About Prof. Hönnige


Prof. Dr. Hönnige accepted an appointment at Leibniz Universität Hannover as a professor for Comparative and German Politics. In order to contact him from now on please use the address below:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Hönnige
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Philosophische Fakultät
Institut für Politische Wissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Vergleichende Regierungslehre und das Politische System der BRD
Schneiderberg 50
D-30167 Hannover

Telefon: +49 (0) 511 - 762 - 4683
Telefax: +49 (0) 511 - 762 - 4199
Email: c.hoennige@ipw.uni-hannover.de
Website: http://www.ipw.uni-hannover.de/pol_sys.html
Website: www.christoph-hoennige.de

Dr. Simon Fink will be the Head of Chair during the winter semester. Information about the upcoming courses can be found on StudIP and UniVZ.

If you have questions concerning the Head of Department please contact Prof. Dr. Anja Jetschke (anja.jetschke@sowi.uni-goettingen.de).

Any further inquiries regarding the discipline 'German Politics' at the University of Göttingen can be addressed to Kerstin Gebhardt.

Curriculum Vitae

Christoph Hönnige is Professor for German Politics at the University of Göttingen since 2011. He studied at the University of Konstanz between 1995 and 2001 and has a degree in Verwaltungswissenschaften. From 2002 until 2007 he was working as Lecturer and research Associate at the Chair for Comparative Politics at the University of Potsdam. He also received his PhD from the University of Potsdam in 2006. Before being appointed in Göttingen he was Assistant Professor for German and Comparative Politics at the University of Kaiserslautern (2007-2011).


His research focuses on three aspects:

- Constitutional courts in comparative perspective and the Bundesverfassungsgericht
- Parliaments and administrative reforms
- Comparative Policy Agendas

In all three research fields he analyses the impact of institutional rules on individual behavior and the behavior of groups. Together with Prof. Dr. Thomas Gschwend (CDSS, University of Mannheim) he is directing the project “The German Constitutional Court as Veto Player” which is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and together with Prof. Dr. Diana Panke (SPIRe, University College Dublin) he is also directing the project „Voice without Vote“ which is sponsored by the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation.