Prof. Héritier joined the EUI on March 1st, 2003. Prof. Héritier has been appointed to the Chair of Public Policy. This is a joint Chair between the Department of Political and Social Sciences and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.
Adrienne Héritier was professor of political and administrative science at the University of Konstanz for six years and had a full professorship in political science at the University of Bielefeld from 1990 until 1995. For four years (1991-1995) she was chief editor of the Politische Vierteljahresschrift. In 1994 she was awarded (jointly with Helmut Willke) the Leibniz Prize for scholarly excellence by the German Science Foundation. In 1995 she was elected a regular member of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Her main publications are in the fields of policy analysis and policy network analysis, implementation research, comparative policy making, European policy-making processes, neo-institutionalism . She was directing a research programme on the "changing state in Europe" investigating policy patterns, political and administrative practices in various European member-states which are to be observed in the context of the European Union.
Present research projects focus on new modes of governance in Europe; the deregulation and re-regulation of the utilities' sectors, and changing legislative processes in the European Union.