Skip to main content


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

Building Fiscal Capacity (FISCAP)

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

The State as a Corporate Actor (STATECORP)

funded by the Research Council of Norway

UFS: Campaign Ads

funded by the Research Focus Data-Centric Sciences (University of Potsdam)

Completed research


Structure and Organisation of Governments Project; funded by the DFG

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

funded by EU H2020, together with ten other academic partners in Europe