Our research at the Chair for German Politics and Government focuses on:


  • key institutions in politics and government (e.g., parties, parliaments, bureaucracies)
  • dynamics and modes of interaction in politics and government
  • effects of politics and government (e.g., on legitimacy)


We apply classic and new theoretical perspectives, different methodological approaches, and explore novel empirical puzzles.

Current research projects

Transforming into Open, Innovative, and Collaborative Governments (TROPICO)

supported by EU H2020 together with ten other academic partners in europe

Building Fiscal Capacity (FISCAP)

supported by DFG together with the University of Hohenheim and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Completed research


Structure and Organisation of Governments Project; supported by the DFG