LEHRSTUHL FÜR EMPIRISCHE THEORIEN DER POLITIK
Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Professor Knill Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft an der LMU München

Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill

Chair and Professor View vita
Chair for Empirical Theory of Politics

About us

The main research areas of the chair are comparative public policy and public administration. In the field of public policy, we focus on the comparative analysis of policy change and government activity in various policy areas. Within the realm of comparative public administration, we scrutinize international public administrations, the repercussions of Europeanisation and internationalisation on national administrative systems, and the linkages between public administration and policy-making.

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Research & Data

The chair's research focuses on comparative public policy analysis and public administration. Current projects deal with the causes and consequences of policy accumulation (ACCUPOL), administrative styles in international public administrations (STYLES), and the participation of civil society actors in the implementation of moral policies (Religion & Morality Policy).

VERGANGENE FORSCHUNGSPROJEKTE

Publications

Recent Articles

Yves Steinebach (2022) Administrative traditions and the effectiveness of regulation, Journal of European Public Policy.

Christoph Knill, Yves Steinebach, What has happened and what has not happened due to the coronavirus disease pandemic: a systemic perspective on policy change, Policy and Society, 2022;, puab008

Bayerlein, L., Knill, C., Steinebach, Y., & Zink, D. (2021). Empirically assessing administrative styles as bureaucratic routines. In: The Routledge Handbook of Policy Styles.

Bayerlein, L., Knill, C., & Zink, D. (2021). The concept of administrative styles. In: The Routledge Handbook of Policy Styles.

Eckhard, S. & Steinebach Y. (2021). Staff recruitment and geographical representation in international organizations. International Review of Administrative Sciences.

Kaplaner, C., & Steinebach, Y. (2021). Why We Should Use the Gini Coefficient to Assess Punctuated Equilibrium Theory. Political Analysis, 1-6.

Steinebach, Yves / Limberg, Julian (2021) Implementing market mechanisms in the Paris era: the importance of bureaucratic capacity building for international climate policy. Journal of European Public Policy.

Books

Book: A matter of Style
A Matter of Style? Organizational Agency in Global Public Policy

Bayerlein, L., Knill, C. & Steinebach, Y. (2020)

Public Policy – A new Introduction. Book by Christoph Knill & Jale Tosun
Public Policy: A new Introduction

Knill, C. & Tosun, J. (2020)

Policy Accumulation and the Democratic Responsiveness Trap
Policy Accumulation and the Democratic Responsiveness Trap

Adam, C., Hurka, S., Knill, C. & Steinebach, Y. (2019)

Morality politics in a secular age: Strategic parties and divided governments.
Morality politics in a secular age: Strategic parties and divided governments.

Euchner, E. (2019)

International Bureaucracy
International Bureaucracy

Bauer, M.W., Knill, C. & Eckhard, S. (2017)

On the Road to Permissiveness?
On the Road to Permissiveness?

Knill, C., Adam, C. & Hurka, S. (2015)

Public Policy: A new Introduction

Knill, C. & Tosun, J. (2012)

Higher Education Governance and Policy Change in Western Europe
Higher Education Governance and Policy Change in Western Europe

Dobbins, M. & Knill, C. (2014)

Moral Policy in Germany: national regulation of societal value conflicts in historical and international comparison
Moral Policy in Germany

Knill, C., Heichel, S., Preidel, C. & Nebel, K. (2014)

Reforms of higher education policy in the wake of the Bologna Process
Reforms of higher education policy in the wake of the Bologna Process

Knill, C., Vögtle, E. M. & Dobbins, M. (2012)

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Aktuelles

Tuesday, 31. May 2022 Talk by Prof. Dr. Achim Goerres

The Chair for Empirical Theories of Politics invites to the talk of

Prof. Dr. Achim Goerres,

Professor of Empirical Political Science  | University of Duisburg-Essen

Living in Novaland: Can we Simulate the Experience of

States and Public Policies in an Artificial Online State?

 31. Mai 2022, 18 Uhr s.t.

Geschwister-Scholl-Institut, Room 169

What if we could experimentally manipulate all characteristics of states and public policies and estimate their effects on citizens? This presentation puts forward the first evidence from a pilot of Novaland.

Novaland is an artificial liberal democracy that only exists online and that has characteristics realistically drawn from German, Romanian and US contexts.

The pilot consists of an experimental online platform based on text, images and audio in which volunteers (a) are surveyed before they go into the experience, (b) are randomly assigned to different experiences, such as defined by income, quality of government or state corruption, (c) interact with each other simultaneously and (d) thereby co-create collective decisions, such as elections or donation pools, that then determine the course of Novaland and thereby the subsequent experiences of the participants.

The pilot gives us many insights into the usefulness of such full experiential simulations in the social sciences.

Can this technically and organizationally be done?  Do participants behave in an externally valid manner?

Do they behave sincerely? What is the potential of such an approach for finding causal effects?

The project is financed by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council.

More details about the project at https://bit.ly/politsolid

And about the presenter at www.achimgoerres.de

Aktuelles

Monday, 20. May 2019 Gastbeitrag in der NZZ von Christoph Knill, Christian Adam, Steffen Hurka und Yves Steinebach

Die Politik wird in ihrer wachsenden Regulierungsdichte auch immer komplexer. Um die Akzeptanz gegenüber dem demokratischen Prozess zu erhalten, müssen Bürger wissen, wie Gesetze erlassen werden und wie sie selber von diesen betroffen sind.

Vollständiger Artikel [https://www.nzz.ch/meinung/die-moderne-demokratie-droht-sich-selber-zu-ueberfordern-ld.1464383]

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Teaching

Summer Term 2022
Veranstaltung
Dozent
Zeit
Ort
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Masterseminar: Governing Complex Policy Problems
Wed. 14:00-16:00 Uhr c.t.
Leopoldstraße 13
H1 - 1212
Masterseminar: Policy-Making in der Europäischen Union
Tue. 14:00-16:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstr. 67
033
Masterseminar: Current research in EU legislative politics
Tue. 16:00-18:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstr. 67
165
Bachelorseminar: Policy Implementation: Putting Legislation into Effect
Thu. 10:00-12:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstr. 67
057
Vorlesungsübung: Theorien und Konzepte der Policy-Analyse
Wed. 10:00-12:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstr. 67
U151
Bachelorseminar: Das Verhältnis von Religion und Politik in Theorie und Empirie
Wed. 16:00-18:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstr. 67
067
Bachelorseminar: Migrations- und Integrationspolitik
Wed. 12:00-14:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstr. 67
165
Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten
Wed. 12:00-14:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstr. 67
057
Bachelorübung: Institutions and political regimes: Democracies and Autocracies
Tue. 10:00-12:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstr. 67
U127
Vergangene Semester

Contact


Address

  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft Lehrstuhl für Empirische Theorien der Politik
  • Oettingenstrasse 67
    80538 München
  • Sekretariat
    Annette Ohlenhard
  • sekretariat.knill@gsi.uni-muenchen.de
    +49 89 2180 9060