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German Police University at IPSA World Congress and ICPP

18. Juli 2023

"Politics in the Age of Transnational Crises" is the theme of this year's International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina from July 15-19, 2023. One of the experts on site: Prof. Dr. Eckhard Schröter, Head of the Department Unit Administrative Science with Special Emphasis on Politics and Society at the German Police University.

Over five days, research findings will be presented and discussed in more than 500 panels. Professor Schröter chairs the panel "State Capacity and Civil Servants," of the IPSA Research Committee "RC27 Structure and Organizationn of Government." A long-time active member of this research committee, the political and administrative scientist will give the presentation "Reform Perceptions and Political Attitudes of Senior Bureaucrats: The Case of Germany's Top Civil Servants" in the panel. Furthermore, Prof. Schröter is organizing the panel "Holding Executives Accountable: Mechanisms and Tools for Parliamentary Control, Oversight, and Scrutiny" at the international congress. 

The IPSA World Congress takes place every two years and brings together scientists, researchers, lecturers, students and practitioners from all over the world. About 2800 delegates from about 80 countries exchange knowledge, ideas and research results in different fields of political science in the Argentine capital.

International Conference on Public Policy 

From June 26 to 29, 2023, the team of the Department Unit Administrative Science participated in the International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP), which took place in Toronto, Canada, with 1180 participants. Prof. Dr. Eckhard Schröter chaired the panel "Holding the Public Sector Accountable: What Roles for parliaments, Executives, and Citizens?". Michael Ibrahim-Sauer, research associate at DHPol, presented the paper "The Politicization of Police Accountability: Deconstructing the Trend Towards Parliamentary Ombudspersons in Germany". The conference was organized by the International Public Policy Association, of which the German Police University is an institutional member. The conference served in particular to promote scientific exchange and in-depth networking between academia and practice in the research and work field of "Public Policy".