Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Professor Knill Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft an der LMU München

Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill

Lehrstuhlinhaber Vita ansehen
Lehrstuhl für Empirische Theorien der Politik

Wer wir sind

Die Forschungsschwerpunkte des Lehrstuhls liegen im Bereich der vergleichenden Policy-Forschung und Verwaltungswissenschaft. Dabei befassen wir uns mit Politikwandel und der Veränderung von Staatstätigkeit in verschiedenen Politikbereichen. In der vergleichenden Verwaltungswissenschaft liegt unser Schwerpunkt dagegen auf der Untersuchung von internationalen Verwaltungen, der Veränderung von nationalstaatlichen Verwaltungssystemen durch Europäisierung und Internationalisierung und der Beziehung zwischen Verwaltung und Politikgestaltung.

Erfahrt mehr über uns im Video.

Carbon Footprint Policy


Sustainabiltiy & Governance

Public Administration

Moral Policy

Data GSI München

Forschungsarbeit & Daten

Die Forschungsschwerpunkte des Lehrstuhls liegen im Bereich der vergleichenden Policy-Forschung und Verwaltungswissenschaft. Aktuelle Projekte befassen sich mit den Ursachen und Konsequenzen der Politikakkumulation (ACCUPOL), verschiedenen Verwaltungsstilen in internationalen öffentlichen Administrationen (STYLES) und der Beteiligung von zivilgesellschaftlichen Akteuren an der Umsetzung von Moralpolitiken (Religion & Morality Policy).




Jankauskas, V., Knill, C. and Bayerlein, L. (2023), More control–less agency slack? Principal control and the risk of agency slack in international organizations. Regulation & Governance.

Knill, C., & Steinebach, Y. (Eds.). (2022). International Public Administrations in Global Public Policy: Sources and Effects of Bureaucratic Influence. Routledge.

Mettang, O. (2022). Street-Level Workers as Institutional Entrepreneurs: Agents of Change in the Implementation of Public Policy. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-17449-0

Hinterleitner, Markus (2022). “Blame Games and Democratic Responsiveness”, European Journal of Political Research, early view.

Hinterleitner, Markus, and Fritz Sager (2022). “Political Challengers and Norm Erosion in Advanced Democracies”, European Journal of Political Research, early view.

Mettang, O., & Euchner, E. (2023). Christian churches and social welfare in secular times: How goal congruence shapes religious involvement in morality-based social services. Politics and Religion, 1-20. doi:10.1017/S175504832200030X

Verena Benoit (2022) Religious identification and Muslim immigrants’ acculturation preferences for newly arriving immigrants in Germany, Ethnic and Racial Studies, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2022.2095219


Buchcover: International Public Administrations in Global Public Policy
International Public Administrations in Global Public Policy: Sources and Effects of Bureaucratic Influence

C. Knill & Y. Steinebach (2022)

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
Internationale Bürokratie

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)

Einführung in die Policy-Analyse

Knill, C. & Tosun, J. (2015)

Higher Education Governance and Policy Change in Western Europe
Hochschulverwaltung und Politikwandel in Westeuropa

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

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

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

Reforms of higher education policy in the wake of the Bologna Process
Hochschulpolitische Reformen im Zuge des Bologna-Prozesses

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


Mittwoch, 17. Mai 2023 New publication: Rules as policy data? Measuring and linking policy substance and legislative context

Dr. Stephen Hurka, Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill and Dr. Yves Steinebach haben ihre neueste Forschung veröffentlicht:

Rules as policy data? Measuring and linking policy substance and legislative context

Abstract: There is growing scholarly interest in analyzing changes in policies, laws, and regulations. Some concepts depart from the goal of identifying changes in policy substance. Other contributions have concentrated on the structural characteristics of laws and regulations containing these substantive changes. Extracting measures of policy substance from legislative texts is a challenging and time-consuming endeavor as it requires the manual assessment and coding of legal acts. The assessment of the structural characteristics of laws and regulations, by contrast, can be done applying automated natural language processing. An important critical question is, thus, whether we can combine these approaches and simplify the information extraction by inferring changes in the policy substance from the legislative context in which these changes are embedded. Examining more than 100 legal acts in the area of EU environmental and climate policy, we find that the measures capturing policy substance and the structural characteristics of legal acts context are not systematically linked. In other words: changes in the structural features of legal acts cannot be used as an approximation for changes in policy substance. We conclude by sketching out a research agenda when (and when not) to use the different concepts and related measurements.

