© F. Engels

Dr. Florian Engels

Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS)




Dr. Florian Engels is a Senior Fellow at CASSIS. He studied political science at the University of Bonn and Science Po Grenoble from 2010-2015. After completing his Master's degree, he worked for the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and the German Energy Agency (Dena) in Berlin. For his doctorate, he returned to Bonn at the end of 2016 as a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Wolfram Hilz at the Institute for Political Science and Sociology. Dr. Florian Engels successfully completed his dissertation entitled "Debates and decisions - France's participatory decision-making processes in the environmental and energy sector between deliberative democracy and instrumental politics" in 2023, which was funded by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. In addition to his work at CASSIS, Dr. Florian Engels works as a freelance consultant for various foundations.

Research Interests

European and International Energy and Climate Policy | Political Participation | The French Political System | French Energy and Climate Policy | EU Policy


  • Debatten und Entscheidungen – Frankreichs partizipative Willensbildungsprozesse im Umwelt- und Energiebereich zwischen deliberativer Demokratie und instrumenteller Politik. Dissertationsschrift. In: Rechkemmer, Andreas et. al. (Hg.): Sustainable Development in the 21st Century. Schriftenreihe bei Nomos: Baden-Baden. Im Erscheinen.
  • The French (non-)compliance with the European energy policy. In: Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft. Online First-Publikation, August 2022, 022-00329-z.
  • Deliberative Partizipationsprozesse in der französischen Umwelt- und Energiepolitik – Lösungsansätze für die Legitimationskrise der Demokratie? In: Deutsch-Französisches Institut (Hg.): Frankreich Jahrbuch 2018, Springer: Wiesbaden 2019, S. 155-174.
  • Why There is No Energy Transition in France. In: Hilz, Wolfram/Ulatowski, Rafał (Hg.): Energy Policy in Europe. Tectum: Baden-Baden 2019, S. 49-62.
  • Die französische Energiewende im Rahmen der EU-Energiepolitik. Tectum: Marburg 2016.
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