Research focal points

 

My academic career inspired me to extensive scientific research, which is part of an international network of researchers. My scientific interests, fields of activity and research focal points can be classified as follows:

 

 

  • By Teaching: Political/Administrative Science at the gateway to Public Management Science

  • Modernizing States, Public Administration and Local Authorities in the EU, Modernization and Sustainability of States

  • Public Policy and Steering, Multi-level Governance, Polycentric Governance, Digitalization, E-Government, E-Democracy/E-Voting, Public Sector Reforms, Political Communication, Interaction and Decision-making, Political Learning

  • Policy Analysis/Comparative Research of Structures and Institutions, of embedded Constellations of corporate Political-Administrative Actors, as well as institutional Change (Polities), Processes (Politics), and Policies (Germany, German Federal States, Local Authorities, also other western/eastern EU-Countries)

  • Actor, Institutional and Learning Theories
  • Scientific Methodology (qualitative as well as quantitative Paradigm)