Evaluating the ENSA school exchange program 2013

In early 2014, I the ENSA program for school exchanges between Germany and developing countries contracted me to evaluate their impact in 2013. To this end, I read and coded almost 200 student reports from 25 exchange projects to assess which skills and knowledge areas improved as a result of the exchanges.Also, with weight loss scottsdale, …    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 »

“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 »