Prof. Dr. Norbert Kersting

© Norbert Kersting

Chair of Comparative Political Science - Municipal and Regional Politics

Institute for Political Science

Room 310
Scharnhorststraße 100
D-48151 Münster

Phone: +49 251 83-25399
l.lrp@uni-muenster.de

Consultation hour:

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  • CV

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    Chairman of the Research Committees 05: "Comparative Studies on Local Government and Politics" in the International Political Science Association (IPSA)
    since
    Second chairman of the Research Committees 10: "Electronic Democracy" in the International Political Science Association (IPSA)
    since
    Speaker of the executive committee in the working group "Internet and Politics -Electronic Governance of the German Association for Political Sciende (Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft DVPW)
    Chairman of the Research Committee 10: "Electronic Democracy" in the International Political Science Association (IPSA)
    since
    Professor's chair "Political Science with main emphasis on Municipal and Regional Politics" (Politikwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Kommunal- und Regionalpolitik) at the University of Münster, assembling of the research center "Urban and Regional Innovation" (Urbane und Regionale Innovation)
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    Board member of the Research Committee 05: "Comparative Studies on Local Government and Politics" in the International Political Science Association (IPSA)
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    Chair of "Transformation and Regional Integration" (Transformation und regionale Integration) (DAAD), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
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    Deputy C4 Professor's chair "Political and Socio-economic System of the Federal Republic of Germany" (Politisches und sozioökonomisches System der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) at the Institute for Political Science, University of Kassel
    Deputy C3 Professor's chair "Analysis and Comparison of Political Systems" (Analyse und Vergleich politischer Systeme) at the Institute for Political Science, University Koblenz-Landau
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    Deputy of the Lectureship/Professor's chair: "Political Scientific Methods and Empirical Theory of Democracy" (Politikwissenschaftliche Methoden und empirische Demokratietheorie) course guidance and councelling service/ internship service at the Institute for Political Science, Marburg

  • Positions

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    Chair "Democratic Transformation and Regionale Integration (DAAD)" at Stellenbosch University (South Africa )
    since
    Vorsitzender des Research Committees 10: "Electronic Democracy" der International Political Science Association (IPSA)
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    C4 Prof. "Political system of Germany" at University Kassel
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    Länderbeauftragter Germany: E-democraticizing the parliaments and parties in Europe. Forschergruppe am European University Institute, Florence. Projektleitung Prof. Philippe C. Schmitter
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    Vertretung der am Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Marburg ausgeschriebenen Hochschuldozentur/Professur:„Politikwissenschaftliche Methoden und empirische Demokratietheorie “ Studienberatung/Praktikumbetreuung
    C3 Prof. "Coparative politics " at University Koblemz - Landau
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    Lehrbeauftragter an der Universität Giessen
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    Full Professor „Comparative Political Science- Local and Regional Politics“ at Muenster University , Aufbau des Forschungszentrums „Urban and Regional Innovation and Internet“
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    Vorstandsmitglied des Research Committees 05: "Comparative Studies on Local Government and Politics" der International Political Science Association (IPSA)
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    Assistant professor at Institute for Political Science Philipps University Marburg
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    Visiting professor an der School of Public Management and Planning der Stellenbosch University, Südafrika
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    Co Investitigator (chair : Prof. D. Berg-Schlosser): Selfhelp and political participation of urban poor in he global South
    since
    Projektgruppe zur Entwicklung neuer makroqualitativer Methoden (QCA etc.)
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    Lehrforschungsprojekte: Politik im Mehrebenensystem, Partizipationsforschung, E-democracy, Verfassungsreform, Verwaltungsreform, Kommunalpolitik, Lehrevaluation, empirische Methoden, Komparatistik
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    Assistant at Institute for Political science Philipps Universität Marburg
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    Interdisziplinary Habitat-reseachproject at University Marburg
  • Education

