Konstantin Gavras, PhD Student in Political Psychology

University of Mannheim | Data Enthusiast | R & Python User

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e-Mail: konstantin@gavras.de

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Work in progress

Are Democracies Dying One Generation at a Time? (with Alexander Wuttke and Harald Schoen)

Is it all about generations? Examining competing theories on the temporal dynamics of citizenship norms in consolidated democracies (with Alexander Wuttke and Harald Schoen)

Right-Wing Populist Communication in a Federal System. A topic model approach on press releases of the AfD - Working paper prepared for the ECPR Summer School: Big Data in the Social Sciences lectured by Pablo Barberá

How Voters Decide on How to Decide - Decision Making and Information Search Processes in the Political Domain (with Sophie Scharf)

Political Institutions, Party Competition and Public Opinion in Europe. How Institutional Constraints Shape the Impact of Persuasive Communication on Public Opinion - Master Thesis


Schoen, Harald, Hans Rattinger, Maria Preißinger, Konstantin Gavras and Markus Steinbrecher (assisted by Elena Werner). 2017. Election Campaigns and Voter Decision-Marking in a Multi-Party System: The 2009 and 2013 German Federal Elections. Baden-Baden: Nomos. Link Reproduction


Blumenstiel, Jan Eric und Konstantin Leonardo Gavras. 2015. Ursachen und Konsequenzen ambivalenter Einstellungen. In: Harald Schoen, Cornelia Frank, Thorsten Fass (Hrsg.). PVS-Sonderheft „Politische Psychologie“. Baden-Baden: Nomos: 413-438. Link

Schoen, Harald and Konstantin Gavras. 2018. Eher anhaltende Polarisierung als vorübergehende Verstimmung. Die Flüchtlingskrise und die Bürgerurteile über die Große Koalition zwischen 2013 und 2017 In: Saalfeld, Thomas and Reimut Zohlnhöfer (Hrsg.). Die Große Koalition 2013-2017: Eine Koalition der “Getriebenen”?: 17-38.

Conference Papers

Gavras, Konstantin. 2019. Voice Recording in Mobile Web Surveys. Evidence From An Experiment on Open-Ended Responses to the ‘Final Comment’. Working paper prepared for the General Online Research Conference, March 6 to 8, Cologne.

Gavras, Konstantin. 2019. Inferring Policy Preferences from Strategy Papers on National Security in Europe using (Un-) Supervised Machine Learning Techniques. ‘Social Science Data Lab’, February 27, MZES Mannheim.

Gavras, Konstantin, Matthias Mader and Harald Schoen. 2018. Understanding Support for the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy. Working paper prepared for the Workshop ‘Understanding Policy Preferences Using Experimental Methods’, December 17 to 18, Mannheim.

Gavras, Konstantin and David Hilpert. 2018. Latent Scaling of Press Releases and Party Manifestos. Different, Different, but Same? Working paper prepared for the Manifesto Corpus Conference, February 1 to 2, 2018, Berlin.

Gavras, Konstantin and David Hilpert. 2018. Tracking Political Shifts During the Electoral Cycle - A Latent Variable Approach Using Press Releases. Working paper prepared for the Midwestern Political Science Association Conference, April 5 to 8, 2018, Chicago.

Book reviews

Gavras, Konstantin Leonardo. 2017. Book Review: Citizenship Agenda in and beyond the Nation-State by Martijn Koster, Rivke Jaffe and Anouk de Koning (eds). Political Studies Review 15 (4): 652. Link