“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 »

How to use social media as an academic – Training on Digital Science Communication

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In November 2015, I attended a training on Digital Science Communication at the Potsdam Graduate School. The group consisted mostly of different kinds of biologists, including the trainer Johanna Havemann. Motivations ranged from using social media for personal profiling and marketing to using digital media for outreach in scientific projects. I was a bit lost as …    read more »

Examples of mixed-method approaches in neo-institutionalist research by Prof Renate Meyer

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In November 2015, Prof Renate Meyer (WU Wien) spent a few days at my Research Training Group WIPCAD as a guest researcher. Her work on New Institutionalism in Public Management has been a great influence on my dissertation project. (If you have the language skills, her books “Neoinstitutionalistische Organisationstheorie” and “Globale Managementkonzepte und lokaler Kontext” are incredibly useful …    read more »

Potsdam university magazine reports on WIPCAD and my PhD project

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In March 2015, my Research Training Group was approached by a journalist from Portal Wissen, the University of Potsdam’s magazine. They wanted to report on our Research Training Group and I happily volunteered to be interviewed along with one of my colleagues on our PhD projects. It was an interesting challenge to break down my …    read more »