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Prof. Dr. Annette Zimmer

Professor , Fachbereich 06 Erziehungswissenschaft und Sozialwissenschaften, University of Münster

Associated Professorship

German and European social policy


Annette Zimmer studied political science, history, economics and philosophy in Mannheim and Heidelberg

1986 PhD

1986-1988 Visiting Fellow at Yale University (Program on Nonprofit Organizations)

1989-1995 research assistant at the University GH Kassel Economics department

1998-1999 Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto Centre for International Studies

Since 1996 professor of german and european social policy and comparative political science at the University of Münster Institute of Political Science

Focus of Work

Professor of German and European social policy and comparative political science at the Institute for Political Science at the Westphalian Wilhelm University Münster.
Focus of research: non-profit organisations (NPOs); New Public Management; lobbying; policy analysis, particularly social and cultural policy, association and interest group research.

Research and Practice projects (selection)

In der Abseitsfalle? Frauen im Top-Management und im operativen Bereich von Nonprofit-Organisationen

Publications (selection)

Websitelink to my Publications


Europe, organisation, social movements, politics, voluntary work, civil society, organisations, NPO, associations, political science, European social policy, interest representation, citizen involvement


Social Sciences