“Populist, Reformer or Hardliner?” – Short article on Philippine President Duterte

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I have written a short four-page piece on the Philippines’ new president Rodrigo Duterte for WeltTrends, a Potsdam-based monthly magazine on international politics. I keenly observed the Philippines’ presidential campaign (mostly via my Philippine Facebook friends) and early on, Rodrigo Duterte’s platform caught my interest. How he likened himself to “democratic autocrats” like Russia’s Vladmir Putin or …    read more »

“Philippine Democracy: Stuck at the Halfway House” – Blogging my Master thesis for the University of Nottingham

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I’ve taken another step in boiling down my Master thesis, which deals with the role of civil society in the Philippines’ democratic consolidation. After condensing my MA thesis to a journal article earlier this year, I’ve now turned it into a 1200-word blog post for the University of Nottingham’s Institute for Asia and Pacific Studies. Taking …    read more »

“An Ambivalent Civil Society in Democratic Consolidation” article published in ASIEN

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A condensed version of my Master thesis on the role of local chambers of commerce and industry for democratic consolidation in the Philippine Visayas and North Mindanao regions has been published in ASIEN – The German Journal on Contemporary Asia. ASIEN is the official publication of the German Association for Asian Studies. This young researchers’ special issue …    read more »

Blogging about Big Data in government for the Swiss Society for Administrative Sciences

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I wrote a blog post for the Swiss Society for Administrative Sciences (SGVW), titled “Big Data in Administration: Opportunity with Pitfalls”, which provides a cursory overview of Big Data in government. For the most part, the article points out different existing applications for Big Data in the public sector and provides examples for each. I also …    read more »

Regional newspaper reports on WIPCAD and my PhD project

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The article on my Research Training Group including my PhD project that appeared in the University of Potsdam’s magazine a few months ago has been syndicated in a supplement to the newspapers Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten and Tagesspiegel. The photo of Rio de Janeiro’s operations center, which I snuck into the original article, has now even …    read more »