I’m a political scientist at the Centre for European Integration Research of the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna. At present, my research deals mainly with the judges at the Court of Justice of the European Union, more specifically with their appointment and judicial preferences. To study this topic, I am using an expert survey and automated data extraction. My work is generously funded by the Austrian Science Fund, FWF.
More generally, I am interested in issues related to policy-making within European multi-level governance. Next to judicial politics, my substantive focus has been mostly on climate and environmental policy and the single market.
I have taught various courses on the BA and MA levels.
I have worked at the Danube University Krems, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Bremen, and the Jacobs University Bremen. I graduated with a PhD in political science from the Bremen Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) on EU environmental politics under the constraints of joint-decision making. The resulting book “The EU’s Green Dynamism” was published with ECPR Press/Rowman & Littlefield.
I also rolled pretty good vegan maki in Montréal.
Doctorate (Dr. rer pol) in Political Science
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)
MA (Diplom) in Political Science
Download my full CV and publication list in pdf format here.
This presentation is a “Crash Course on Web-Scraping with Python”. I use Eur-Lex, the EU’s main legal database, as an example. The presentation follows a corresponding Kaggle Notebook.
The data for my paper “European Environmental Policy at 50. Five Decades of Escaping Decision Traps?” is available for download here.