Erik Vollmann, M.A.

Erik Vollmann, M.A.

Research Associate (DFG research project)

Institute of Political Science
Chair of Political Science I (Prof. Dr. Sturm)

Room: Room 00.026
Kochstraße 4
91054 Erlangen
Germany

Office hours

I hold my office hours on Tuesdays between 16:00 and 17:00 in my office and online via zoom: https://fau.zoom.us/j/99539688224?pwd=ZjdRc2tuUlpNcjJ4eWttN003MGZ6UT09. Please send me an email before attending!

 

  • legitimation, political culture, identity construction
  • democracy and authoritarianism (regime persistence, change, backsliding)
  • political communication
  • local governance, subnational politics, decentralization
  • migration policies and discourse
  • public policy, (subnational) public finance, austerity
  • EU and MENA politics
  • qualitative and quantitative discourse studies
  • interview research in authoritarian and transformative environments

([OA] = Open Access, * = peer-reviewed)

monographs, edited volumes, stand-alone publications

2020

  • Shalaby, M., C. Weiss, E. Lust, K. Kao, E. Vollmann, S. Bergh, E. Karmel, M. Bohn, I. Kherigi, & Z. Kadirbeyoglu (2020). The Dynamics of Decentralization in the MENA: Processes, Outcomes, and Obstacles. GLD Working Paper No. 31 2020, Gothenburg: GLD. online: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3741934 [OA]

2019

  • Faus, R., T. Mannewitz, S. Storks, K. Unzicker, & E. Vollmann (2019). Schwindendes Vertrauen in Politik und Parteien. Eine Gefahr für den gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt? Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Stiftung. online: https://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/de/publikationen/publikation/did/schwindendes-vertrauen-in-politik-und-parteien/ [OA]

contributions to edited volumes and journals

2021

  • Bohn, M., T. Demmelhuber, & E. Vollmann (2021): Doing Research on Subnational Levels of Autocracies: Field Work and Methodological Approach. In T. Demmelhuber, & R. Sturm (eds.): Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa: Informal Politics, Subnational Governance and the Periphery (pp. 45-58), Baden-Baden: Nomos. doi.org/10.5771/9783748920731-45 [OA]
  • Bohn, M., & E. Vollmann (2021): Untangling Elite Networks and Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa: Neopatrimonialism Revisited. In T. Demmelhuber, & R. Sturm (eds.): Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa: Informal Politics, Subnational Governance and the Periphery (pp. 59-106), Baden-Baden: Nomos. doi.org/10.5771/9783748920731-59 [OA]
  • Vollmann, E., & M. Bohn (2021): Fiscal Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa: Deciphering Motives and Outcomes. In T. Demmelhuber, & R. Sturm (eds.): Decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa: Informal Politics, Subnational Governance and the Periphery (pp. 107-150), Baden-Baden: Nomos. doi.org/10.5771/9783748920731-107 [OA]
  • Vollmann, E. (2021). Zehn Jahre danach: Was wurde aus den Arabellionen? GWP – Gesellschaft – Wirtschaft – Politik 70(2), 195-205. https://doi.org/10.3224/gwp.v70i2.07

2020

  • Adrian, C., T. Griebel, P. Heinrich, & E. Vollmann (2020). Will the real populism (please) stand out? Eine interdisziplinäre Aufarbeitung populistischer Tendenzen in Brexit-Tweets im Kontext der Europawahl 2019. In C. Holtz-Bacha (ed.), Europawahlkampf 2019. Zur Rolle der Medien (pp. 245-274). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-31472-9_9
  • Sturm, R., & E. Vollmann (2020). Dezentralisierung – die pragmatische Alternative zum Föderalismus in Autokratien? Der Fall Marokko. In Europäisches Zentrum für Föderalismusforschung (ed.), Jahrbuch des Föderalismus 2020 (pp. 179-194). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • *Vollmann, E., Bohn, M., Sturm, R., & Demmelhuber, T. (2020). Decentralisation as authoritarian upgrading? Evidence from Jordan and Morocco. The Journal of North African Studies. online first. doi:10.1080/13629387.2020.1787837 [OA]
  • Vollmann, E. (2020). Demokratieunterstützung und politische Kultur in Ost und West. Der Bürger im Staat 70(1-2): 51-58. online: http://www.buergerimstaat.de/1_2_20/30_jahre_einheit.pdf [OA]
  • Vollmann, E. (2020): Comparative Decentralization in the MENA. In M. Shalaby, C. Weiss, E. Lust, K. Kao, E. Vollmann, S. Bergh, E. Karmel, M. Bohn, I. Kherigi, & Z. Kadirbeyoglu: The Dynamics of Decentralization in the MENA: Processes, Outcomes, and Obstacles. GLD Working Paper No. 31 2020, Gothenburg: GLD, pp. 9-22. online: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3741934 [OA]

