Justine Marienfeldt

Justine Marienfeldt, M.A.

Research Associate


Campus Griebnitzsee
House 7
Room 3.07.218


consulting hours
by arrangement


Since August 2019
Research Associate at the Chair for Political Science, Public Administration and Organisation at the University of Potsdam

Temporary Lecturer in the study program Master of Public Administration (MPA), Berlin School of Economics and Law
Guest Lecturer at the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences at the Babeș-Bolyai-University in Cluj, Romania (Erasmus+)

Research Assistant at the German Center for Higher Education and Science Studies

Internship at Department of Research of the Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery

M.A. Public Policy & Management at the University of Potsdam and the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in Georgia

Research Assistant at the Chair for Political Science, Public Administration and Organisation and the Chair of Public and Nonprofit Management at the University of Potsdam

Internship at the German Eastern Business Association

B.Sc. Business Administration, Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Potsdam and the University of Warsaw in Poland

Research interests

Street-level bureaucracy

Public servants, public service systems, and representative bureaucracy

Digital transformation of public administration

Comparative Public Administration, particularly Eastern Europe

Public Policy 

Awards & Publications

Best Poster Award at the N3GZ-Junior Network on E-Government meeting in the category of methodologically most convincing project for the Master thesis project on „The Three Paths to E-Government Success – A Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis of the Institutional and Organizational Conditions for E-Service Availability among EU Member States

(2018): Marienfeldt, J.: Quality Management in Nonprofit-Organisations: a micro-political analysis using the example of the worker's Welfare Association Berlin (Series of publications on Public and Nonprofit Management, Volume 22). Potsdam. 

(2021): Marienfeldt, J.: Three paths to e-service availability: a fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis among the EU member states. In: International Journal of Public Sector Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPSM-12-2020-0325

Conferences, presentations & workshops

(2021): Marienfeldt, J.: Public Servants and Public Values in Digital Government. Nachwuchsworkshop Professionssoziologie, 11.06.2021. 

(2021) Marienfeldt, J.: Does digital government hollow out the essence of street-level bureaucracy? – A systematic review of the effects of ICT-based tools on discretion. International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), 20.-23. April 2021.

(2021): Marienfeldt, J.: Arbeitswelt in der digitalen Verwaltung. N3GZ Nachwuchsnetzwerk Digitale Verwaltung, March 18, 2021.

(2021): Marienfeldt, J. und Heuberger, M.: Automatisierung von Verwaltungsleistungen – Auswirkungen auf die Beschäftigten am Beispiel von i-Kfz. 14. Jahrestagung des Forum Junge Staats-, Verwaltungs- und Policy-Forschung (FoJuS) „Zukunft der Verwaltung, Verwaltung der Zukunft“, Universitity of Potsdam, Germany, February 25 and 26, 2021.

(2020): Marienfeldt, J.: Public Servants in Digital Government – A Systematic Review. European Group for Public Administration (EGPA) PhD Symposium, September 1, 2020.

(2020): Marienfeldt, J.:  Public Personnel in Digital Local Government. 13th Annual Meeting of the Forum of Early Career Researchers in Political Sciences, Public Administration, and Policy Research (FoJus) „The Future of Public Administration, the Public Administration of the Future", Helmut-Schmidt-University, Germany, February 27 and 28, 2020.

Journal reviews 

Der moderne Staat (dms)

International Journal of Public Sector Management (IJPSM) 


Summer term 2021
“Public servants – who they are and what they do“ (MA)

Winter term 2020/21
“Introduction into scientific work in political and administrative science“ (BA)

Summer term 2020
“Understanding public administration – theoretical foundations and empirical research“ (BA)
“Politics and public administration“ (Berlin School of Economics and Law) (MA)

Winter term 2019/20
“Introduction into scientific work in political and administrative science“ (BA) 
“Digital government in Germany” (Babeș-Bolyai-University in Cluj, Romania) (BA)