TREIB, Oliver, Prof. Dr.

Professur „Vergleichende Policy-Forschung und Methoden empirischer Sozialforschung“

Prof. Dr. Oliver Treib
© Oliver Treib
Prof. Dr. Oliver Treib
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Raum 308
Scharnhorststraße 100
48151 Münster
Tel: +49 251 83-25318
Fax: +49 251 83-29341
Sprechstunde: im Semester wöchentlich Di, 14:00-15:00 Uhr wahlweise in Präsenz oder per Zoom (Anmeldung)
Examenssprechstunde: Mi, 16:00 - 18:00 Uhr (wahlweise in Präsenz oder per Zoom) zu folgenden Terminen: 11.5, 25.5., 15.6., 29.6. (Anmeldung)
  • Curriculum Vitae

    Oliver Treib is Professor of Comparative Policy Analysis and Research Methods at the University of Münster. He received his Master’s degree and PhD in political science from the University of Cologne. His professional career began at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, where he worked as a doctoral and post-doctoral researcher. Prior to joining the University of Münster, he worked at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, first as an Assistant Professor, then as Head of the Department of Political Science, and at the University of Salzburg, where he spent a year as tenure-track Assistant Professor. His research revolves around the logic of policy-making and the transformation of political conflict structures in the European multi-level system. His publications include "Complying with Europe: EU Harmonisation and Soft Law in the Member States" (Cambridge University Press 2005, with G. Falkner, M. Hartlapp and S. Leiber), "Compliance in the Enlarged European Union: Living Rights or Dead Letters?" (Ashgate, 2008, with G. Falkner and E. Holzleithner), "Die EU und ihre Bürger" (UTB 2011, with G. Tiemann and A Wimmel) and articles in journals such as European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, Journal of European Public Policy and West European Politics.

  • News

    [24.06.2021] Job opening: Student Research Assistant

    The working group of Prof. Treib is seeking applications for the position of a student research assistant with a weekly working time of 8 hours, starting on 1 October 2021. [The positions are no longer available]

    [18.12.2020] Job opening: 3 tutors for the summer term (lecture on applied quantitative methods)

    The working group of Prof. Treib is seeking applications for three tutors who are expected to teach tutorials accompanying the lecture on applied quantitative methods (Methoden II) in the summer term 2021. The weekly working time is 10 hours, starting on 1 April 2021. [The positions are no longer available]

    [13.11.2020] Digital Annual Conference of the DVPW  Standing Group on European Studies and Comparative Regionalism

    The annual conference of the German Political Science Association's Standing Group on European Studies and Comparative Regionalism (DVPW) was held on 12 and 13 November 2020. As one of the convenors of the standing group, Prof. Treib was responsible for the digital infrastructure of the conference, which was held online for the first time. The organizers were glad that they could rely on the robust digital infrastructure of WWU Zoom. They received invaluable support from Johanna Weber, who was responsible for organizing the Zoom meetings and making sure that the digital presentations could be conducted smoothly. During the two days of the conference, more than 20 participants presented and discussed 13 interesting papers in 6 panels. During breaks, participants were able to use breakout sessions to chat in smaller groups, and a digital get-together in the evening of the first day provided the opportunity for more informal exchanges over a few drinks. [Conference programme][screenshot of the last session]

    [23.10.2020]  Job opening: Student Research Assistant

    The working group of Prof. Treib is seeking applications for the position of a student research assistant with a weekly working time of 8 hours, starting on 1 January 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. [The position is no longer available]

    [14.09.2020] New open access article in Research & Politics about mainstream Euroscepticism

    To what extent do centre-right parties make Eurosceptic claims and in how far do these claims borrow from the established Eurosceptic discourse of the radical right? In a freshly published article in Research & Politics, Prof. Treib explores this question by analysing the 2014 and 2019 European Election manifestos of centre-right and radical right parties in Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The analysis suggests that there is such a thing as mainstream Euroscepticism: centre-right parties do make a significant amount of Eurosceptic claims, but they do not draw to a significant extent on the existing discourse of radical right parties. Instead, they predominantly create their own Eurosceptic claims, which are tailor-made to their entrenched programmatic brands.

