Chair of Public Administration and Public Policy

Prof. Dr. Tanja Klenk

The Chair of Public Administration and Public Policy places organizational and institutional change within the public sector at the heart of its research. It is of special interest how the organization and governance of social policy and public service provision alters against the background of political, social or technological change (e.g. liberalization/marketization of service provision, internationalization, digitalization). In which ways are the boundaries between public and private, for-profit and not-for-profit, transformed and how can related social conflicts be solved? Which shifts can we observe in the interaction of (public, nonprofit and for-profit) service providers with politicians and bureaucrats on the one hand and consumers and citizens on the other hand?

The transformation of social policy and public service provision is analyzed in different sectors (e.g. labor, health, pensions) as well as on the different levels (e.g. organization, governance).

You can find more on our research here.

In our teaching, we focus on theories and concepts of political science, public administration and policy analysis.