Research Contributions

This page summarizes publications, working papers, conference papers, and organized workshops highlighting the contribution of our research.

Publications

Journal Articles

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.

Sternberg, Sebastian, Thomas Gschwend, Caroline Wittig und 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. / Christoph Hönnige. 2018. Modern Times? Das Internet vor dem Bundesverfassungsgericht. [Modern Times? The Internet before the German Federal Constitutional Court.] InAndreas Busch, Yana Breindl, Tobias Jakobi (eds). Netzpolitik: Ein einführender Überblick. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften: 163-187.

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.

Books

Benjamin G. Engst. 2018. The Two Faces of Judicial Power: The Dynamics of Judicial-Political Bargaining. Under contract with Palgrave Macmillan.

Wittig, Caroline. 2016. The Occurrence of Separate Opinions at the Federal Constitutional Court. An Analysis with a Novel Database. Berlin: Logos.

Conferences

Conference Papers

Engst, Benjamin G. / Thomas Gschwend / Christoph Hönnige / Caroline E. Wittig. 2019. “The Constitutional Court Database: Conceptualizing a relational database.” Presented at: Multi-User Databases on Judicial Decision-Making, EUI Florence 2019.

Hönnige, Christoph, Benjamin G. Engst, Thomas Gschwend, Caroline E. Wittig. 2014. “The German Constitutional Court as Veto Player: Composition, Decisions and the Absorption Hypothesis.” Presented at: ECPR General Conference 2014IPSA World Congress 2014.

Hönnige, Christoph, Thomas Gschwend, Caroline E. Wittig, Benjamin G. Engst. 2014. “The German Constitutional Court: Conceptualizing an Innovative Database.” Presented at: APSA  Annual Meeting 2014.

Engst, Benjamin G., Caroline E. Wittig, Christoph Hönnige, Thomas Gschwend. 2014. “Validating own Interests through Invalidating: Judges Shaping Policy.” Presented at:  EPSA Annual General Conference 2014.

Engst, Benjamin G., Caroline E. Wittig, Christoph Hönnige, Thomas Gschwend. 2013.  “Courts as Veto Players: A game-theoretic model.” Presented at: ECPR Joint Sessions 2013; ECPR General Conference 2013; DVPW Politik & Recht 2013.

Engst, Benjamin G., Christoph Hönnige. 2012. “Reaching the Mountains Peak: Judicialization and its Limits in France.” Presented at:  APSA Annual Meeting 2012IPSA World Congress 2012; EPSA Annual General Conference 2012.

Talks

Engst, Benjamin G. 2014. “The German Federal Constitutional Court as a Veto Player: A Three Year Research Project.” GIGA-Workshop Courts under Pressure, Hamburg, 27.-28.2.2014.