2019

  • *Griebel, T., & E. Vollmann (2019). We can(‘t) do this. A corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis of migration in Germany. Journal of Language and Politics 18(5): 671-697.
  • Mannewitz, T., & E. Vollmann (2019). Muster regionaler Demokratieunterstützung in Deutschland 2017. In Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.) Schwindendes Vertrauen in Politik und Parteien. Eine Gefahr für den gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt? (pp. 22-61). Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Stiftung. online: https://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/de/publikationen/publikation/did/schwindendes-vertrauen-in-politik-und-parteien/ [OA]

2018

  • *Demmelhuber, T., R. Sturm, & E.Vollmann (2018). Decentralization in the Arab world: Conceptualizing the role of neopatrimonial networks. Mediterranean Politics. online first.
    doi: 10.1080/13629395.2018.1559391
  • Griebel, T., & E. Vollmann (2018). Legitimation durch Wirtschaft und Sicherheit: die (Grounded) Theory der deutschen Bundesregierung zum Brexit. In T. Winkelmann, & T. Griebel (eds.), Der Brexit und die Krise der europäischen Integration. EU und mitgliedstaatliche Perspektiven im Dialog. Festschrift für Roland Sturm zum 65. Geburtstag (pp. 237-260). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • Bohn, M., T. Demmelhuber, R. Sturm, & E. Vollmann (2018). Dezentralisierung in der arabischen Welt: ein konzeptioneller Zugang. In Europäisches Zentrum für Föderalismusforschung (ed.), Jahrbuch des Föderalismus 2018 (pp. 157-171). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • *Vollmann, E., & T. Zumbrägel (2018). Die Erfindung des Wir: Ideelles Identitätsmanagement als Legitimationsstrategie Saudi-Arabiens. Zeitschrift für Politik 65(3): 265-282.
  • Bohn, M., Vollmann, E., & T. Zumbrägel (2018). Abenteuer am Golf: Saudi-Arabiens Wandel unter den Salmans. Gesellschaft. Wirtschaft. Politik. 67(2): 167-173.

2017

  • Vollmann, E. (2017). Angela Merkel et la politique des réfugiés 2015-2017. Outre Terre 15(3): 117-124.
  • Vollmann, E., & W. Ridder (2017). Neither the devil, nor a Saint – Macroeconomic, Social, and Political Implications of Fiscal Austerity in Europe between 2001 and 2015. In R. Sturm, T. Griebel, & T. Winkelmann (eds.), Austerity: A Journey to an Unknown Territory. Discourses, Economics and Politics (pp. 147-164). Baden-Baden: Nomos. [ZfP Special Issue]
  • Vollmann, E., S. Gläser, & C. Krutsch (2017). Le talon de Donald. Outre Terre 15(1): 138-150.
  • Vollmann, E. (2017). Wirtschaftliche und soziale Implikationen von Austerität in Europa. In R. Sturm, T. Griebel, & T. Winkelmann (eds.), Austerität als gesellschaftliches Projekt (pp. 105-130). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

working and conference papers

  • Vollmann, E., M. Bohn, R. Sturm, & T. Demmelhuber (2019). Decentralization Strategies in Morocco and Jordan: Local Empowerment or Authoritarian Upgrading? Paper for the ECPR Joint Sessions, 8-12 April 2019, UCL Mons (Belgium), https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332143422.

literature reviews

  • Demmelhuber, T., & E. Vollmann (2021). Das besondere Buch: Die Verlockung des Autoritären. Gesellschaft. Wirtschaft. Politik 70(4): 629-632.
  • Vollmann, E. (2019). Sylvia Schraut: Terrorismus und politische Gewalt / Michail Logvinov: Das Radikalisierungsparadigma. In U. Backes, A. Gallus, E. Jesse, & T. Thieme (eds.), Jahrbuch Extremismus & Demokratie, Vol. 31. (pp. 435-436). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • Vollmann, E. (2018). Hans-Georg Ehrhart (ed.): Krieg im 21. Jahrhundert / Anna Sroka et. al. (eds.): Radicalism and Terrorism in the 21st Century. In U. Backes, A. Gallus, E. Jesse, & T. Thieme (eds.), Jahrbuch Extremismus & Demokratie, Vol. 30. (pp. 412-413). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • Vollmann, E. (2016). Anton Pelinka: Die unheilige Allianz. Zeitschrift für Politik 63(1): 126-127.

