Reimut Zohlnhöfer is a professor of political science at the University of Heidelberg. He received a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Heidelberg and a PhD in political science from the University of Bremen. Afterwards he was assistant professor in Heidelberg, and John F Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University. He became a professor of comparative public policy at Otto-Friedrich-University, Bamberg, in 2008 before returning to Heidelberg in 2011. He has published in many leading political science journals including Comparative Political Studies, Governance, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Public Policy, Social Policy and Administration, and West European Politics. He is also the editor of numerous volumes and special issues, the most recent of which include Developments in German Politics 4 (Palgrave 2014; with Stephen Padgett and William Paterson).