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Dr. Steffen Hurka

Dr. Steffen Hurka

Contact

Ludwig-Maximilians-University
Department of Political Science
Chair of Empirical Theories of Politics
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Room: 176
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9038

Office hours:
Tuesday 4 - 6 pm.
Please contact me in advance for an appointment.

Education

  • May 2011 - May 2015: PhD program at University of Konstanz, Germany
    Title of the dissertation: "The conditional impact of rampage shootings on gun policies in Western Europe, 1990-2010 – A comparative analysis of politicization and policy change."
  • October 2008 - April 2011: University of Konstanz, Germany
    Master of Political Science and Administration, Specialization in International Relations and European Integration
    Title of MA-Thesis: “Changing the Output – The Logic of Amendment Success in the European Parliament´s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)”
  • August 2006 - May 2007: University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), USA (Exchange year)
  • October 2004 - April 2008: University of Konstanz, Germany
    Bachelor of Political Science and Administration
    Title of BA-Thesis: “Intergovernmentalists vs. Supranationalists: Individual Preference Formation of Top Officials in the European Commission – A Replication Study”

Work experience

  • April 2014-present: Research Assistant at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany
    Tasks: Involvement in the further development of the MORAPOL-project, teaching of seminars on the BA-level
  • May 2011-March 2014: Research Assistant at the University of Konstanz, Germany
    Administration of the MORAPOL project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill. My main policy area: weapon regulations
  • August 2010 – December 2010: Managing Editor of the academic journal European Union Politics
  • May 2010 – December 2010: Student Assistant of the Chair of International Politics (Prof. Gerald Schneider), University of Konstanz, Germany
  • January 2010 – March 2010: External Student Research Assistant. Topic: Comparative Study of Electoral Systems
  • January 2009 – May 2009: Internship in the United States House of Representatives, Washington D.C., USA by Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D, NM), stipend from the German-American Internship Program (CDS International, InWent)
  • April 2008 – September 2008Student Assistant for the Chair of Empirical Methods in Political and Administrative Science (Jun. Prof. Peter Selb), University of Konstanz, Germany
  • March 2006 – July 2006 and June 2007 – July 2007: Internship in the European Parliament by the MEP Elisabeth Jeggle (CDU, Germany) in Brussels, Belgium

Publications

Editions

  • Christoph Knill, Christian Adam and Steffen Hurka (2015). On the road to permissiveness? Change and convergence of moral regulation in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Articles in peer-reviewed academic journals

  • Steffen Hurka, Michael Kaeding and Lukas Obholzer (forthcoming). Learning on the job? EU Enlargement and the Assignment of (Shadow) Rapporteurships in the European Parliament, Journal of Common Market Studies (early view).
  • Steffen Hurka (2013). Changing the output: The logic of amendment success in the European Parliament´s ENVI committee, European Union Politics 14 (2): 273-296.
  • Steffen Hurka and Kerstin Nebel (2013). Framing and policy change after shooting rampages: a comparative analysis of discourse networks, Journal of European Public Policy 20 (3): 390-406.
  • Steffen Hurka and Michael Kaeding (2012). Report Allocation in the European Parliament after Eastern Enlargement, Journal of European Public Policy 19 (4): 512-529.

Articles in journals (no peer-review)

  • Michael Kaeding and Steffen Hurka (2010). Where are the MEPs from the accession countries? Rapporteurship assignments in the European Parliament after Eastern Enlargement, Eipascope 2/2010.

Contributions in edited volumes 

  • Steffen Hurka (2015). Zäsur oder ,Business-as-Usual’? Die Verteilung der Abstimmungsmacht im neu gewählten Europäischen Parlament, in: Michael Kaeding und Niko Switek (Hrsg.): Die Europawahl 2014 – Spitzenkandidaten, Protestparteien, Nichtwähler. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 323-333.
  • Steffen Hurka (2015). Handguns: on target for authority?, in: Christoph Knill, Christian Adam und Steffen Hurka (Hrsg.): On the road to permissiveness? Change and convergence of moral regulation in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kerstin Nebel und Steffen Hurka (2015). Abortion: finding the impossible compromise, in: Christoph Knill, Christian Adam und Steffen Hurka (Hrsg.): On the road to permissiveness? Change and convergence of moral regulation in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Christoph Knill, Christian Adam und Steffen Hurka (2015). Introduction, in: Christoph Knill, Christian Adam und Steffen Hurka (Hrsg.): On the road to permissiveness? Change and convergence of moral regulation in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Christian Adam, Steffen Hurka und Christoph Knill (2015). Conceptualizing and measuring styles of moral regulation, in: Christoph Knill, Christian Adam und Steffen Hurka (Hrsg.): On the road to permissiveness? Change and convergence of moral regulation in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Steffen Hurka, Christoph Knill und Christian Adam (2015). Empirical trends and conventional explanations: some puzzling misfits, in: Christoph Knill, Christian Adam und Steffen Hurka (Hrsg.): On the road to permissiveness? Change and convergence of moral regulation in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Christian Adam, Christoph Knill und Steffen Hurka (2015). Theoretical expectations regarding sources and directions of morality policy change, in: Christoph Knill, Christian Adam und Steffen Hurka (Hrsg.): On the road to permissiveness? Change and convergence of moral regulation in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Christian Adam, Christoph Knill und Steffen Hurka (2015). Conclusion, in: Christoph Knill, Christian Adam und Steffen Hurka (Hrsg.): On the road to permissiveness? Change and convergence of moral regulation in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Steffen Hurka (2015). Schnellschüsse oder Volltreffer? Die Regulierung privater Handfeuerwaffen, in: Christoph Knill, Stephan Heichel, Caroline Preidel, und Kerstin Nebel (Hrsg.): Moralpolitik in Deutschland – Staatliche Regulierung gesellschaftlicher Wertkonflikte im historischen und internationalen Vergleich, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 225-241.

Conference Papers

  • Steffen Hurka (2015). Moonlighting MEPs – The determinants and consequences of legislators´ ancillary income in the European Parliament, Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, 16-19 April 2015.
  • Steffen Hurka, Christian Adam, and Christoph Knill (2015). Patterns of Morality Policy Change in Europe, Paper presented at the 73rd Annual Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, 16-19 April 2015 (paper presented by co-author Christian Adam).
  • Steffen Hurka and Christoph Knill (2014). The influence of handgun regulations on suicide rates in 19 European countries (1980-2010), Paper presented at the 5th ECPR Regulatory Governance Conference, Barcelona, 25-27 June 2014.
  • Steffen Hurka, Michael Kaeding and Lukas Obholzer (2014). Out of the dark, into the light: (shadow) rapporteurship assignments in the European Parliament after enlargement, Paper presented at the 7th Pan-European Conference on the European Union, The Hague, Netherlands, 5-7 June 2014 (paper presented by co-authors Michael Kaeding and Lukas Obholzer).
  • Christian Adam, Steffen Hurka, and Christoph Knill (2013). How Governments Constrain and Sanction Individual Behavior – Four Styles of Regulation, Paper presented at the Celebratory Comparative Policy Analysis Conference, Leuven, Belgium, 27-30 November 2013.
  • Steffen Hurka (2013). On the path to prohibition? Convergence patterns in the regulation of civilian handgun ownership, Paper presented at the 1st International Conference of Public Policy (ICPP), Grenoble, France, 26-28 June 2013 and at the 7th ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, France, 4-7 September 2013.
  • Steffen Hurka (2012). Changing the Output - The Logic of Amendment Success in the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety (ENVI), Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA), Berlin, Germany, 21-23 June 2012.
  • Steffen Hurka and Michael Kaeding (2011). Report allocation in the European Parliament after eastern enlargement, Paper presented at the 12th Biennial International Conference of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA), Boston, Massachusetts, 3-5 March 2011 (paper presented by co-author Michael Kaeding).

Teaching

Summer Term 2015:

Winter Term 2014/2015:

Summer Term 2014:

  • The European Parliament (BA-seminar, taught in English)
  • Research Design (BA-seminar, taught in German)

Workshops and Conferences

  • Celebratory Comparative Policy Analysis Conference, Leuven, 27-30 November 2013, Panel on Mixed Methods
  • 1st International Conference on Public Policy, Grenoble, 26-28 June 2013, Session 3 of the panel “Morality Policy – Theoretical Advancements and Empirical Evidence”