Gerhard W. Wittkamper

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Gerhard W. Wittkämper (born April 5, 1933 ) is a German political scientist .

Wittkämper studied law, economics and social sciences at the University of Cologne from 1956 to 1964 . From 1971 to 1975 he was Professor of Political Science at the Pedagogical University of the Rhineland , Cologne Department, and 1977 Honorary Professor at the University of Cologne. From 1975 to 1998 he taught as a university professor at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster . During these years he headed the Institute for Political Science as Director and was Dean of Faculties 10 and 06 from 1978/79 and from 1985 to 1987. He continued to teach at the Institute until 2015.

Wittkämper's research focuses on the problems of organization and innovation in the state, administration and economy, criminal policy, structural change in technology, politics, administration and economy, problems of local and regional development, border issues of public law, global economic and European structural change as well as environmental policy.

Wittkämper was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation from 1974 to 1986 .


  • Basic law and interest groups. The constitutional position of interest groups according to the Basic Law . Westdeutscher Verlag, Cologne 1963 (= dissertation University of Cologne).
  • Theory of interdependence. A contribution to the reform of the theory of law enforcement by opening up law to the other social sciences . Heymann, Kön 1971, ISBN 3-452-17328-3 .
  • Analysis and planning in administration and business . Godesberger Taschenbuch-Verlag, Bonn-Bad Godesberg 1972, ISBN 3-17-057026-9 .
  • (together with Josef G. Stanzel): Politics and Law . Athenäum-Verlag, Kronberg / Ts. 1978, ISBN 3-7610-4119-5 .
  • Functional administrative reform. A systematic presentation of main problems with documentation . Godesberger Taschenbuch-Verl., Bonn-Bad Godesberg 1978, ISBN 3-87999-009-3 .
  • (with Werner Jäckering): Allgemeine Staatslehre und Politik , 2nd edition, Walhalla- and Praetoria-Verlag, Regensburg 1990.
  • (together with Werner Chladek): Politics and Technology. A contribution to value orientation . Lit, Münster 1991, ISBN 3-88660-778-X .
  • (as editor): Media and Politics . Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 1992, ISBN 3-534-08362-8 .
  • Environmental Protection. Introduction to environmental policy and environmental management taking into account environmental law , Walhalla and Praetoria publishing house, Regensburg 1992, ISBN 3-8029-8682-2 .
  • (as co-editor) : Communication policy. Introduction to media-related politics , Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt 1996, ISBN 3-534-09090-X .
  • Politics in Transition - Topics of the Time. Selected lectures 1987 to 1997 , Agenda-Verlag, Münster 1998, ISBN 3-89688-032-2 .


  • Norbert Konegen (ed.): Politics and administration after the turn of the millennium - plea for a rational politics. Festschrift for Gerhard W. Wittkämper on his 65th birthday . Leske & Budrich, Opladen 1998, ISBN 3-8100-2134-2 .

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