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Holger Döring is head of the Data Services for the Social Sciences (DSS) department at GESIS. He started the position at GESIS in August 2021.

He received his PhD in Politics and Management at the University of Konstanz in 2009 and spent a year at the European University Institute in Florence as a Max Weber Post-doctoral Fellow. Between 2010 and 2021 he worked as senior researcher and temporary professor at the University of Bremen where he taught courses in political science and social science methods. During the academic year 2016/17 he was a temporary professor at the University of Konstanz.

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Research data management, data science, research methods, democratic representation, political institutions, party politics
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Thürk, Maria, Johan Hellström, and Holger Döring. 2021. "Institutional constraints on cabinet formation: Veto points and party system dynamics." European Journal of Political Research 60 (2): 295–316. doi:

Döring, Holger, and Phillip Hocks. 2021. "Methodenausbildung im digitalen Zeitalter: Neue Daten, Projektseminare und Selbstlernmodule." Politische Vierteljahresschrift 62 (1): 1-17. doi:

Herrmann, Michael, and Holger Döring. 2021. "Party positions from wikipedia classifications of party ideology." Political Analysis online first. doi:

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Döring, Holger, Marc Debus, and Alejandro Ecker. 2021. "Germany: From stable coalition camps to new complexity." In Coalition governance in Western Europe, edited by Torbjörn Bergman, Hanna Back, and Johan Hellström, Oxford University Press. doi:

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Döring, Holger, Nils Düpont, and Paul Bederke. 2021. Leaders global: Party affiliations of leaders (HoS/HoG) in 183 countries, 1880–2020. doi: