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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe

M.A. Felix Petersen

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Name
M.A. Felix Petersen
Status
research assistant
Email
felix.petersen (at) hu-berlin.de

Institution
Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Sozialwissenschaften → Vergleichende Demokratieforschung und politische Systeme Osteuropas
Function / Working Area
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Visiting address
Universitätsstraße 3b
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

 


 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

Felix Petersen holds a BA in Political Science and Slavic Philology (from Ruhr-Universität Bochum) and a MA in Political Theory (from J.W. Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main). During his studies he was visiting student at Charles University in Prague and at The New School for Social Research in New York. Since autumn 2011 he works on his dissertation (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff, HU Berlin; Prof. Dr. Andrew Arato, NSSR New York).

 

Employments

Since autumn 2011 he works as a researcher in a conjoint research project between Humboldt University and METÜ University on „The influence of Constitutional Courts on the Process of Transformation. A Comparative Perspective on Turkey and Germany”. Before this, he worked as an author for a small publishing house in Offenbach/Main, and in different positions as student assistant at J.W. Goethe Universität (Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst) and TU Dortmund (Prof. Dr. Johannes Weyer).

 

Research Interests and Areas of Specialization

  • Political Theory (especially Theory of Democracy and Constitutional Theory)
  • Comparative Political Science
  • Politics of protest, democracy and change
  • Transformation Research.

 

Further Assignments

Since February 2012 member of scientific advisory council of German Young Academics Association for Political and Social Science (www.dngps.de).

 

Publications

Petersen, Felix (2013): Führt jede Revolution zur Demokratie? Theoretische Überlegungen zum Verhältnis von Protest und gesellschaftlichem Wandel, in: Deutsche Nachwuchsgesellschaft für Politik- und Sozialwissenschaft e.V. (Hg.): Protest und Demokratie - Politische Soziologie. 1. und 2. Studentische Fachtagung der Deutschen Nachwuchsgesellschaft für Politik- und Sozialwissenschaft e.V., Hamburg: tredition, S. 43-59.

 

Teaching

Summer 2013: Reading Class: John Dewey's "The Public and Its Problems", Bachelor seminar for Social Science Program, Institute for Social Science, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

GET-MA Summer School 2012: Hegemony through institutions: the case of the Turkish Constitutional Court, Workshop for GET MA Summer School 2012, Institute for Social Science, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

Summer 2012: Democracy: A Contested Concept in Theory and Praxis, Bachelor seminar for Social Science Program, Institute for Social Science, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Summer 2010: Teaching assistant and seminar instructor for the lecture: "Conceptual Foundations of Political Philosophy", Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst, Institute for Social Science, J.W. Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

Conference Participations

2012

4th ECPR Graduate Conference
[Jacobs-University Bremen, Universität Bremen, ECPR]
Panel Chair in Panel 22: “Contemporary Theoretical and Empirical Approaches to Features of Democratic Systems”
Presentation: Between Participation and Problem Solving - Mapping essentials of democratic theory

 

2011

Protest und Demokratie: 1. Fachtagung der DNGPS
[Universität Osnabrück, Deutsche Nachwuchsgesellschaft für Politik- und Sozialwissenschaft]
Presentation: Und was kommt danach? Theoretische Überlegungen zum Verhältnis von Protest und sozialem Wandel

 

The Radical Democracy Conference
[The New School for Social Research, Columbia University]
Presentation: Investigating the Praxis of Radical Democracy beyond Classical Conceptions

 

2009

The Fall of the Wall – Then and Now – Politics, Law, and Culture
[New York Law School, The New School for Social Research, Lawyers without Borders]
Presentation: Democracy beyond democratic institutions – pathologies of European democracy 20 years after 1989

 

The Continuity of Change: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on North America
[The Graduate School of North American Studies, FU Berlin]
Presentation together with Arvi-Antti Särkelä: From Tocqueville to Dewey to Obama? On the Continuity and Discontinuity of the American Democratic Spirit