Prof. Dr. Volker Schneider
Volker Schneider studied political science and economics in Berlin and Paris, He obtained a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), and received his habilitation at the University of Mannheim. Between 1986 and 1997 he was research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany. In 1997 he took up the Chair of Empirical Theory of the State at the University of Konstanz. In 2001 he was visiting scholar at Annenberg School of Communication, Los Angeles, and in 2006 he was visiting fellow at Harvard University. Volker Schneider was Head of the Department of Politics and Administration at the University of Konstanz for many years. From 2013 to 2017 he was Dean of the Faculty of Politics, Law and Economics. Volker Schneider has written extensively on policy networks, politics and policy of technology, government-business relations and the evolution of governance structures. He is currently investigating networks in German climate policy. In a long-term perspective he is working on a theory of the modern state and public policy in a systemic and relational perspective, combining complexity and network theories.
Volker Schneider is a guest researcher at the WZB’s center for civil society research from January to May 2019.