Presenting on citizensourcing at ICEGOV in Seoul

In October 2013, I participated in the 7th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV) in Seoul, Korea. I was there to present a paper I had co-written with my colleague Claudius Seidel at the Hertie School of Governance, dealing with “selective citizensourcing“. Citizensourcing is a neologism for the implementation of crowdsourcing in the …    read more »

Background research on digital topics in the German Federal elections 2013

In the summer of 2013, I took on a contract by Hertie School of Governance to conduct background research for their new “Election Blog”, covering the German Federal elections of 2013. More specifically, I was tasked to identify topics, analyse party positions and prepare blog article in the field of digital government and digitalisation in general. …    read more »

Book chapter on citizen coproduction published

An edited volume including a chapter by me with a communitarian take on citizen coproduction has just been published. The open access book “Perspektiven für morgen : Gedanken zur Zukunft von Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft” was a joint project of a student project course at University of Potsdam led by Linn Burchert and my organization Zoon Politikon. Here’s the English …    read more »

“Portals and Apps” article on mobile government published

eGovernment Review, a non-peer-reviewed open access journal on electronic government run by FH Kärnten in Austria, published a short two-page article by Niels Proske and me. It is based on a term paper I wrote for a seminar on e-government which was taught by Niels Proske. The article problematizes whether classic all-purpose e-government portals can be succesfully ported to …    read more »

Talking BA thesis and sustainability with Oikos International

My bachelor thesis, which received its final touches at a kitchen table in Cebu City, deals with the rather philosophical question: “How revolutionary is microfinance really?”. Although not directly dealing with questions of sustainability, the thesis still made a solid 5th place at Oikos International‘s Bachelor Thesis Award. As part of the award, my thesis was published on …    read more »

Exploring microfinance in the Visayas with an ASA scholarship

Cell tower in the Philippines

In February 2010, I was selected to go to the Philippines with a scholarship by the German government’s ASA scholarship. This included not only a three-month field study in the Philippines from August to November 2010, but also two preparation seminars in Germany. With my project partner Sarah, I was placed at the Cebu City …    read more »