Werner Jann

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Werner Jann (born January 19, 1950 in Hamburg ) is a German political and administrative scientist .


Jann studied political science, mathematics and economics in Berlin and Edinburgh , Scotland. From 1976 to 1983 he was a research assistant and research assistant at the University of Administrative Sciences Speyer . He received his doctorate there in 1982 with a thesis on state programs and " administrative culture " and was a Congressional Fellow at the US Congress in Washington DC from 1983 to 1985 and a research fellowship from the German Research Foundation at the University of California, Berkeley .

Jann was a member of the Hartz Commission and was a member of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) of the United Nations Economic and Social Committee in New York from 2002 to 2009. Together with Hermann-Josef Blanke and Holger Mühlenkamp, ​​he is the publisher of the New Political Science series at Mohr Siebeck Verlag . a. Co-editor of the magazine 'der moderne staat' (dms).

From 1993 to 2015 Jann was Professor of Political Science, Administration and Organization at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Potsdam , where he was Senior Professor until his retirement in 2018. He was also chairman and spokesman for the Potsdam Center for Politics and Management, which is affiliated with the university .

According to a survey of German administrative scientists in 2017, Jann is currently the 'most influential' German administrative scientist.

Individual evidence

  1. Potsdam Center for Politics and Management, Prof. Dr. Werner Jann
  2. ^ Michael W. Bauer / Stefan Becker: Administrative science in Germany: relevance and reputation in the judgment of the specialist representatives . In: dms - the modern state - magazine for public policy, law and management . 10th year, issue 1/2017, p. 31-48 .

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