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Universität Osnabrück
Verantwortlich für den Inhalt :
Prof. Dr. Roland Czada,
Seminarstrasse 33 , R. 04/205, 49069 Osnabrück
Tel:  +49 541 969 6024
Fax: +49 541 969 16024

Universität Osnabrück School of Cultural Studies
and Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. Roland Czada

Roland Czada is chair in Government and Public Policy. He received his MA (1979) in Political Science, Psychology and Cultural Studies from the University Roland Czadaof Tübingen, and his doctorate (1986) in Political Science from the University of Constance. The latter awarded him the venia legendi (Habilitation) in Political and Administrative Sciences in 1992. Professor Czada has taught and published on political systems and interest intermediation, policy analysis, governance and administration, comparative political economy and German politics. He held academic positions at the Free University Berlin, the University of Constance, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, the University of Hagen as well as visiting appointments at the Humboldt University in Berlin (1993), the University of Cape Town (Graduate School in Humanities, 2001/2002), and the University of Tokyo (2003). His current work is on the future of the state, new forms of governance, and on welfare state reform policies.

· 1979: Master's degree from the Faculty for Social and Behavioral
   Sciences, University of Tübingen. Thesis on "The Dimensions of
   Liberal Corporatism
". Supervisors: Prof. G. Lehmbruch and Prof.
  G.  Maier.
· 1986:
Doctorate from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of
   Konstanz. Thesis on "Conditions and effects of the incorporation
   of  labour unions into state policy making
". Supervisors: Prof.
   Gerhard Lehmbruch and Prof. Ralf Dahrendorf.
· 1992:
Habilitation on Nuclear Safety Regulation in Germany and
   the USA
, University of Constance, Faculty of Administrative



· 1972 -1974: Journalist at Süddeutscher Zeitungsdienst in Aalen
   and Südwestpresse in Ulm.
· 1980 - 1982:
Research Fellow, University of Konstanz, DFG
   research project on "Neocorporatist Policy-Making in Western
· 1982 - 1983:
Lecturer at the Free University of Berlin, Otto Suhr
   Institute for Political Sciences.
· 1983 - 1984:
On leave from the Free University. Editor in Chief of
   the local newspaper Gmünder Tagespost in Schwäbisch Gmünd.
· 1984 - 1986:
Lecturer at the University of Constance, Faculty of
   Administrative Science.
· 1986 - 1992:
Assistant professor, University of Konstanz.
   Research Fellow DFG-SFB 201 "Administration in Flux".
· 1992 - 1995:
Senior research fellow, Max Planck Institute for the
   Study of Societies, Cologne
· 1995 - 2002:
Professor for Policy Analysis and Administration,
   Fernuniversität Hagen, Department of Political Science.
· 2002:
Chair in Government and Public Policy, University of


Awards, Fellowships, Research Grants:

Awards, Fellowships:
· 2000:
Visiting Research Fellow Max-Planck-Institute for the Study
  of  Societies, Cologne
· 2001 - 2002:
Willy-Brandt-Chair in Social Transformation Studies at
  the Graduate School in Humanities, University of Cape Town,
  South-Africa (DAAD-Name-Chair-Programme).
· 2003: Visiting Research Professor, Social-Science Institute
  (Shaken), University of Tokyo

Research Grants:
· 1986 - 1987: Resarch grant"Economic modernization and labour
  market policies in a cross- national perspective"
and "Industrial
  change and   interest intermediation,
University of Constance"
  (university research pool).
· 1986 - 1987:
Research grant (with Alexander Drexler) "Coping
  strategies of  public administrations in the face of new problems"

