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Dr. Sebastian Heer

Senior Researcher

Phone +49 3581 7924795

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)


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


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


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


Lecturer at Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Institute of Political Science (Chair of Political Systems and Comparative Politics)



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


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


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

Publications before IOER

List of publications