    Treib, Oliver (2020): Exploring mainstream Euroscepticism: Similarities and differences between Eurosceptic claims of centre-right and radical right parties. Research & Politics 7(3). DOI: 10.1177/2053168020953301. [Research Gate]

    [06.07.2020] Interview on Germany's Presidency of the Council of the EU

    On July 2, Oliver Treib discussed the prospects of Germany's Presidency of the Council of the EU 2020 in an interview with WWU News (in German). Read more about key issues to be solved by the German presidency, like EU financial assistance for countries hit hard by the Coronavirus and agreeing on a trade agreement with the UK, and why the German government is particularly well suited for formulating compromise proposals that are acceptable to all sides.

    [08.06.2020] New Article in Global Environmental Politics on measuring the quality of life

    Which way forward in measuring the quality of life? This question is addressed in a new article in Global Environmental Politics, co-authored by Prof. Treib in collaboration with Doris Fuchs, Bernd Schlipphak, Le Anh Nguyen Long and Markus Lederer. The article analyses a range of widely used indicator sets seeking to establish which countries of the world have the highest quality of life. The analysis finds that very few of these indicator sets offer an encompassing view of all relevant aspects: economic, social and political dimensions of well-being as well as different dimensions of sustainable development. Moreover, the findings reveal a clear trade-off between well-being and sustainability: Nations that rank high on well-being have a low score on sustainability and vice versa.

    Fuchs, Doris/Schlipphak, Bernd/Treib, Oliver/Long, Le Anh Nguyen/Lederer, Markus (2020): Which Way Forward in Measuring the Quality of Life? A Critical Analysis of Sustainability and Well-Being Indicator Sets. Global Environmental Politics 20(2): 12-36. DOI: 10.1162/glep_a_00554. [Research Gate]

    [16.03.2020] New Article in Journal of European Public Policy about Euroscepticism and cleavage theory

    In the 2019 European Parliament elections, Eurosceptic parties were able to consolidate their strong results from 2014. Based on a revised conceptualization of Euroscepticism, this article by Prof. Treib provides an overview of the Eurosceptic vote and argues that Eurosceptic parties have by now established themselves as a fixed part of the EU party system. He argues that Euroscepticism is the result of an emerging centre-periphery cleavage in EU politics. This perspective sees Euroscepticism as a reaction to the process of centre-formation at the European level, as a way of defending the specific cultural, economic and regulatory traditions of member states against the process of centralization of authority at the European level since the 1950s.

    Treib, Oliver (2020): Euroscepticism is here to stay: what cleavage theory can teach us about the 2019 European Parliament elections. Journal of European Public Policy. DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2020.1737881. [Research Gate]

    [07.02.2020] How German mainstream parties deal with the AfD: lessons from Thuringia

    On February 7, Bernd Schlipphak and Oliver Treib published a WWU press release (in German) on the outcome of the state election in Thuringia and the conflict between national and regional party leaderships of both CDU and FDP about how to deal with the AfD. The press release was circulated by several media outlets.

    [27.01.2020] WWU RECONNECT team workshop on "Institutional Reform and Public Legitimacy"

    On 23-24 January 2020, the WWU RECONNECT team hosted a workshop on "Institutional Reform and Public Legitimacy". On Day 1, the team discussed their first draft of a multifactorial survey module on EU institutional reforms with a selected group of experts in the field. On Day 2, the invited guests presented their own research projects and papers.

    [21.01.2020] Prof. Treib participates in a RECONNECT Roundtable in Brussels

    In January 2020, Prof. Treib took part in the meeting of RECONNECT's coordination team in Brussels and joined the RECONNECT Roundtable discussing the Conference on the Future of Europe. The Conference aims to bring together citizens from all over Europe, civil society and the European institutions in order to reflect on the future of the Union and give new impetus to the European project.

