Thorsten Reppert

STARTER SCHOLARSHIP

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Office: Feldkirchenstr. 21, Room: FG1/00.12, 96052 Bamberg, Germany
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E-Mail: thorsten.reppert(at)uni-bamberg.de
Phone: +49 (0)951 863-3615
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Pillar 4: Governance, Institutional Change and Political Behaviour

Field: Political Science

Research Interests: Public Policy, Political Economy, Local Governance, Social Policy
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// DISSERTATION PROJECT


Municipal energy supply between public and private ownership - a policy analysis of privatization and (re)municipalization of network-bound services in the Federal Republic of Germany

Explanations for the shift of utility enterprises between private and public ownership have so far mainly been discussed at the national level or dealt with in highly anecdotal case studies. Knowledge about the extent and reasons for privatisation and re-municipalisation at the local level is thus comparatively underdeveloped. At the same time, the municipal level is playing an increasingly important role in the transformation towards renewable energies and in ensuring a stable energy supply. The aim is to close this gap and to examine the extent of both trends based on electricity grid operators in German municipalities. Explanatory approaches and previous results found at the national level shall be reviewed at the municipal level. In this process, differences and similarities in policy making shall be identified and discussed. On the one hand, the project aims to pick up on the professionalisation of German local politics and the increased importance of local energy policy. At the same time, questions of comparative political economy are transferred to and analysed at the local political level.

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// ACADEMIC BACKGROUND


2018 - 2021
Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Bamberg

2015- 2018
Bachelors Degree in Political and Social Studies & Business Management and Economics, University of Würzburg

 

Awards / Academic Achievements and Scholarships:

- BAGSS Starter Scholarship

- Scholarship by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung during Bachelor and Master studies

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// RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Policy article: Reppert, T., Rohleder, M., Seger, J. and Steinmeier, A.  (2019): “Abgesicherte Freiheit in einer digitalen Arbeitswelt”. Neue Gesellschaft/Frankfurter Hefte, 11/2019, online: https://www.frankfurter-hefte.de/artikel/abgesicherte-freiheit-in-einer-digitalen-arbeitswelt-2846/.

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// EXPERIENCE

 

04/2021 - 03/2022

Research and Training Assistant - Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg

  • Advanced Seminar: Populism (Bachelor, Summer Term 2021)
  • Introductory Seminar Study Skills for Political Scientists (Bachelor, Winter Term 2021-22)
  • Seminar Policy Analysis: Comparative Environmental and Energy Policy (Bachelor, Winter Term 2021-22)

10/2017 - 03/2021

Constituency office staff - Volkmar Halbleib, MdL

10/2017 - 03/2018

Tutor - Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg

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