Michael Weigl

University of Passau

Programs: Foreign & Security PolicyRegions: GermanyCategory: Analysis

Dr. Michael Weigl is Assistant Professor at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Winand Gellner (Political Science) at the University of Passau. His research focuses on aspects of governance, party systems, and elections (with a special focus on Germany and Bavaria).

A native of Munich, Dr. Weigl worked as a trainee journalist and editor after earning his A levels. He studied Bavarian history, modern history, and political science in Munich. Before joining the University of Passau in 2014, he worked for the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and as head of the Research Group on German Affairs at the Centre for Applied Policy Research Munich.

Recent Content


Statement of a Polarized Society: The Bavarian Election Results

The results of the October 14, 2018, Bavarian elections mark a watershed in German politics. So far, the Free State has been the last bastion of the conservative Christian Democrats …