    [30.07.2019]  Radio interview with Prof. Treib on a potential resurgence of critical debates about the Euro in Germany

    In a radio interview that was broadcast today in the WDR5 show "Politikum" (in German), Prof. Treib discusses whether the controversial debates about the Euro and the Eurozone rescue packages, which were very much in the focus of media attention during the Eurozone crisis, are a thing of the past. He argues that these issues are currently not high on the political agenda but could easily make a comeback if external evens such as a potential crisis in Italy or a critical ruling of the German Constitutional Court on the European Central Bank's bonds purchasing programme take place. In this case, he expects the populist radical right Alternative for Germany to revive its critical political agitation against the Euro, which is currently overshadowed by the party's focus on anti-immigration issues. 

    [17.05.2019]  New article in European Union Politics on the selection of committee leadership positions in the European Parliament

    Which MEPs will gain the important committee chairs and vice-chairs in the newly-elected European Parliament? In an article that was just published in European Union Politics, Bernd Schlipphak and I analyze data on the selection of committee leadership positions in 2014. We show that the selection process is not about party group loyalty or relative party size but about MEPs' individual career ambitions and their relevant parliamentary experience.

    Treib, Oliver/Bernd Schlipphak (2019): Who Gets Committee Leadership Positions in the European Parliament? Evidence from the 2014 Selection Process. European Union Politics 20(2): 219-238. DOI: 10.1177/1465116518824029.  [Research Gate]

    [14.05.2019] Prof. Treib in the media on European Parliament elections

    In the run-up to the European Parliament elections, Prof. Treib commented on various aspects of EU politics in the media. In an interview published in the WWU's university newspaper, "wissen|leben", he and his colleague Andrea Szukala discussed voter mobilization, the electoral prospects of Eurosceptic parties, and the question of how legitimate some of the criticisms of the EU may be. He also contributed to a radio feature broadcast by WDR5 in which he assessed the prospects of creating an EU army by 2030. Finally, he was interviewed on the role of knowledge and misinformation in the Brexit referendum by a team headed by Prof. Andrea Szukala. The  video interview forms part of an online learning unit  for school teachers and pupils published on the website of Germany's Federal Agency for Civic Education.

    [12.02.2019] Interview with Prof. Treib in Südwest Press Ulm: Do populist Eurosceptic parties pose a threat or an opportunity to democracy?

    On 14 February 2019, Prof. Treib will give a talk to the annual conference of Stiftung Erinnerung Ulm. Against the background of the upcoming European elections, he will discuss to what extent the rise of populist Eurosceptic parties poses a threat to, or an opportunity for, democracy. Ahead of the talk, Südwest Presse published an interview with him on the topic. [online version of the article] [PDF version]

    [17.01.2019] We are looking for tutors and a student research assistant

    Prof. Treib currently invites applications for three tutors who are expected to teach tutorials accompanying the lecture on applied quantitative methods (Methoden II) in the summer term 2019. We are also looking for a student research assistant. [The positions are no longer available]

    [29.06.2018] Radio Interview with Prof. Treib on the national party convention of AfD

    In a radio interview that was broadcast in the WDR5 show "Morgenecho" (in German), Prof. Treib talks about the current status of Germany's right-wing extremist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) and its future prospects. He argues that the party, which holds its national convention in Augsburg this weekend, has meanwhile established itself in the German party system and is a force to be reckoned with in the future. At the same time, the party draws on a limited voter base. He thus considers it highly unlikely that Germany will see an AfD chancellor in the foreseeable future. In the context of local protests against the AfD convention, he warns against violent conflicts since these can be used by the party to present itself as a victim of left-wing violence.

    [27.02.2018]  Prof. Treib to Spend Three Months as Visiting Researcher at Radboud University Nijmegen

    Prof. Treib will be on research sabbatical leave during the summer term 2018. From April to June, he will join the Department of Public Administration of Radboud University Nijmegen as a visiting researcher.

