About Jan W.
Jan W van Deth is Professor of Political Science and International Comparative Social Research at the University of Mannheim (Germany). His main research areas are political culture (especially social capital, political engagement, and citizenship), social change, and comparative research methods. He was Director of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), convenor of the network Citizenship, Involvement, Democracy (CID) of the European Science Foundation, and Series Editor of the Studies in European Political Science for ECPR Press. He is a Corresponding Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and national coordinator of the German team for the European Social Survey (ESS). Recent publications include New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society (Routledge, 2012; edited with William Maloney).