Research

DATA GOVERNANCE AND
ALGORITHMIC SYSTEMS

Using data as a raw material to create value has become an important ingredient of 21st century information societies and a major growth factor of the digital economy. However, creating value from data, including through algorithmic systems, also raises ethical questions, creates tensions and harbors conflicts of interests. How can and should these processes be regulated? How can algorithmic systems improve political decision-making? How do they bear on democratic politics?
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DIGITAL POLICY AND
DIGITAL CHANGE

I am also interested in the question how digital change enters party politics. What are the policies that political actors formulate with regard to aspects of digital changes? How do these change over time? Which are the parties that emphasize this topic the most?
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POLITICAL COMMUNICATION,
POLITICAL STRATEGIES, AND
PARTY COMPETITION

This strand of my research deals with the politics of blame and credit. It is concerned with policy action and policy communication that take place against the backdrop of party competition. How do governments deal with unpopular reforms? What are the prospects of receiving credit from citizens when governments fulfill their electoral promises?
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DEMOCRACY, POLITICAL CULTURE
AND BEHAVIOR

Some of my work deals with the workings of democracy, particularly threats to democracy in politics, political culture and political behavior.
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