Lars Rensmann

University of Passau

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: GermanyCategory: Analysis

Lars Rensmann is Professor of Political Science and Comparative Government at the University of Passau, Germany. Until 2022, he was Professor of European Politics and Society at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands, where he also served as Founding Director of the Research Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics. Rensmann has taught political science at universities around the world, including the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Haifa University, and the University of Vienna. Among other areas of research, he has published widely on democracy crises and on right-wing extremist and populist parties in Germany, Europe and around the globe.

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