Dr. Florian Wittmann

Florian Wittmann studied political science and economics with a focus on transformation processes in the Central and Eastern European Countries at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and the University of Regensburg. After having worked as a research assistant at the Geschwister-Scholl Institute of Political Science at the LMU Munich, he started his PhD at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), with research stays at the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest and the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. In his doctoral thesis (2015-2019, passed with distinction) he investigated the implementation and allocation outcomes of EU Cohesion Policy in Polish and Italian regions from a comparative perspective. Since July 2019 he is employed in the Competence Center Emerging Technologies at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI).

    • Policy implementation and impact assessment
    • EU structural funds/Cohesion Policy
    • Party competition in multi-level systems
    • HighTechForum, HTF
    • Wittmann, Florian (2016): Weiterhin im Schatten der Vergangenheit? Post-kommunistische Nachfolgeparteien zwei Jahrzehnte nach dem Systemwechsel [peer reviewed]. In: Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft, 10 (1), pp. 37-59.
    • Wittmann, Florian (2019): Prepared for times of crisis? The EU, conditionality and administrative reform in the post-communist new member states. In: Liebert, Ulrike and Jenichen, Anne (Hrsg.). Europeanisation vs. Renationalisation: Crisis Lessons for European Political Development. Barbara Budrich Publishers. [Forthcoming]
    • Wittmann, Florian (2016): Book review [in German]. Julia Walter: Der polnische Bund der Demokratischen Linken (SLD). Zur Anatomie einer postkommunistischen Partei, 2015. Pol-int.org.
    • Florian Wittmann/Tomasz Zapart (2015): Ein gescheitertes Referendum ohne Gewinner? Wahlrecht und Parteienfinanzierung im polnischen Parteiensystem auf dem direktdemokratischen Prüfstand. In: Polen-Analysen, No. 168 (15.09.2015).
    • Manuela Troschke/Florian Wittmann (2014): Inside Oligarchs versus Outside India: Technical (non)progress and environmental effects in Post-Soviet Steel. In: IOS Policy Issues, No. 1.