Stefan Marschall is a full professor of political science and Chair of the division Political Science II at the Department of Social Sciences of Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf/Germany. Before he moved to Düsseldorf in 2010, Stefan Marschall had worked as a full professor of political science at the University of Siegen. He is a specialist on the political system of Germany, on comparative as well as transnational parliamentarism and especially on political (online) communication and participation.
Nadja Wilker is PhD Candidate at the interdisciplinary Graduate School ?Online Participation? and Research Assistant at the division Political Science II, Department of Social Sciences of Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf. She holds a Master?s Degree in Political Communication. In her current research she focuses on interactions between representative and participative elements in political decision making, especially regarding the use of e-participation.
Katharina Gerl is a researcher at the division of Political Sciences II and the Duesseldorf Institute for Internet and Democracy (DIID). She is an expert in political online communication and conducted several studies about the use of social networks and e-participation by political parties.
Jonas Israel is a PhD Candidate and Research Assistant at the division of Political Sciences II. He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences. Jonas is a specialist in Voting Advice Application (VAA) research. He focuses on the users and the effects of VAAs.