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Prof. Dr. Klaus H. Goetz

Prof. Dr. Klaus H. Goetz

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Professor Goetz is currently on leave of absence to lead a CAS Research Group on "Exceptional Political Dynamics: Temporality, Turbulence, Transformation".


Department of Political Science
Chair of Political Systems and European Integration
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich

Room: G 110
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180-9040
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180-9042

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Since April 1st, 2013 Klaus H. Goetz has been professor and chair in Political Systems and European Integration at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science at the LMU Munich. Before coming to Munich, he held the chair in German and European Politics and Government at the University of Potsdam (2006 – 2013). He studied Italian and Political Science at the University of Tübingen, the University of Massachusetts and the London School of Economics (LSE). After earning his doctoral degree from Nuffield College, University of Oxford, he was a researcher at Nuffield College and at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer. Between 1992 and 2006, he taught in the Department of Government at the LSE. Klaus H. Goetz has held visiting professorships at Sciences Po Bordeaux, Hebrew University, the Institute of Advanced Studies Vienna, the European the University of Tokyo and at Humboldt-University Berlin. He was a Fernand Braudel Fellow at the EUI.

Klaus H. Goetz has led and been partner in a number of international research projects, researching topics such as the temporalities of the European Union (with J.-H. Meyer-Sahling) and legislative processes in Central Eastern Europe (with R. Zubek). Currently he is leading projects on differential time horizons in second chambers and on budgeting in international administrations (see

Since 2000, Klaus H. Goetz has been co-editor of the journal West European Politics. Since 2012, he has been member of the Executive Committee of the European Consortium of Political Research – the ECPR. He was founding speaker of the DFG-WIPCAD PhD program at the University of Potsdam.