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  • Research

    Main Areas of Research

    • Democracy and political cleavages

      • Party-based and individual-level Euroscepticism
      • Citizen preferences for institutional reform and EU legitimacy
      • Politicization of European integration at the national level
      • Democracy and political representation by unelected representatives
      • Contextual effects as an explanation for the support of right-wing populist partiese
    • Policy analysis at the interface of domestic and international levels of governance

      • Implementation of EU policies
      • Role of national political parties in EU decision-making
    • Research methods

      • Qualitative methods (qualitative content analysis, process tracing, expert interviews)
      • Quantitative methods (surveys and survey experiments, conjoint analysis

    Funded Projects (Current)

    Funded Projects (Completed)

    • International Governance and Domestic Politics: Do Parties Matter Beyond the Nation State? This project was funded by the Jubilee Fund of the Austrian National Bank (02/2009 – 01/2013).

    • The Evolution and Impact of Governing Modes in EU Social and Environmental Policies (with G. Falkner). This project was part of the Integrated Project “New Modes of Governance in Europe (NEWGOV)”, funded under the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme (09/2004 – 08/2008).

    • Dead Letter or Living Rights: The Practice of EU Social Law in Central and Eastern Europe (with G. Falkner and E. Holzleithner), funded by the Austrian Ministry of Education (04/2005 – 07/2007).

    Research Collaboration





  • Publications



    Die Beobachtung als Methode in der Politikwissenschaft. München: UTB/UVK 2020 (with B. Schlipphak and V. Gehrau). [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Die EU und ihre Bürger. Wien: UTB/Facultas WUV 2011 (with G. Tiemann and A. Wimmel). [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Compliance in the Enlarged European Union: Living Rights or Dead Letters? Aldershot: Ashgate 2008 (with G. Falkner and E. Holzleithner). [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Complying with Europe: EU Harmonisation and Soft Law in the Member States. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2005 (with G. Falkner, M. Hartlapp and S. Leiber). [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Die Bedeutung der nationalen Parteipolitik für die Umsetzung europäischer Sozialrichtlinien. Frankfurt/M.: Campus 2004. [Information online] [Full text online] [Research Gate]

    Journal Articles (*** peer-reviewed)

    Euroscepticism is here to stay: what cleavage theory can teach us about the 2019 European Parliament elections. Journal of European Public Policy 28(2), 2021, 174-189. DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2020.1737881. [Research Gate] ***

    Exploring Mainstream Euroscepticism: Similarities and Differences Between Eurosceptic Claims of Centre-right and Radical Right Parties. Research & Politics 7(3), 2020, DOI: 10.1177/2053168020953301. [Research Gate] ***

    Which Way Forward in Measuring the Quality of Life? A Critical Analysis of Sustainability and Well-Being Indicator Sets. Global Environmental Politics 20(2), 2020, 12-36. DOI: 10.1162/glep_a_00554 (with D. Fuchs, B. Schlipphak, L. A. N. Long und M. Lederer). [Research Gate] ***

    Euroscepticism is here to stay: what cleavage theory can teach us about the 2019 European Parliament elections. Journal of European Public Policy, 2020, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2020.1737881. [Research Gate] ***

    The Impact of the European Youth Guarantee on Active Labour Market Policies: A Convergence Analysis. International Journal of Social Welfare 28(4), 2019, 358-368, DOI: 10.111./ijsw.12375 (with J. Tosun and F. De Franscesco). [Research Gate] ***

    Who Gets Committee Leadership Positions in the European Parliament? Evidence from the 2014 Selection Process. European Union Politics 20(2), 2019, 219-238, DOI: 10.1177/1465116518824029 (with B. Schlipphak). [Research Gate] ***

    Legitimiert eingreifen. Das Interventionsparadox der EU und wie man es vermeiden könnte. Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte 69(4-5), 2019, 26-31 (with B. Schlipphak). [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Efficiency or Compensation? Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on Policy Discourse in EU Social Policy. Global Social Policy 18(4), 2018, 304-322. DOI: 10.1177/1468018118790957 (with M. van Gerven and I. Lammers). [Research Gate] ***

    Playing the Blame Game on Brussels: The Domestic Political Effects of EU Interventions against Democratic Backsliding. Journal of European Public Policy 24(3), 2017, 352-365. DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2016.1229359 (with B. Schlipphak). [Research Gate] ***

    The Voter Says No, but Nobody Listens: Causes and Consequences of the Eurosceptic Vote in the 2014 European Elections. Journal of European Public Policy 21(10), 2014, 1541-1554. DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2014.941534. [ResearchGate] ***

