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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

2008

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

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