Florian Hartleb - Florian Hartleb

Florian Hartleb (2017)

Florian Hartleb (* 1979 in Passau ) is a German political scientist .


Florian Hartleb graduated from the Marist High School in Fürstenzell in 1998 , after which he did basic military service in the Bundeswehr in Külsheim and Pocking . After a stay abroad at the Eastern Illinois University in Charleston , he studied political science , law and psychology at the University of Passau from 1999 to 2003 and received a scholarship from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to promote young journalists . He received a doctoral scholarship from the Hanns Seidel Foundationand in 2004 was the extremism researcher Eckhard Jesse on right- and left-wing populism summa cum laude for Dr. phil. PhD .

Hartleb then worked as a press officer in the German Bundestag , as a research assistant at the Technical University of Chemnitz and as a textbook author for high school social studies . In 2010 he was appointed professor of political management at the International University for Executive Management in Berlin , and in the winter semester of the same year he was also a substitute professor for the field of political communication and political management at the Potsdam Business School . In 2011/12 he was alsoResearch Fellow beim Centre for European Studies in Brüssel.

In 2012/13 Hartleb taught at the Institute for Political Science and Sociology of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and the University of Politics in Munich . In 2013/14 and again from 2016 he teaches at the Catholic University of Eichstätt . In addition, from 2012 he was the spokesman for the working group "Comparative Dictatorship and Extremism Research " for the German Association for Political Science , of which he is still a member. [1] Until 2013 he worked as a coordinator for policy analysis and party research at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin. [2]

In 2014/15 he lived as a political advisor in the Estonian capital Tallinn . In 2015/16 he worked in Berlin as a personal reporter for Wolfgang Reinhart and Manager Public Affairs at the Federal Association of SMEs . [3] Florian Hartleb has been living in Tallinn again since 2016 as a political advisor on refugees and digitization (including for the Bertelsmann Foundation [4] ).

As part of his main research areas - populism , parties , right-wing extremism and political leadership as well as digitization - Florian Hartleb appears repeatedly in national media, for example on the television stations Phoenix , ARD ( Plusminus and Fakt magazine ) and ZDF . He regularly writes comments on current political issues, for example in the Wiener Zeitung or in Die Zeit [5] and gives interviews, for example on Spiegel online [6] or Welt online [7]. In 2017, he worked for the city of Munich as one of the experts in dealing with the ADZ attack of July 22, 2016 [8] . In May 2018, he discovered previously unknown contacts between the perpetrator and a US assassin in the US media. [9] Since October 2020, he has been an external expert member of the inquiry commission set up by the Lower Saxony state parliament "Improving framework conditions for voluntary work". [10]


