Dr. Jana Paasch

Dr. Jana Paasch
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Short biography

Since October 2020, Jana Paasch works as scientific staff member at the Chair for German Politics and Government of Prof. Dr. Julia Fleischer at the University of Potsdam. Between 2016 and 2020, she worked as a research associate and doctoral student in the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research at the University of Mannheim, where she has been part of the DFG research project “Patterns of Law-making in Germany's Multilevel System” of PD Dr. Christian Stecker. She obtained her PhD at the University of Mannheim on the topic of EU policy implementation in multi-level systems. She studied Political Science and Law (Bachelor of Arts) at the University of Münster from 2011 to 2013 and Political Science (Master of Arts) at the University of Potsdam from 2013 to 2015.


Dr. Jana Paasch
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Jana Paasch studies the effect of multi-level systems on the legislative process in the German parliaments at the national and regional level. She puts a special focus on the implementation of European directives in Germany and the effects on the duration of legislative procedures and their practical application. In addition, she is interested in the research on parliaments and political parties as well as on European integration topics.


  • Winter semester 2022/23: Current Challenges in European Policy Making (Bachelor, Seminar)
  • Winter semester 2022/23: Challenges of Political Representation in the German Multi-level System (Master, Seminar)
  • Summer semester 2022: State Parliaments in Germany - Expression of Federal Diversity? (Master, Seminar)
  • Summer semester 2022: Interest organizations in the political process of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bachelor, Seminar)
  • Winter semester 2021/22: In between diversity and union (?) - Governing in a federal state (Master, Seminar)
  • Winter semester 2021/22: Policy-making in the European policy cycle (Bachelor, Seminar)

Conference contributions

Paasch, Jana and Christian Stecker (2019): Better late than never? EU Implementation beyond the National Level – An Analysis of the Sixteen German Regional Parliaments between 1990 and 2018. ECPR General Conference, Wrocław, September 04th to September 07th, 2019.

Paasch, Jana, Christian Stecker and Jale Tosun (2018): Party Competition and Implementation of European Law in the Multi-level Polity of Germany. ECPR General Conference, Hamburg, August 22nd to August 25th, 2018.



Campus Griebnitzsee
University of Potsdam
Chair for German Politics and
August-Bebel-Straße 89
14482 Potsdam

Universitätskomplex III/1
House 1 - Room 1.72
D-14482 Potsdam


consulting hours
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