Hier gibt’s die Forschungsarbeit zum Download.


Montag, 24. April 2023 Neue Publikation: More control–less agency slack? Principal control and the risk of agency slack in international organizations

Dr. Vytautas Jankauskas, Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill und Louisa Bayerlein haben kürzlich ihre neueste Forschung veröffentlicht:

„More control–less agency slack? Principal control and the risk of agency slack in international organizations“


Principal-agent theorizing is based on the idea of a linear inverse relationship between principal control and agency slack: the higher the control over the agent, the less likely is the agent to slack. In this paper, we challenge this assumption by explicitly taking the varying nature of agents into account. While control may reduce the agent’s room for maneuver, it does not explain the extent to which different agents are inclined to put efforts in circumventing these obstacles. Focusing on international organizations (IOs), we measure member states‘ as principals‘ control over IO administrations as their agents as well as the latter’s intrinsic propensity to slack across eight major IOs. The analysis shows that low control by the principal is not necessarily associated with run-away agents, whereas high control is not necessarily associated with servant-like agents. The assumed control–slack relationship can thus be distorted and determining an ideal level of control is not possible without considering the agent’s entrepreneurialism.

Das ganze PDF zum Download.


Freitag, 20. Januar 2023 Neue Publikation: Political challengers and norm erosion in advanced democracies

Dr. Markus Hinterleitner und Dr. Fritz Sager haben ihre neueste Forschung veröffentlicht:

„Political challengers and norm erosion in advanced democracies“

Abstract: How do politicians in advanced democracies get away with violating political norms? Although norm violators confront a powerful establishment that can penalize them, norm violations currently occur in many advanced democracies. This article analyzes the conflicts between norm-violating challengers and established politicians and parties as norm defenders in multiparty systems to contribute to the discipline’s understanding of norm erosion processes. Based on diachronic and synchronic comparisons of conflicts over norm violations in Austria and Germany, the article reveals how political challengers can already damage democratic norms from a position of institutional weakness. Norm violators that make ambiguous provocations and can leverage their previously acquired democratic credentials, can more credibly dispel attempts to stigmatize them as undemocratic. In doing so, they turn the tables on the political establishment and portray its sanctions as a form of ‘excessive retaliation’ that constitutes a norm violation in itself. The article concludes with the unsettling finding that (verbal) norm protection can facilitate norm erosion.

Das ganze PDF als Downloas gibt’s hier.


Montag, 16. Januar 2023 Neue Publikation: Blame games and democratic responsiveness

Dr. Markus Hinterleitner hat jüngst seine neueste Forschung veröffentlicht:

„Blame games and democratic responsiveness“

Abstract: The link between opinion and policy is central to the functioning of representative democracy. Democracies are responsive to their citizens’ preferences if citizens can influence governments’ policy output. This article conceptualizes political blame games about policy controversies as venues of democratic responsiveness to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the opinion-policy link in policy-heavy, conflictual democracies. The article shows how political actors convert public feedback to a policy controversy into blame game interactions, which in turn lead to political and policy responses by the government. A comparative-historical analysis of nine blame games in the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland reveals how institutions structure blame game interactions, and thus influence a political system’s responsiveness during blame games. The analysis suggests that an important, yet neglected, expression of democratic quality of political systems is their ability to translate blame game interactions into policy responses. The study of blame games as venues of democratic responsiveness thus provides a new conceptual tool for assessing the health of representative democracies in more conflictual times.

Hier gibt’s das ganze PDF als Download.


Samstag, 14. Januar 2023 Neues Buch: International Public Administrations in Global Public Policy

Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill und Dr. Yves Steinebach haben ein neues Buch veröffentlicht:

„International Public Administrations in Global Public Policy – Sources and Effects of Bureaucratic Influence“

Über das Buch: This book examines the rise and agency of International Organizations (IOs) and their bureaucratic bodies— the International Public Administrations (IPAs)— as a reflection of an ongoing transfer of political authority and power from the domestic to the international level.

It shows that IPAs represent actors per se, with autonomy and resources that allow them to exert an independent influence on global policy-making processes and outputs. Providing a combination of novel conceptual lenses and research design to capture IPAs as an empirical phenomenon, the book takes an open, theoretically and methodologically diverse approach to show that IPAs are far from being negligible actors in global public policy and must be taken seriously as actors in policy-making beyond the nation-state.

