Benjamin G. Engst

pic_engstBenjamin G. Engst, MA


Address:  
University of Mannheim

                    Sonderforschungsbereich 884
                    B6, 30-32
                    D-68131 Mannheim
E-Mail: engst [at] uni-mannheim [dot] de
Website: www.benjamin-engst.de


Curriculum Vitae

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Benjamin Engst is a research associate at the Collaborative Research Center SFB 884 at the University of Mannheim in Project C4. His research interests include Comparative Political Behavior, Comparative Political Institutions and Computer-Assisted Text Analysis with a strong focus on Quantitative Methods and an emphasis on Judicial Politics in a cross-European comparison.

Benjamin was a research associate at the Chairs for Comparative Politics at the Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany) and the Georg-August-University of Göttingen (Germany) prior to joining the SFB in Mannheim. He recently submitted his dissertation, entitled: “The Two Faces of Judicial Power: The Dynamics of Judicial-Political Bargaining” at the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Mannheim. Doing research for his dissertation Benjamin has been to Emory University (USA) supported through a Ph.D. Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In addition, he was involved in the research project “The Federal Constitutional Court as a Veto Player.”

Benjamin received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Law and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mannheim (Germany). Moreover, he spent his first year of graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University (USA). In addition, he was a student assistant at the Chair for Political Science and International Comparative Social Research and received methods training participating in the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and the EITM European Summer Institute.

Pleas visit his personal website www.benjamin-engst.de for more information.


Journal Article (* peer review)

*Clark, Tom S. / Benjamin G. Engst / Jeffrey K. Staton. “Estimating the Effect of Leisure on Judicial Performance.” Accepted for publication in: Journal of Legal Studies. 
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Engst, Benjamin G. / Thomas Gschwend / Nils Schaks / Sebastian Sternberg / Caroline E. Wittig. 2017. “Zum Einfluss der Parteinähe auf das Abstimmungsverhalten der Bundesverfassungsrichter. Eine quantitative Untersuchung.” [The Influence of Party Identification on Judicial Votes at the German Federal Constitutional Court. A Quantitative Assessment.] JuristenZeitung 72 (17): 816-826.
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*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.” [On the Influence of Public Opinion on decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court. An Analysis of Abstract Judicial Reviews and Federal State Disputes 1974 – 2010] Politische Vierteljahresschrift 56 (4): 570-598.
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Chapters in Edited Volumes

Engst, Benjamin G. 2017. Die vierte Gesetzeslesung. Verfassungsgerichte des deutsch-österreichischen Modells als Vetospieler. [The ’Fourth Reading’. Constitutional Courts as Veto Players.] In: Roland Lhotta, Oliver Lembcke, Verena Frick (eds). Politik und Recht: Umrisse eines politikwissenschaftlichen Forschungsfeldes. Baden-Baden: Nomos: 281-301.

Engst, Benjamin G. / Christoph Hönnige. Modern Times? Das Internet vor dem Bundesverfassungsgericht. [Modern Times? The Internet before the German Federal Constitutional Court.] Accepted for publication in: Andreas Busch, Yana Breindl, Tobias Jakobi (eds). Arbeitsbuch Netzpolitik. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Public Scholarship

Engst, Benjamin G. / Thomas Gschwend / Christoph 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/