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Prof. Dr. Julia Fleischer



University of Potsdam
Chair for German Politics and
August-Bebel-Straße 89
14482 Potsdam
Universitätskomplex III/1
House 1 - Room 1.77
D-14482 Potsdam


consulting hours
Please register by e-mail to Sabine.Eichler@uni-potsdam.de

Short biography


Since April 2017, Julia Fleischer is Professor and Chair in German Politics and Government at the University of Potsdam. Previously, she was associate professor at the University of Bergen, assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam, and senior researcher at the German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer (FÖV). She was a visiting researcher at the University of Bergen and the Long Distance University Madrid, among others. She holds a PhD and a Diploma in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Potsdam.



Prof. Dr. Julia Fleischer is currently Principal Investigator in the following research projects:

  • SOG-PRO analyzes the formal structures of governmental organizations in Western Europe (www.sog-pro.eu), funding: DFG
  • TROPICO deals with the role of digital change in politics and administrations (www.tropico-project.eu), funding: EU Commission, Horizon2020
  • COCAL examines executive coordination and its effects on legitimacy in the policy areas of climate, police and migration (COCAL), funding: Norwegian Research Council

Publications (selection)

Articles in reviewed journals and book chapters:

Fleischer, J. (2016). Partisan and Professional Control: Predictors of Bureaucratic Tenure in Germany. In: Acta Politica. 51(4), 433-450. doi: 10.1057/s41269-016-0006-0

Fleischer, J. (2016). Accountability under Inquiry: Inquiry Committees after Internal Security Crises. In: T. Christensen & P. Lægreid (Hrsg.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Accountability and Welfare State Reforms in Europe (o.S.). Surrey: Ashgate.

Fleischer, J. & Seyfried, M. (2015). Drawing from the Bargaining Pool: Determinants of Ministerial Selection in Germany. In: Party Politics, 21(4), 503-514. doi: 10.1177/1354068813487108.

Fleischer, J. (2015). Organisierte Expertise und die Legitimation der Verwaltung: Sektorale und strukturpolitische Dynamiken der Gremienlandschaft auf Bundesebene. In: dms – der moderne staat, 8(2), 315-335.

Fleischer, J. (2014). Coordination of Internal Security in Germany. In: P. Lægreid, T. Randma-Liiv, L. H. Rykkja & K. Sarapuu (Hrsg.), Organizing for Coordination in the Public Sector. Practices and Lessons from 12 European Countries (S. 163-172). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fleischer, J. (2013). Time and Crisis. In: Public Management Review, 15(3), 313-329. doi: 10.1080/14719037.2013.769852.

Bach, T. & Fleischer, J. (2012). Agency Governance and Parliamentary Accountability at EU Level. In: M. Busuioc, M. Groenleer & J. Trondal (Hrsg.): The Agency Phenomenon in the European Union: Emergence, Institutionalisation and Everyday Decision-Making (S. 152-171). Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Fleischer, J. & Hustedt, T. (2012). Sectoral Dynamics in Executive Politics: Co-ordinating Climate Policy in Germany. In: M. Lodge & K. Wegrich (Hrsg.), Executive Politics in Times of Crisis (S. 267-283). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fleischer, J. (2011). Steering From the German Centre: More Policy Coordination and Less Policy Initiatives. In: C. Dahlström, B. G. Peters & J. Pierre (Hrsg.), Steering From the Centre: Strengthening Political Control in Western Democracies (S.54-79). Toronto: Toronto University Press.

Fleischer, J. (2010). A Dual Centre? Executive Politics Under the Second Grand Coalition in Germany. In: German Politics, 19(3), 353-368. doi: 10.1080/09644008.2010.515779.

Fleischer, J. & S. Parrado (2010). Power Distribution in Ambiguous Times: The Effects of the Financial Crisis on Executive Decision-making in Germany and Spain. In: dms – der moderne staat, 3(2), 361-376.

Fleischer, J. (2009). Power Resources of Parliamentary Executives: Policy Advice in the UK and Germany. In: West European Politics, 32(1), 196-214. doi: 10.1080/01402380802509941.


Monographs and editorship:

Fleischer, J. (2012). Policy Advice and Institutional Politics: A Comparative Analysis of Britain and Germany. Potsdam: Universitätsverlag.

Bach, T., Fleischer, J. & Hustedt, T. (2010). Organisation und Steuerung zentralstaatlicher Behörden: Agenturen im westeuropäischen Vergleich (1. Auflage). Berlin: Edition Sigma.


Articles in other journals and reviews:

Hustedt, T., Veit, S. & Fleischer, J. (2013). Politikberatung in Deutschland: Zwischen Unabhängigkeit und politischer Steuerung. In: PSCA – Political Science Applied, 2, 15-19.

Fleischer, J. (2013). Book review. Comparative Political Leadership by Ludger Helms. In: West European Politics, 36(4), 888-889.

Hustedt, T., Veit, S. & Fleischer, J. (2010). Wissen ist Macht? Wissenschaftliche Politikberatung der Bundesregierung. In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 60(19), 15-21.


Non-reviewed Book Chapters and Work Papers:

Fleischer, J. (2015). Der Bundestag als bürokratische Organisation. In: M. Döhler, J. Franzke & K. Wegrich (Hrsg.), Der gut organisierte Staat. Festschrift für Werner Jann zum 65. Geburtstag (231-250). Baden-Baden: edition sigma.

Fleischer, J. (2013). The Institutional and Human Capabilities of the German Federal Ministry of Finance. London: Overseas Development Institute.

Fleischer, J. (2011). Das Bundeskanzleramt als Protagonist einer Institutionenpolitik? Institutionelle Strategien und exekutive Entscheidungsfindung. In: S. Bröchler & J. von Blumental (Hrsg.), Regierungskanzleien im politischen Prozess (S.133-151). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

Fleischer, J. (2011). Das Primat der Richtlinienkompetenz im politischen Prozess: Zur Bedeutung der Organisation des Bundeskanzleramtes. In: M. Florack & T. Grunden (Hrsg.), Regierungszentralen: Organisation, Steuerung und Politikformulierung zwischen Formalität und Informalität (S. 201-224). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.

Bach, T., Fleischer, J., Hustedt, T., Jann, W. & Jantz, B. (2009). Opportunity and Feasibility of Establishing Common Support Services for EU Agencies. Brussels: European Parliament.

Bach, T., Fleischer, J., Hustedt, T. & Jann, W. (2008). Best Practice in Governance of Agencies – A Comparative Study in View of Identifying Best Practice for Governing Agencies Carrying out Activities on Behalf of the European Union. Brussels: European Parliament.

Fleischer, J. (2007). Die europäischen Agenturen als Diener vieler Herren? Zur Steuerung und Rolle von EU-Agenturen. In: W. Jann & M. Döhler (Hrsg.), Agencies in Westeuropa (S. 212-252). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.