The research at the chair focuses on federal systems and their institutions (e.g. Bundesrat), parliaments (e.g. party unity) and government formation (e.g. flexible majorities and minority governments)
As part of teaching, students gain political science knowledge that is theoretically grounded as well as relevant for practice. They learn about structures, processes, conditions and effects, performance and problems of democracy in modern states, as well as how to understand, analyze and explain them. Depending on own focus and interests, the knowledge and skills gained can qualify students for professional pursuits in public and private organizations, in education and research.