Chair for Political Science, especially Comparative Government

Welcome to the Chair for Comparative Government at Helmut Schmidt University!


This website provides relevant information on the research, teaching and further activities of our team. Our research concentrates on the functioning, performance and reform of democratic institutions. These particularly include elections and electoral systems, referendums and popular initiatives, party systems and party governments as well as federal and administrative structures, which we explore in historical and cross-national comparison. The regional focus is on Germany, Western Europe as well as Central and Eastern Europe. For queries and further information do not hesitate to contact us!






For further information, see here.

For publications of our team members, see here.

For current courses, see here.

Prof. Dr. Florian Grotz:
Prof. Grotz is in the research area in WT19 and FT19, so there are only irregular office hours.

Dr. Marcel Lewandowsky:
Wednesday, 11: 00-12: 00

Martin Klausch, M.A .:
Wednesday, 11: 00-12: 00
The office hours in the lecture-free time on 27.3. and 3.4. omitted.

Dr. Philipp Weinmann:
Wednesday, 13: 00-14: 00

On the following dates my office hours are canceled:
Wed, 27.03.
Wed, 03.04.

For further information, see here.

Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces
Chair for Comparative Government
Holstenhofweg 85
22043 Hamburg

Susanne Latzel

Building H1, room 2164
phone: +49 (0)40 6541 2954
fax: +49 (0)40 6541 3370