Prof. Dr. Sebastian Haunss

8. December 2021
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Taking to the Streets in Germany

Disenchanted and Confident Critics in Mass Demonstrations

This paper analyses the socio-demographic attributes and political attitudes of protesters in Germany. In doing so, the paper studies participation at demonstrations, one of the key forms of non-electoral political participation in Germany and a central political arena in which to negotiate political and cultural conflicts.

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26. November 2021
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The Emergence of Healthcare Systems

Some sort of medical infrastructure has existed in all modern states and dependent territories. However, healthcare systems that provide legal entitlements to medical care at least for specific groups of the population, and that regulate access to and provision of healthcare on a national level only came into existence at the end of the nineteenth century.

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15. October 2020
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Fridays for Future – Die Jugend gegen den Klimawandel

Konturen der weltweiten Protestbewegung

Sebastian Haunss & Moritz Sommer (Hg.)

Mit Fridays for Future haben die Klimaproteste eine zuvor nie erreichte gesellschaftliche Breite und politische Aufmerksamkeit erlangt. Doch wer beteiligt sich eigentlich an dieser sozialen Bewegung, was motiviert die Menschen zu protestieren und welche Einstellungen haben die Beteiligten? Mehrere Umfragen unter Protestierenden aus dem Jahr 2019 bilden den Ausgangspunkt der Analyse von Sebastian Haunss, Moritz Sommer und 26 weiteren Autor*innen dieses Buchs.

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20. July 2020
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Integrating Manual and Automatic Annotation for the Creation of Discourse Network Data Sets

This article investigates the integration of machine learning in the political claim annotation workflow with the goal to partially automate the annotation and analysis of large text corpora. It introduces the MARDY annotation environment and presents results from an experiment in which the annotation quality of annotators with and without machine learning based annotation support is compared.

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20. February 2020
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Cooperation in networks

Political actors cooperate with each other to share resources and to organize political support. In this article, we describe and explain such cooperative behavior in European Union policy-making by analyzing the information networks that parliamentarians of the Bundestag entertain with other party politicians and with interest groups. First, we describe whom parliamentarians cooperate with to receive policy information. Subsequently, we identify different types of cooperation networks.

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Social Stratification and Social Movements

20. February 2020
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Social Stratification and Social Movements

This volume addresses the contested relationship between social stratification and social movements in three different ways: First, the authors address the relationship between social stratification and the emergence of protest mobilization. Second, the texts look at social stratification and social positions to explain variations in political orientations, as well as differing aims and interests of protestors.

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19. February 2020
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Staatliche Regulierung durch Big Data und Algorithmen

Beim Einsatz von big data und Algorithmen für Regulierung in Staat und Verwaltung ist zwischen unterschiedlichen Aspekten der technischen Instrumente und verschiedenen Dimensionen von Regulierung zu unterscheiden. Auf dieser Grundlage lässt sich feststellen, wo bereits Veränderungen und Wirkungen sichtbar werden und welche Reichweite diese Veränderungen haben. Die am weitesten reichenden Veränderungen staatlicher Regulierung durch big data und Algorithmen zeigen sich bisher außerhalb Europas, doch auch in deutschsprachigen Ländern gibt es zahlreiche Beispiele.

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