Dieter Nohlen

Dieter Nohlen ( born November 6, 1939 in Oberhausen ) is a German political scientist who has done research, especially on issues of comparative governance teaching and to economic, social and political problems of the "Third World". He was able to provide numerous, internationally influential publications on elections and electoral systems. In Germany he is known to a broad public policy by some multi-volume encyclopedias and handbooks. Several of his writings have been translated into several languages. Nohlen also published in English and Spanish, especially in Latin American countries.

Life and work

Dieter Nohlen is the youngest of three sons of the merchant and his wife Wilhelmine Otto Nohlen, born Brahm. He received his high school diploma in modern languages ​​at the Municipal Gymnasium in Oberhausen- Sterkrade in 1960.

Then Nohlen studied Political Science, History and Romance Studies at the Universities of Cologne, Montpellier and Heidelberg. Nohlen his doctorate in 1967 with Dolf Sternberger and Werner Conze with the work " monarchical parliamentary and parliamentary government in Spain in the 19th century."

After years of research and teaching at the University of Heidelberg he went as a representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation from 1970 to 1973 to Chile, where she taught, among other things at the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales Latinoamericana ( FLACSO ). At the University of Tübingen, he habilitated in 1973 with the publication " Chile - The socialist experiment." Reviewers of the work was Klaus Beyme. Since 1974 Nohlen was Professor of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg. To Tübingen, which reached him in 1989, he refused. Since 2005 he has retired. Since then he has held a number of visiting professorships in Spain and Latin America.

Nohlen is married to Andrea Ebbecke - Nohlen and has four children.

Offices ( selection)

  • Director of the Institute for Political Science at the University of Heidelberg (1978-1979)
  • Dean of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Heidelberg (1990-1992)
  • 2001-2002 Co-founder and Scientific Director of the " Heidelberg Center for Latin America " at the University of Heidelberg in Santiago de Chile

Awards and Honors

Publications ( selection since 2001)

  • (Ed. with Florian Grotz ): Small dictionary of politics, 5th revised and expanded edition, Beck Verlag, Munich 2011, ( Beck 1418 series ).
  • Como Ciencia Política estudiar? Una introducción s trece lecciones, Fondo Editorial Pontifical Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, ISBN 978-9972-42-978-1
  • (Ed. with Philip Stoever ): Elections in Europe. A Data Handbook, Nomos, Baden -Baden 2010, ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  • (Ed. by Rainer -Olaf Schultze ): Encyclopedia of Political Science, 2 volumes, 4th revised and extended edition, Beck Verlag, Munich 2010, ISBN 978-3-406-59234-8
  • Ciencia y política democracia en su contexto, Tribunal Electoral Contentious, Quito 2010, ISBN 978-9978-92-842-4
  • Suffrage and party system. On the theory and empirical research of electoral systems, 6th revised and updated edition, Barbara Budrich, Opladen / Farmington Hills in 2009 ( number UTB 1527)
  • (Ed. with Arno Mohr ): Political Science in Heidelberg. 50 years Department of Political Science, Winter Verlag, Heidelberg 2008, ISBN 978-3-8253-5452-7
  • Ciencia Política. Teoría institucional View Relevance y del contexto, Editorial Universidad del Rosario, 2nd edition, Bogotá 2008, ISBN 978-958-8298-77-1
  • (Ed. et al. ): Tratado de derecho de América Latina electoral comparado, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2nd edition, Mexico City 2007, ISBN 978-968-16-8283-5
  • Instituciones Politicas en su contexto. Las virtudes del método comparativo, Rubinzal - Culzoni Editores, Buenos Aires 2007, ISBN 978-950-727-800-6
  • ( et al. ): Diccionario de Ciencia Política, Editorial Porrúa, 2 volumes, Mexico City 2006, ISBN 970-07-6115-0
  • El institucionalismo contextualizado, Editorial Porrúa, Mexico City 2006, ISBN 970-07-6195-9
  • (Ed.): Elections in the Americas. A Data Handbook, Oxford University Press, 2 volumes, Oxford 2005, ISBN 0-19-925358-7
  • ( with Andreas Hildenbrand ): Spain: Economy - Society - Politics. A Study Guide, 2nd edition, published by the Social Sciences, Wiesbaden 2005, ISBN 3-531-30754-1
  • (Ed. with Hartmut song: ): Power, Market Opinions: democracy, economy and society in Latin America, publisher of Social Sciences, Wiesbaden 2004, ISBN 3-531-14343-3
  • Sistemas y partidos electorales políticos, 3rd edition, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico City 2004, ISBN 968-16-7092-2
  • El contexto hace la diferencia. Reformas Institucionales y el enfoque histórico - empírico, UNAM, Mexico City 2003, ISBN 970 - 32-0970 -X
  • (Ed.): Encyclopedia of Third World Countries, organizations, theories, concepts, persons, 12 completely revised edition, Rowohlt, Reinbek 2002, ISBN 3-499-16527-9
  • (Ed. with Florian Grotz and Christof Hartmann): Elections in Asia and the Pacific. A Data Handbook, Oxford University Press, 2 volumes, Oxford 2001, ISBN 0 - 19-924958 -X