The GLES Coordination Group (KG GLES) consists of the Executive Board of the German Society for Electoral Studies (DGfW). The DGfW is a self-organized body of German academic election researchers. It is led by an eleven-member Executive Committee, from which a four-member Executive Board - the Coordination Group (KG) - is elected.
The GLES Coordination Group and GESIS conduct the German Longitudinal Election Study (GLES) in close cooperation. The content and design of the GLES are devised by the Coordination Group. GESIS is responsible for the financing, administration and organisation of the study as well as the preparation, documentation, distribution, and archiving of the GLES data, whereby the coordination group is actively involved in all work steps.
Further details are set out in the rules of procedure of the GLES Coordination Group (153 kB, German only).
Prof. Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscher
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
Sigrid Roßteutscher has been the chairperson of the Executive Committee of the DGfW and speaker of the Coordination Group since 2019. She is a founding member of the DGfW. During the DFG-funding phase of the GLES, she was responsible for the Pre-election Cross-Section, the Long-term Online Tracking, and the Long-term Media Agenda Analysis. She is a Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the Department of Social Sciences of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Her research focuses on elections, political participation, social capital, civil society, values and attitudes, democracy research, politics and religion.
Prof. Dr. Marc Debus
University of Mannheim
Marc Debus has been a member of the Executive Committee of the DGfW and the Coordination Group since 2019. He holds the Chair of Political Science, Comparative Government at the University of Mannheim. His research focuses on a comparative perspective of political systems and particularly on the comparison of coalition theory, political parties, party competition, political institutions and legislation as well as electoral and democracy research.
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas
Freie Universität Berlin
Thorsten Faas has been a member of the Executive Committee of the DGfW since 2007 and a member of the Coordination Group since 2019. Between 2009 and 2017, he was co-responsible for the TV Debate Analysis in the GLES. He is Professor of Political Science and head of the Center of Political Sociology of Germany at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin. His research field comprises elections, political attitudes, voter behaviour, and the effects of political campaigns.
Prof. Dr. Harald Schoen
University of Mannheim
Harald Schoen has been a member of the Executive Committee of DGfW since 2007 and a member of the Executive Board since 2015. During the DFG-funding phase, he led the GLES panel surveys (Short-term Campaign Panel and Long-term Panel) as a principal investigator from 2015 onwards. He is Professor for Political Science and Political Psychology at the University of Mannheim. His research interests include political psychology, political behaviour, public opinion, foreign and security policy, political online communication.