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Prof. Dr. Jeanette Hofmann

Portrait Prof. Dr. Jeanette Hofmann (David Ausserhofer)
Research Fields
  • Governance theory
  • Internet governance
  • Internet policy
  • Transnational regulation
  • Empirical copyright law
  • Emergence of policy fields
  • Digital society
  • Science and technology studies
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

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

Expert member, Parliamentary Enquiry Commission Internet and Digital Society, Deutscher Bundestag

Researcher at 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 (2016): "Multi-Stakeholderism in Internet Governance. Putting a Fiction into Practice". In: Journal of Cyber Policy, Vol. 1, No. 1, S. 29-49.
  • Hofmann, Jeanette/Katzenbach, Christian/Gollatz, Kirsten (2016): "Between Coordination and Regulation. Finding the Governance in Internet Governance". In: New Media & Society, advance access, 31.03.2016, online:
  • Hofmann, Jeanette (2016): "Open Access. Ein Lackmustest". In: Thomas Dreier/Veronika Fischer/Anne van Raay/Indra Spiecker gen. Döhmann (Hg.): Informationen der öffentlichen Hand – Zugang und Nutzung. Studien zur Informationsfreiheit, Bd. Bd. 3. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, S. 511-535.
  • Haunss, Sebastian/Hofmann, Jeanette (2015): "Entstehung von Politikfeldern – Bedingungen einer Anomalie". In: Der moderne Staat - Zeitschrift für Public Policy, Recht und Management, Jg. 8, H. 1, Schwerpunktheft "Entstehung und Wandel von Politikfeldern", herausgegeben von Sebastian Haunss, S. 29-49.
  • 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.