  • Right and left populism. A case study based on the Schill Party and PDS . VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften , Wiesbaden 2004, ISBN 3-531-14281-X (additional dissertation TU Chemnitz, 2004).
  • The left in Bavaria. Origin, appearance, perspectives (= current analyzes . 48). Hanns Seidel Foundation, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-88795-330-0 .
  • After their establishment - right-wing populist parties in Europe. Concept - strategy - effect (= Zukunftsforum Politik . 107). Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Sankt Augustin et al. 2011, ISBN 978-3-942775-24-3 .
  • The Occupy Movement. Criticism of globalization in a new masquerade . Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Sankt Augustin et al. 2012, ISBN 978-3-944015-18-7 .
  • with Karsten Grabow : Europe - no, thank you ?. Study on the rise of right-wing and national populist parties in Europe . Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Sankt Augustin et al. 2013, ISBN 978-3-944015-99-6 .
  • with Carmen Everts : Freedom that we mean ... What distinguishes democracies and dictatorships . Hessian State Center for Political Education, Wiesbaden 2013, ISBN 978-3-943192-14-8 .
  • International populism as a concept. Between style of communication and fixed ideology (= International studies on populism . Vol. 1). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2014, ISBN 978-3-8329-6889-2 .
  • The hour of the populists. How our politics are trumpeted and what we can do about it. Wochenschau-Verlag, Schwalbach am Taunus 2017, ISBN 978-3-7344-0464-1 .
  • Lonely wolves. The new terrorism of right-wing lone perpetrators. Hamburg, Hoffmann & Campe 2018, ISBN 978-3-455-00455-7 (2nd edition 2020, 978-3-455-01035-00).
  • Lone wolves. The New Terrorism of Right-Wing Single Actors, Heidelberg u. a. 2020, Springer, ISBN 978-3-030-36152-5
  • Politics in your own hands. A structure against the daily information overkill , BrainBook-Verlag, Kiedrich 2021, ISBN 3968900278 .
Articles in edited volumes and specialist journals (selection)
  • The rise and fall of the Hamburg Schill Party . In: Hans Zehetmair (Hrsg.): The German party system. Perspectives for the 21st Century . VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2004, ISBN 3-531-14477-4 , p. 213 ff.
  • with Frank Decker: The failure of the Schill party as a regional power factor: typical of right-wing populism in Germany? . In: Susanne Frölich-Steffen, Lars Rensmann (ed.): Populists in power. Populist governing parties in Western and Eastern Europe . With a foreword by Cas Mudde , Braumüller, Vienna 2005, ISBN 3-7003-1521-X , pp. 105 ff.
  • Right and left populism in a Western European comparison - To determine the structure and content of an independent party type . In: Uwe Backes , Eckhard Jesse (Ed.): Endangering freedom. Extremist ideologies in comparison (= writings of the Hannah Arendt Institute for Research on Totalitarianism , Volume 29). Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2006, ISBN 3-525-36905-0 , p. 105 ff.
  • with Franz Egon Rode: Linkspartei.PDS and WASG in the 2005 Bundestag election campaign. Success through left-wing populism? . In: Winand Gellner, Martin Reichinger (Hrsg.): Germany after the Bundestag election 2005. Fit for the global tasks of the enlarged EU? (= Politics on the net . 2005). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2006, ISBN 3-8329-1877-9 , p. 45 ff.
  • with Franz Egon Rode: Populism and small parties. The example of the Left Party.PDS. and the WASG against the background of the 2005 Bundestag election . In: Uwe Jun , Henry Kreikenbom, Viola Neu (eds.): Small parties on the rise. To change the German party landscape . Campus, Frankfurt am Main et al. 2006, ISBN 978-3-593-38015-5 , p. 161 ff.
  • The Berlin Republic - empty phrase or expression of a turning point? The old and, at the same time, always new question of continuity and change . In: Eckhard Jesse, Roland Sturm (Hrsg.): Balance of the Bundestag election 2005. Requirements, results, consequences . VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2006, ISBN 978-3-531-14968-4 , p. 307 ff.
  • with Frank Decker : Populism on difficult terrain. The right and left challenging parties in the Federal Republic . In: Frank Decker (Ed.): Populism. Danger to democracy or useful corrective? VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden 2006, ISBN 3-531-14537-1 , p. 191 ff.
  • The West German Peace Movement: Origin, Development and Attempts at Infiltration . In: Günther Heydemann , Eckhard Jesse (Hrsg.): 15 years of German unity. German-German encounters, German-German relations (= publication series of the Gesellschaft für Deutschlandforschung . Vol. 89). Duncker and Humblot, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-428-12130-9 , p. 159 ff.
  • Parties in the old federal states since 1990 . In: Eckhard Jesse , Eckhart Klein (ed.): The spectrum of parties in reunified Germany (= series of publications by the Society for Germany Research . Vol. 94). Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-428-12624-8 , p. 65 ff.
  • Populism and charisma: on the electoral formula for success and failure using two examples in West German party democracy. In: Eckhard Jesse, Hans-Peter Niedermeier (eds.): Political extremism and parties (= series of publications by the Society for Germany Research . Vol. 92). Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-428-12596-8 , p. 147 ff.
  • A sleeping giant ?. The "extended PDS" in the state election campaigns of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate . In: Josef Schmid, Udo Zolleis (Hrsg.): Election campaign in the southwest. Parties, campaigns and state elections 2006 in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate (= state politics . Vol. 3). Lit, Berlin et al. 2007, ISBN 978-3-8258-0452-7 , p. 147 ff.
  • The “German Voice” - the intellectual mouthpiece of the NPD? In: The NPD. Conditions for success of a right-wing extremist party (= extremism and democracy . Volume 17). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2007, ISBN 978-3-8329-3122-3 , p. 355 ff.
  • Extremism in Austria In: Eckhard Jesse, Tom Thieme (Hrsg.): Extremism in the EU states . VS Verlag, Wiesbaden 2011, ISBN 978-3-531-17065-7 , p. 265 ff.
  • Idols in politics ?. The case of Dr. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg . In: Erna Lackner (Ed.): New Myths in Culture and Economy (= Series Culture and Economy . Vol. 10). Studien-Verlag, Innsbruck et al. 2011, ISBN 978-3-7065-5060-4 , p. 111 ff.
  • After system change and accession euphoria: Euroscepticism in East Central Europe . In: Eckhard Jesse (ed.): 1989 and the perspectives of democracy (= publications of the German Society for Political Science . Vol. 28). Nomos, Baden-Baden 2011, ISBN 978-3-8329-7084-0 , p. 99 ff.
  • In search of “good governance”. The criticism (s) of globalization . In: Tilman Mayer , Robert Meyer, Lazaros Miliopoulos, H. Peter Ohly, Erich Weede (Hrsg.): Globalization in the focus of politics, economy, society. An inventory . VS Verlag, Wiesbaden 2011, ISBN 978-3-531-17821-9 , p. 373 ff.
  • Do Eurosceptic populists and extremists endanger European integration? . In: Klaus-Michael Kodalle , Johannes Achatz (Ed.): Populism - an unavoidable element of democracy? (= Critical Yearbook of Philosophy. Supplement . 10). Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2012, ISBN 978-3-8260-5095-4 , p. 55 ff.
  • Populism as a grave digger or a possible corrective to democracy . In: From Politics and Contemporary History No. 5–6, Bonn 2012, pp. 22–29. [11]
  • "Lone Wolf Terrorism" - New Dimension or Drastic Individual Case? What do we learn from the Breivik case in Norway? In: Criminology. Independent journal for criminological science and practice. Volume 67, 2013, No. 1, pp. 25-35.
  • Right-wing terrorism instead of rampage. A necessary reassessment of the Munich attack on July 22, 2016 , in: Kriminalistik. Independent journal for criminal science and practice, (2017) 12, pp. 731–738.
  • Is there a European core of populist thought? , in: Jennifer Schellhöh, Jo Reichertz , Volker Heins , Armin Flender (eds.): Großerzählungen des Extremes. New right, populism, Islamism, war on terror . transcript, Bielefeld 2018, ISBN 978-3-8376-4119-6 , pp. 97–112.
  • The Anis Amri case. Menetekel for the rule of law , in: Tom Thieme et al. (Ed.): Democracy in insecure times. Festschrift for Eckhard Jesse on his 70th birthday, Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2018, ISBN 978-3-8487-4194-6 , pp. 173-183.
  • The myth of the two-class society through digitization. Empirical findings from the IT country Estonia , in: Verwaltung & Management. Zeitschrift für moderne Verwaltung, 24 (2018) 2, ISSN 0947-9856 , pp. 100-106.
  • e-Estonia. Europe´s Silicon Valley or a new 1984?, in: Denise Feldner (ed.): Redesigning Institutions: Consequences of and Concepts for the Digital Transformation, Springer Nature: Heidelberg et al. 2020, ISBN 978-3-030-27957-8, S. 215–228.

