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
Professor of Political Science, University of Konstanz
Marius is Professor of Political Science and Speaker of the Cluster of Excellence 'The Politics of Inequality' at the University of Konstanz.
His research focuses on comparative political economy and welfare state research, in particular the dynamics of attitudes towards education and social policy, processes of institutional change in education and training regimes as well as social and political inequalities.