This book will be of key interest to students, scholars, and practitioners in Public Policy and Public Administration, International Relations, International Political Economy, as well as Organizational Studies.

Hier geht’s zum Buch.


Donnerstag, 12. Januar 2023 Neues Buch veröffentlicht: Street-Level Workers as Institutional Entrepreneurs

Olivia Mettang hat jüngst ihr erstes Buch veröffentlicht:

„Street-Level Workers as Institutional Entrepreneurs“

Über das Buch: Introducing the institutional logics perspective to street-level analysis, this book examines how street-level workers deal with the institutional logics that guide their organization – whether they follow or challenge them. While doing so, the book develops a theoretical framework to study street-level workers’ institutional agency within organizations from different institutional backgrounds.

The book conceptualizes street-level workers as institutional entrepreneurs and presents an original process model to capture deinstitutionalization efforts in street-level discourse. This ordinal model accounts for embedded agency and institutional entrepreneurship as well as for more gradual moves towards deinstitutionalization through the hybridization of institutional logics. The author tests the model empirically using interview data and discusses how street-level workers diverge from the institutional logic of their organization in almost two thirds of their statements, indicating a tendency towards institutional entrepreneurship. The book finally combines two literature strands: institutionalism and implementation research, showing how street-level workers may be perceived as institutional entrepreneurs.

This book will appeal to students, scholars, and researchers of political science, public policy, public administration, and organizational studies, as well as to practitioners and policy-makers interested in a better understanding of institutional entrepreneurs, street work, and the institutional logics perspective.


Mittwoch, 11. Januar 2023 Neue Publikation: Christian churches and social welfare in secular times: How goal congruence shapes religious involvement in morality-based social services

Olivia Mettang und Dr. Eva-Maria Euchner haben ihre neueste Forschung in Politics and Religion veröffentlicht:

„Christian churches and social welfare in secular times: How goal congruence shapes religious involvement in morality-based social services“

Abstract: We study the extent and nature of Christian engagement in morality policy implementation by means of a comparative case study in Germany. In particular, we observe that the nature of engagement varies between unconnected and corresponding types of activities, and we explain this variation with the policy-specific goal congruence between religious organizations (ROs) and the state. Goal congruence, in turn, can be linked to Catholic and Protestant moral doctrines that tell us about ROs‘ position on morality issues. The study contributes to the literature on faith-based welfare by highlighting the role of moral doctrines as drivers of ROs‘ social engagement.

Hier gibt’s die Publikation als PDF.


Dienstag, 06. Dezember 2022 Ausgezeichnete Publikation: Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prizes – WEP prizes 2022

Dr. Eva-Maria Euchner wurde gemeinsam mit Irina Ciornei und Ilay Yesil für ihre Forschung ausgezeichnet. Die Publikation „Political parties and Muslims in Europe: the regulation of Islam in public education“, die 2022 in West European Politics, Volume: 45, Number: 5 erschienen, erhielt nun den Gordon Smith and Vincent Wright Memorial Prize.

Die Forschung entstand im Rahmen des DFG-/SNF-geförderten Projekts „Religion und Morality Policies„.

Der Artikel skizziert und erklärt die unterschiedliche Integration von Islamischem Religionsunterricht an staatlichen Schulen in 13 europäischen Ländern und für einen Zeitraum von 40 Jahren (1970-2010). Basierend auf einem neuen Datensatz illustriert die Arbeit, dass linksorientierte Regierungen tendenziell den Integrationsprozess beschleunigen, während christ-demokratisch dominierte Regierungen förderlich für eine gleichwertige Integration von Islam in staatliche Lehrpläne sind.  Die Studie bereichert somit unser Verständnis von parteipolitischem Handeln in Zeiten der Säkularisierung, und illustriert, dass christdemokratische Parteien die Integration von Muslimen fördern, um religiöse Elemente im Schulsystem zu bewahren.

Wir gratulieren Frau Dr. Euchner zu dieser Auszeichnung.


Sonntag, 11. September 2022 Neue Publikation: Analyzing Policy Proximity Through Media Reporting

Christoph Knill, Yves Steinebach und Bastian Buitkamp haben ihren neuesten Forschungsbericht

„Analyzing Policy Proximity Through Media Reporting“

in „der moderne Staat“ veröffentlich.

