Prof. Dr. Sandra Eckert - Publications


2019. Corporate Power and Regulation. Consumers and the Environment in the European Union. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Discussed by: Malou van den Broek, Onna 2020. »Exploring Two Facets of Corporate Power in EU Policymaking.« Political Studies Review

2015. The Social Face of the Regulatory State. Reforming Public Services in Europe. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Edited volume

2012. »Symposium on Experimentalist Governance«, Regulation & Governance, 6/3 (with T. A. Börzel).

Articles in peer reviewed journals

2020. »Are business actors right a lot? On the strategic use of self-regulation and litigation by European business associations« (in German) Der Moderne Staat, 13. Jg. Heft 2/2020, 1-22.

2020. »Beyond legislation: reconsidering the locus of power in EU regulatory governance« Special Issue The Theory and Practice of Legislation eds. N. Kosti, D. Levi-Faur and G. Mor, 7/3, 205-225.

2020. »Private authority in tackling cross-border issues. The hidden path of integrating European energy markets« Special Issue Journal of European Integration eds. V. J. Fairbrass, A. Herranz-Surralés and I. Solorio 42/1, 59-75 (with B. Eberlein).

2018. »Two spheres of regulation. Balancing social and economic policy goals« Regulation & Governance 12/2, 175-313.

2016. »The governance of Markets, Sustainability and Supply. Toward a European Energy Policy« Journal of Contemporary European Research 12/1, 502-517.

2012. »Experimentalist Governance: An Introduction« Regulation & Governance 6/3, 371-377 (with T. A. Börzel).

2010. »Between Commitment and Control: Varieties of Delegation in the European Postal Sector« Journal of European Public Policy 17/8, 1231-1252.

2009. »Self-Regulation by Associations: A Collective Action Problem in Environmental Regulation« Business and Politics 11/1, Article 3 (with A. Héritier).

2009. »Postal Reform around the Globe. Comparing the Asian and European Experience« Policy and Society 27/3, 261-272.

2008. »New Modes of Governance in the Shadow of Hierarchy: Self-Regulation by Industry in Europe« Journal of Public Policy 28/1, 113-138 (with A. Héritier).

Book chapters

Forthcoming »Theresa May’s leadership in Brexit negotiations: Self-Representation and Media Evaluations« in: Pathways to Power: Female Leadership and Women Empowerment in the European Union. edited by I. Tömmel and H. Müller, Oxford: Oxford University Press (with C. Galpin).

2019. »Cross-border technical cooperation in times of political disintegration: The case of European electricity markets« (in German) in: Energiewende in Times of Populism (in German) edited by W. Canzler, J. Radtke and M. Schreurs, Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

2018. »The company in western business systems and national varieties of advanced capitalism« in: Handbook of the International Political Economy of the Corporation, edited by C. May and A. Nölke, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

2018. »The European Commission as a negotiator: Evidence from the disintegration talks with the United Kingdom and Switzerland « in: The European Commission: promoting European Cohesion? edited by J. Ege,  M. W. Bauer and S. Becker, Baden-Baden: Nomos.

2018. »Wettbewerb und Regulierung« in: Politik und Wirtschaft: Ein integratives Kompendium, edited by K. Mause, C. Müller and K. Schubert, Wiesbaden: Springer VS/ Gabler. (with O. Budzinski).

2011. »European Regulatory Governance« in: Handbook of the Politics of Regulation, edited by D. Levi-Faur, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 513-524.

2011. »EU« in: Internationale Organisationen, edited by K. Freistein and J. Leininger, München: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, 94-105.

2009. »Researching Governance in a Multinational Environment: The European University Institute«, in: European Multilevel Governance. Contrasting Images in National Research, edited by B. Kohler-Koch and F. Larat, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 153-164.

2004. »Paul Karl Feyerabend«, »Thomas Samuel Kuhn«, »Imre Lakatos«, »Karl Raimund Popper«, in: Politische Theorie der Gegenwart in Einzeldarstellungen, edited by G. Riescher, Stuttgart: Kröner Verlag.

Working papers

2020 »EMU reform proposals and their (non) implementation: An overview«. SAFE White Paper No. 78, December 2020 (with V. Lindner and A. Nölke).

2020. »EU Agencies in Banking and Energy between Institutional and Policy Centralisation«. SAFE Working Paper No. 278, May 2020. Available at SSRN:;TARN Working Paper Series 05/2020, July 2020. Available at SSRN:

2015. »Wettbewerb und Regulierung« Diskussionspapier Nr. 93, Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre, Technische Universität Ilmenau (with 0. Budzinski).

