory board of the yearbook Extremism & Democracy . He was a speaker for the Veldensteiner Kreis for the study of extremism and democracy . Since 2004 he has been a member of the scientific advisory board of the Zeitschrift für Soziologie .
Falter, who turned down calls to Geneva (1985) and Bonn (1999), was also involved in the German Association for Political Science (DVPW). From 1994 to 2000 he was deputy chairman and from 2000 to 2003 chairman of the DVPW. He was then a member of the advisory board from 2003 to 2006. For many years he was also the spokesman for the Political Sociology section and head of the working group on elections and political attitudes there. At the end of October 2013, Falter left the DVPW; The background to this is the abolition of the Theodor Eschenburg Prize and the previous discussion about Eschenburg's involvement in the Nazi regime.
He became known to a broader public because radio and television broadcasters frequently invited him to interviews or discussion programs (including Sabine Christiansen ) as an election and party researcher .
In 2005 he was awarded the Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany.
- On the sociography of National Socialism. Studies on the voters and members of the NSDAP (= Historical Social Research . Supplement 25). GESIS, Cologne 2013.
- with Markus Klein: Who votes on the right? The voters and supporters of right-wing extremist parties in unified Germany (= Beck'sche series 1052). Beck, Munich 1994, ISBN 3-406-37442-5 .
- Hitler's voters. Beck, Munich 1991, ISBN 3-406-35232-4 .
- with Harro Honolka and Ursula Ludz: Political Theory in the USA. An empirical analysis of the development from 1950–1980. Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1990, ISBN 3-531-12119-7 .
- The "Positivism Controversy" in American Political Science. Origin, process and results of the so-called behavioralism controversy in the United States 1945–1975 (= contributions to social science research. Volume 37). Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1982, ISBN 3-531-11600-2 (complete at the same time: Saarbrücken, University, habilitation thesis).
- Voting decision factors. An electoral-sociological analysis using the example of the Saarland state elections in 1970 (= Annales Universitatis Saraviensis series. Law and Economics Department, Volume 71). Heymann, Cologne et al. 1973, ISBN 3-452-17713-0 (Dissertation University of Saarbrücken, Faculty of Law and Economics 1973).
- Young fighters, old opportunists. The members of the NSDAP 1919–1945. Campus Verlag, Frankfurt am Main et al. 2016, ISBN 978-3-593-50614-2 .
- with Oscar W. Gabriel and Bernhard Weßels: Elections and voters. Analyzes on the occasion of the Bundestag election 2005. VS, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2009, ISBN 978-3-531-16413-7 .
- with Oscar W. Gabriel , Hans Rattinger and Harald Schoen: Are we one people? East and West Germany in comparison (= Beck series 1656). Beck, Munich 2006, ISBN 3-406-52830-9 .
- with Harald Schoen: Handbuch Wahlforschung. VS, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2005, ISBN 3-531-13220-2 .
- with Oscar W. Gabriel and Bernhard Weßels: Elections and voters. Analyzes on the occasion of the Federal Parliament election 2002. VS, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2005, ISBN 3-531-14137-6 .
- with Felix W. Wurm: Political Science in the Federal Republic of Germany. 50 years of DVPW . Westdeutscher Verlag, Wiesbaden 2003, ISBN 3-531-13815-4 .
- with Hans-Gerd Jaschke and Jürgen R. Winkler: right-wing extremism. Results and perspectives of research (= Politische Vierteljahresschrift . PVS. Sonderheft 27). Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1996, ISBN 3-531-12928-7 .
- Autobiographical Notes. In: Jürgen W. Falter: On the sociography of National Socialism. Studies on the voters and members of the NSDAP (= Historical Social Research . Supplement 25). GESIS, Cologne 2013, pp. 7–45.
- Hanna Kaspar, Harald Schoen, Siegfried Schumann, Jürgen R. Winkler (eds.): Politics - Science - Media. Festschrift for Jürgen W. Falter on his 65th birthday. VS, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2009, ISBN 978-3-531-16621-6 .
- Jürgen W. Falter: My evenings with Sabine Christiansen. Some very personal reminiscences. In: Sascha Michel, Heiko Girnth (Hrsg.): Polit-Talkshows - Bühnen der Macht. A look behind the scenes. Bouvier-Verlag, Bonn 2009, ISBN 978-3-416-03280-3 , pp. 105-115.
- Literature by and about Jürgen W. Falter in the catalog of the German National Library
- Works by and about Jürgen W. Falter in the German Digital Library
- Short biography and reviews of works by Jürgen W. Falter at perlentaucher.de
- Site by Jürgen W. Falter at the University of Mainz
- Profile of Prof. Falter at his speaker agency
- Member by Jürgen Falter at the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz
- Resignations due to the dispute over Eschenburg, Der Tagesspiegel of October 30, 2013 , accessed on December 18, 2019.
|SURNAME||Falter, Jürgen W.|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Falter, Jürgen Wilfried (full name); Falter, Jürgen|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German political scientist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 22, 1944|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse|