Thomas Saalfeld is responsible for the overall coordination of the PATHWAYS project. He is Professor of Political Science at the University of Bamberg and the founding Director of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). He is elected member of the (UK) Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS), managing academic editor of German Politics and member of the Advisory Board of the Italian Political Science Review. His research focuses on representation, legislative behaviour, parliamentary accountability and coalition government in European democracies. His work was published in academic journals including the European Journal of Political Research, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Legislative Studies, the Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, Parliamentary Affairs and West European Politics. His most recent publications include The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies (jointly edited with Shane Martin and Kaare Strøm, 2014) and The Political Representation of Immigrants and Minorities (jointly edited with Karen Bird and Andreas M. Wüst, 2011).
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