Abstract: Policy changes in one subsystem can easily spill over to other subsystems. An approach that addresses these interconnections is the concept of ‚policy proximity‘. This concept posits that different policy issues share common features that make them more or less likely to change together. Unfortunately, however, we have no systematic knowledge of the proximity between policy areas. In this article, we address this shortcoming by proposing a novel measurement concept of policy proximity that captures the proximity between different policy issues based on their joint appearance in media reporting. To do so, we conduct a relational content analysis of all media reports aired by the German news broadcast ‚Tagesschau‘ between the years 2013 to 2021. We show that policy issues substantially differ in their connectivity with other subjects and identify for each subsystem the closest ’neighbors‘. We conclude by discussing our results in light of existing policy change theories.

Den ganzen Text als PDF.


Sonntag, 11. September 2022 Neue Publikation – Systemic Dynamics of Policy Change: Overcoming Some Blind Spots of Punctuated Equilibrium Theory

Xavier Fernandez-i-Marín, Steffen Hurka, Christoph Knill und Yves Steinebach haben einen neuen Forschungsbericht in „Policy Studies Journal“ publiziert:

„Systemic Dynamics of Policy Change: Overcoming Some Blind Spots of Punctuated Equilibrium Theory“

Abstract: In this article, we analyze dynamics of policy change from the perspective of Punctuated Equilibrium Theory (PET). In particular, we investigate how economic crises impact on patterns of policy change in policy areas that vary in terms of their proximity to economic matters: social, environmental, and morality policy. We make two contributions. First, we show that economic crises lead to more incrementalist patterns of policy change in crisis-remote policy subsystems and make policy punctuations in these areas less likely. However, if such punctuations do occur, they tend to be particularly extreme. Second, we argue that the empirical implications of PET are best tested by separately analyzing variance as an indicator for incrementalism and degrees of freedom as an indicator for punctuations. The empirical analysis builds on two data sets capturing policy output changes in 13 European countries over a period of 34 years (1980–2013).


Dienstag, 26. Juli 2022 Neue Publikation: Religious identification and Muslim immigrants’ acculturation preferences for newly arriving immigrants in Germany

Verena Benoit hat Ihre neueste Forschung in der aktuellen Ausgabe der Ethnic and Racial Studies veröffentlicht:

Religious identification and Muslim immigrants’ acculturation preferences for newly arriving immigrants in Germany


Acculturation preferences of immigrants and the host population differ substantially. Research on the former predominantly focused on immigrants’ preferences for their acculturation process. It remains unclear what they prefer for other immigrants. Therefore, the present study analyses how Muslim immigrants’ religious identification shapes their preferences for the acculturation of other immigrants. It focuses on religious identification as the central determinant because Muslim immigrants’ faith differentiates them from a Christian or secular host population. Furthermore, it is a source of self-identification that affects attitudes and preferences. The study relies on the Social Identity Theory and utilizes a sample of Muslim immigrants in Germany. The analyses reveal that stronger identification makes it more likely to prefer combined culture and (to a lesser extent) separation, while it makes it less likely to prefer assimilation. Additionally, members of the minority within Islam in Germany are more likely to prefer separation than the majority.

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Dienstag, 19. Juli 2022 Neue Publikation: Policy’s role in democratic conflict management

Markus Hinterleitner und Fritz Sager haben Ihre neueste Forschung veröffentlicht:

Policy’s role in democratic conflict management



This article proposes rethinking democratic conflict management by acknowledging the increasingly important role policy plays in it. As the debate on the health of democracy intensifies, research on how democracies manage and absorb political and societal conflicts becomes broadly relevant. Existing theories and perspectives view conflict management through the lens of elections and other institutional mechanisms, or they examine the social and economic preconditions for successful conflict management while inadequately understanding how policies contribute to conflict management. The article develops a theoretical framework that allows for the analysis of how policies’ material and interpretive effects influence societal conflicts and thereby strengthen (or weaken) democracy. While the article focuses on hypothesis-generation rather than hypothesis-testing, it draws on a large variety of policy and case examples to corroborate and illustrate the theoretical expectations embodied in the framework. Insights into policy’s role in democratic conflict management expand our understanding of the challenges to democracy in the twenty-first century and create new possibilities for comparative, policy-focused research into what makes democracy work.

Hier gibt’s den gesamten Text als PDF zum Download.

