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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.