Dr. Sebastian Heer

Senior Researcher

Phone +49 3581 7924795
S.Heer[im]ioer.de

Research Interests

  • processes of institutional and societal transformation | analysis of institutional structures, functions and developments
  • political decision-making processes | parliamentary research| governance | policy analysis
  • construction of social reality | discourse analysis
  • methods of empirical social research (interviews, participating observation, survey design)

Professional Experience

Since 2018

Senior Researcher at Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development Dresden (IOER)

2014-2018

Postdoctoral Research Associate at research/cooperation projects in the areas parliamentary research, governance, political education, participation processes

2009-2014

Research Associate at Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 804 "Transzendenz und Gemeinsinn", Technische Universität Dresden (TUD); project with focus on construction mechanisms of socio-political order

2007-2009

Research Associate at Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 537 "Institutionalität und Geschichtlichkeit"/Institute of Political Science, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD); project with focus on functional and structural transitions in parliaments

Education

2012

Doctoral Degree ("summa cum laude") at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD); dissertation thesis focussing on the analysis of how parliamentary governance structures function and how they evolved in German Parliamentarism

2003-2004

Study of Political Science and Psychology at University of Auckland (New Zealand); "Certificate of Proficiency Specialisation"

1999-2006

Study of Political Science, Law and Modern History at Technische Universität Dresden (TUD); Master of Arts

Publications before IOER

List of publications