    Implementing and Complying with EU Governance Outputs. Living Reviews in European Governance 9(1), 2014, (major update of 2008 Living Review). DOI: 10.12942/lreg-2014-1. [Research Gate] ***

    Der parteipolitische Kampf um die EU-Sozialagenda: Deutschland und die europäische Antidiskriminierungspolitik. Der Bürger im Staat 60(3), 2010, 314-320. [Complete issue online] [Research Gate]

    Party Politics, National Interests and Government–Opposition Dynamics: Cleavage Structures in the Convention Negotiations on EU Social Policy. European Union Politics 11(1), 2010, 119-142. DOI: 10.1177/1465116509353690. [Research Gate] ***

    Europawahl 2009: Warum es sich lohnt, seine Stimme abzugeben. WSI Mitteilungen 62(6), 2009, 286. [Full text online] [Research Gate]

    Implementing and Complying with EU Governance Outputs. Living Reviews in European Governance 3(5), 2008, (major update of 2006 Living Review). DOI: 10.12942/lreg-2008-5. [Research Gate] ***

    Zwischen Parteipolitik und nationalen Interessen: Regierungs-Oppositions-Gegensätze im EU-Verfassungskonvent. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 37(3), 2008, 337-356. [Full text online] [Research Gate] ***

    Europäisches Recht und nationale Parteipolitik: Warum Deutschland zu den Schlusslichtern bei der Umsetzung der EU-Antirassismusrichtlinie gehörte. Sozialer Fortschritt 57(7-8), 2008, 202-208. DOI: 10.3790/sfo.57.7-8.202. [Research Gate] ***

    Three Worlds of Compliance or Four? The EU-15 Compared to New Member States. Journal of Common Market Studies 46(2), 2008, 293-313 (with G. Falkner). DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5965.2007.00777.x. [Research Gate] ***

    In Search of the Worlds of Compliance: A Brief Reply. Journal of European Public Policy 14(6), 2007, 954-958 (with G. Falkner, M. Hartlapp and S. Leiber). [Research Gate] ***

    Worlds of Compliance: Why Leading Approaches to European Union Implementation Are Only ‘Sometimes-True Theories’. European Journal of Political Research 64(3), 2007, 395-416 (with G. Falkner and M. Hartlapp). DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6765.2007.00703.x. [Research Gate] ***

    Modes of Governance: Towards a Conceptual Clarification. Journal of European Public Policy 14(1), 2007, 1-20 (with H. Bähr and G. Falkner). DOI: 10.1080/135017606061071406. [Research Gate] ***

    Les conflits politiques en Allemagne autour de la transposition de la directive européenne contre le racisme. Critique internationale No. 33, 2006, 27-38. DOI: 10.3917/crii.033.0027. [Research Gate] ***

    Implementing and Complying with EU Governance Outputs. Living Reviews in European Governance 1(1), 2006, [Research Gate] ***

    Was bewirken EU-Richtlinien in der Sozialpolitik? – Ein Ost-West-Vergleich. WSI Mitteilungen 59(10), 2006, 547-552 (with S. Leiber). [Full text online] [Research Gate]

    Europäische Sozialpolitik in der nationalen Praxis. Zeitschrift für Sozialreform 51(2), 2005, 139-163 (with G. Falkner). [Full text online] [Research Gate] ***

    Non-Compliance with EU Directives in the Member States: Opposition through the Backdoor? West European Politics 27(3), 2004, 452-473 (with G. Falkner, M. Hartlapp and S. Leiber). DOI: 10.1080/0140238042000228095. [Research Gate] ***

    Die Umsetzung von EU-Richtlinien im Zeichen der Parteipolitik: Eine akteurzentrierte Antwort auf die Misfit-These. Politische Vierteljahresschrift 44(4), 2003, 506-528. DOI: 10.1007/s11615-003-0096-y.  [Research Gate] ***

    Book Chapters

    Euroskeptizismus und Zentralisierung: Die Europawahl 2019 und das Zentrum-Peripherie-Cleavage in Europa, in: Michael Kaeding/Manuel Müller/Julia Schmälter (eds.), Die Europawahl 2019. Ringen um die Zukunft Europas. Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2020, 131–142. [Information online] [Research Gate]

