Dr. Robert J. Rohrschneider

Dr. Robert Rohrschneider
  • Sir Robert Worcester Distinguished Professor
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Political Science

Contact Info

Blake Hall 525
1541 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045


Sir Robert Worcester Distinguished Professor of International Public Opinion and Survey Research
Comparative Public Opinion
political parties
democratic representation in western and Central-Eastern Europe


Ph.D., Florida State University, 1989


Comparative public opinion and parties
European politics
German politics

University of Kansas Representation Initiative (KUREP)


Political representation
European Union
German Politics
The link between institutions and attitudes and behavior
Political culture
Global environmental movements
Elections, and political parties
Political elites
Research methodology

Selected Publications

Schmitt-Beck, Rüdiger, and Robert Rohrschneider. “Inept: Voter Perceptions of Party Incompetence in German Federal Elections .” Journal Articles. Party Politics 26, no. 4 (2020): 390–401.

Rohrschneider, Robert, and Jacques Thomassen, eds. Oxford Handbook of Political Representation in Liberal Democracies. Books. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2020.

Rohrschneider, Robert, and Stephen Whitefield. “Critical Parties: How Parties Evaluate the Performance of Democracies.” Journal Articles. British Journal of Political Science 49, no. 1 (January 1, 2019): 355–79.

Dalton, Russell  J., and Robert Rohrschneider. “Politics in Germany.” Book Chapters. In Comparative Politics Today, edited by Bingham Powell, Melanie Manion, and Kaare Strom, 2018.

Rohrschneider, Robert, and Rüdiger Schmitt-Beck, eds. The 2013 Federal Election in Germany. Books. London,UK: Routledge, 2018.

Rohrschneider, Robert, and Stephen Whitefield. “Party Positions about European Integration in Germany: An Electoral Quandary?” Journal Articles. German Politics 26, no. 1 (January 1, 2017): 83–103.

Poppa, Sebastian, Robert Rohrschneider, and Hermann Schmitt. “Polarizing Without Legitimizing: The Effect of Lead Candidates’ Campaigns on Perceptions of the EU Democracy.” Journal Articles. Electoral Studies, no. 44 (November 30, 2016): 469–82.

Rohrschneider, Robert, and Hermann Schmitt, eds. “Special Symposium. The 2014 European Parliamentary Elections.” Journal Articles. Electoral Studies, November 30, 2016.

Rohrschneider, Robert, and Stephen Whitefield. “Responding to Growing EU-Skepticism? The Stances of Political Parties Towards European Integration in Western and Eastern Europe Following the Financial Crisis.” Journal Articles. European Union Politics 17, no. 1 (February 10, 2016): 138–61.

Dalton, Russell J, and Robert Rohrschneider, eds. “Environmental Concerns During a Time of Duress.” Journal Articles. Environmental Politics 24, no. 4 (June 1, 2015).

Rohrschneider, Robert. “Is There a Regional Cleavage in Germany’s Party System? Ideological Congruence in Germany 1980-2013.” Journal Articles. German Politics 24, no. 3 (June 1, 2015): 354–76.

Rohrschneider, Robert, and Matthew Miles. “Representation through Parties? Environmental Attitudes and Party Stances in Europe in 2013.” Journal Articles. Environmental Politics 24, no. 4 (June 1, 2015): 617–40.

Whitefield, Stephen, and Robert Rohrschneider. “The Salience of European Integration to Party Competition: Western and Eastern Europe Compared.” Journal Articles. East European Politics and Society 29, no. 1 (January 2015): 12-39.

Rohrschneider, Robert, Mark Peffley, and Matthew Miles. “The Structure and Sources of Global Environmental Attitudes.” Book Chapters. In The Civic Culture Transformed: From Allegiant to Assertive Citizenship, edited by Christian Welzel and Russell J. Dalton, 193–212. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Rohrschneider, Robert, and Mark Peflley. “The Multiple Basis of Democratic Support: Procedural Representation and Governmental Outputs.” Book Chapters. In Elections and Democracy: Representation and Accountability., edited by Jacques Thomassen, 181–200. Oxford: Oxcord University Press, 2014.

Rohrschneider, Robert. “Unified but Different: East and West German Voters in the 2013 Federal Election of Germany.” Book Chapters. In Voters and Elections. The 2009 Federal Election in Germany , edited by Bernhard Wessels, Harald Schoen, and Oscar W. Gabriel, 360–79. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2013.

Rohrschneider, Robert, and Stephen Whitefield. “Institutional Context and Representational Strain in Party-Voter Agreement in Western and Eastern Europe.” Journal Articles. West European Politics 35, no. 6 (January 15, 2013): 1320–40.

Rohrschneider, Robert, and Stephen Whitefield. “The Strain of Representation: How Parties Represent Diverse Voters in Western and Eastern Europe.” Other. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.