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Dieter Nohlen.

Dieter Nohlen (* 6 November 1939 in Oberhausen, Germany) is Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Heidelberg.

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Education

Nohlen studied political science, history and romance studies in Cologne, Montpellier and Heidelberg. He received his Ph.D. in political science, supervised by Dolf Sternberger and Werner Conze, from the University of Heidelberg. His dissertation dealt with Spanish parliamentarism in the 19th century. He represented the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Chile from 1970 to 1973. He received his postdoctoral (Habilitation) degree in political science based on a thesis entitled "Chile – Das sozialistische Experiment".

Career

Dieter Nohlen conducted numerous funded research projects focusing on elections and electoral systems, parties, democratization, development politics and politics in Latin America. Nohlen was Professor of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg from 1974 to 2005. He was Director of the Institute of Political Science from 1978 to 1979 and Dean of the Faculty of History and Philosophy from 1990 to 1992. In 1991 he received the Max Planck Research Award of the Max Planck Society for his collaborative research with the Inter-American Institute in Costa Rica. In 1995 he received the award „Das politische Buch“ of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation for the Handbook of the Third World (Handbuch der Dritten Welt, jointly edited with Franz Nuscheler). In 2000 he received the Augsburg University Prize for Iberian and Latin American Studies. In the same year the U.S. library journal Choice selected his jointly edited volume Elections in Africa as Outstanding Academic Book of the Year. The University of Heidelberg awarded him the University Medal for his contribution to the establishment of the Heidelberg Center for Latin America in Santiago de Chile. Nohlen is widely regarded as the premier scholar of electoral systems in Germany.

Books/Edited Volumes (Selection)

  • Diccionario de Ciencia Política: Teorías, métodos, conceptos. Vol. 1: A–I, Mexico City: Porrúa.
  • Diccionario de Ciencia Política: Teorías, métodos, conceptos. Vol. 2: J –Z, Mexico City: Porrúa..
  • Elections in the Americas: A Data Handbook. Vol. I: North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, Oxford et al.: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Elections in the Americas: A Data Handbook. Vol. II: South South America, Oxford et al.: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Wahlrecht und Parteiensystem, 4. ed., Opladen: Leske + Budrich, 2004.
  • Sistemas electorales y partidos políticos, 3. ed., Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica.
  • edited with Florian Grotz and Christof Hartmann. Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook. Vol. I: Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia, Oxford et al.: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • edited with Florian Grotz and Christof Hartmann. Elections in Asia and the Pacific: A Data Handbook. Vol. II: South East Asia, East Asia, and the South Pacific, Oxford et al.: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Elections and Electoral Systems, New Delhi: Macmillan, 1996.

Articles/Book Chapters

  • La reforma del sistema binominal desde una perspectiva comparada, in: Revista de Ciencia Política (Santiago de Chile) 26 (1), 191–202.
  • Sistemas electorales y reforma electoral, in: Quod Juris (Chihuahua) 1 (3), 7–58.
  • ¿Cómo elige Europa? El polimorfo sistema electoral para el Parlamento Europeo, in: Justicia Electoral 20, 47–57.
  • with Florian Grotz. External Voting: Legal Framework and Overview of Electoral Legislation, in: Boletín Mexicano de Derecho Comparado, Nueva Série 33 (99), 1115–1145.
  • with Michael Krennerich and Bernhard Thibaut. Elections and Electoral Systems in Africa, in: Nohlen, D.; Krennerich, M. and Thibaut, B. (eds.), Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook, Oxford et al.: Oxford University Press, 2000, 1–40.
  • Electoral Systems and Electoral Reform in Latin America, in: Lijphart, A. and Waisman, C. (eds.), Institutional Design in New Democracies: Eastern Europe and Latin America, Boulder, Col., 1996, 43–55.

References

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