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Prof. Dr. Jeanette Hofmann

Portrait Prof. Dr. Jeanette Hofmann (David Ausserhofer)
Research Fields
  • Governance and Law
  • Innovation, Knowledge, and Culture
fon: +49 30 25491 288
fax: +49 30 25491 209
mail: jeanette [dot] hofmann [at] wzb [dot] eu
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Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Head of the Project Group
Former Staff Member of the Completed Research Unit

Since 01/2014
Honorary Professor of Internet Politics, Central Institute of Further Education at Universität der Künste Berlin

Since 10/2013
Head of the Project Group "The Internet Policy Field", WZB

Since April 2012
Director of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Member of Research Unit "Cultural Sources of Newness", WZB

Since 05/2010
Member Enquete-Commission of the German Bundestag "Internet and digital society"

Researcher, London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation

Member of the Collaborative Research Center 597 "Transformations of the State", Subproject "Regulation and Legitimation on the Internet", University of Bremen

Interim professor for Politics and Communication, Department of Political Science, University Duisburg-Essen

Fellow and Program Leader, Internet Governance, Research Units "Innovation und Organisation" & "New Forms of Governance", WZB

Member of Project Group "Kulturraum Internet" in the Research Unit "Organization and Technology", WZB

Dr. rer. pol., Free University of Berlin, Thesis: Implizite Theorien in der Politik. Interpretationsprobleme regionaler Modernisierungspolitik. [Implicit Theories in Policy Discourse. An Inquiry into the Interpretations of Reality in German Technology Policy]

Selected Publications
  • Hofmann, Jeanette/Katzenbach, Christian/Gollatz, Kirsten (2014): Between Coordination and Regulation. Conceptualizing Governance in Internet Governance. HIIG Discussion Paper Series 2014-04. Berlin: Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft.
  • Hofmann, Jeanette (2013): "Narratives of Copyright Enforcement. The Upward Ratchet and the Sleeping Giant". In: Revue française d'études américaines, No. 134/4e Trimestre 2012, S. 64-80.
  • Hofmann, Jeanette (2013): "Information Governance in Transition. Lessons to Be Learned from Google Books". In: Ian Brown (Ed.): Research Handbook on Governance of the Internet. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, S. 71-98.
  • Hofmann, Jeanette (2012): "Information und Wissen als Gegenstand oder Ressource von Regulierung". In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Sonderheft 46 "Politik und die Regulierung von Information", herausgegeben von Andreas Busch/Jeanette Hofmann. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, S. 5-23.