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School of Social and Political Science: Graduate school


Marc S. Jacob

Marc S. Jacob
Marc S. Jacob
Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Elections, organizations and institutions, Political parties, Quantitative Research, Comparative Political Behavior

Marc is a postgraduate student in political science (supervisor: Dr Ugur Ozdemir). His research interests are broadly focused on electoral behavior, electoral systems, and party finance. He is furthermore working on the interaction between institutions and public opinion in Germany and Mongolia. Most recently, he has published on electoral reforms in Germany analyzing the ongoing negotiation processes of altering the German electoral law. He has also been working as a student research assistant at the Center of Political Sociology of Germany, Berlin and the Institute of Political Science, Leipzig.
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Peer-reviewed journal articles

Träger, Hendrik, and Marc S. Jacob. 2018. “(How) Can the German electoral system be reformed? Model calculations of the 2017 federal election and a plea for a “de-personalized” representative electoral formula.” Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen (German Journal of Parliamentary Studies) 49 (3): 531-551 [in German, link].

Working papers

Marc S. Jacob. 2017. “The Process of Establishing the Migrant’s Advisory Board of Leipzig, Germany (1996-2008). An Analysis of Success Factors.” In: SKLK Working Papers (1) [in German, link].

David Streit, and Marc S. Jacob. 2017. “Protest Behaviour of Students. A Qualitative Analysis of Student’s Participation in ‘NoLEGIDA’-Protests” [in German, link].

P = Paper, C = Chair, D = Discussant

2019: Political Studies Association (P), European Political Science Association (P), European Consortium for Political Research (P, C, D)

Work in progress

Financial Flows and Party Organization: Investigating the German Party System (under review)

From Squaring the Circle to Electoral Reform? Negotiations on Electoral Law in the 19th German Bundestag (forthcoming in Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen [German Journal of Parliamentary Studies])

Values, Opinions, and Choice. A Three-Stage Model of Political Behavior (with Ugur Ozdemir)

Building Democracy and Institutional Trust: Evidence from Mongolia

Determinants of Trade Union Membership in Europe (with Chris Jardine)