    The 2019 EP Election in Germany: Between Migration and the Climate Crisis, in: Sylvia Kritzinger/Carolina Plescia/Kolja Raube/James Wilhelm/Jan Wouters (eds.), Assessing the 2019 European Parliament Elections. Abingdon: Routledge 2020, 149–168 (with J. Partheymüller und B. Schlipphak). [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Linking Policy Design and Implementation Styles, in: Michael Howlett/Ishani Mukherjee (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Policy Design. London: Routledge 2018, 316-330 (with J. Tosun). [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Deutsche Parteien und die EU: Traditioneller Integrationskonsens trotz zunehmend euroskeptischer Bürger, in: Anjo G. Harryvan/André Krause/Hans Vollaard (eds.), Europa zwischen Hoffnung und Skepsis: Deutschland und die Niederlande über die europäische Integration seit 1990. Münster: Waxmann 2018, 67-93. [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Wenn der Geist einmal aus der Flasche ist: Das Brexit-Referendum und die Politisierung der EU in Großbritannien, in: Lisa H. Anders/Henrik Scheller/Thomas Tuntschew (eds.), Parteien und die Politisierung der Europäischen Union. Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2018, 221-250. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-19283-9_8. [Research Gate]

    Akteurzentrierter Institutionalismus, in: Georg Wenzelburger/Reimut Zohlnhöfer (eds.), Handbuch Policy-Forschung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2015, 277-303.  DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-01968-6_11. [Research Gate]

    Die Europawahl in Großbritannien: gegen Brüssel und gegen das Establishment, in: Michael Kaeding/Niko Switek (eds.), Die Europawahl 2014: Spitzenkandidaten, Protestparteien, Nichtwähler. Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2015, 161-171. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-05738-1_14. [Research Gate]

    Methodische Spezifika der Policy-Forschung, in: Klaus Schubert/Nils C. Bandelow (eds.), Lehrbuch der Politikfeldanalyse. 3. Aufl. München: De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014, 211–230. [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Party Patronage in Austria: From Reward to Control, in: Petr Kopecký/Peter Mair/Maria Spirova (eds.), Party Government and Party Patronage in European Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2012, 31-53. [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Social Policy and Environmental Policy: Comparing Modes of Governance, in: Udo Diedrichs/ Wulf Reiners/Wolfgang Wessels (eds.), The Dynamics of Change in EU Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 103-131 (with H. Bähr and G. Falkner). [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Bargaining and Lobbying in EU Social Policy, in: David Coen/Jeremy J. Richardson (eds.), Lobbying the European Union: Institutions, Actors and Issues. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2009, 247-267 (with G. Falkner). [Research Gate]

    Von Hierarchie zu Kooperation? Zur Entwicklung von Governance-Formen in zwei regulativen Politikfeldern der EU, in: Ingeborg Tömmel (ed.), Die Europäische Union: Governance und Policy-Making. PVS-Sonderheft 40. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008, 92-115 (with H. Bähr and G. Falkner). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-531-90795-6_4. [Research Gate]

    Implementing Public Policy, in: Frank Fischer/Gerald J. Miller/Mara S. Sidney (eds.), Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics, and Methods. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press 2007, 89-107 (with H. Pülzl). [Research Gate]

    Ustavni ugovor EU i budućnost države blagostanja u evropi, in: Drenka Vuković/Ana Čekerevac (eds.), Socijalna politika u procesu evropskih integracija. Belgrad: Čigoja štampa 2006, 30-51 (translation into Serbian of a text on the EU's Constitutional Treaty and its implications for the future of the welfare state in Europe).

