Endre Borbáth

Junior Professor • Heidelberg University • WZB Berlin Social Science Center


I am a junior professor for Empirical-Analytical Participation Research, working at the Institute of Political Science at the Heidelberg University. I am also a guest researcher at the Center for Civil Society Research at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

Research interests: political participation, party competition, social movements, civil society, cleavages, comparative politics, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, research methods.

Previously I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin, and at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. I received my PhD in December 2018 from the European University Institute. Before that I studied political science at the Central European University with a focus on electoral politics. You can find my more detailed cv here.

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recent news [full archive]

Apr 09, 2024 I’ve drafted the syllabi for the seminars I will teach in my first semester in Heidelberg:
  1. Political Conflict in Western and Eastern Europe (MA)
  2. Introduction to Political Participation Research (BA)
Feedback welcome! 🧐
Apr 08, 2024 I have contributed to the new working paper ‘Mass Reproducibility and Replicability: A New Hope’. I co-authored a replication report on Manekin and Mitts (2022) together with Jan Fabian Dollbaum (University College Dublin, European University Institute) and Jan Matti Dollbaum (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München). The report is available here.
Mar 15, 2024 I will be presenting a paper entitled Cleavages in Central and Eastern European Party Competition in the workshop Cleavage Politics in Western Democracies at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops in Lüneburg. The event will take place between March 25-28, 2024.

selected publications

  1. WEP
    Cleavage politics, polarisation and participation in Western Europe
    Endre Borbáth ,  Swen Hutter ,  and  Arndt Leininger
    West European Politics, 2023
  2. PolBeh
    Differentiation in Protest Politics - Participation by Political Insiders and Outsiders
    Endre Borbáth
    Political Behavior, 2023
  3. ECEU
    A Typology of Postcommunist Successor Parties in Central and Eastern Europe and an Explanatory Framework for Their (Non-)Success
    Seongcheol Kim ,  and  Endre Borbáth
    East Central Europe, 2022
  4. Oxford HB
    Bridging Electoral and Nonelectoral Political Participation
    Endre Borbáth ,  and  Swen Hutter
    In The Oxford Handbook of Political Participation , 2022