Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (GSI)




Curriculum Vitae - Prof. Dr. Klaus H. Goetz



Current Position


Chair in Political Systems and European Integration, Departement of Political Science - Geschwister-Scholl-Institute, University of Munich - LMU, since April 2013


Previous Positions


Founding Spokesperson (Gründungssprecher), DFG Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) "Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations: Knowledge, Coordination, Strategy", November 2011 - March 2013

Chair in German and European Politics and Government, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Potsdam, 2006 – March 2013

Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader in Government, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 1992-2006

Research Officer, Centre for European Studies, Nuffield College, Oxford, 1991-1992

Research Fellow, Post-Graduate School of Public Administration, German University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer, 1989-1991

Visiting Appointments

Visiting Professor, Sciences Po, University of Bordeaux, February 2012

Guest Professor, European Forum, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, February 2011

Participating Scholar, Kolleg-Forschergruppe ‘The Transformative Power of Europe, Free University Berlin, 2008 - 2012

Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow, European University Institute, Florence, March- July 2008

Visiting Fellow, European Institute, LSE, 2006-2009

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, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, April-September 2000 


DPhil, Political Science, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, 1991

MSc in the Politics and Government of Western Europe (with distinction), Department of Government, LSE, 1986

Courses in Political Science and Italian, University of Massachusetts, USA, 1984-1985

Intermediate degree in Political Science and Italian, University of Tübingen, 1982-1984

Current and Most Recent Research Grants

Staggered Membership Renewal and Differential Time Horizons in Second Chambers: Comparing Patterns and Effects, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), project start in July 2013, planned duration: three years

The Politics of Time: The Temporality of Enlargement and Europeanisation
German Research Foundation (DFG), 2007-2011, sole applicant

Executive Governance and Law-making in Central and Eastern Europe
Better Government Programme, Ernst & Young (Poland), 2007-2009, co-applicant with R. Zubek, LSE (now Oxford)

The EU Timescape
EU-CONSENT, 2006-2009, team leader with J.-H. Meyer-Sahling, University of Nottingham


Previous Grants for Research, Workshops and Conferences 


Anglo-German Foundation

British Academy

Economic and Social Research Council - ESRC

Friedrich Ebert Foundation

German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD

Goethe Institute London

Government Department, LSE

Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Nuffield Foundation


University of Potsdam

Volkswagen Foundation

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Monograph on ‘Political Time and Power in the EU’,
under contract with Oxford University Press

Staggered Membership Renewal and Differential Time Horizons in Second Chambers: Comparing Patterns and Effects, DFG-funded research project including Germany, France, Australia and Japan, start in July 2013, planned duration: three years

Timescapes of International Administrations: Time Rules and Time Horizons of Planning and Budgeting, full research grant application submitted to German Research Foundation

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 Undergraduate Courses


Politics, Government and Public Policy in Germany, lecture series and classes, LSE

Introduction to Comparative Politics, lecture series and classes, Humboldt University Berlin (in German)

German Politics in its European Context, lecture series and classes, Potsdam (in German)

European Integration, LMU (in German)

Europeanisation: Transforming National Political Systems, LMU (in German)

Graduate Courses


The Political Economy of Transition in Europe, lecture series and seminars, LSE

European Politics and Policy: Comparative Analysis, lecture series and seminars, LSE

Europeanisation: The Comparative Politics of Domestic Change, seminars, LSE

Government and Politics in Germany, seminars, LSE

Public Policy in Germany, seminars, LSE

The New Institutionalism, seminars, Humboldt University Berlin (in German)

How Does Government Work? Comparative Analysis, seminars, Humboldt University Berlin (in German)

The Europeanisation of National Political Systems, seminars, Potsdam (in English)

The Temporality of Politics, seminars, Potsdam (in English)


PhD Courses


Europeanisation, Institute of Advanced Studies Vienna (in English)

Institutions and Policies: Patterns of Reciprocity, Potsdam (in English)


PhD Supervision


PhD students who completed under my supervision include Thomas Dyson, Alexander Jäkel, Laszlo Kovats, Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling, Fabian Richter, Michael Romanos, Vijajakala Seevaratnam, Lori Thorlakson, and Radoslaw Zubek

I currently supervise André Hein, Romy Hermawan, Katja Lass-Lennecke, Ronny Patz (viva voce pending) and Henning v. Wittich (viva voce pending)

I was the Founding Spokesperson of the DFG Research Training Group “Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations” at Potsdam


Habilitation Examining


First examiner: Sabine Kuhlmann, 2007, then Potsdam; Viktoria Kaina, then Potsdam, 2008

Second examiner: Pawel Karolewski, then Potsdam, 2008; Eugenia Conceicao-Heldt, then Humboldt University Berlin, 2009


External Examining


External PhD examiner at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Sussex

External Examiner, MSc in European Public Policy, School of Public Policy, University College London, 2002-2005

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University Administration




Convenor, MSc in European Politics and Policy, 1996-2004

Member, Departmental Standing Committee, 1996-2004

Member, Academic Planning and Resources Committee, 1998-2001

Member on numerous appointment committees and other minor departmental and School committees




Elected Faculty Member of the Senate, University of Potsdam, 2012-2013

Dean, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, 2009-2011

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, 2007-2009

Spokesperson, DFG Research Training Group, 2011-2013

Spokesperson, Political Science Group, 2008-2013

Official Representative, ECPR, 2006-2013

Member and chair of numerous professorial appointment committees, faculty and university committees



Official Representative, ECPR, 2013-


Journals, Conference Organisation, Associations


Co-editor, West European Politics, since 2000

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Public Policy, since 2010

Member, Editorial Board, Croatian and Comparative Public Administration, since 2010  


Local Organiser, ECPR General Conference September 2009 (2,300 participants), Potsdam

Member, ECPR Executive Committee, 2012-2015




Occasional consultant, World Bank, Poverty Reduction & Economic Management Department on institutional policy in Central and Eastern Europe (comparative privatisation policy, comparative civil service policy), 1991-2001  

Occasional academic consultant, OECD-SIGMA, on institutional policy in Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and Morocco. Projects on public management profiles in Central and Eastern Europe; centres of government; parliamentary institutional capacity in Romania; civil service policy in Bulgaria and Romania, parliamentary reform in Turkey, Morocco, Kosovo, Montenegro; parliamentary control of the executive. Since 1996

Occasional academic consultant, Potsdam Centre for Policy and Management – PCPM. Training programmes for civil servants from Thailand and the Balkans. Participation is establishing university-based public administration training in Afghanistan. Since 2006


Article Referee


British Journal of Political Science

Comparative European Politics

Comparative Political Studies

EU Politics

Europe-Asia Studies

European Journal of Political Research

Governance: An International Journal of Policy and Administration

Government & Opposition

International Review of Administrative Sciences

Journal of Common Market Studies

Journal of European Integration

Journal of European Public Policy

Journal of Politics

Journal of Public Policy

Party Politics

Policy & Society

Policy Studies Journal

Political Studies

Politische Vierteljahreschrift


Public Administration

Review of International Studies

Scandinavian Political Studies

Time & Society

Yearbook of European Administrative History

West European Politics


Manuscript Reviewer


Oxford University Press




Grant Reviewer


European Science Foundation

Economic and Social Research Council (UK)

Federal Foundation for Peace Research (Germany)

German Research Foundation – DFG (including Begehung SFB Bremen and SFB Mannheim)

Leverhulme Trust (UK)

Thyssen Foundation (Germany)

Volkswagen Foundation (Germany)

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