Mapping article on ICT innovation in EU regions published

The Journal of the Knowledge Economy just published our open access article “Regional ICT Innovation in the European Union: Prioritization and Performance (2008–2012)”, which maps the political prioritization of ICT innovation in EU regions and their actual performance in terms of broadband expansion during the programming period 2008-2012 of the European Regional Development Fund. The key …    read more »

“Old white men are scared of the internet.” – Lessons from the German-Dutch Forum 2014

In summer 2014, I participated out of a whim in the Schwarzkopf Stiftung‘s Conference Detective program to report on the German-Dutch Forum 2014. As I arrived in Den Haag, where the event took place, I found out that the German-Dutch Forum – which I had never heard of – is an annual high-level meeting between Dutch …    read more »

Teaching cases in political science: A collective action problem

Kommandantenhaus Berlin

In June 2014, I attended a training offered by NRW School of Governance and Bertelsmann Stiftung at the Bertelsmann residence in Berlin (pictured above) on case teaching in political science. Cases render teaching more lively and hands-on while the analysis of a concrete and complex example provides valuable insights into theories and their applications. For a quick introduction to case teaching in …    read more »

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 »