Sandra Eckert’s teaching engages with several sub-disciplines of political science, namely European studies, international relations, comparative politics, comparative public policy, policy analysis, comparative capitalism and international political economy. It provides for an overview of European integration history and theories, the political process in the European multilevel system and the domestic impact of European politics. Teaching covers formats at an introductory as well as an advanced level with a policy focus (e.g. European economic policy) or a comparative politics focus (e.g. France and Germany).
In her research, Sandra studies issues related to European integration, comparative public policy and international political economy. She analyses governance in the European multilevel system in various policy fields in the context of the Single European Market, while also considering national and international settings. Her research engages with the role of non-majoritarian institutions and private actors in the regulatory process, raising questions of input and output legitimacy. Sandra is particularly interested in the dynamics and effects of economic and social regulation at national, European and international level. Her expertise covers West European countries, namely France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.