Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989
    Diplom degree in social sciences after studying political science, history and economics at the Comprehensive University of Duisburg, Germany

  • 1992
    Doctorate (Dr. sc. pol.) within the framework of the Graduate School for Social Sciences at the University of Cologne, Germany, with a fellowship from the Volkswagen Foundation

  • 1993
    Postdoctoral Fellow at the Minda De Gunzburg Centre for European Studies, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, USA

  • 1998 – 1999
    Acting chair at the FernUniversität in Hagen – University of Hagen, Germany

  • 2001
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at the FernUniversität in Hagen – University of Hagen

  • 1993 – 2002
    Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne

  • 2001
    Robert Bosch Fellow for Comparative Public Policy at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) in Washington D.C., USA

  • 2001 – 2002
    Acting chair positions at the University of Cologne

  • 2002 – 2003
    Acting chair at the FernUniversität in Hagen – University of Hagen

  • 2003 – 2008
    Professor of political regulation and control at the FernUniversität in Hagen – University of Hagen

  • Since 2008
    Professor at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • With Anke Hassel (ed.): Durch die Krise aus der Krise – Die neue Stärke des Staates. Special issue of the Zeitschrift "der moderne staat", 2010 (to appear).

  • With Thomas Eimer: Developmental States and Public Health. In: Regulation and Governance 4(2), 2010. pp. 135-153.

  • With Dagmar Eberle: Varieties of Change in German Capitalism. Transforming the Rules of Control. In: New Political Economy 13(4), 2008. pp. 377-395.

  • With Arthur Benz, Uwe Schimank and Georg Simonis (eds.): Handbuch Governance. Wiesbaden 2007.

  • (Ed.): Governance in der politischen Ökonomie. Wiesbaden 2006.

  • Regulative Politik. Zähmungen von Markt und Technik. Opladen 2005.

  • The Finance Sector in Transition: A Motor for Economic Reform. In: German Politics (special issue) 14(2), 2005. pp. 140-157.

  • Der Wohlfahrtsstaat im Umbruch. Neue Herausforderungen, wissenschaftliche Kontroversen und Umbauprozesse. In: Lütz, S., Czada, R. (eds.), Transformation und Perspektiven. Wiesbaden 2004. pp. 11-35.

  • Der Staat und die Globalisierung von Finanzmärkten. Frankfurt am Main 2002.

  • With Richard Deeg: Internationalization and Financial Federalism. The United States and Germany at the Crossroads? In: Comparative Political Studies 33(3), 2000. pp. 374-405.

  • Zwischen "Regime" und "kooperativem Staat" – Bankenregulierung im internationalen Mehrebenensystem. In: Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen 6(1), 1999. pp. 9-41.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The end of diversity – The regulation of national corporate governance regimes between the market and the multilevel system; German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Copyleft, Copytheft, "Copyright". The regulation of intellectual property rights in the area of software development in the USA and the EU; Fritz Thyssen Foundation

  • Knowledge, Wares, Resistance: Governance in the area of intellectual property rights in India and Brazil; Collaborative Research Centres FB 700, DFG

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the German Association of Political Sciences (DVPW)

  • American Political Science Association (APSA)

  • International Studies Association (ISA)

  • Member of the executive committee of the Society of Friends and Former Associates of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG )

  • Member of the review board 111 "Social Sciences" of the German Research Foundation (DFG)


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