Austrian Politics


Scholarship focuses on Austria in a comparative international and, especially, European context. Its principal fields of research concern comparative populism and Euroscepticism, party politics, political institutions, parliamentarism, comparative federalism as well as issues of national and regional democracy.

Since 2009 this area of scholarship has been under the direction of Prof. Reinhard Heinisch.



The following members of the Department of Political Science is doing research and teaches in the field of Austrian politics:

Research Agendas

The staff doing research in Austrian politics currently focusses on the following research agendas:

Research Projects

The following, externally financed research projects were, or are currently, pursued in Austrian politics: