Felix Jäger

Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim.

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Work in progress

Can emotions explain how threat rhetoric shapes preferences for freedom versus security? (with Sandra Morgenstern)

Who is more committed to their immigration preferences? (with Marc Helbling, Rahsaan Maxwell and Richard Traunmüller)

Party Policy Ambiguity and its Consequences for Political Representation and Satisfaction with Democracy (with Roni Lehrer)

Support for Civil Liberties under Affective Polarization


Helbling, Marc, Jäger, Felix, Maxwell, Rahsaan and Traunmüller, Richard (2023). Broad and Detailed Agreement: Public Preferences for German Immigration Policy. International Migration Review.
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Berger, Valentin, Jäger, Felix (2023). Do electoral candidates reflect or select campaign issues? The Influence of Electoral Manifestos on Online Communication. Party Politics.
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Jäger, Felix (2023). Security vs. civil liberties: How citizens cope with threat, restriction, and ideology. Frontiers in Political Science 4:1006711.
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Gereke, Johanna, Joshua Hellyer, Jan Behnert, Saskia Exner, Alexander Herbel, Felix Jäger, Dean Lajic, Štěpán Mezenský, Vu Ngoc Anh, Tymoteusz Ogłaza, Jule Schabinger, Anna Sokolova, Daria Szafran, Noah Tirolf, Susanne Veit, and Nan Zhang (2022). Demographic change and group boundaries in Germany: The effect of projected demographic decline on perceptions of who has a migration background. Sociological Science. 9(9):206-220.
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Helbling, Marc, Jäger, Felix, and Traunmüller, Richard (2022). Muslim bias or fear of fundamentalism? A survey experiment in five Western European democracies. Research & Politics 9(1).
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