TV reports


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Individual evidence

  1. Comparative research on dictatorship and extremism: Members , on dvpw-extremismus.uni-bonn.de
  2. Dr. Florian Hartleb Curriculum Vitae of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, accessed on August 2, 2015
  3. Hartleb is Manager Public Affairs at BVMW. In: Politics & Communication. Retrieved November 16, 2015 .
  4. Memory New ( Memento from August 10, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  5. ^ Florian Hartlieb: Assassination attempt in Munich: The other terror. In: The time . October 11, 2017, accessed November 26, 2020 .
  6. Christoph Titz: Lone Perpetrator Terrorists: "Personal frustration becomes radical". In: Der Spiegel . November 4, 2017, accessed November 26, 2020 .
  7. Kaja Klapsa: "Mostly it concerns lonely middle-aged men". In: The world . January 2, 2019, accessed November 26, 2020 .
  8. Report on the Munich rampage presented , muenchen.de from October 6, 2017; Accessed January 4, 2019
  9. Nina Job: That's what the political scientist Florian Hartleb says about the OEZ rampage. In: evening newspaper . May 17, 2018, accessed November 26, 2020 .
  10. Enquetekommission- Improve framework conditions for volunteer work , on landtag-niedersachsen.de
  11. Federal Agency for Civic Education: Populism as a grave digger or a possible corrective to democracy? | bpb. Retrieved August 31, 2017 .