Arthur Benz
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Prof. Dr. Arthur Benz

Retired Professor

Working area(s)

Comparative Politics and German Government


Work 64293 Darmstadt
Landwehrstraße 50A
Post/Mail: Dolivostraße 15

Arthur Benz is Professor emeritus of Political Science at the TU Darmstadt. Between 2010 and 2019, he was the head of the research group „Comparative Politics and German Government”.

Research Interests

  • Multilevel Governance
  • Federalism and Democracy
  • Energy Transformation
  • Transformation of the State and Public Administration
  • Elected Review Board „Social Science“ of the German Research Foundation (2000-2008)
  • Committee for Collaborative Research Centers, German Research Foundation (2014-2019)
  • Review Panel of the NCCR Democracy, University of Zürich (2006-2018)
  • Advisory Board of the Centre for European Studies (CES) at Carleton University Ottawa (since 2009)
  • Editorial Board “European Political Science Review” (2017-2022)
  • Advisory Board of “Revista Española de Ciencia Política” (Spanish Journal of Political Science)
  • Advisory Board “Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft”
  • Editorial Advisory Board of “DISP” (Zürich, CH)
  • 2007 John G. Diefenbaker Award of the Canada Council for the Arts (Visiting Scholar at Carleton University Ottawa 2007/08)
  • 2014/2015 Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study (Kulturwissenschaftliches Kolleg) of the University of Konstanz
  • Sept/Oct 2018 Fellow at the Australian National University Canberra, School of Politics and International Relations (RSSS Fellowship)
  • 2018 Publius Distinguished Scholarship Award