  (university research pool).
·1987 - 1992: Nucelar Safety Regulation. Germany and the USA
DFG: SFB 221 "Verwaltung im Wandel", University of Constance.
·1993 - 1997:
"Organisational coping strategies in the face of
  contradicting success conditions: The Berlin Trust Agency"
  (financed by the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies,
  Cologne) and "The THA in ist environment of politics and interest
(Research group "Treuhandanstalt" Berlin).
· 1995 - 1997:
"Sectoral transformation processes in East
  (Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies,
· 1999:
"From the Bonn to the Berlin Republic. Politics, Economy
  and  Society after 1989
". (with Hellmut Wollmann, Fritz-Thyssen
· 2001:
"Reconciliation, Resorative Justice, Remembrance"
  (Conference: Sept. 2 - 4, Cape Town, South Africa, financed by
· 2005: "Patterns of Non-Majoritarian Governance and Political
   System Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa" (
Conference: March 10
   - 12, Osnabrueck, Germany, financed by VolkswagenStiftung).
· 2005 / 2007: "Germany   and Japan after 1989: Reform
   Pressures and political system dynamics"
" (Joint Seminar Tokio,
   September, Sept
. 26 - 28, 2005, and Osnabrueck, Sept. 25-27,
   2007, with Kenji Hirashima, co-financed by  DFG and JSPS).


 Service to the profession:

· Elected member of the Advisory Board of the German Political
  Science Association - DVPW (1989-1992 and 1997-2003). 
· Editorial Advisory Board  "Leviathan - Berliner Zeitschrift für
  Sozialwissenschaft" (2000-2004)
· Co-editor "Leviathan - Berliner Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaft"
  (since February 2005)
· Accreditation comittees:
  Institutional accreditation (Wissenschaftsrat / German Council of
  Science and Humanities): Hertie School of Governance, Zeppelin
  University   Friedrichshafen 
  BA-, MA-Programmes: Univ, of Essen/Duisburg, Trier,
  Duesseldorf, HSG, Berlin
· Academic Reviews and Reports for: Politische Vierteljahresschrift,
  Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft,
  Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, Routledge-Publishers,
  European Journal for Political Research, Österreichische
  Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, Leviathan, Zeitschrift für
  Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, Volkswagen Foundation, DFG,
  Fritz Thyssen-Foundation, State of Sachsen-Anhalt.
· Member of the selection committe "Lichtenberg-Professorships",
· External Reviewer and supervisor: (PhD- and Habiliation
  committees: HU-Berlin, LSE London, RU Bochum etc.)
· Member of Selection Commitees at various universities.



· 2007 - : Academic Senat Univ. of Osnabrueck
2006 - : Member of the faculty council Social Science Faculty,
  Univ. of Osnabrueck 
2006 - 2009: Vice Dean of the Social Science Department,
  University of Osnabrueck
2004 - 2006: Dean of the Social Science Department, University of
· 1996 - 2002:
Member of the faculty council, Faculty for Education,
  Social Sciences and Humantites, Fernuniversität Hagen.
· 1998 - 2000:
Dean of the Faculty for Education, Social Sciences
  and Humantites, Fernuniversität Hagen.
· 1997 - 2000:
Director, Political Science Department,
  Fernuniversität Hagen.
· 1989, 2000:
Steering Committee for the University Elections
  faculty elections (Fernuniversität Hagen.
· 1987 - 1990:
Member of the faculty council (Social science faculty,
  University of Constance (1987-1990).
· 1979:
Student representative, election committee for the faculty
  elections (Univ. Tübingen).
· 1997/98:
Member of the Rectors Task Force on Multimedia and
  University Teaching".
· 1989 - 1990:
Faculty curriculum committee, Faculty for
  Administration and Management, University of Constance.
· 1989:
Member of the "Computer Investment Program
  Committee" University of Constance.
· 1986, 1989:
Member in appointment committees "labour politics"
  (1986) und "social administration" (1989), Social Science Faculty,
  Univ. of Constance.


 Counselling and transfer:

· 1993: German Parliament, Bonn, Treuhandanstalt-Committee
  (Reorganisation of the Treuhandanstalt /
   Bundesanstalt für
  Vereinigungsbedingte Sonderaufgaben)
· 1993: Ministry for Unification Korea, Seoul (German Unifcation
· 1995: Shell Germany (Deutsche Shell AG), Hamburg (Brent Spar,
  Risk Policy and Desastermanagement).
· 1994: South-African Constitutional Commission, Committee on
  Federalism (South-African Federalism).
· 2001 - 2004: German Agency for Technical Cooperation
  (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit -GTZ), Eschborn
  (Concepts of Good Governance, Counselling on Developmental
· 2005: Mummert Consulting (Hartz IV evaluation, governance


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Fax: +49 541 969 16024

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