Meet Thomas Bräuninger, New Associate Editor for the American Political Science Review

Thomas Bräuninger is professor of political economy at the University of Mannheim. His area of research is comparative politics and formal theory with a focus on the effect of political institutions on policy outcomes. He has worked on voting behavior, party politics, electoral systems, legislative politics, and interest group politics. His teaching interests also include international and comparative political economy, international organizations, and methodology. His work has been published in, among others, theEuropean Journal of Political Research, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Political Analysis. He is associate editor ofResearch & Politics, he has been a visiting fellow at the University of Pittsburgh and Trinity College Dublin, and he is a member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature.

From September 1, 2016, on, submissions to the APSR will be directed to the new Editorial Team in Europe. The University of North Texas (UNT) team will begin the transfer of files to the managing office at the University of Mannheim and we expect the transition to be completed by December 31, 2016. With a backlog of two volumes, the first volume of our editorship will be published in August 2017. The vote by the APSA Council to move the editorship of APSR for the first time outside the United States is an extraordinary historical decision that will help to further globalize APSR and thus to represent our discipline in a broader manner. We are excited by this challenge and very grateful for the confidence expressed in our team by the APSA council to host the Review in Europe for the next four years. At the same time, we are aware of the concerns about this transition and would like to take this opportunity to share with the membership our general vision and plans for the journal as we move forward in this process.

Read more about plans for APSR here.