    Habilitation
    Dissertation. Supoervisor Dr. D. Berg-Schlosser Topic : Politcal Participation and urban lifestyle in the global South
    MA (Diploma) Sociology, Political science, Economics and Pädagogics at Philipps University Marburg
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    MA (Diploma) Soziology, Political science, Economics and Pädagogics at Philipps University Marburg
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    Soziology and Political Science at Universidad Complutense de Madrid
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    BA (Pre- Diploma) Soziology, Political science, Economics and Pädagogics at Philipps University Marburg
  • Research Areas

    • Methoden der Politikwissenschaft
    • Bürokratieforschung
    • Demokratietheorie
    • Comparative Politics
    • Local government
    • Entwicklungspolitik und -theorie
    • Online Participation - E-Administration
  • Reviewer

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Conferences

    • 2015 Crowdsourcing und crowd monitoring Hitzehaus Münster
    • 2014 E-democracy IPSA conference Convener von 7 Research Committee 10 panels bei International Political Science Association (IPSA) conference in Montreal
    • 2013 Participatory Budgeting  Jena. April 2013, Jena
    • 2013 Unequal  participation in democratic procedures. Chances and risksof  citizen participation: Conference of the workers chamber Citizen participation, April 2013, Vienna
    • 2013 Municipal Rating. An introduction into the question. Meeting of the competence center sustainable municipal financial politics. (debt sustainability of german municipalities. April 2013 NRW Bank Münster)
    • 2013 Councils und mayors. State chancellery Baden-Wurttemberg. April 2013, Stuttgart
    • 2013 Participatory Budgeting in german comparison. Rhineland-Palatinate commission of enquiry participation and municipal finance, March 2013, Mainz
    • 2013 Local governance reform in global perspective. Councillor Conference, February 2013, FES
    • 2013Participation in global comparison. state chancellery Baden-Wurtttemberg. January 2013, Stuttgart
    • 2013 Mega sport event legacies. Univerity Chemnitz. January 2013, Chemnitz
    • 2013 Electronic Democracy. An Introduction. Workshop Internet and Democracy. Hitzehaus Januar 2013, Münster
    • 2013 Electronic representation. Conference on Problems of representation in modern democracies. Univ. Oslo January 2013
    • 2012 Electronic democracy. Meeting electronic participation. December 2012 University Hamburg, Hamburg
    • 2012 Citizen Engagement and polititical Participation. Conference series of the BMZ (Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development) Engagement for Africa, Dezember 2012 Hamburg, Cologne and Leipzig
    • 2012 Municipal Finance in federal comparison. Introduction into the question. Meeting of the competence centre sustainablemunicipal  financial politics. November 2012: NRW Bank Münster
    • 2012 Direct und deliberative Democracy. An Introduction. AG DDD. DVPW (German Association for Political Science) Meeting. September 2012 Tübingen
    • 2012 Urban innovation. An introduction. Euroloc summer school. Sept 2012 Münster
    • 2012 Representativity und participation. Keynote speech Bertelsmann congress citizen participation September 2012, Berlin
    • 2012 IPSA Internet User and political trust in Europe. (with Mare Ainsaar) paper accepted at panel Social media revolution. IPSA conference July 2012 in Madrid
    • 2012 Local Reforms. DAAD scholarship recipients national conference : July 2012 Münster
    • 2012 Deliberation and particpation. Panel introduction. Conference Deliberative democracy June 2012
    • 2011 Academic Perspectives on e-governance. Panelist at Plenary session, International UN-conference on theory and practice of e-governance in Tallinn (Estonia)
    • 2011 Electronic democracy and the quality of political discourse. A contradiction? Panel Slovenian political science conference 12 June 2011 in Portoroz, Slovenia
    • 2011 Electronic democracy and the quality of democracy. Problems and prospects. Panel Slovenian political science conference 12. June 2011 in Portoroz, Slovenia
    • 2011 E-participation. An Introduction: Democracy and open government. Lightning talks, CEDEM 11, Univ. Krems

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