Dr. Nils Heisterhagen

He is strategic advisor to the SPD parliamentary group at the parliament of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Before that, he was a strategic advisor to the chairman of the trade union IG Metall. Studied politics and economics at the universities of Göttingen and Hannover. He wrote his dissertation in philosophy at the Humboldt university in Berlin. He had been working for the magazines WirtschaftsWoche and Cicero. Gained practical experience in the German parliament, at manufacturing companies and a foundation. His research interest focusses on political philosophy.

Selected Publications

Heisterhagen, Nils (2017): Existenzieller Republikanismus. Ein Plädoyer für Freiheit, Bielefeld.

Heisterhagen, Nils (2017): Kritik der Postmoderne. Warum der Relativismus nicht das letzte Wort hat, Wiesbaden.

Heisterhagen, Nils (2015): Über Ökonomisierung – Zur Notwendigkeit einer neuen Freiheitsidee, in: Schroeder, Wolfgang/Bogedan, Claudia (Hrsg.): Gute Arbeit und soziale Gerechtigkeit im 21. Jahrhundert, Baden-Baden, S.23-49.

Heisterhagen, Nils (2015): Bürgerbeteiligung im Fernsehen. Town Hall Meetings als neues TV-Format?, Arbeitspapier 19 der Otto-Brenner-Stiftung (PDF).



Europe & the World In the media Debate Project W
15 July 2015 | Nils Heisterhagen

In his op-ed article for The European Nils Heisterhagen writes: In the face of thriving nationalism, terrorism and upcoming wars Europe and the US need to build a strong alliance – otherwise they will not only harm themselves but one another.