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Benjamin G. Engst

Universität Mannheim

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About

I am a postdoctoral researcher for the Collaborative Research Center – SFB 884 and I am affiliated with the Chair of Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. My 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. I hold a PhD from the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Mannheim. For my thesis "The Two Faces of Judicial Power. Dynamics of Judicial-Political Bargaining" I have been awarded the Lorenz-von-Stein Prize of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and the manuscript is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan. I have been a guest scholar at Emory University (USA) supported through a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In addition, I am involved in the research project “The Federal Constitutional Court as a Veto Player.” I was a research associate at the Chairs for Comparative Politics at Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany) and Georg-August-University of Göttingen (Germany) prior to joining the SFB in Mannheim. I 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, I spent my first year of graduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University (USA).

Research Interests

Comparative Politics, Constitutions, Parliaments, Political Methodology, Courts, Methods, Quantitative, Judicialisation, Policy Change

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