Benjamin G. Engst

pic_engstBenjamin G. Engst, MA


Address:  
Leibniz University of Hanover

                    Institute for Political Science
                     Im Moore 13
                    D-30167 Hannover
E-Mail: b.engst [at] ipw.uni-hannover.de
Website: www.benjamin-engst.de


Curriculum Vitae

Find my academic CV here.

Benjamin G. Engst is a research associate at the Leibniz University of Hanover (Germany) as well as a Ph.D. Candidate at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Mannheim.

His thesis is located in the area of Judicial Politics and developed under the advice of Prof. Thomas Gschwend, Ph.D. (University of Mannheim, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Christoph Hönnige (University of Hanover, Germany) as well as under the guidance of Prof. Tom S. Clark, Ph.D. and Prof. Jeffrey K. Staton, Ph.D. (both Emory University, USA). The current working title of his thesis is “The German Federal Constitutional Court: From Guardian to Policy Maker.” Doing research on his dissertation Benjamin has been to  Emory University (GA, USA)  supported through a Ph.D. Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Law and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mannheim (Germany). Furthermore, he spent his first year of graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University (MD, USA).

Journal Article (* peer review)

* Sternberg, Sebastian, Thomas Gschwend, Caroline E. Wittig, Benjamin G. Engst (2015): Zum Einfluss der öffentlichen Meinung auf Entscheidungen des Bundesverfassungsgerichts: Eine Analyse von abstrakten Normenkontrollen sowie Bund-Länder-Streitigkeiten 1974 – 2010. Politische Vierteljahresschrift 56 (4): 570-598.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Engst, Benjamin G. Die vierte Gesetzeslesung. Verfassungsgerichte des deutsch-österreichischen Modells als Vetospieler. Accepted for publication in: Roland Lhotta, Oliver Lembcke, Verena Frick (eds). Politik und Recht: Umrisse eines politikwissenschaftlichen Forschungsfeldes. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Engst, Benjamin G., Christoph Hönnige. Modern Times? Das Internet vor dem Bundesverfassungsgericht. Accepted for publication in: Andreas Busch, Yana Breindl, Tobias Jakobi (eds). Arbeitsbuch Netzpolitik. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Outreach

Engst, Benjamin G., Thomas GschwendChristoph Hönnige (2016): “Zum Dilemma des Verfassungsgerichtszugangs kleiner Oppositionsparteien: Was sagen eigentlich die Zahlen?” Verfassungsblog.de (VerfBlog)http://verfassungsblog.de/zum-dilemma-des-verfassungsgerichtszugangs-kleiner-oppositionsparteien-was-sagen-eigentlich-die-zahlen/

Working Papers & Projects

Bass, Leeann W., Benjamin G. Engst. “All For One or Every Man for Himself? The Effects of Individual Vote Publication Choices.”

Clark, Tom S., Benjamin G. Engst, Jeffrey K. Staton. “Estimating the Effect of Leisure on Judicial Performance.”

Engst, Benjamin G., Philipp Meyer. “Verfassungswelt ohne Verfassungsfunktion: Die Grenzen rechtlicher Strukturen in Zeiten des Ausnahmezustands.”


Conferences

Conference Papers

Engst, Benjamin G. (2015): You Better Listen! Effects of Legal Signals in the Legislative Arena. EPSA Annual General Conference, Wien, 25.-27.6.2015.

Engst, Benjamin G. (2015): You Better Listen! Effects of Legal Signals in the Legislative Arena. MPSA Annual Conference, Chicago, 16.4.-19.4.2015.

Hönnige, Christoph, Benjamin G. Engst, Thomas Gschwend, Caroline E. Wittig (2014): The German Constitutional Court as Veto Player: Composition, Decisions and the Absorption Hypothesis. ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, 3.-6.9.2014.

Engst, Benjamin G. (2014): Policy makers in robes: Silent judges inducing policy change. APSA  Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 28.-31.8.2014.

Hönnige, Christoph, Thomas Gschwend, Caroline E. Wittig, Benjamin G. Engst (2014): The German Constitutional Court: Conceptualizing an Innovative Database. APSA  Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 28.-31.8.2014.

Engst, Benjamin G. (2014): Policy makers in robes: Silent judges inducing policy change. IPSA World Congress, Montreal, 19.-24.7.2014.

Hönnige, Christoph, Thomas Gschwend, Benjamin G. Engst, Caroline E. Wittig (2014): The German Federal Constitutional Court as a Veto Player: Composition, Decisions, and the Absorption Hypothesis. IPSA World Congress, Montreal, 19.-24.7.2014.

Engst, Benjamin G. (2014): Policy makers in robes: Silent judges inducing policy change. EPSA Annual General Conference, Edinburgh, 19.-21.6.2014.

Engst, Benjamin G., Caroline E. Wittig, Christoph Hönnige, Thomas Gschwend (2014): Validating own Interests through Invalidating: Judges Shaping Policy. EPSA Annual General Conference, Edinburgh, 19.-21.6.2014.

Engst, Benjamin G. (2014): Policy makers in robes: Silent judges inducing policy change. MPSA Annual Conference, Chicago, 3.4.-6.4.2014.

Engst, Benjamin G., Caroline E. Wittig, Thomas Gschwend, Christoph Hönnige (2013): Courts as Veto Players: A Game-Theoretic Model. Themengruppe „Politik und Recht“ und der Sektion „Regierungssystem und Regieren in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland“ der DVPW, Hamburg, 15.-16.11.2013.

Engst, Benjamin G. (2013): From Guardian to Policy Maker: Judges limiting legislators. ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, 4.-7.9.2013.

Engst, Benjamin G., Caroline E. Wittig, Christoph Hönnige, Thomas Gschwend (2013):  Courts as Veto Players: A game-theoretic model. Presented at: ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, 4.-7.9.2013.

Engst, Benjamin G., Caroline E. Wittig, Christoph Hönnige, Thomas Gschwend (2013): Courts as Veto Players: A Game-Theoretic Model. Gründungstagung Themengruppe „Politik und Recht“ der DVPW, Jena, 21.-23.6.2013.

Engst, Benjamin G. (2013): From Guardian to Policy Maker: Judges limiting legislators. ECPR Joint Sessions, Mainz, 11.-16.3.2013.

Engst, Benjamin G., Caroline E. Wittig, Christoph Hönnige, Thomas Gschwend (2013):  Courts as Veto Players: A game-theoretic model. Presented at: ECPR Joint Sessions, Mainz, 11.-16.3.2013.

Engst, Benjamin G., Christoph Hönnige (2012): Reaching the Mountains Peak: Judicialization and its Limits in France. APSA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 30.8.-3.9.2012.

Engst, Benjamin G., Christoph Hönnige (2012): Stone-Sweet, Vanberg and the Abstract Review Procedure Revisited: Findings from the French Conseil Constitutionnel. IPSA World Congress, Madrid, 8.-12.7.2012.

Engst, Benjamin G., Christoph Hönnige (2012): Reaching the Mountains Peak: Judicialization and its Limits in France. EPSA Annual General Conference, Berlin, 21.-23.6.2012.

Engst, Benjamin G., Philipp Köker (2012): Constitutional Courts as Instruments of Intra-Executive Conflict Resolution. International Postgraduate Conference, University College London. 15.-17.2.2012.

Conference Organization

EPSA Annual General Conference. Wien, 25.-27.6.2014
Benjamin G. Engst (Chair) / Bernd Schlipphak (Disc.)
Panel: Forms of Political Communication

IPSA World Congress, Montréal, 19.-24.7.2014
Benjamin G. Engst (Chair), Christoph Hönnige (Disc.)
Panel: Constitutional Courts and Veto Player Theory: Theoretical and Empirical Match or Mismatch?

EPSA Annual General Conference, Edinburgh, 19.-21.6.2014
Paul C. Bauer (Chair), Benjamin G. Engst (Disc.)
Panel: Causes of Social Trust

ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, 4.-7.9.2013
Benjamin G. Engst (Chair & Disc.)
Section: P027:  Courts in Non-Democratic Systems, Democratisation and Democratic Breakdown

IPSA World Congress, Madrid, 8.-12.7.2012
Christoph Hönnige (Chair), Benjamin G. Engst (Disc.)
Panel: Institutional Design and Selection of Judges in an age of Judicial Power

EPSA Annual General Conference, Berlin, 21.-23.6.2012
David Hugh-Jones (Chair), Benjamin G. Engst (Disc.)
Panel: Political Trust