Johannes Besch is a PhD candidate at the Chair of Comparative Politics. He studied his Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology at the University of Freiburg and his Master in European Government at the University of Konstanz and the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. During his studies, he worked at the Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Freiburg, the department of criminology at the Max-Planck-Institute in Freiburg and the Chair of Political Methodology at the University of Konstanz.
He applies mainly quantitative methods and focusses in his research on the interactions of political institutions and economics, voting behaviour, electoral systems and the rise of right populist parties. He investigates in his PhD-project the socio-political and economic consequences of different degrees of the nationalization of party systems.