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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 and Collaborative Governments Project)


(Structure and Organisation of Governments Project)