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Professor Dr. Klaus H. Goetz

Universität Potsdam
Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
August-Bebel-Straße 89
Building 1, Room 177
D-14482 Potsdam

Phone: +49 331 977 3340
Fax: +49 331 977 3291

Research Interests

Comparative Politics, Government, Public Administration and Public Policy

Academic Training

1991 DPhil, Political Science  (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)
1986 MSc in the Politics and Government of Western Europe
(Department of Government, LSE)

Professional Experience

2006 – current Chair of German and European Politics and Government,
University of Potsdam
1992 – 2006 Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader in Government,
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
1991 - 1992
Research Officer, Center for European Studies
Nuffield College, Oxford
1989 – 1991 Research Fellow, Post-Graduate School of Public Administration,
German University of Administration Sciences, Speyer

Cooperation with other Institutions / Consultancy in National and International Committees

  • Occasional consultant, World Bank, Poverty Reduction & Economic Management Department on institutional policy in Central and Eastern Europe (comparative privatisation policy, comparative civil policy), 1991-2001
  • Occasional consultant, OECD-SIGMA on institutional policy in Central and Eastern Europe (projects on public management profiles; centres of government; parliamentary institutional capacity in Romania; civil service policy in Bulgaria and Romania); parliamentary capacity in Turkey, since 1994

Editorial Activities
Co-editor, West European Politics, 2000 – current

Professional Service at Potsdam

  • Dean, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, November 2009 – current
  • Founding Director, PhD School ‘Institutions and Policies: Patterns of Reciprocity’ Co-ordinator, Politics and Public Administration Group in the Faculty, October 2006 – 2009

Other Professional Service Activities (national and international)

  • Manuscript Reviewer for Palgrave, Routledge
  • Grant Reviewer for European Science Foundation, Economic and Social Research Council (UK), Federal Foundation for Peace Research, German Research Foundation, Leverhulme Trust (UK), Thyssen Foundation, Volkswagen Foundation

Honors, Awards, Nominations and Special Appointments

  • Participating Scholar, Kolleg-Forschergruppe ‘The Transformative Power of Europe’, FU Berlin, October 2008 – current
  • Visiting Fellow, European Institute, LSE, October 2006 – December 2009
  • Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow, European University Institute, Florence, March – July 2008
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Advanced Studies, Vienna, March 2006
  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Social Sciences, University of Tokyo, September – December 2005
  • Visiting Professor of Comparative Government, Institute for Social Sciences, HU Berlin,
  • April – September 2000

Selected peer-reviewed publications

  • Goetz, K.H., 1992. Intergovernmental Relations and State Government Discretion: The Case of Science and Technology Policy in Germany. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
  • Goetz, K.H., Cullen, P.J.(ed.), 1995. Constitutional Policy in Unified Germany.
  • Frank Cass, (first published  as a special issue of German Politics, 3 (3), 1994)
  • Goetz, K.H., Benz, A. (ed.), 1996. A New German Public Sector? Reform, Adaptation and Stability. Dartmouth
  • Goetz, K.H., Hix, S. (ed.), 2001. Europeanised Politics? European Integration and National Political Systems. Frank Cass, (first published as a special issue of West European Politics, 23 (4), 2000) (ed. with S. Hix)
  • Goetz, K.H. (ed.), 2001. Executive Governance in Central and Eastern Europe. special issue of Journal of European Public Policy, 8 (6)
  • Goetz, K.H., Dyson, K. (ed.), 2003. Germany, Europe and the Politics of Constraint. Oxford University Press, Proceedings of the British Academy 119
  • Goetz, K.H., Dimitrov, V., Wollmann, H., 2006. Governing after Communism: Institutions and Policymaking. Rowman & Littlefield
  • Goetz, K.H., Mair, P., Smith, G. (ed.), 2009. European Politics: Pasts, Presents, Futures. Routledge, (first published as a special double issue of West European Politics, 31 (1/2) 2008)
  • Goetz, K.H., Meyer-Sahling, J.-H. (ed.), 2009. The EU Timescape. special issue of Journal of European Public Policy, 16 (2)
  • Goetz, K.H., Zubek, R. (ed.), 2010. Performing to Type? Institutional Performance in New EU Member States. special issue of Journal of Public Policy, 30 (1)