Nikolaus T. Jopke M.A.
Phone: 0951-863 2626
10/2009-09/2013 B.A. in Political Science and Sociology with focus on International Relations and Political Economy at University Trier
10/2013-09/2016 M.A. in Political Science with focus on International and Comparative Policy Field Analysis at University Bamberg
07/2016-11/2017 Research Assistant at the Chair for Governance of Complex and Innovative Technological Systems at University
Ab 12/2017 Research Assistant in the DFG-funded project „Design of Financial Governance“ (DEFIGO) at the chair for International and Comparative Policy Field Analysis at University Bamberg
Nikolaus Jopke works as a research assistant in the DFG-funded project “Design of Financial Governance” (DEFIGO) at the chair for International and Comparative Policy Field Analysis He did his bachelor in Political Science and Sociology at the University of Trier. The topic of his bachelor thesis was “The NATO and the problem with drugs in Afghanistan”. During his studies in Trier, he did a traineeship both at the Europareferat of the German Bundestag and at the German-Arab Chamber for Commerce and Trade in Cairo. For his master studies, he decided to go to the University of Bamberg where he studied Political Science in combination with seminars in political economics, statistic and econometrics. His master thesis concerns the question under which conditions actors implement harder law in global regulative financial market institutions. During his master studies, he put emphasis on both qualitative and quantitative research methods. He worked as a research assistant at the chair for Governance of Complex and Innovative Technological Systems at University Bamberg where he worked on the planning and proposing of national and international research projects. During this time, he gave seminars on QCA and the analysis of megaprojects.
His focus in research is in general the interrelation of political and socio-economic systems and more specifically the question how actors coordinate and how different governance elements affect interaction processes and outcomes. In particular, he is interested in the question of the methods and approaches that can be employed to explain these complexity phenomena adequately.
Workshops and Conferences:
Presentation Working Paper “Constructing cases and conditions in QCA – Lessons from Grounded Theory” in collaboration with Lasse Gerrits at the Workshop “International QCA Summer Workshop”, 28.-30. May 2018 in Wuppertal, conducted by Bergische Universität Wuppertal and ETH Zürich.
Presentation Working Paper „Institutional Choice in Financial Market Regulation: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis“ in collaboration with Thomas Rixen at the Workshop „Power Transitions and Institutional Change“, 2-3. Juni 2016 in Freising, conducted by LMU München.
Presentation Working Paper „Institutional Choice in Financial Market Regulation: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis“ in collaboration with Thomas Rixen in the panel „QCA in international Relations“ of the 5th Offene IB-Sektionstagung by the DVPW in Bremen, 4.10.2017.
Colloquium „QCA in International Relations“ by Hochschule für Politik (TU München), 10.11.2017, 20.06.2018