Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik, Professorship for Austrian Politics in a European Context

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Faculty of Social Sciences

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"Political science is the best available diagnostic tool for the health of our democracy. With my research, I want to contribute to understanding the role of parties, institutions and political elites in the functioning of democratic systems. By comparing Austria with other political systems in Europe in particular, we can learn how to prevent the erosion of democracy and the rule of law in good time." (Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik)

Research areas:

* Austrian politics
* Parties and party competition
* Political elites
* Political institutions
* Welfare state and social policy

Curriculum Vitae:

2000-06 Studied composition and music theory (diploma), University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
2005-10 Studied Political Science (Diploma), University of Vienna
2009-10 Research assistant at the Department of Sociology, University of Vienna
2010-13 Research assistant (predoc) at the Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES), University of Vienna
2013-14 FWF Erwin Schrödinger Fellow (postdoc) at the University of Leiden
2014-20 University assistant (postdoc) at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
2020 Research associate (postdoc) at the SFB 884, University of Mannheim
2020-23 Assistant Professor of Social Policy at the Institute of Government, University of Vienna
2021-26 ERC Starting Grant project DEPART
since October 2023 Professorship for Austrian Politics in a European Context at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna