Dr. Andreas Warntjen

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Assistant Professor of Political Science (European/International Politics)
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General information

Dr. Andreas Warntjen was Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Public Administration at the University of Twente, where he was teaching courses on international relations, European politics and social science research methods. Before joining the faculty at Twente in 2007 he was a Lecturer in Public Choice and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and taught comparative constitutional analysis at the University of Konstanz, where he also was a member of the Centre for Junior Research Fellows. His main areas of expertise are:

  • European policy-making
  • International relations
  • European environmental policy
  • Public policy and political economy
  • Social science research methods

Andreas Warntjen received a Master of Arts in Political Science, Sociology and Law from the University of Konstanz in 2002 and a Master of Research in Political Science from LSE in 2004. He was awarded his PhD in Political Science from LSE in 2007. Dr. Warntjen received additional training in research methods and advanced quantitative data analysis at ECPR summer schools at Leiden University and the University of Essex, at an ESRC spring school at Oxford University and at ICPSR summer schools at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Furthermore, he was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from LSE.

In his research, Dr. Warntjen is studying the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of decision-making in political systems, focusing on innovative forms of governance. A key topic in his research is the interaction of political institutions and economic interests in the European system of multi-level governance, particularly in the areas of environmental policy and social policy. His latest project is on regulatory competition and decision-making in the field of environmental policy after the 2004 enlargement of the European Union. He is also working on computer-aided data extraction and coding as well as the impact of party politics on European legislative decision-making. Previous research has been on the impact of the Council Presidency on EU legislation and on treaty reform in the European Union.  

At Twente, Dr. Warntjen is teaching courses on European political integration and policy-making, international relations, international organizations, EU foreign policy, the analysis of international negotiations and social science research methodology (including both quantitative and qualitative methods).

Dr. Warntjen is currently a member of the editorial board of the Journal of European Public Policy. In the past, he has been a referee for the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary European Research, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of Theoretical Politics and World Politics as well as Cambridge University Press and Palgrave Macmillan. He is also a senior member of the Netherlands Institute of Governance and a founding member of the European Legislative Politics Research Group.

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Research interests: European policy-making, legislative decision-making, party politics, rational choice theory and formal modelling, international relations theory, international organizations, EU foreign policy, negotiation analysis, research methodology, quantitative data analysis, measurement of political positions

Research interests

Andreas Warntjen’s current research focuses on EU policy-making, legislative politics, party politics and regulatory competition. He is also working on computer-aided, automated data extraction and coding of political variables.


Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Edited Volumes

  • The Role of Political Parties in the European Union, edited with B. Lindberg and A. Rasmussen, special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy, 2008 (also available as an edited volume by Routledge) Table of Contents
  • Governance in Europe? The Role of Interest Groups (edited with A. Wonka), Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2004  Table of Contents Chapter Summaries Download
  • Herausforderung Europa? Von Visionen zu Konzepten (Challenge Europe? From Visions to Concepts, edited with T. Blume and T. Lorenzen), Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2003

Contributions to edited volumes:

  • Designing Democratic Institutions: Legitimacy and the Reform of the Council of the European Union in the Lisbon Treaty in S. Dosenrode: Europe after Lisbon, Ashgate, 2012
  • Entries on “Bargaining”, “Veto players”, “Veto power”, “Blocking Coalition”, and “Noncooperative Games”, in K. Dowding (ed.) Encyclopedia of Power, London, Sage, 2011
  • ‘Steering, but not dominating: The Impact of the Council Presidency on EU Legislation’, in: D. Naurin and H. Wallace: Unveiling the Council of the European Union. Games Governments Play in Brussels, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008
  • ‘The Laeken Convention: Consensus without Unity’ (with T. Koenig and S. Burkhart), in: T. Koenig and S. Hug: Preference Formation and European Constitution-Building - A Comparative Study in Member States and Accession Countries, London/New York: Routledge, 2006
  • ‘The Making of Public Policies in the European Union: Linking Theories of Formal Decision-making and Informal Interest Intermediation’ (with A. Wonka), in: A. Warntjen and A. Wonka: Governance in Europe? The Role of Interest Groups, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2004


  • The rotating Council presidency hinders legislative continuity in the Council of the European Union’, LSE EUROPP blog, 11 December 2013 :
  • ‘The Elusive Quest for Continuity? Legislative Decisison-Making and the Council Presidency before and after Lisbon, Policy Brief for the DEUBAL’ (Decision-Making Before and After Lisbon) Project, presented in Brussels in 2012.
  • ‘Mode(l)s of Decision-Making in the Council of the European Union’, Dublin European Institute, Working Paper 09-6
  • ‘Requiem for a Dream? Academic Career Opportunities for Young Political Scientists in Germany’ (with A. Goerres), European Political Science, Vol. 5 (2006), pp. 253-263

Conference Presentations and Invited Lectures

Dr. Warntjen has presented his research at conferences of the American Political Science Association (2008), European Consortium for Political Research (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012), the European Union Studies Association (2005, 2009), Midwest Political Science Association (2007), Netherlands Institute of Governance (2008) and the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (2004). Furthermore, he gave presentations in research workshops at the European University Institute (2007), Konstanz University (2003), London School of Economics and Political Science (2006), Manchester University (2006), University of Wisconsin, Madison (2009) and Uppsala University (2006). In addition, he was invited for talks at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna (2006), the University of Exeter (2007), the Methods Centre at the University of Oldenburg (2010) and Oxford University (2007).


2007/8 - present


  • (at the London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • MSc Public Administration and Public Policy
  • MRes/PhD in Political Science (compulsory course)
  • Public Choice and Public Policy
  • (optional for MSc, compulsory for MRes/PhD students)
  • BSc Government and Economics
  • Public Choice and Politics
  • (2nd year, compulsory course, optional for other courses)