You can find here detailed information about our professors and their working groups.

German Politics and Public Administration

Research interests:

Politics and public administration, international administration, non-governmental and non-profit organisations, theories of public administration

International Politics

Prof. Dr. Gerald Schneider

Office: D 233, P.O. Box: 86
Phone: +49 7531 88 2608
E-Mail: Gerald.Schneider [at] uni-konstanz de

Research interests:

European Union (especially European Council, Council of Ministers, and European Monetary Union); politics and financial markets; prediction of political events; causes and consequences of political violence; Globalization; terrorism; diversity and political violence; mediation and other forms of conflict management

International Politics and Conflict Management

Research interests:

European Integration and Institutions, Single European Market, Decision-making in the EU, i.e. Differentiated Integration, Elections and Democracy in Africa, Conflicts in Africa, Political Violence, Armed Groups, Mediation, Constitution-making following Internal Conflicts, Ethnic Groups and Conflict

Management, especially Strategy and Leadership

Prof. Dr. Sabine Boerner

Office: D 317, P.O. Box: 88
Phone: +49 7531 88 3058
E-Mail: Sabine.Boerner [at]

Research interests:

Personnel management, cooperation and communication in organisational groups, leadership, cooperation and performance in cultural organisations, research on innnovation

Empirical Theory of the State

Prof. Dr. Volker Schneider

Office: D 333, P.O. Box: 81
Phone: +49 7531 88 2318
E-Mail: Volker.Schneider [at]

Research interests:

Theory of the state, theory of complexity and networks, information and communication policy, innovation policy, energy policy, politics of climate change, interest groups and democracy, organized business, social and political networks

Political Methodology

Prof. Dr. Susumu Shikano

Office: Y 316, P.O. Box: 92
Phone: +49 7531 88 3679
E-Mail: Susumu.Shikano [at]

Research interests:

Decision theory, Bayesian statistics, experiments, computer-based simulations

Organisational Studies

Prof. Dr. Florian Kunze

Office: D235, P.O. Box: 87
Phone: +49 7531 88 2355
E-Mail: Florian.Kunze [at]

Research interests:

Demographic change in organisations; age identities; age stereotypes and discrimination; diversity research in teams and organisations; faultline research; effective leadership for individuals, teams, and organizations; evidence-based human resource management; quantitative methods for management research; multilevel analysis; structural equation modelling

Political Science, especially Policy Analysis and Political Theory

Prof. Dr. Marius Busemeyer

Office: D 237, P.O. Box: 79
Phone: +49 7531 88 2860
E-Mail: Marius.Busemeyer [at]

Research Interests:

Education, social and labour market policy; international comparative welfare state research; capitalism research; public opinion regarding education and social reforms; social inequality.

Political Science, especially International Politics

Prof. Dr. Dirk Leuffen

Office: D 240, P.O. Box: 83
Phone.: +49 7531 88 2924
E-Mail: Dirk.Leuffen [at]

Research interests:

European Union, regional integration, German foreign politics

Public Administration

Prof. Dr. Ines Mergel

Office: D 234, P.O. Box 83 
Phone: +49 7531 88 3553 
E-Mail: Ines.Mergel [at]

Research interests:

Managing innovations in the public sector, organizational and digital transformation, informal networks in the diffusion process, networked governance

Survey Research

Prof. Dr. Peter Selb

Office: C 248, P.O. Box: 85
Phone: +49 7531 88 2321
E-Mail: Peter.Selb [at]

Research interests:

Public opinion surveys, elections, direct democracy

Comparative Politics

Prof. Dr. Christian Breunig

Office: D 313, P.O. Box: 84
Phone: +49 7531 88 3293
E-Mail: Christian.Breunig [at]

Research interests:

Representation and public policy in advanced democracies, comparative political economy, political methodology

Comparative Politics of Non-democratic States

Prof. Dr. Nils B. Weidmann

Office: D 341, P.O. Box: 84
Phone: +49 7531 88 5676
E-Mail: Nils.Weidmann [at]

Research interests:

Civil wars, ethnic conflicts, modern communication technologies, mobilization and protest in autocratic systems, democratization, computer-based simulations, spatial data-analysis

Public Administration

Prof. Dr. Nathalie Behnke

Office: D 241, P.O. Box 93
Phone: +49 7531 88 3617
E-Mail: Nathalie.Behnke [at]

Research interests:

Public finance / fiscal transfer, municipal finances, debt brake , federalism in Germany , federalism reforms , the'Bundesrat', multi-level government, intergovernmental relations, public administration, administrative reforms , bureaucracy, administrative ethics , fight against corruption , scandals, political responsibility

Empirical and Normative Democratic Theory

apl. Prof. Dr. Sven Jochem

Office: C 308, P.O. Box: 92
Phone: +49 7531 88 4592
E-Mail: Sven.Jochem [at]

Research interests:

Politics of the financial crisis in Europe, Social and Employment Policies in Germany and Scandinavia, Politics, Economy and Society in Scandinavia, Defects of Contemporary Democracies – Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

Temporary Professorship Intl. Administration & Conflict Management

Dr. Johannes Vüllers

Senior Research Fellow

Office D 343, P.O.Box 90
Tel.: +49 7531 88-2604

E-Mail: Johannes.Vuellers [at]

Research interests:

Religion and Conflict, Religious Peace-Activities, Contentious Politics, Termination of Violent Intra-State Conflicts

Temporary Professorship for Comparative Political Science

Dr. Christian Adam

(LMU Munich)

Senior Research Fellow

Office D 311, P.O.Box 84
Tel.: +49 7531 88-5778

E-Mail: Christian.Adam [at]

Research interests:

Comparative Public Policy and Judicial Politics

European Governance (Guest Professor)

Prof. Dr. Gijs Jan Brandsma (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)

E-Mail: Gijs.Brandsma [at]

Research interests:

European Integration, Differentiated Integration, Multi-level Governance, Origins and Impacts of Institutions