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Camilla Wanckel

Oke Seliger
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Short biography

Camilla Wanckel studied Political Science and Public Administration as well as Economics at the University of Potsdam and the University of New South Wales in Sydney from 2012 to 2015. Thereafter, she completed her Master’s degree in Politics and Public Administration with a specialisation in Management and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz. During her studies, she worked as a research assistant at the chair for Political Science, Administration and Organization at the University of Potsdam and the Chair for Organisational Studies at the University of Konstanz. Since April 2018, she has been working at the Chair of Politics and Governance in Germany and is doing her PhD on the digitalisation of the public sector. In particular, she conducted research within the framework of the EU-H2020 research project TROPICO (Transforming into Open, Innovative and Collaborative Governments) and the research project FISCAP (Building Fiscal Capacity).

Oke Seliger
Photo: privat


Camilla Wanckel studies the effect of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the policy-making process inside governments. Moreover, her research interests include the organization of governments and administrative systems, the digitization of the public sector, behavioral public administration and public policy. 


  • Winter semester 2021/22: Governing and consulting in the digital age (Bachelor, Seminar)
  • Summer semester 2021: Algorithmic Governance in the Policy Cycle (Bachelor, Seminar)
  • Summer semester 2020: Governance and consulting in the digital age (Bachelor, Seminar)
  • Summer semester 2019: The ministerial administration in the political process (Bachelor, Seminar)


Wanckel, Camilla (2021). Introducing a digital tool for sustainability impact assessments within the German Federal Government: A neo-institutional perspective. International Review of Administrative Sciences.

Wanckel, Camilla (2022). An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – Building capacities for the use of big data algorithm systems (BDAS) in early crisis detection. Government Information Quarterly 39 (4).

Fleischer, J., & Wanckel, C. (2023). Job Satisfaction and the Digital Transformation of the Public Sector: The Mediating Role of Job Autonomy. Review of Public Personnel Administration.

Fleischer, J., & Wanckel, C. (2023). Creativity in Policy Capacity: Organizational and Individual Determinants. Public Administration Review.

Conference contributions

(2020) Fleischer, J. & Wanckel, C.: “Too many strings attached? The detrimental effects of social media stress on creativity in policymaking.”, Conference Track: PSG VI: Governance of Public Sector Organizations,EGPA Annual Conference (E-Conference), 13. – 14. September 2020.

(2020) Wanckel, C.: „Building capacities for policy analytics in public administration. A case study on the use of predictive analytics for early crisis detection within the German Federal Government.”,  13. Jahrestagung des Forum Junge Staats-, Verwaltungs- und Policy-Forschung (FoJuS) „Zukunft der Verwaltung, Verwaltung der Zukunft“, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg, Deutschland, 27. - 28. Februar 2020.

(2019) Wanckel, C.: “The electronic sustainability assessment tool eNAP - Increasing analytical capacities in sustainability impact assessments (SIAs)? A Case Study.” Tagung der Sektion "Policy-Analyse und Verwaltungswissenschaft" der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW), Speyer, Deutschland, 19. – 20. September 2019.

(2019) Wanckel, C.: “The use of information technologies in sustainability impact assessments - A neo-institutional perspective”, Conference Track: PSG VI: Governance of Public Sector Organizations,EGPA Annual Conference, Belfast, United Kingdom, 11. - 13. September 2019.




Campus Griebnitzsee
Universität Potsdam
Lehrstuhl Politik und Regieren
in Deutschland
August-Bebel-Straße 89
14482 Potsdam

Universitätskomplex III/1
D-14482 Potsdam