Dr. Benjamin Höhne
is Deputy Director of the Institute for Parliamentary Research in Berlin.
Höhne completed his graduate studies in Political Science at the University of Leipzig and the Martin-Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg, in 2005. His thesis was about political attitudes in an East-West comparison. Subsequently, he worked as Research Associate and Lecturer at the Universities of Trier (2006-2012), the Free University of Berlin (2009) and the University of Potsdam (2013-2015). Until 2016 Höhne worked as academic policy consultant in several security institutions (including the Planning Office of the Bundeswehr in Munich) and for the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. He has worked and studied in Carlisle (North England, ERASMUS), the University of Essex, the European University Institute in Florence and the European Parliament.
Since 2016, he teaches at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in the study programme “Parliamentary Questions and Civil Society”. As a result, he attaches importance to interfaces between theory and practice and connections among various levels of government, for example through excursions to the European Parliament, the German Bundestag and state parliaments.
Höhne’s dissertation, “Recruitment of EU Parliamentarians. Organization, Actors and Decisions in Parties”, received 2015 the Science Prize of the German Bundestag.
His fields of teaching and research are: Political Parties in and out of Parliaments, The System of Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, Political Participation as well as the Policy Area "Security Policy"