Short CV/Education and training

  • 1980 – 1985
    Studied political science, Hochschule für Politik University of Munich, Germany

  • 1981 – 1989
    Studied modern German literature, German linguistics, logics and philosophy of science at LMU Munich, Germany

  • 1986
    Diplom degree in Political Science at Munich University

  • 1989
    Expert report on the "Polluter Pays Principle" for the European Commission, Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich

  • 1989 – 1993
    Doctoral studies in Political Science, University of Augsburg

  • 1990
    Expert report on "Experiences of privatisation in developing countries", Ifo Institute for Economic Research

  • 1993
    Doctorate in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Augsburg (Dr. phil.); in the subjects political science, philosophy of science and economics

  • 1993 – 1997
    Research associate at the Social Science Research Centre (WZB), Berlin

  • 1996
    Visiting researcher in Cambridge, MA, USA, Harvard Program on Negotiation

  • 1998 – 2003
    Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

  • 2002
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Bamberg, Germany

  • 2003 – 2004
    Acting professor of modern political theory at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  • 2004 – 2007
    Professor of political science at the University of Hamburg, Germany, Institute of Political Science

  • 2004 – 2007
    Director of the Centre for Globalisation and Governance at the University of Hamburg

  • Since 2007
    Professor of international politics and conflict research at the University of Konstanz, Germany

  • Since 2009
    Vice rector of international affairs and equal opportunities at the University of Konstanz

Selected publications

  • Holzinger, K.: Transnational Common Goods. Strategic Constellations, Collective Action Problems, and Multi-level Provision. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008.

  • Holzinger, K., Knill, C., Arts, B.: Environmental Policy Convergence in Europe: The Impact of Trade and Interna-tional Institutions. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

  • Holzinger, K., Knill, C., Jörgens, H.: Transfer, Diffusion und Konvergenz von Politiken, Special issue 38 of the Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 2007.

  • Holzinger, K. et al.: Die Europäische Union: Analysekonzepte und Theorien. Paderborn, 2005.

  • Holzinger, K.: Vom ungeliebten Störenfried zum akzeptierten Paradigma – Zum Stand der (Neuen) Politischen Ökonomie in Deutschland. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift 50, 2009. pp. 537-574.

  • Holzinger, K., Knill, C., Sommerer, T.: Environmental Policy Convergence – The Impact of International Harmonization, Transnational Communication and Regulatory Competition. In: International Organization 62(4), 2008. pp. 553-587.

  • Holzinger, K., Knill, C.: Competition, Cooperation and Communication: Theoretical Analysis of Different Sources of Environmental Policy Convergence and their Interaction. In: Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 10(4), 2008. pp. 403-425.

  • Holzinger, K.: Methodological Pitfalls of Convergence Analysis. In: European Union Politics 7, 2006. pp. 271-287.

  • Holzinger, K.: Tax Competition and Tax Co-operation in the EU: The Case of Savings Taxation. In: Rationality and Society 17, 2005. pp. 475-510.

  • Holzinger, K., Knill, C.: Explaining Cross-national Policy Convergence: Concepts, Causes, and Conditions. In: Journal of European Public Policy 12, 2005. pp. 775-796.

  • Holzinger, K.: Bargaining by Arguing. An Empirical Analysis Based on Speech Act Theory. In: Political Communication 21, 2004. pp. 195-222.


Selected projects

  • "Differentiated Integration in Europe", German Research Foundation, Swiss National Fund, 09/2010 – 08/2013

  • "Traditional Conflict Resolution", German Research Foundation, EXC 16, 05/2009 – 10/2009

  • "Procedures for Achieving Reconciliation and Democratic Peace in Highly Divided Societies", German Research Foundation, Elite Centre, 07/2008 – 06/2010

  • "Constitutional Evolution in the Multi-level System of the European Union", German Research Foundation, 01/2008 – 12/2010

  • "Environment and the Single Market", EU, DG Environment, 01/2008 – 09/2008

  • "The Performance of Communicative Conflict Resolution", German Research Foundation, EXC 16, 10/2007 – 03/2008

  • "Factors of Policy Change: The Impact of transnational policy learning and domestic veto players in environmental policy", German Research Foundation, 07/2006 – 06/2009

  • "Governing Intellectual Property Claims", Thyssen Foundation, 10/2006 – 09/2008

  • "ENVIPOLCON: Environmental Governance in Europe", EU, 5th Framework Programme, 01/2003 – 06/2006

  • Project "Governance in Multiple Arenas", Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 1998 – 2003

  • Project "Mediation in environmental conflicts", Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB), 1993 – 1997

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Vice rector of international affairs and equal opportunities at the University of Konstanz, since 2009

  • Spokesperson of the German Association of Political Sciences (DVPW) section "Policy Analysis and Public Administration", 2009 – 2010

  • Spokesperson of the review board Social Sciences of the German Research Foundation (DFG), since 2012; member since 2008

  • Vice president of the German Association of Political Sciences (DVPW), 2006 – 2009

  • Member of the board of directors/advisory board of the German Association of Political Sciences (DVPW), 2003 – 2006

  • Spokesperson of the DVPW working group "Governance", since 2000

  • Member of the "Expert Council Convention", Minister for German (Federal) and European Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, 2002

  • Representative of the academic staff in the academic council of the Max Planck Society, 1999 – 2002

  • Member of the workers council of the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB), 1994 – 1997

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