Sven T. Siefken

Institute for Parliamentary Research, Berlin, and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: GermanyCategory: Analysis

Sven T. Siefken is a political scientist at the Institute for Parliamentary Research (IParl) in Berlin. He is visiting professor at Colorado College, USA, and Privatdozent at the University of Halle, Germany. Siefken is Vice Chair of the IPSA Research Committee of Legislative Specialists (RC08) and editor of the German Journal of Parliamentary Affairs (Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen). His current work investigates coalition politics, parliamentary committees, parliaments in the pandemic and the future of democratic representation.

Recent Content


Elections are not Enough

Negotiating the “Traffic Light” Coalition Contract in 2021 To form a new government in Germany, elections are not enough: first, a coalition must be built to get the necessary votes …