Dr Julian Hoerner

Dr Julian M Hoerner

Department of Political Science and International Studies

Contact details

POLSIS - School of Government
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Julian Hoerner is Lecturer in Politics at POLSIS. His research focuses on the interaction of electoral behaviour and political institutions in shaping representation, accountability, and the quality of democracy in Europe. He also has an interest in the politics and policies of the European Union and the impact of historical legacies on contemporary politics. Before joining POLSIS, Julian was a Senior Research Analyst covering the European Union and Germany at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and a Fellow in European Politics and Public Policy at the LSE.


  • PhD in European Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2015
  • MSc in European Studies (Research), London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011
  • BA in European Studies, Maastricht University, 2010
  • PGCert in Higher Education (Full Level)


  • Comparative Politics
  • Challenges to Liberal Democracy in Europe

Other activities

Visiting Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science


Recent publications


Basedow, R & Hoerner, J 2023, 'Trading votes: What drives MEP support for trade liberalization?', Journal of European Public Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2023.2236654

Hobolt, S, Hoerner, J & Rodo, T 2021, 'Having a say or getting your way? Political choice and satisfaction with democracy', European Journal of Political Research, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 854-873. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12429

Herman, LE, Hoerner, J & Lacey, J 2021, 'Why does the European Right accommodate backsliding states? An analysis of 24 European People’s Party votes (2011–2019)', European Political Science Review, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 169 - 187. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1755773921000023

Hoerner, J & Hobolt, S 2020, 'The mobilising effect of political choice', European Journal of Political Research, vol. 59, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-6765.12353

Hoerner, J & Hobolt, S 2020, 'Unity in diversity? Polarization, issue diversity and satisfaction with democracy', Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 27, no. 12, pp. 1838-1857. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2019.1699592

Hoerner, J 2019, 'Adding Fuel to the Flames? Politicisation of EU Policy Evaluation in National Parliaments', Politische Vierteljahresschrift, vol. 60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11615-019-00213-6

Hoerner, J, Rodon, T & Jaax, A 2019, 'The long-term impact of the location of concentration camps on radical-right voting in Germany', Research and Politics. https://doi.org/10.1177/2053168019891376

Hoerner, J 2017, 'Real scrutiny or smoke and mirrors: The determinants and role of resolutions of national parliaments in European Union affairs', European Union Politics, vol. 18, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1177/1465116516688803

Hoerner, J & Stephenson, PJ 2013, 'THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON APPROACHES TO POLICY EVALUATION IN THE EU: THE CASE OF COHESION POLICY', Public Administration, vol. 90, no. 3. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9299.2011.02013.x

Hoerner, J, Obholzer, L & Gärtner, L 2011, 'National Coordination of EU Policy: A Comparative Study of the Twelve “New” Member States', Journal of Contemporary European Research, vol. 7, no. 1.

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Hoerner, J & Hobolt, S 2021, Unity in diversity? Polarization, issue diversity and satisfaction with democracy. in S Hobolt & T Rodon (eds), Domestic contestation of the European Union. 1st edn, Journal of European Public Policy Series, Routledge. <https://www.routledge.com/Domestic-Contestation-of-the-European-Union/Hobolt-Rodon/p/book/9780367767846>

Book/Film/Article review

Hoerner, J 2017, 'National and Regional Parliaments in the EU-Legislative Procedure Post-Lisbon: The Impact of the Early Warning Mechanism', Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 55.

Hoerner, J 2013, 'European Disunion: Between Sovereignty and Solidarity', Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 51, no. 4.

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