Income inequality threatens democracy by depressing trust in political institutions. To better understand why, Simon Bienstman, Svenja Hense, and Markus Gangl argue that we should pay attention to inequality’s negative effect on citizens’ evaluations of the democratic process
Professor of Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt
Markus works on social stratification, economic inequality, poverty, income dynamics, social mobility, labour markets and careers.
A second line of his work is directed at improving statistical data analysis and the methodology of causal inference in the social sciences.
Markus has published his research in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Demography, European Sociological Review, Socio-Economic Review, and Sociological Methodology, among others.
He is an elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), and has served as the Editor-in-Chief for the European Sociological Review between 2017 and 2022.
Cutting-edge analysis showcasing the work of the political science discipline at its best.