Sophie Biesenbender (geb. Schmitt)

Dr. Sophie Biesenbender (geb. Schmitt)

Research area Research System and Science Dynamics
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Sophie Biesenbender has been a researcher at the Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance – iFQ since 2012. In 2016, the iFQ merged with the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies – DZHW. Previously she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz (2011-2012) and as a research associate at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2008-2011).

She has a Master’s in Public Affairs and Politics from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, and a doctorate in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz. Her dissertation project dealt with the comparative analysis of innovation in environmental policy.

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Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Governance, Policy analysis

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Building the EU's Energy Policy Agenda: An Introduction.

Tosun, J., Biesenbender, S., & Schulze, K. (2015).
Building the EU's Energy Policy Agenda: An Introduction. In J. Tosun, S. Biesenbender & K. Schulze (Hrsg.), Energy Policy Making in the EU: Building the Agenda, (S. 1-17). London, UK: Springer.

Building the EU's Energy Policy Agenda: Insights Gained.

Tosun, J., Biesenbender, S., & Schulze, K. (2015).
Building the EU's Energy Policy Agenda: Insights Gained. In J. Tosun, S. Biesenbender & K. Schulze (Hrsg.), Energy Policy Making in the EU: Building the Agenda, (S. 247-263). London, UK: Springer.

Study on assessing the contribution of the framework programmes to the development of human research capacity RTD - Human Research Capacity-2013-A.5.

IDEA Consult, iFQ, & PPMI (2014).
Study on assessing the contribution of the framework programmes to the development of human research capacity RTD - Human Research Capacity-2013-A.5.

Policy-Entwicklung als 'Design Science': Das Projekt 'Spezifikation Kerndatensatz Forschung'.

Biesenbender, S., & Riechert, M. (2014).
Policy-Entwicklung als 'Design Science': Das Projekt 'Spezifikation Kerndatensatz Forschung'. In Universität Hamburg (Hrsg.), Change: Hochschule der Zukunft (Tagungsband der Campus Innovation 2013), (S. 157-161). Hamburg: Universitätskolleg-Schriften.

Mixed-Methods Designs in Comparative Public Policy Research: The Dismantling of Pension Policies.

Biesenbender, S., & Héritier, A. (2014).
Mixed-Methods Designs in Comparative Public Policy Research: The Dismantling of Pension Policies. In I. Engeli & C. Rothmayr (Hrsg.), Comparative Policy Studies: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges (Research Methods), (S. 237-264). Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Domestic politics and the diffusion of international policy innovations: How does accommodation happen?

Biesenbender, S., & Tosun, J. (2014).
Domestic politics and the diffusion of international policy innovations: How does accommodation happen? Global Environmental Change, 29, 424-433.

Policy-Analysis meets Morality Policy. Theoretical Aspects, Concepts and Explanatory Factors of Policy-Change.

Heichel, S., Knill, C., & Schmitt, S. (2013).
Policy-Analysis meets Morality Policy. Theoretical Aspects, Concepts and Explanatory Factors of Policy-Change. Journal of European Public Policy (Special Issue), 20(3), 318-334.

Regulating prostitution and same-sex marriage in Italy and Spain. The interplay of political and societal veto players in two Catholic societies.

Schmitt, S., Euchner, E.-M., & Preidel, C. (2013).
Regulating prostitution and same-sex marriage in Italy and Spain. The interplay of political and societal veto players in two Catholic societies. Journal of European Public Policy (Special Issue), 20(3), 425-441.

Sequences of Active Policy Dismantling? Path Dependency in Pension Reform Processes.

Schmitt, S. (2012).
Sequences of Active Policy Dismantling? Path Dependency in Pension Reform Processes. In M. W. Bauer, A. Jordan, C. Green-Pedersen & A. Héritier (Hrsg.), Dismantling Public Policy: Preferences, Strategies, and Effects, (S. 57-80). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Comparative Approaches to the Study of Public Policy-Making.

Schmitt, S. (2012).
Comparative Approaches to the Study of Public Policy-Making. In E. Araral, S. Fritzen, M. Howlett, M. Ramesh & X. Wu (Hrsg.), The Routledge Handbook of Public Policy, (S. 29-43). New York: Routledge.

Choosing environmental policy instruments: An assessment of the environmental dimension of EU energy policy.

Schmitt, S., & Schulze, K. (2011).
Choosing environmental policy instruments: An assessment of the environmental dimension of EU energy policy. In J. Tosun & I. Solorio (Hrsg.), Energy and Environment in Europe: Assessing a Complex Relationship? European Integration online Papers (EIoP).
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Energy Policy in Europe: Understanding Agenda-Setting Dynamics.

Schmitt, S. (2013, Juni).
Energy Policy in Europe: Understanding Agenda-Setting Dynamics. Vortrag und Panel Co-Chair (mit Jale Tosun) auf der 1st International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) of the International Political Science Association, University of Grenoble, Grenoble.

Environmental Policy and Economic Competition.

Schmitt, S. (2012, August).
Environmental Policy and Economic Competition. Vorlesung auf der VW Summer School 2012: Current Trends in Economics and Management, Universität Konstanz, Konstanz.

Domestic Politics and the Diffusion of Climate Change Policies: How Are Innovations Accommodated?

Schmitt, S., & Tosun, J. (2012, Juni).
Domestic Politics and the Diffusion of Climate Change Policies: How Are Innovations Accommodated? Vortrag auf dem Climate Policy Innovation Workshop II, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Cambridge.

Domestic Politics and the Diffusion of Climate Change Policies: How Are Innovations Accommodated?

Schmitt, S., & Tosun, J. (2012, Februar).
Domestic Politics and the Diffusion of Climate Change Policies: How Are Innovations Accommodated? Vortrag auf dem Climate Policy Innovation Workshop I, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam.

Sustainable development and economic crises: Concepts and measurement.

Schmitt, S. (2011, August).
Sustainable development and economic crises: Concepts and measurement. Panel Chair auf der 6th ECPR General Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

Sustainable Development and Economic Crises: An Empirical Review of Patterns of Social and Environmental Policy Change in 24 OECD Countries.

Schulze, K., Tosun, J., & Schmitt, S. (2011, August).
Sustainable Development and Economic Crises: An Empirical Review of Patterns of Social and Environmental Policy Change in 24 OECD Countries. Vortrag auf der 6th ECPR General Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

The global diffusion of environmental policy innovations: An analysis of patterns and explanatory factors.

Schmitt, S. (2011, Juni).
The global diffusion of environmental policy innovations: An analysis of patterns and explanatory factors. Vortrag auf der 10th Nordic Environmental Social Sciences Conference (NESS), University of Stockholm, Stockholm.