Articles by Erik Neimanns

March 17, 2021

Under what conditions can public opinion affect policy-making? Education as a case study

Erik Neimanns
Public opinion affects policy-making when the topic is salient and when most people share the same opinion, write Julian Garritzmann, Marius Busemeyer and Erik Niemanns. Yet when the public disagrees on what they want – or when many people don’t care – the influence of public opinion is significantly reduced
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Erik Neimanns
Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne

Erik is a researcher in comparative politics and comparative political economy.

He received his PhD from the University of Konstanz with a thesis on public opinion on social investment policy.

His current research focuses on the politics of education, social, and macroeconomic policy, with a particular emphasis on the role of public opinion and party politics.

His research has been published in European Sociological Review, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Public Policy, and Social Policy & Administration.

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