Prof. Dr. Nathalie Behnke

Lehrstuhl für Verwaltungswissenschaften
Universität Konstanz

Universitätsstr. 10
D-78457 Konstanz

Room: D 241
 +49(0)7531/88-3617, -2394
nathalie.behnke@uni-konstanz.de

Website of Konstanz University

Born 1973 in Tübingen (Germany)
Married, two sons

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 03/2003
    Doctorate from the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences at the FernUniversität (Distance learning university) in Hagen
  • 11/1998
    Diploma in Political Science at the University of Bamberg
  • 10/1995 – 6/1996
    Studies of Political Science at the University of Bologna (Italy)
  • 1992 – 1998
    Studies of Political Science, Empirical Research Methods and History at the University of Bamberg
  • 1992
    Abitur (high school graduation) in Ettlingen

Positions

  • Since 04/2010
    Professor of Administrative Science, University of Konstanz
  • 07/2009 – 03/2010
    Professor of Empirical Social Research, University of Bochum
  • 04/2008 – 06/2009
    Senior Researcher at the research project “Patterns of constitutional reform concerning federal structures” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 11/2007 – 03/2008
    Maternal leave
  • 8/2004 – 11/2007
    Senior Lecturer at the Chair of Political Science I: Government at the FernUniversität in Hagen (Prof. Dr. Arthur Benz)
  • 8/2003 – 7/2004
    Maternal leave
  • 5/2000 – 8/2003
    Lecturer at the Chair of Political Science at the FernUniversität Hagen (Prof. Dr. Arthur Benz)
  • 12/1998 – 4/2000
    Lecturer at the Chair of Administrative Science at the University of Bamberg (Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Derlien)

Fellowships and Prizes

  • 09/2005
    Prize of the German Association for Political Science (DVPW) for the best PhD Thesis published in 2004
  • 04/2004
    Prize of the Society of Friends of the FernUniversität and of the Savings Bank Hagen for the best PhD thesis in the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences in 2003
  • 2/2002 – 3/2002
    Doctoral Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a research sojourn in Washington D.C.
  • 3/2000 bis 4/2000
    Doctoral Scholarship of the German-American Center for Visiting Scholars (GACVS) for a research sojourn in Washington D.C.
  • 10/1995 bis 6/1996
    Student Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service for a study year in in Bologna (Italien)
  • 1992 bis 1998
    Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)

Membership

  • Since 2003
    German Association of Political Science (DVPW)
  • Since 09/2006
    Advisory board of the German Association of Political Science
  • 12/2003 – 7/2008
    Speaker of the Research Committee on “Empirical Methods of Political Science” at the German Association of Political Science
  • 2002-2005
    Speaker of the “Study Group on Ethics” at the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA)
  • 2000 – 2006
    American Society of Public Administration (ASPA)

Administration

  • 2004 – 2007
    Evaluation of the BA Program “Politics in Organizations” at the FernUniversität in Hagen
  • 10/2006 – 11/2007
    Working group “Quality Management” at the FernUniversität in Hagen
  • 04/2006 – 11/2007
    PhD Commission of the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences at the FernUniversität in Hagen
  • 2004 – 6/2005
    Working group “Virtual Teaching” at the FernUniversität in Hagen
  • 1999 – 2000
    Equal Opportunity Officer at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics at the University of Bamberg

Research Projects

  • Since 04/2008
    “Patterns of constitutional reform concerning federal structures”
  • 1999-2003
    PhD Project “Ethics in Politics and Administration”

Teaching Experience

  • Ethics and Good Governance
  • Separation of Powers and Democracy
  • Methods of Empirical Social Research
  • Reforming Federalism in Germany
  • Analytical Political Theory
  • The Political Theory of Friedrich August von Hayek
  • Classic Texts of administration science
  • Administrative scandals

Reviews

  • Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie
  • Journal of European Public Policy
  • Publius. The Journal of Federalism
  • Public Integrity
  • Edward Elgar Publishing
  • European Union Politics Publications

Publications

Monographs

  • 2006 (with Joachim Behnke): Grundlagen der statistischen Datenanalyse. Eine Einführung für Politkwissenschaftler. Darmstadt: VS-Verlag.
  • 2005 (with Joachim Behnke and Nina Baur): Empirische Methoden der Politikwissenschaft. Paderborn: Schöningh (UTB).
  • 2004 Ethik in Politik und Verwaltung. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • 2004 (with Joachim Behnke): Statistik. Studienbrief der FernUniversität in Hagen Nr. 3208. Hagen.
  • 2003 (mit Joachim Behnke): Wissenschaftstheorie. Studienbrief der FernUniversität in Hagen Nr. 33206. Hagen.

Edited Volumes

  • 2009 (Ed. with Arthur Benz): Federalism and Constitutional Change. Special Issue of Publius. The Journal of Federalism.
  • 2006/2007 (Ed. with Jeroen Maesschalck): Integrity systems at work – theoretical and empirical foundations. Special Issue von Public Administration Quarterly 30 (3&4).

