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Chair of Public Management & Public Policy


In the politico-administrative system, the major questions of the future are complex and interdisciplinary. For this reason, our chair of Public Management & Public Policy conducts research at the interface between business administration, public administration, political sciences and law. Public Managmenet analyses the goal-oriented development and management of the public sector and its entities.

Against the background of critical challenges – like high public debt and demographic changes – a key issue of Public Management & Public Policy is how public services can be fulfilled in an effective and efficient way under the condition of scarcity and rationality conflicts (e.g. conflicts between political, economic and legal rationalities). We rethink Theodore Lowi's thesis "policies determine politics" and try to consider problems and research questions from a Public Management and a Policy Research perspective. A curent matter of our research is to contribute to the understanding that public economy has to be further integrated in the modernisation of government and administration.

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  • With our research, we seek to contribute new insights to the scientific field and to solve practically relevant problems. We often work with internationally comparative reserarch designs. We use the geographic location of the Zeppelin University at the "trilateral" border as a special chance for comparisons between Germany, Austria and Switzerland - besides our other international research activities.
  • Our teaching is research-based as well as closely oriented on practical issues. Theoretical foundation and empirical findings are guiding principles for our teaching, too. In our courses, our students develop competences for the public sector in a national and international context, but also for the private sector. Moreover, an individual development of our students' personalities is important for us. This in one reason for using "Service Learning" as a form of teaching and conduct teaching / research projects with our cooperation partners.
  • With our media presence (link to German website), we want to make our research results more visible and usable, unfolding effects in ongoing discourses.
  • With our events and conferences (link to German website), we seek to offer a exchange forum for science and practitioners.
Papenfuß, Ulf Prof Dr

Curriculum Vitae





Papenfuß, Ulf Prof Dr
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1441
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:FAB 3 | 1.35
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Holder, Christine
Assistant | Chair of Public Management & Public Policy
Chair of Media Theory & Cultural History
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1303
Room:FAB 3 | 1.52

Research Fellows


Keppeler, Florian MA
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1442
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:FAB 3 | 1.23

Schmidt, Christian
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1443
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1399
Room:FAB 3 | 1.23

Student Research Assistants

Matthias Eckmann
Mirko Dechow
Severin Maier
Lukas Schmid

Eckmann, Matthias

Bachelor student

                                       Haas, Maximilian

                                           Master student

Kehrer, Maria Anna

Master student

                                           Lübbert, Leoni
Bachelor student
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Maier, Severin
Master student

                                         Riedel, Rebecca
                                        Bachelor student

Schmid, Lukas
Bachelor student

Mirko Dechow
Mirko Dechow
Rebecca Riedel


Severin Maier

Keppeler, Wilma Dr

                                       Schmidt, Luna Dr


External Research Fellows

Tom Sandig M Sc |

Kristin Wagner MA |