Hi,


I am a political scientist specializing in European Union politics at the Institute for European Integration Research (EIF), University of Vienna.

My research interests fall broadly in the field of multilevel governance, European and national, with an empirical focus on environmental regulation and fiscal policy issues. I am especially interested in the relation between (constitutional) law and politics, the interplay between the single market and social regulation, and in the policy-making dynamics of federal and federated polities. I have a firm background in qualitative methods and interdisciplinary legal research.

My PhD thesis examines the dynamics of energy efficiency policy-making in the EU. It demonstrates how decision arenas beyond the Council of Ministers facilitate policy-change in a system that relies strongly on negotiations among heterogeneous veto-players. It is currently under revision for publication.

I have moreover published, inter alia, on the role of non-majoritarian institutions in multilevel governance, namely the German Constitutional Court (here and here) and the European Central Bank (here).

Have a look at my vita and publications here or contact me at henning @ deters . me.

Publications

Journal Articles

Deters, Henning. 2016 “Policy Coherence by Subterfuge? The Example of European Energy Efficiency Policy”. Environmental Policy and Governance (forthcoming).

Deters, Henning. 2014. “National Constitutional Jurisprudence in a Post-National Europe: The ESM Ruling of the German Federal Constitutional Court and the Disavowal of Conflict.” European Law Journal 20(2): 204–18.

Deters, Henning. 2013. “Process Tracing in the Development and Validation of Theoretical Explanations: The Example of Environmental Policy-Making in the EU.” European Political Science 12(1): 75–85.

Deters, Henning, and Rike Krämer. 2012. “Der Steuerpolitische ‘Aktivismus’ des Bundesverfassungsgerichts als Pfadabhängige Entwicklung.” Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie 32(2): 7–26.

Hüller, Thorsten, and Henning Deters. 2011. “Probleme evaluierender Demokratieforschung.” Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 21(2): 201–34.

Genschel, Philipp, and Henning Deters. 2009. “Mehr Globalisierung, weniger Wohlfahrtsstaat?” Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften 20(1): 158–80.

Book Chapters

Everson, Michele, Christian Joerges, and Henning Deters. 2015. “Wer ist der Hüter des Europäischen Konstitutionalismus nach der Finanzkrise?” In Europäische Staatlichkeit: zwischen Krise und Integration, eds. Hans-Jürgen Bieling and Martin Große Hüttmann. Wiesbaden: Springer, 157-176.

Deters, Henning. 2014. “Deliberative Supranationalism in the Euro Crisis? The European Central Bank and the European Council in Times of Conflict.” In The European Crisis and the Transformation of Transnational Governance, eds. Christian Joerges and Carola Glinski. Oxford: Hart, 245–68.

Deters, Henning. 2013. “Entscheidungshürden und Antriebskräfte bei der Verminderung von CO2-Emissionen von PKW.” In Handelsliberalisierung und Sozialregulierung in transnationalen Konstellationen, eds. Josef Falke and Christian Joerges. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 189–243.

Deters, Henning. 2013. “Sozialregulierungsfähigkeit als Normativer Standard in der empirischen Politikwissenschaft?” In Handelsliberalisierung Und Sozialregulierung in transnationalen Konstellationen, eds. Josef Falke and Christian Joerges. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 327–54.

Deters, Henning. 2011. “Some Reflections on the Use of Theories and Typologies: A Comment on Frerichs.” In After Globalisation. New Patterns of Conflict and Their Sociological and Legal Re-Constructions, ed. Christian Joerges. ARENA Center for European Studies, 279–84.

Miscellanea

Deters, Henning. 2013. “Review: Maria Wersig: Der Lange Schatten der Hausfrauenehe. Zur Reformresistenz des Ehegattensplittings.” Kritische Justiz 4: 462–64.

Deters, Henning. 2011. “Review: Karen Alter: The European Court’s Political Power.” EUSA Review 24(3): 10–11.

Deters, Henning. 2010. “Legislating on Car Emissions. What Drives Standards in EU Environmental Policy?” TranState Working Papers (142).

Deters, Henning. 2010. “Review: Uwe Pütter: Die Wirtschafts- und Sozialpolitik der EU.” Politische Vierteljahresschrift 51(2): 388–90.