Articles in Journals

  • 2009 (with Arthur Benz): The Politics of Constitutional Change between Reform and Evolution. In: Arthur Benz/ Nathalie Behnke (Eds.): Federalism and Constitutional Change. Special Issue of Publius. The Journal of Federalism. 39 (2), 213-240
  • 2007/2008 Needing more ethics, but which? An explanatory framework for national ethics infrastructures. Public Integrity 10 (1), 411-436 (Special Issue ‘Transnational perspectives on public sector ethics’, hg. von Jeroen Maesschalck/ Carole L. Jurkiewicz/ Leo Huberts)
  • 2006 Ethik-Maßnahmen für die öffentliche Verwaltung – Modeerscheinung oder Mauerblümchen? In: Jörg Bogumil / Werner Jann / Frank Nullmeier (Hg.): Politik und Verwaltung. PVS-Sonderheft 37, 250-274.
  • 2002 A Nolan Committee for the German ethics infrastructure? In: European Journal of Political Research 51 (5), 675-708.
  • 2002 Helden oder Heilige. Über die Einhaltung professioneller Standards im Wissenschaftsbetrieb. In: Ethica 10 (1), 51-76.

Articles in Edited Volumes

  • 2009 (i.E.) Responsivität und Verantwortlichkeit in der öffentlichen Verwaltung. In: Edwin Czerwick/ Wolfgang Lorig/ Erhard Treutner (Hg.): Die öffentliche Verwaltung in der Demokratie der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag
  • 2008 (with Arthur Benz): Variationen föderaler Verfassungspolitik zwischen Reform und Anpassung – ein Forschungsprogramm. In: Europäisches Zentrum für Föderalismusforschung (Ed.): Jahrbuch des Föderalismus 2008, Vol.9.
  • 2008 Agenda-Setting für Verfassungsreformen. In: Susumu Shikano / Joachim Behnke / Thomas Bräuninger (Hg.): Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungsthe-orie, Bd. 5: Theorien des Verfassungswandels. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 7-50
  • 2004 Alte und Neue Werte im Öffentlichen Dienst. In: Bernhard Blanke / Stephan von Bandemer / Frank Nullmeier / Göttrik Wewer (Eds.): Handbuch zur Verwaltungsreform, 3. revised ed.. Opladen: Leske+Budrich, 243-251.
  • 2003 Die Funktionen von Ethik-Maßnahmen – zu Vertrauen und Kontrolle zwischen Prinzipalen und Agenten. In: Arthur Benz / Edgar Grande / Rainer Prätorius (Eds.): Politische Steuerung und neue Staatlichkeit. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 59-81.
  • 2001 (mit Barbara Evers): 100 Tage Regierung Schröder im Spiegel der Medien. In: Hans-Ulrich Derlien / Axel Murswieck (Hg.): Regieren nach Wahlen. Opladen: Leske+Budrich, 195-215.

Working Papers

  • 2009 Towards a new organization of federal States? Lessons from the processes of constitutional reform in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. polis Nr. 66/2009. Hagen download
  • 2008 Towards a new organization of federal States? – Lessons from the processes of constitutional reform in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Paper presented at theECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Rennes, France, April 2008
  • 2006 Agenda-Setting für Verfassungsreformen. Paper presented at the conference of the Research Committee on Action and Decision Theories on “Theories of constitutional change”, EuropäischeAkademie Bad Bevensen, June 2005
  • 2005 Das Scheitern der Bundesstaatskommission im Dezember 2004. Verfassungsreformen zwischen normativem Anspruch und politischer Durchsetzbarkeit. FoJuS Diskussionspapier Nr. 5/2005 download
  • 2005 Ethics as Apple Pie – The Arms Race of Ethical Standards in congressional and presidential campaigns. Paper presented at the joint conference ofEGPA und ASPA “Ethics and Integrity of Governance: A transatlantic dialogue”, Leuven, Juni 2005 download
  • 2005 Building Blocks for a formal model on the selection process of ministers in government formation. Paper presented at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, Granada, April 2005
  • 2004 Ethics and Integrity of Governance – zum Stand der deutschen Ethikdebatte in Wissenschaft und Praxis. FoJuS Diskussionspapier Nr. 3/2004 (revised version published in Jörg Bogumil / Werner Jann / Frank Nullmeier (Eds.)(2006): Politik und Verwaltung. PVS-Sonderheft 37) download
  • 2004 Monitoring public administrators or signaling trustworthiness to the demos? – The two functions of ethics measures. polis Nr. 61. Hagen. download
  • 2001 Why Germany does not (yet?) have a Nolan Committee. polis Nr. 53. Hagen (revised version published in EJPR 51,5) download

Miscellaneous

  • 2009 Rhodes, R. A. W., Sarah A. Binder und Bert A. Rockman (Hrsg.) (2006). The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions. Oxford. Oxford University Press, in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift 50 (1): xxx-xxx (Buchrezension)
  • 2005 Jürgen Hartmann (2004): Das politische System der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Kontext. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, in: Neue Politische Literatur 50 (2), 305-306 (book review).
  • 2005 Korruption und Prävention – Ethik als Mittel der Korruptionsbekämpfung. Online-Publication for the Schweizer Gesellschaft für Verwaltungswissenschaft download
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