    Nationale Rechtsbefolgung und die Zukunft der europäischen Sozialpolitik, in: Heinrich Badura (ed.), Soziales Europa zwischen Nostalgie und Zukunftsorientierung. Waidhofen: Europäische Akademie für Lebensforschung, Integration und Zivilgesellschaft 2006, 189-198. [Research Gate]

    The European Union and New Social Risks: The Need for a Differentiated Evaluation, in: Klaus Armingeon/Giuliano Bonoli (eds.), The Politics of Post-Industrial Welfare States. London: Routledge 2006, 248-263 (with G. Falkner). [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Der EU-Verfassungsvertrag und die Zukunft des Wohlfahrtsstaates in Europa, in: Sonja Puntscher-Riekmann/Günter Herzig/Christian Dirninger (eds.), Europa Res Publica: Europäischer Konvent und Verfassungsgebung als Annäherung an eine europäische Republik? Wien: Böhlau 2006, 257-288. [Research Gate]

    Europäische Sozialpolitik in der nationalen Praxis, in: Alexandra Baum-Ceisig/Anne Faber (eds.), Soziales Europa? Perspektiven des Wohlfahrtsstaates im Kontext von Europäisierung und Globalisierung. Festschrift für Klaus Busch. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2005, 220-238 (with G. Falkner). [Information online] [Research Gate]

    Die Kooperation der Sozialpartner im Arbeitsrecht: Ein europäischer Weg?, in: Rainer Eising/Beate Kohler-Koch (eds.), Interessenpolitik in Europa. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2005, 341-362 (with G. Falkner, M. Hartlapp und S. Leiber). [Draft 2003 online] [Research Gate]

    EG-Richtlinien als soziales Korrektiv im europäischen Mehrebenensystem? Regulative Entwicklung, Problemskizze und potentielle Wirkungsmuster, in: Adrienne Héritier/Fritz W. Scharpf/Michael Stolleis (eds.), European and International Regulation after the Nation State: Different Scopes and Multiple Levels. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2004, 115-138 (with G. Falkner, M. Hartlapp and S. Leiber). [Full text online] [Research Gate]

    Die Europäische Union als Herausforderung für die Sozialpolitik der Mitgliedsländer, in: Sieglinde Rosenberger/Emmerich Tálos (eds.), Sozialstaat: Probleme, Herausforderungen, Perspektiven. Wien: Mandelbaum-Verlag 2003, 14-27 (with G. Falkner). [Full text online] [Research Gate]

    Media Appearances

    "Steilvorlage für die AfD – eine politikwissenschaftliche Einordnung: Die Wahlerfolge der AfD und die Stärke der Linken verhindern althergebrachte politische Konstellationen". Op-ed for WWU-News, 7.2.2020, (contribution with B. Schlipphak).

    "Der Euro bleibt ein heikles Thema". Radio interview for WDR5 Politikum. Broadcast on 30 July 2019 (interview).

    "Forderungen für Europa (5/6): Gemeinsame Streitkräfte bis 2030". Radio interview with Marco Poltronieri for a feature of WDR5 Morgenecho. Broadcast on 10 May 2019,

    "Nicht immer ist mehr Europa die Antwort". WWU-Politologen diskutieren vor der Europawahl über Wählermobilisierung und die Bedeutung der EU (interview, with Andrea Szukala), in: wissen|leben 13(3), May 2019, S. 6,

    "Europa: Populisten in der EU als Feindbild präsent". Interview with Südwest Presse, 12.02.2019,

    "Ausgrenzung ist für AfD gefundenes Fressen". Radio interview for WDR5 Morgenecho on the AfD’s federal party conference 2018. Broadcast on 29 June 2018,

    Interview with Radio Q on the new EU Commission. Broadcast on 5 November 2014,

    Excluding the growing camp of Eurosceptics from the EU’s corridors of power could prove fatal in the long run. LSE EUROPP Blog, 4 August 2014, (Guest commentary).

    Ukip-Erfolg: Europa stehen ungemütliche Zeiten bevor. Die Zeit Online, 26.5.2014. (Guest commentary).

    Schwarz, Patrick (2014): Kommissionspräsident gesucht: Wer hat Angst vorm starken Mann? Handelsblatt Online, 21.3.2014. (Background discussion).

  • Team

    Ute Weiß / Nele Reimer

    IfPol Front Office


    Dana Atzpodien, M.A.

     Research Associate


    Maike Pollmann

    Student Research Assistant