IHS - People

People at IHS in alphabetical order:

  • Dr. Martin Dolezal

    • European Governance, Public Finance and Labor Markets
    Senior Fellow
    +43 1 59991 197
  • Political participation (electoral and protest behaviour), party competition, Austrian and comparative politics

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  • Martin Dolezal joined the IHS in March 2018. He studied political science and history at the University of Vienna; in 2011 he received his habilitation (political science) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU). Previous positions: 2002-2005 Post-Doc Researcher at the Chair for Political Science/Technical University of Munich (TUM), 2005-2009 at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science (LMU); 2009-2015 Assistant Professor at the Department of Government/University of Vienna and researcher for the Austrian National Election Study (AUTNES). Since August 2015 PI of the project “The Austrian Protest Arena in the 21st Century” (funded by the FWF); since October 2018 Senior Scientist at the Department of Political Science/University of Salzburg where he is engaged in the EU Horizon 2020-project "Populism and Civic Engagement (PaCE)".

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    Publications since 2019

    Dolezal, Martin, Peter Grand, Berthold Molden & David Schriffl (2019) Sehnsucht nach dem starken Mann? Autoritäre Tendenzen in Österreich seit 1945, Wien: Böhlau.

    Dolezal, Martin (2019) Libertäre und autoritäre Positionen im österreichischen Parteiensystem: die Nationalratswahlkämpfe von 1945 bis 2013. In: Martin Dolezal, Peter Grand, Berthold Molden & David Schriffl (Hg.) Sehnsucht nach dem starken Mann? Autoritäre Tendenzen in Österreich seit 1945, Vienna: Böhlau, 117-226.

    Dolezal, Martin (2019) Die niederösterreichische Landtagswahl 2018. In: Beatrix Karl, Wolfgang Mantl, Klaus Poier, Manfred Prisching & Anita Ziegerhofer (Hg.) Steirisches Jahrbuch für Politik 2018, Wien: Böhlau, 123-128.

    Dolezal, Martin (2019) From Party State to Movement Society? Conventional and Unconventional Democratic Practices in Austria, 1974–2018. In: Günter Bischof & David Wineroither (Hg.) Democracy in Austria (= Contemporary Austrian Studies 28), Innsbruck: UNO Press/Innsbruck university press, 137–155.

    Dolezal, Martin (2020) Zwischen Partizipation und Parteistrategie: Direkte Demokratie in Österreichs Bundesländern. In: Andrea Tony Hermann, Daniela Ingruber, Flooh Perlot, Katrin Praprotnik und Christina Hainzl (Hg.) Regional. National. Föderal. Zur Beziehung politischer Ebenen in Österreich, Wien: Facultas, 159-172.

    Dolezal, Martin & Viktoria Anna Jansesberger (2020) Im Schatten der Bundespolitik. Die Nationalratswahl 2019 in Salzburg, in: Christian Dirninger, Reinhard Heinisch, Robert Kriechbaumer und Franz Wieser (Hg.): Salzburger Jahrbuch für Politik 2020, Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 64–92.

    Miklin, Eric & Martin Dolezal (2021) Positive Side Effects? The Impact of Populist Radical Right Parties in Government on the Media Visibility of the Austrian Parliament, in: Parliamentary Affairs 74 (4), 853–870.

    Dolezal, Martin (2021) Die österreichische Protestarena im neuen Jahrtausend: Mobilisierungsstärke, Aktionsformen und Themen, 1998–2016, in: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft/Austrian Journal of Political Science 50 (2), 1–13.


    The Austrian Protest Arena in the 21st Century: Issues, Actors, Targets, and Repertoires
    (FWF Der Wissenschaftsfonds - Project 28180)

    Political protest has become a typical feature of contemporary democracies. The project aims at analysing the amount and especially the characteristics of political protest in Austria for the period 1998–2016. Taking Meyer and Tarrow’s movement society thesis as starting point, the project focuses on four characteristics of the protest arena: the issues expressed, the actors involved, the targets confronted, and the modes of action (repertoires) used. It will be tested whether political protest – as postulated by the movement society thesis – has indeed become a phenomenon that transcends specific types of issues and actors traditionally associated with this arena, whether the targets of protest increasingly go beyond state authorities, and whether the activists predominantly use moderate repertoires.




    Summer term 2019: Social Movements and Political Protest in Europe (University of Salzburg)

    Winter term 2019: Social Movements and Political Protest in Austria (University of Salzburg)

    Summer term 2020: Qualitative Methods (University of Salzburg)

    Winter term 2020: Politicising Europe: Comparative Perspectives (University of Salzburg)

    Summer term 2021: Qualitative Methods (University of Salzburg)

    Winter term 2021: Parteien in Österreich: Entwicklung, Organisation, Politik (University of Salzburg)

    Winter term 2021: Bachelorseminar (University of Salzburg, with Eric Miklin)

    Summer term 2022: Qualitative Methods (University of Salzburg)

    Summer term 2022: Bachelorseminar (University of Salzburg, with Eric Miklin)