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Prof. Dr. Klaus Stüwe

Chair of Comparative Political Science and Vice President for International Affairs and Profile Development at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

University education

  • 2002: Habilitation (Dr. phil. habil.) at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt: venia legendi in political science. Habilitation thesis topic: Government policy statements of the German chancellors from Adenauer to Schröder. Constitutional bases, functions, processes, international comparison.
  • Doctoral degree (Dr. phil.) at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Doctoral thesis topic: The opposition in the Bundestag and the Federal Constitutional Court. Legal proceedings in the Federal Constitutional Court as a checking instrument used by the parliamentary minority (grade: summa cum laude).
  • 1992: Magister Artium. Magister thesis topic: The Federal Constitutional Court and the Federal Government. A study of the tension between the two constitutional bodies using the example of rulings on Deutschlandpolitik (grade: summa cum laude).
  • 1986–1992: University study in Eichstätt and Washington, D.C.

Teaching

  • 2015–present: Chair of Comparative Political Science at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
  • July–Sept. 2013: Visiting professor at Sogang University in Seoul (South Korea)
  • 2002–2015: Subject representative for political systems theory and comparative government
  • 1996–2002: Research assistant
  • 1993–1996: Research associate at the Chair of Political Science I (Political Systems Theory and Comparative Government) at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Research interests

  • The political system in Germany and the system of government in other democracies
  • Constitutional jurisdiction
  • Bundesrat
  • Parliamentary opposition and political communication
  • Young democracies
  • Aspects of governance (government communication, informal governance)
  • European integration
  • Democratic theory and policy research in the fields of internal security, social policy, science policy, family policy, and economic policy