Bitte zitieren Sie den Text wie folgt: Hinterleitner, M., Sager, F. Policy’s role in democratic conflict management. Policy Sci 55, 239–254 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11077-022-09461-7


Dienstag, 07. Juni 2022 Gastvortrag im Rahmen des Master- und Doktorandenkolloquiums am Lehrstuhl für Empirische Theorien der Politik:

Prof. Dr. Detlef Jahn (Universität Greifswald): Politics and Climate Change: The Nexus of Domestic and International Politics in Environmental Politics

Am Dienstag, 14. Juni 2022

18.00 – 19.30 Uhr (s.t.)

Raum 169

Abstract: In this paper, I focus on the complex relationship between politics, policy, and outcome at the national and international levels. The research interest is to find out if there are factors that have a significant impact on the overall outcome. To this end, I focus on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 21 OECD countries from 1965 to 2017. The paper is innovative not only because it examines the different domains in a common model, but also in terms of the conceptualization of key variables and processes. Most importantly, it operationalizes the influence of government positions by using country-specific parliamentary procedures. Another neglected aspect considered in this paper is the inclusion of time effects in the causal chain. On the one hand, this aspect is particularly important as it shows that the (non)results found so far may be based on incorrect modeling of time. On the other hand, such an analysis also shows that environmental problems cannot be treated in the short term. The results of the present study indicate that it will take several years for policy measures to have an effect. This also has a fundamental practical-political significance.


Dienstag, 31. Mai 2022 Master-, Magister- und Doktorandenkolloquium am 31.05.2022

Der Lehrstuhl für Empirische Theorien der Politik lädt im Rahmen des Lehrstuhlkolloquiums ein zum Vortrag von

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


Montag, 20. Mai 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]


Freitag, 18. Mai 2018 ERC Advanced Grant for Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill

Prof. Christoph Knill ist vom European Research Council mit einem der renommierten Advanced Grants ausgezeichnet worden. Die Förderung im Rahmen von ERC Advanced Grants richtet sich an international renommierte Wissenschaftler mit einer herausragenden wissenschaftlichen Leistungsbilanz. Für Professor Knill ist es nach 2010 bereits die zweite Auszeichnung dieser Art. Im Rahmen des Projektvorhaben soll in den nächsten fünf Jahren untersucht werden, welche demokratischen Legitimationserfordernisse sich aus einem konstant fortschreitenden Politikwachstum ergeben und wie diesen Herausforderungen effektiv begegnet werden kann. Das Projekt wird im Herbst 2018 beginnen und über einen Zeitraum von fünf Jahren laufen. Es wird im Umfang von 2.4 Mio. EUR gefördert. Nähere Informationen zu Projekt, das im Herbst 2018 beginnen wird, finden sich unter: https://publicpolicy-knill.org/forschung/accupol/


Mittwoch, 31. Mai 2017 Christian Adam, Christoph Knill und Xavier Fernandez-i-Marín bekommen den Wissenschaftspreis Bürokratie verliehen

Die Gemeinschaftsarbeit von Christian Adam, Christoph Knill und Xavier Fernandez-i-Marín untersucht das Verhältnis zwischen dem Wachstum von Regeln und der Effektivität von Regierungen. Sie trügen mit ihrer Studie dazu bei, die Bedeutung der Bürokratie für die Entwicklung staatlicher Regelsysteme besser zu verstehen, begründet die Jury ihr Urteil.

Der mit 5.000 Euro dotierte Wissenschaftspreis Bürokratie wurde von Fritz Hellwig, Gründungsdirektor des Instituts der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln (IW), gestiftet und erstmals im Jahr 2015 vergeben. Der Preis soll die Wissenschaft anregen, sich mit der Arbeitsweise und der Entwicklungsdynamik von Bürokratien zu beschäftigen sowie deren Wirkung auf Betroffene und das Gemeinwesen auf den Grund zu gehen. Anlass für die Preisstiftung war die Sorge, „dass Regulierungs- und Verwaltungsvorschriften das Marktgeschehen überwuchern“, sagt Hellwig.

Die Jury des Wissenschaftspreis Bürokratie bestand in diesem Jahr aus Martin Hellwig, Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung von Gemeinschaftsgütern Bonn, Johannes Ludewig, Vorsitzender des Nationalen Normenkontrollrates, Renate Mayntz, emeritierte Direktorin des Max-Planck-Instituts für Gesellschaftsforschung Köln, Daniel Zimmer, Direktor des Instituts für Handels- und Wirtschaftsrecht an der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, und Michael Hüther, Direktor des IW. Die Geschäftsführung für den Wissenschaftspreis liegt beim IW.

