Max Reinwald, postdoc at the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" and member of the research group for Organizational Studies, was awarded the Schmalenbach-Prize for the best dissertation in business administration.
The book "The Internet and Political Protest in Autocracies" by Karl-Deutsch Prize winner Nils Weidmann and co-author Espen Geelmuyden Rød was awarded two prizes at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. The highly appreciated work received the Best Book Award of the "Information Technology and Politics" and the Honorable Mention for the Best Book Award of the "Conflict Processes".
On the RTL website an article about Prof. Dr. Marius Busemeyer's study on mistrust in the Corona crisis has been published. The recent study examines the public's trust in the health care system and the competence of the German government in times of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As part of her introductory seminar "Current Topics in Public Administration" Jun. Prof. Dr. Christina Zuber developed a wiki on the global use of Covid-19 together with her students. The wiki offers an overview of the current situation, the measures taken and much more. A look at the excellent research work is worthwhile!
An article by Dirk Leuffen, Professor at the Chair of Political Sciences & International Politics, and Sebastian Koos, Junior Professor at the Working Group for Corporate Social Responsibility, was published on the "Social Europe" platform. The article deals with the support for European solidarity during the Corona-Pandemic among the population and presents the interesting findings of a survey conducted in April.
Deutschlandfunk interviewed Prof. Wolfgang Seibel and spoke with him about the administrative failure during the Loveparade 2010. Prof. Seibel identifies the ignoring of security concerns for political reasons as a massive administrative error that contributed to the disaster. You can find the interview here.
The Campus Magazine of the University of Constance interviewed Prof. Ines Mergel. The topics of discussion were ad hoc digitalization and the necessary digital skills of public administration during the lockdown. You can read the interview in the Campus-Magazine here.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has published the article "Euroscepticism as a motor of integration" by Prof. Dirk Leuffen and Prof. Christian Breunig. The article describes the paradoxical effect of Euroscepticism on European integration. The fear of the disintegration of the EU inspired the willingness of citizens to agree to redistributive measures. You can access the article here.
In this year's mayoral election in Strasbourg, Céline Geissmann, a Master's graduate of the department, was elected Deputy Mayor. Together with the new mayor Jeanne Barseghian, she will chair Strasbourg for the next six years. You can find the article about the election in Strasbourg here
On the talk show Fakt ist! of the MDR Prof. Dr. Christina Zuber talks about strengths and weaknesses of the federal system of the federal states in the Federal Republic of Germany during the COVID-19 pandemic. The talk show can either be watched on 22.06.2020 at 20:15 in the livestream here or during the regular broadcasting time of Fakt ist! on 22.06.2020 at 22:10 on MDR. You can find a summary of the talk contents here.