Research

Research in this research group include the German system of government and Western democratic states. Particular focus is placed on the transformation of democratic systems of government in the process of internationalisation, European integration and domestic regionalisation. Projects focus on the effects of these processes on the effectiveness of governance, on democratic legitimacy and on institutional stability. Emphasis is put on multilevel governance and comparative federalism research

Ongoing Projects

Name Topic Funding Coordinator
Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations EU Foreign Policy EU/Erasmus+ Prof. Benz
Name Topic Funding Coordinator
LINK II International Multilevel Administration DFG Prof. Benz
Städte im Klimawandel Climate and energy policy in cities DFG Prof. Benz
LINK I International Multilevel Administration DFG Prof. Benz
Opus Magnum Federal democracy VW Foundation Prof. Benz
Joint Decision-making in German Federalism Joint Decision-making in German Federalism Fritz Thyssen Foundation Prof. Benz
Patterns of Constitutional Reform Constitunional Reform of Multilevel Governments DFG Prof. Benz