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

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 »

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

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 »

“Silent Politics” – Short article based on my master thesis published in Pacific Geographies

Pedestrian overpass in Iloilo City on the island of Panay (Credit: Jens Marquardt)

In January 2015, after presenting my master thesis on the role of Philippine chambers of commerce in the country’s democratization process at the Junior Researcher’s Conference of the German Association for Asian Studies at Burg Rothenfels, I was approached by a gentleman from the audience. It turned out to be Michael Waibel, editor of the …    read more »

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 »

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 »