I am a Senior Researcher in political science and Permanent Faculty Member (Privatdozent) of the Department for Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg (Germany).  Since 2020, I am also a member of the Center for Sustainable Society Research (CSS).

My current research interests focus on:

  • Climate Change Politics (EU and US);
  • EU Multi-Level Governance;
  • Comparative Politics (parties and parliaments);
  • Agenda-Setting and Framing;
  • Theories of the Policy Process.

In my previous research, I have worked on topics related to the Europeanization of parliaments and political discourse, EU-related politicization, German politics in the EU, food safety regulation and EU Social Policy. More about that here in my list of previous publications.

Since July 2023, I am leading the research project financed by the German Science Foundation (DFG, grant number 441493451):

Political Spaces of Climate Change Governance

The basics and program of this project are described in a working paper published in the CSS WP Series, available here. A poster about the project in PDF format can be downloaded here.

Here are some of my recent and forthcoming publications:

Book (2024): “Climate Agendas and Instability. Green Recovery Programs and Policy Change in the EU and US”; Routledge Focus in Comparative Politics, in press.

Article (2023): The European Green Deal Agenda After the Attack on Ukraine: Exogenous Shock Meets Policy‐Making Stability; in: Politics and Governance (included in forthcoming Special Issue: Governing the EU in the Polycrisis”), Open Access

Article (2023): (with Achim Hurrelmann): “How does politicisation affect the ratification of mixed EU trade agreements? The case of CETA”; Journal of European Public Policy, Special Issue: Reacting to the Politicization of Trade Policy. Guest Editors: Dirk De Bièvre, Andreas Dür and Scott Hamilton; https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2023.2202196, link here

Book (2022): “Framing Climate Change in the EU and US After the Paris Agreement”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022 (for more information from the publisher website, click on the image above).

Working Paper (2022): “The Politicization of Climate Change Governance. Building Blocks for a Theoretical Framework and Research Agenda”, CSS Working Paper 06/2022, Link here

Article (2022): (with Achim Hurrelmann): “Discursive postfunctionalism: theorizing the interface between EU politicization and policy-making”, Journal of European Integration, published 3 March 2022, https://doi.org/10.1080/07036337.2022.2045592; Link here

Article (2021): “Contesting the European Union in a Changing Climate: Policy narratives and the justification of supranational governance”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, published 9 February 2021, https://doi.org/10.1080/14782804.2021.1882107; Link here

Below are links to some of my previous work (click on images to follow link):