Steffen Kailitz

Steffen Kailitz (born 18 May 1969) is a German political scientist and a senior research fellow at the Hannah Arendt Institute for Research on Totalitarianism. He specializes in comparative studies of democracy, extremism, totalitarianism, electoral systems and studies of political parties.[1] He has also testified as an expert witness before the Federal Constitutional Court, the Parliament of Bavaria and other government authorities.[2][3]

Steffen Kailitz
Born18 May 1969
Alma materChemnitz University of Technology
Scientific career
FieldsPolitical science
InstitutionsHannah Arendt Institute for Research on Totalitarianism

Kailitz earned a PhD in political science at Chemnitz University of Technology in 1999; his doctoral advisor was Eckhard Jesse. He has worked as a researcher at Chemnitz University of Technology since 1998 and earned his habilitation in 2005.

Following his critical comments regarding the far-right NPD party the party initiated legal proceedings against him,[4] that were eventually dismissed by the court.[5]

BibliographyEdit

  • Die politische Deutungskultur im Spiegel des „Historikerstreits“. What's right? What's left?. Westdeutscher Verlag, Wiesbaden 2001, ISBN 3-531-13701-8 (TU Chemnitz 1999).
  • Aktuelle Entwicklungen im deutschen Rechtsextremismus (= Zukunftsforum Politik. No. 17). Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Sankt Augustin 2000.
  • Politischer Extremismus in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Eine Einführung. VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2004, ISBN 3-531-14193-7.
  • Rechtsextremismus in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Auf dem Weg zur "Volksfront"? (= Zukunftsforum Politik. No. 65). Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Sankt Augustin 2005, ISBN 3-937731-44-X.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Steffen Kailitz, TU Dresden
  2. ^ Florian Sendtner: NSU war von V-Leuten „regelrecht umzingelt“. In: Bayerische Staatszeitung. 30. November 2012.
  3. ^ Ausgrenzen, bitte, Die Zeit, 5. Mai 2016
  4. ^ "NPD reicht Klage gegen Dresdner Politologen Kailitz ein". DNN – Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten.
  5. ^ Dresden, Landgericht. "Landgericht Dresden – Pressemitteilungen aus dem Jahr 2017". www.justiz.sachsen.de.