Dr. Erik Fritzsche

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Erik Fritzsche

© Erik Fritzsche

Room: GER/019
Phone: 0351 / 463 37395
E-Mail: erik.fritzsche@tu-dresden.de


[1. Short Biography]
[2. Research Interests]
[3. Prizes, Awards and Distinctions]
[4. Memberships]
[5. Publications]
[6. Further Interests]

1. Short Biography:


  • since June 2009: Doctoral Dissertation on the Causal Pathways to Party Unity (i.e. 'Party Cohesion', 'Party Discipline'), Granted by a Scholarship of the 'Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes' ('German National Academic Foundation') and 'Hanns-Seidel Stiftung'; thesis defended (December 2016), will be published as a book in the first quarter of 2018 at Springer. 
  • 2002-2008, Magister Artium, Political Science, Law, Modern History, Dresden University of Technology
  • 1994-2001, School: Goethe-Gymnasium Reichenbach/Vogtland


  • 2016: Member of Research Projects of the Saxonian Police Fachhochschule Rothenburg/OL
  • 2015: Deputy Project Manager "Enculturation of Migrants and Regional Resilience"(MERR) at the Institute of Cultural Infrastructure Saxony / Institut für Kulturelle Infrastruktur Sachsen in Görlitz, Germany
  • since June 2012: Research Fellowat the Chair of International Politics at the Institute of Political Science at the Dresden University of Technology
  • since May 2011: Member of the staff of Christian Hartmann MdL(Member of the Saxon state parliament)
  • 2009-2010: Forum Tiberius: Congress Documentation of the 2nd World Culture Forum
  • 2008-2009: Graduate Assistant at the Hannah Arendt Institute for the Research on Totalitarianism at the Dresden University of Technology
  • 2004-2012: Tour Guide at the Saxon State Parliament for national and international visitors of all ages (English and German)
  • 2000-2012: Owner of an internet service company: INCODI Internet- und Computerdienstleistungen

2. Research Interests:

  • Comparative Political Science, particularly Configurative Approaches (e.g. 'Qualitative Comparative Analysis')
  • Theories of Institutions and Comparative Institutional Analysis
  • Cultural Studies at Political Science
  • Comparative Legislative Research
  • Migration and Integration in 21st Century
  • European Union
  • 'Growth-Indifferent' Democratic Institutions
  • Predictions and Forecasts in Political Science (Participant at the  'Good Judgement Open' of Good Judgement Inc. in the Current Season V)

3. Prizes, Awards and Distinctions:

  • October 2011, European Graduate School for Social Sciences EUSOC in Telč, Czech Republic
  • October 2009 to May 2012 Ph.D. fellowship of the Studienstiftung des DeutschenVolkes ('German National Academic Foundation')
  • July-September 2009 Ph.D. fellowship of the Hanns Seidel Foundation
  • 2004-2008 fellowship of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

4. Memberships:

  • Founding Member of Modereco e.V., an organization which promotes 'moderate affluence'
  • Member of the Christian Democratic Union
  • 'Research Committee of Legislative Specialists (RCLS)' of the 'International Political Science Association (IPSA)', Webmaster
  • 'Deutsche Vereinigung für PolitischeBildung' (a German association which promotes civic education)  
  • Förderverein des Goethe-Gymnasium Reichenbach/Vogtland (an association that promotes the work of the former [high] school of Erik Fritzsche)

5. Publications:


  • (2016): together with Matthias Theodor Vogt & Christoph Meißelbach (under contribution of Sebastian Trept, Anselm Vogler, Simon Cremer, Jan Albrecht; with contributions of Siegfried Deinege, Werner J. Patzelt, Anton Sterbling):
    Ankommen in der deutschen Lebenswelt. Migranten-Enkulturation und regionale Resilienz in der Einen Welt [Arriving at the German Lebenswelt. Enculturation of Migrants and Regional Resilienc in the One World], Europäisches Journal für Minderheitenfragen / European Journal of Minority Studies,  Vol. 9 No. 1-2 2016, Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2016, 526 S., 72 s/w Abb., 1 farb. Abb., kart., 78,10 €, ISBN: 978-3-8305-3716-8, E-Book-PDF: 78,10 €, ISBN: 978-3-8305-2975-0
    ISSN Print: 1865-1089, ISSN Online: 1865-1097 (Publisher's Web Site; English Abstract).
  • (2015) Mitwirkung: Matthias Theodor Vogt, Frank Feuerbach, Kai Kranich, Veronika Valvodová im Zusammenwirken mit Erik Fritzsche, Wolfgang Zettwitz und anderen: Bericht über das Dialogprojekt »Stärkung der Resilienz in Mittelstädten – Informationsaustausch regionaler Akteure (SRMS)« [Report about the Dialogue Project on »Strengthening the Resilience of Midsize Cities (SRMS)«]. Görlitz , 11 January 2015.

Peer reviewed (anonymously):

  • 2013: "Making Hermeneutics Explicit – How QCA Supports an Insightful Dialogue between Theory and Cases", in: International Journal of Social Research Methodology, online available.
  • 2009: "Innerfraktionelle Geschlossenheit im Spiegel der Politikwissenschaft: Stand der Forschung und notwendige Weiterführungen" [Parliamentary Party Unity in the Mirror of Political Science. State of Research and Necessary Extensions], in: Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen 40/3. S. 661ff, online available (with English abstract at the end of the page).

Peer reviewed (non-anonymously):

  • 2016: Die jüngste deutsche Immigrationspolitik als Ausdruck der 'Risikogesellschaft': Skizze einer institutionentheoretisch-gesellschaftsstrukturellen Betrachtung von Risiko und Resilienz [The Most Recent German Immigration Policy as a Manifestation of the 'Risk Society': Oultine of an Institutional and Society Structural Analysis of Risk and Resilience], in: Dalberg, Dirk Mathias (Hrsg.): Migration und Asyl. Moralischer Anspruch und praktische Bewältigung [Migration and Asylum. Moral Apsirations and Accomplishments], Rothenburg/OL: Eigenverlag der Hochschule der Sächsischen Polizei (FH), 2016 (= Rothenburger Beiträge, Bd. 85) ISBN 978-3-938015-64-3 / ISSN 1439-393X, S. 95-136.

Conference and Working Papers:

  • 2017: "Braucht Demokratie Wirtschaftswachstum?" ["Does Democracy Require Economic Growth?"] (together with Anselm Vogler), paper presented at the conference on "Flaws of Democracy" of the Schader-Stiftung, 1 June in Darmstadt
  • 2017: "The Future of European Integration and the Consequences of Escalating Social Acceleration", paper presented at the Joint Workshop on Europe by the Universities of Dresden, London, Trento and Wroclaw at TU Dresden, 12-13 May 2017 in Dresden
  • 2011: "Parliamentary Party Unity in Recent and Historical Parliaments: The Outline of A Theory (With Some Remarks on Its Test)", paper presented at the European Graduate School for Social Sciences EUSOC, October 2011 in Telč, Czech Republic
  • 2011: "Party Unity in Evolving Parliamentary Democracies: The Socialization of Representatives, the Impact of Democratic Competition, and Other Factors Leading to 'Deviant Cases'", paper presented at the International Workshop of RCLS and RECON on “Changing Modes of Parliamentary Representation”, October 2011, Prague, Czech Republic

Non-scientific publications:

6. Further Interests:

  • Sustainability: Diagnoses, Life Styles, Institutions
  • Canon of 'Bildung'
  • World History
  • Diagnosis of modern society and social criticism
  • Sustainability & Conservatism
  • Analysis of Political Strategies
  • Forecasting
  • Hiking & Biking

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