Pressemeldung [https://publicpolicy-knill.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Wissenschaftspreis-Wenn-Burok-ratie-überhandnimmt.pdf]


Mittwoch, 27. Mai 2015 DFG supports research unit on the topic international public administration

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the project „International Public Administration. Emergence and Development of Administrative Patterns and their Effects on International Policy-Making“ led by Professor Dr. Christoph Knill.

A nationwide research unit will be granted funds amounting to 2.8 million euros for a total of six years. Ten researchers will study various topic areas of international public administration in a total of eight projects. As from the start of the funding on 1 April 2014, different administration styles and single decision-making processes in international administration will be investigated.

With the increasing importance of global institutions, bureaucracy has become an essential characteristic of the international system. The administrative body of international organisations has never before played a more important role in national and international policy-making. Nevertheless, only little is known about the internal organisational structures and decision-making processes, administrative processes as well as about the organisation’s independence vis-à-vis political interests and its relations to other administrations and social players. The research unit led will address exactly these topics in order to analyse how administrative patterns emerge and develop.

In close dialogue with neighbouring subdisciplines, particularly in the field of international relations, the central questions will be: How autonomous is the administration vis-à-vis the member states? How is it linked to the national administration? Does the administration have its own expertise?

„The close collaboration of highly regarded researchers of that field and the systematic involvement of young researchers will contribute to consolidating the importance of public administration as a subdiscipline of political science“, emphasises Christoph Knill, who is the spokesman of the nationwide research unit.


Mittwoch, 27. Mai 2015 Prof. Knill zum Ordentlichen Mitglied des Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) bestellt

Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill ist zum 1.10.2014 vom Präsidenten der LMU zum Ordentlichen Mitglied des Center for Advanced Studies bestellt worden. Das „Center for Advanced Studies“ der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Münchenversteht sich als Forum für den intensiven wissenschaftlichen Austausch über die etablierten Fächergrenzen hinweg. Mit seinen Aktivitäten fördert es verschiedenste Formen kooperativer Forschung sowie die interdisziplinäre Kommunikation innerhalb der Universität; daneben unterstützt es die Einbindung von Gastwissenschaftlern in das akademische Leben der LMU. Anders als die traditionellen „Institutes for Advanced Study“ stellt das CAS keine vom Alltag der universitären Forschung getrennte akademische Einrichtung dar. Vielmehr sollen herausragende, an der LMU forschende und lehrende Persönlichkeiten, die zu Mitgliedern bestellt werden, hier weitere Anregung und Unterstützung für die Durchführung innovativer Kooperationsprojekte erhalten. Den Mitgliedern steht ein umfassendes Angebot zur Auslotung und Durchführung wissenschaftlicher Projekte und Kooperationen zu Verfügung.

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Sommersemester 2023
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Forschungsseminar Master und Doktoranden/-innen
Tue. 18:00-20:00 Uhr s.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
061, 3-stündig
Masterseminar: Public Policy Analysis
Tue. 10:00-12:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
Masterseminar: Decision Making in Public Policy
Tue. 14:00-16:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
Masterseminar: Moralpoiltik – Die Regulierung sozialer Wertkonflikte
Tue. 16:00-18:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
Übung: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten
Fri. 16:00-20:00 Uhr s.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
U151, an folgenden Terminen: Mi 03.05. 18:00-20:00 Uhr c.t., Do 11.05. 16:00-20:00 Uhr c.t., Fr 12.05. 16:00-20:00 Uhr c.t., Do 25.05. 16:00-20:00 Uhr c.t., Fr 26.05. 16:00-20:00 Uhr c.t.
Übung: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten
Mon. 16:00-18:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
Übung: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten
Tue. 16:00-18:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
Übung: Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten
Wed. 16:00-18:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
Bachelorseminar: Citizens and Public Administration
Tue. 16:00-18:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
Bachelorseminar: Policy Implementation – Putting Legislation into Effect
Tue. 14:00-16:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
Bachelorseminar: Social Policy in Europe
Thu. 10:00-12:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
Bachelorseminar: Migrations- und Integrationspolitik im europäischen Kontext
Wed. 12:00-14:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
Forschungsseminar Bachelor
Tue. 18:00-20:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstraße 67
Vorlesungsübung: Theorien und Konzepte der Policy-Analyse
Wed. 10:00-12:00 Uhr c.t.
Oettingenstraße 67b
Vergangene Semester



  • 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