Prof. Dr. Volker Schneider

Prof. Dr. Volker Schneider has hold from 1997 until october 2020 the "Chair of  Empirical Theory of the State" at the department of "Politics and Public Administration". 

Curriculum Vitae


16.10.1952 born in Blaubeuren, married since 1978, three children

Academic Career:

retired since october 2020

2013 - 2018 Dean of the Section Politics - Law - Economy at the University of Konstanz

2007 - 2008 Spokesperson of the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz

2006 Visiting Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University

2002 - 2003 Spokesperson of the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz

2001 Visiting Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

1998-1999 Dekan of the Faculty of Public Administration at the University of Konstanz

since 1997 Professor of Political Science, Chair of Empirical Theory of the State, University of Konstanz

1995 Habilitation at the Sociological Faculty of the University Mannheim; venia legendi in political science.

1986-1997 Research Employee at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies, Köln

1982-1986 Doctoral studies at the European University Institute, Florenz, Italien. PhD in March 1986.

1979-1982 Studies of Business Sciences at the Université de Paris VIII, France (Degree: Licence en science économiques)

1977-1981 Studies of Politics and Business Sciences at the Free University Berlin (Degree: Dipl. Politologe)

1974-1977 Studies of  Business Sciences at the University of Applied Economic Science in Mainz (Degree: Dipl.-Betriebswirt-FH).


The recent list of publications is available on different online-platforms!