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Dr. Philippe Joly


Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science

Center for Political Sociology of Germany


Ihnestr. 21
Room 106
14195 Berlin

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  • Since November 2020 postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Political Sociology of Germany, Otto Suhr Institute, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2018 to 2020 research fellow at the department of Democracy and Democratisazion at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center
  • 2014 to 2020 Dr. phil. at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Topic: Protest in Postcommunist Democracies: The Micro Legacies of Repression and Mobilization (advisers: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weßels (HU Berlin / WZB) und Prof. Dr. Swen Hutter (FU Berlin / WZB)
  • 2008-2013 B. Sc. and M. Sc. in Political Science at Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Political behavior
  • Social movements
  • Democratization
  • Quantitative methods

Journal articles

Schieferdecker, D., Joly, P., & Faas, T. (2024). Affective Polarization Between Opinion-Based Groups in a Context of Low Partisan Discord: Measuring Its Prevalence and Consequences. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 36(2), edae009. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/edae009. [Open Access Version]

Joly, P. (2018). Generations and Protest in Eastern Germany: Between Revolution and Apathy. Comparative Sociology, 17(6), 704-737. https://doi.org/10.1163/15691330-12341481

Thérien, J.-P., & Joly, P. (2014). “All Human Rights for All:” The United Nations and Human Rights in the Post-Cold War Era. Human Rights Quarterly 36(2), 373-396. http://doi.org/10.1353/hrq.2014.0018

Book chapters

Schroeder, W., Weßels, B., & and Joly, P. (2019). Die AfD als Provokateur: Metamorphosen einer Partei zwischen Parlament und Bewegung. In W. Schroeder & B. Weßels (Eds.), Smarte Spalter: Die AfD zwischen Bewegung und Parlament (pp. 221-256). Bonn: Dietz.


Joly, P. (2021). Protest in Postcommunist Democracies: The Legacies of Repression and Mobilization. Berlin: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. https://doi.org/10.18452/23011

Other publications

Joly, P., & Spittler, M. (2019). Jung und engagiert: Wie Millennials sich politisch beteiligen. WZB-Mitteilungen 165, 13-16.

Arcudi, A., Cumurovic, A., Gotter, C., Graeber, D., Joly, P., Ott, V., Schanze, J.-L., Thater, S., Weltin, M., & Yenikent, S. (2019). Doctoral Researchers in the Leibniz Association: Final Report of the 2017 Leibniz PhD Survey. Leibniz PhD Network.