Daniela Beyer

University of Konstanz
Political Science

Universitätsstraße 10
Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg

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My current research agenda focuses on the relationship between public opinion and policy-making, studying both influencing factors and consequences. I draw on survey data as well as legislative outputs for quantitative approaches to the topic. The policy consequences of the European project for the member states from a comparative politics perspective have been my main focus over the past years. I study the consequences for agenda-setting and policy-making, representation, and convergence.

Beyer, Daniela. 2017. “The Neglected Effects of Europeanization in the Member States – Policymaking in Europeanized and Sovereign Domains.” Journal of European Public Policy (online first).
Abstract: This article finds that the transformative power of deepening European integration on member states’ domestic policy-making processes is stronger than previously assumed. Moving beyond analysis of directly European Union-influenced domestic legislation, the article instead focuses on the indirect consequences that emerge from shifting policy competencies between levels of the European project. The main argument contends that as policy competencies move from the national to the European level, domestic policy-makers gain capacity to reallocate attention. The theoretical framework for this claim combines literature on Europeanization and agenda-setting theories to an argument of European integration’s influence on domestic policy-making processes. Empirical findings, examining 35 years of deepening European integration, suggest that patterns of policy-making for the sovereign and directly European Union-influenced domestic agenda shares assimilate as European integration progresses.
URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2017.1310275
DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2017.1310275
Beyer, Daniela, Christian Breunig, and Marco Radojevic (forthcoming). “Punctuated Equilibrium Theory” in: The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy. Nikolaos Zahariadis and Laurie Buonanno (eds.). London & New York: Routledge.
URL: https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-European-Public-Policy/Zahariadis-Buonanno/p/book/9781138927339
Beyer, Daniela, Graeme Boushey, and Christian Breunig. 2015. “Die Punctuated-Equilibrium-Theorie” in: Handbuch Policy-Forschung. Georg Wenzelburger and Reimut Zohlnhöfer (eds.). Wiesbaden: Springer VS (p.355-378).
URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-658-01968-6_14

Substantive Focus:
Comparative Public Policy PRIMARY

Theoretical Focus:
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Public Opinion SECONDARY