Fortin, Jessica, Ph.D. 

    Ph.D. Jessica Fortin 

    DepartmentMonitoring Society and Social Change
    LocationMannheim
    Short Vita Jessica Fortin-Rittberger is Senior Research Associate at GESIS for The Comparatve Study of Electoral Systems (www.CSES.org) Her areas of research interest include gender politics, political institutions and their measurement, the effects of electoral rules, as well as the impact of state capacity on democratization. Her work has appeared in the European Journal of Political Research, Democratization, International Political Science Review, and Comparative Political Studies.
    Phone0621-1246-514
    Fax0621-1246-530
    Emailjessica(dot)fortin(at)gesis(dot)org
    LinksLink to CV; The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
    LanguageFrench (native); English (native); German (very good); Spanish (intermediate); Russian (intermediate)
    URLhttp://jessica-fortin.weebly.com/

Publications and courses

Peer-reviewed journal articles - Lectures and events

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Fortin, Jessica (2013): Measuring presidential powers: some pitfalls of aggregate measurement. In: International Political Science Review, 34/1, S. 91-112. DOI.
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  • Fortin, Jessica; Eder, Christina (2013): Towards a gender-equal Bundestag?: the impact of electoral rules on women’s representation. In: West European Politics, Jg. 36, H. 5, S. 969-985. DOI.
  • Fortin, Jessica (2012): Explaining post-communist founding elections results through initial state capacity. In: East European Politics & Societies, Vol. 26 Issue 4 , S. 724-742. DOI.
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  • Fortin, Jessica (2012): Is there a necessary condition for democracy?: the role of state capacity in post-communist countries. In: Comparative Political Studies, Vol 45, Issue 7, S. 903-930. DOI.
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  • Fortin, Jessica (2010): A Tool to Evaluate State Capacity in Post-communist Countries, 1989-2006. In: European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 49, issue 5, S. 654-686. DOI.
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  • Fortin, Jessica (2008): Patterns of Democracy? Counterevidence from Nineteen Post-Communist Countries. In: Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, Jg. 2, H. 2, S. 198-220. DOI.
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Lectures and events

  • Fortin, Jessica (2014): Gender and politics. program committee section chair. 72nd annual Midwest Political Science Association conference. Chicago, 03.-06.04. 2014.
  • Fortin, Jessica; Eder, Christina; Blumenberg, Manuela S. (2013): Data quality management in cross-national surveys. 5th European Survey Research Association conference. Ljubljana, 15.-19.07. 2013.
  • Fortin, Jessica; Howell, David (2013): Data quality management in the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES). 5th Conference of the European Survey Research Association. Ljubljana, 15.-19.07. 2013.
  • Fortin, Jessica; Rittberger, Berthold (2013): Do electoral rules matter?. explaining national differences in women’s representation in the European Parliament. ISA International Conference. San Francisco, 03.-06.04. 2013.
  • Fortin, Jessica; Rittberger, Berthold (2013): Do electoral rules matter?. explaining national differences in women’s representation in the European Parliament. Prepared for delivery at the European Union Studies Association. Baltimore, 09.-11.05. 2013.
  • Fortin, Jessica; Eder, Christina (2013): Gendered differences in elected representatives at different levels of government. Pyramid, diamond, pillar?. 7th ECPR General Conference. Bordeaux, 04.-07.09. 2013.
  • Fortin, Jessica (2013): Measurements of presidential power. Zentrum für Demokratieforschung, Leuphana Universität. Lüneburg, 04.06. 2013.
  • Fortin, Jessica; Rahat, Gideon (2013): Political parties. 9th Annual Graduate Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy in Memory of the late Yitzhak Rabin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jerusalem, 10.-12.12. 2013.
  • Fortin, Jessica; Eder, Christina (2013): The electoral success of women across three levels of government. evidence from Germany. 71st Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA). Chicago, 11.04.-14.04 2013.
  • Fortin, Jessica (2012): Demokratie und Demokratisierung. "What is Democracy? Concept-Building in Comparative Politics”. Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences (BSS) - Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU) und das Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB). Berlin, July 24th 2012.
  • Fortin, Jessica; Harfst, Philipp (2012): Do different degrees of electoral integrity affect satisfaction with democracy and efficacy. Annual Midwest Political Association Conference. Chicago, 11.04.-15.04. 2012.
  • Fortin, Jessica; Harfst, Philipp (2012): Establishing the Link Between Degrees and Types of Electoral Integrity and Satisfaction with Democracy. Prepared for delivery at the European Political Science Association’s General Conference. Berlin, 21.06 - 23.06. 2012.
  • Fortin, Jessica (2012): The two sides of state capacity: how much is necessary to manipulate an election?. Annual Midwest Political Association Conference. Chicago, 11.04.-15.04. 2012.
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  • Fortin, Jessica; Eder, Christina (2011): Mapping the effects of institutional rules on gender representation in mixed member proportional systems. Annual American Political Science Association Conference. Seattle, 01.09.-04.09 2011.
  • Fortin, Jessica (2011): Soviet Imperial Legacies and State Capacity in East Europe and the Former USSR. International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference. Montreal, 16.-19.03. 2011.
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  • Fortin, Jessica (2011): State Capacity and Vertical Power in Post-communist Countries. International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference. Montreal, 16.-19.03. 2011.
  • Fortin, Jessica (2011): State capacity and vertical power concentration in democratizing countries. Annual Midwest Political Association Conference. Chicago, 31.03.-01.04. 2011.
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  • Howell, David; Fortin, Jessica (2011): The CSES Questionnaire Design Process. fourth Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA). Lausanne, 18.-22.07. 2011.
  • Eder, Christina; Fortin, Jessica (2011): The effects of electoral rules on gender representation. An artefact of the data or of the parties?. Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA). Chicago, 30.03.-04.04. 2011.
  • Scholz, Evi; Fortin, Jessica (2011): The process of questionnaire design in a cross-national perspective. ESRA 2011. Lausanne, 18.–22.7. 2011.
  • Fortin, Jessica (2010): Challenges and opportunities in cross-national electoral research. Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, Network in Electoral Democracy (ELECDEM) short course. Essex University, 30.-31.07. 2010.
  • Fortin, Jessica; Howell, David (2010): Cross-national comparison in the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES). ISA World Congress of Sociology. Gotheburg, July 2010.
  • Fortin, Jessica; Harfst, Philipp (2010): Institutionen und institutioneller Wandel in vergleichender Perspektive = Political institutions and institutional change in comparative perspective. Sektion Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft der Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW). Universität Duisburg‐Essen, 20. ‐ 22.09. 2010.
  • Fortin, Jessica; Harfst, Philipp (2010): Measuring institutional change. Sektion Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft der Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW),. Universität Duisburg‐Essen, 20. ‐ 22.09. 2010.
  • Fortin, Jessica (2010): Measuring presidential powers: some pitfalls of aggregate measurement. Annual Midwest Political Association Conference. Chicago, 22.04.-25.04. 2010.