Research grant for new sub-project Research Group of DFG


Andrea Liese and Per-Olof Busch have successfully acquired a research grant for a sub-project at the Research Group "International Public Administration. The Emergence and Development of Administrative Patterns and Their Effects on International Policymaking", which is funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

The Research Group focuses on the question how different patterns in administrative structures of international public administrations, in their roles in political decision-making and in their relations to other actors in politics and society may be explained. The different research projects in the Research Group analyze administrative styles, autonomy, expert authority, time rules and time horizons, multi-level structures and influence. In doing so, different theoretical perspectives from Public Administration and International Relations are applied.

The sub-project "Who has a say? Extent, Variation and Determinants of Expert Authority of International Public Administrations" of Andrea Liese and Per-Olof Busch focuses on the question, to what extent and under what conditions international public administrations enjoy expert authortiy and to what extent and why their expert authority varies.

From 2014 to 2017, the Research Group brings together researchers from Public Administration and International Relations in 6 sub-projects. The following research institutions are involved in the Research Group: Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München, German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Darmstadt, University of Konstanz, and University of Potsdam.