2008. »Self-Regulation by Associations: Collective Action Problems in European Environmental Regulation« EUI Working Papers, RSCAS 1008/26 (with A. Héritier).

Invited talks and conference contributions since 2019

Jean Monnet Lecture »The EU Regulatory State in a Turbulent Age: Implications of Crises Responses for the Core of Integration«, Jean Monnet Chair at the Gutenberg University Mainz, 27 January 2021.

Conference paper »Whose Circular Economy? Industry Expertise and European Regulation on Plastics« Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Conference 2020, Virtual Event, 30 November-1 December 2020 (with A. Mah).

Conference paper »The rise of the Circular Economy, decline of the Bioeconomy? A tale of two concepts and business involvement in the EU« Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Conference 2020, Virtual Event, 30 November-1 December 2020.

Conference paper »Administrative and private networks in European governance: Coevolving or competing? The case of energy and banking« Workshop European Administrative Networks, Virtual Event, 5-6 November 2020.

Panel Chair (with A. Lenschow, J. Pollex) Private Governance, Corporate Power and Environmental Politics in Europe, supported by ECPR Environmental Politics Standing Group, ECPR General Conference, 26-28 August 2020.

Conference paper »The Single European Market in a Turbulent Age. Implications of the EU’s Crisis Response for the Core of Integration« ECPR General Conference, 26-28 August 2020 (with M. Cini).

Conference paper »Administrative and private networks in European governance: Coevolving or competing? The case of energy and banking« ECPR General Conference, 26-28 August 2020.

Conference paper »The Political Economy of European Banking Union in Normal Times – Moving Towards Single Resolution«. Network L Regulation and Governance. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics SASE 2020, 18-20 July 2020.

Invited talk and Roundtable »Corporate Power and Regulation«, Max-Po Impromptu & CEE Seminar Perspectives on Corporate Power (with T. David, J. Stuckatz and C. Woll), Center for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Sciences Po Paris, 2 March 2020.

Conference paper »Facing the Glass Cliff: Theresa May’s Impossible Task to Implement the Brexit Agenda « (with C. Galpin) Workshop Pathways to Power: Female Leadership and Women Empowerment in the European Union, University Osnabrueck, 9–11 January 2020.

Conference paper »The politics of banking and energy regulation between agencification and private governance« Conference EU Agencies as ‘Inbetweeners’? The Relationship between EU Agencies and Member States organised by TARN (The Academic Research Network on Agencification of EU Executive Governance), University of Maastricht, 4-5 December 2019.

Conference paper »Economic Interests and Law? Protecting Consumers and the Environment at EU level« (in German) Annual meeting of the working group on Organised Interests and the section on Policy Analysis and Public Administration of the German Political Science Association, Ruhr University Bochum, 28-29 November 2019.

Presentation »Corporate Power in Regulating the Circular Economy«, Colloquium of the Sociology Department, on invitation by the ERC project Toxic Expertise: Environmental Justice and the Global Petrochemical Industry, University of Warwick, 30 October 2019.

Discussion »The Transition towards a Circular Economy in the EU. The Plastics Challenge and Beyond« International Symposium Nature and Normativity, Johanna Quandt Young Academy (JQYA) at Goethe, Representation of the State Hessen to the European Union, 2 October 2019

Presentation »Regulation in Europe. A political science perspective« (in German), Conference Regulation in Germany, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, 1 October 2019.

Paper »Bilateral Agreements and Private Governance. Lessons from the Swiss case for Brexit in Banking and Energy« UACES 49th Annual Conference, Lisbon, 1–4 September 2019.

Panel Regulating Critical Future Technologies: Controlling risks, boosting innovation (with S. Wurster), 4th International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP), Concordia University Montréal, 26-28 June 2019.

Paper »Corporate Power in Regulation and the EU’s Sustainability Agenda«, Panel The Politics of Business in Sustainability Transformations, 4th International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP), Concordia University Montréal, 26-28 June 2019.

Paper »Private Governance and the Politics of European Integration: Comparing Banking and Energy«, Panel Private Governance and Public Policy in Global Governance, 4th International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP), Concordia University Montréal, 26-28 June 2019.

Paper »Brexit and business power: Is the UK departing from its business-friendly legacy?« International Conference Britain in Transition: Brexit and beyond, Centre for British Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 23-25 May 2019.

Paper »The bioeconomy as a building block in the transition towards a circular economy? An emerging policy agenda in the EU and the UK« Panel Big transformation or old wine in new bottles? The (proclaimed) emergence of the bioeconomy and its governance challenges, conference on the Governance of Big Transformations organised by the Research Section Comparative Politics of the German Political Science Association, TUM School of Governance, Technical University Munich, 21-23 March 2019.

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