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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.
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
   |   Curriculum Vitae


Holder, Christine
Assistant | Chair of Public Management & Public Policy
Chair of Media Theory & Cultural History
Phone:+49 7541 600-1303

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

Mirko Dechow
Mirko Dechow
Lukas Schmid

Dechow Mirko

Master student (external funding)

                                       Haas, Maximilian

                                           Master student


Lübbert, Leoni
Bachelor student (external funding)


                                            Maier, Severin

              Master student (external funding)

Riedel, Rebecca
Bachelor student (external funding)


                                    Sattlegger, Antonia

              Master student (external funding)

Schmid, Lukas

Bachelor student

                                         Weber, Nathalie
              Master student (external funding)

Mirko Dechow
Severin Maier
Antonia Sattlegger
Nathalie Weber

External Research Fellows

Tom Sandig M Sc |

Kristin Wagner MA |