  • Vollmann, E. (2021). A Means to Cure All Ills? Local Governance Reforms as Regime Stabilization Strategy in Morocco and Tunisia. International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress 2021, 14.07.2021, University of Lisbon, Lisbon (Portugal, digital).
  • Vollmann, E. (2021). Decentralization and fiscal policy: a comparative perspective. British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Conference 2021, 06.07.2021, University of Kent, Canterbury (UK, digital).
  • Vollmann, E. (2021). Dezentralisierung als Legitimationsstrategie in Marokko und Tunesien. Research Colloquium „Political Legitimacy. Empirical & Normative Perspectives“, 11.01.2021, Chair of Political Systems and Comparative Politics, TU Dresden (Germany, digital).
  • Vollmann, E. (2020). Comparative Decentralization in the MENA. GLD Workshop ‘The Dynamics of Decentralization in the MENA: Comparative Lessons for Oman’, 03.03.2020, Program on Governance and Local Development, University of Gothenburg (Sweden).
  • Vollmann, E. (2019). Le fédéralisme et la décentralisation en Allemagne. La Gouvernance locale et la démocratie, 27.10.2019, Arab Institute for Democracy, Tunis (Tunisia).
  • Vollmann, E. (2019). A New Hope? – Decentralisation in Morocco and Tunisia between Regime Change and Stabilisation. Presentation at the ECPR General Conference 2019, 06.09.2019, University of Wroclaw (Poland).
  • Vollmann, E. (2019). Fifty Shades of Democracy – ein Begriff im Wandel der Zeiten. Presentation for Frankenakademie Schloss Schney, 26.08.2019, Lichtenfels (Germany).
  • Vollmann, E. (2019). Europa wird aus Menschen gemacht. Ursprünge, Krisen, Chancen der EU. Presentation for Pulse of Europe Nürnberg, 18.05.2019, Fürth (Germany).
  • Vollmann, E., & M. Bohn (2019). Decentralization Strategies in Morocco and Jordan: Local Empowerment or Authoritarian Upgrading? Presentation at the ECPR Joint Sessions, 11.04.2019, UCL Mons (Belgium).
  • Vollmann, E. (2018). Decentralisation: a cure for all ills? Potential, limitations, problems. Presentation on invitation of the Laboratory of Comparative Democratic Transition, 13.12.2018,  Université Hassan I, Settat (Morocco).
  • Vollmann, E. (2018). Decentralization in Morocco: The interplay of formal and informal institutions. World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, 18.07.2018, Seville (Spain).
  • Vollmann, E. (2017). Dezentralisierung in der arabischen Welt. Institutskolloquium des Instituts für Politische Wissenschaft, 13.12.2017, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen (Germany).
  • Schnelzer, N., & E. Vollmann (2017). Decentralization in the Arab World. Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan from a Comparative Perspective. 33. Deutscher Orientalistentag, 19.09.2017, Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Jena (Germany).
  • Vollmann, E. (2016). Wirtschaftliche und soziale Implikationen von Austerität. Abschlussworkshop des Projektes „Austerität als gesellschaftliches Projekt“, 14.10.2016, Bonner Akademie für Forschung und Lehre Praktischer Politik, Bonn (Germany).

  • since 04/2020: research fellow at the Chair of German and Comparative Politics, European Studies and Political Economy
  • 08/2018: visiting researcher at the Laboratory for Research on Comparative Democratic Transition (LRCDT), Université Hassan 1er Settat, Morocco
  • 08/2017-07/2021: research fellow in the DFG-funded project ‘Decentralization in the Arab World: Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan from a comparative perspective’ (Prof. Roland Sturm and Prof. Thomas Demmelhuber) at the Chair of Political Science I (German and Comparative Politics, European Studies and Political Economy)
  • 02/2016-07/2017: student research assistant at the Institute of Political Science at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Chair of Political Science I (Prof. Roland Sturm)
  • 10/2015-08/2017: dual degree studies in Political Science (Master) and Psychology (Bachelor) at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, degree: M.A. in Political Science
  • 11/2012-03/2015: student research assistant at the Institute of Political Science (IfP) at University of Technology Chemnitz, Chair of Comparative European Governance Systems
  • 11/2012-08/2014: student research assistant at the Institute of Political Science (IfP) at University of Technology Chemnitz, Chair of International Politics
  • 10/2011-06/2015: Bachelor degree studies in Politcial Science, specialization: comparative politics, minor subject: Sociology at University of Techology Chemnitz, degree: B.A. in Political Science
  • 11/2010-07/2017: scholarship holder of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation

  • Political Systems I: Germany’s Political System (lecture, BA level, winter term 2021/22)
  • Empirical research on democracy and authoritarianism (seminar, BA level, winter term 2021/22)
  • Discursive legitimation and political communication (seminar, BA level, winter term 2021/22)
  • European Political Economy (seminar, MA level, summer term 2021)
  • Political Systems II: Comparative Political Systems: Foreign Countries and EU (lecture, BA level, summer term 2021)
  • Political Systems I: Germany’s Political System (lecture, BA level, winter term 2020/21)
  • Political Culture and Legitimation (seminar, BA level, winter term 2020/21)
  • Empirical research on democracy and authoritarianism (seminar, BA level, winter term 2020/21)
  • Methods of legitimation research (seminar, BA level, summer term 2020)
  • Empirical research on democracy and authoritarianism (BA level, summer term 2019)

memberships

  • German Middle East Studies Association (DAVO)
  • German Political Science Association (DVPW)
  • International Political Science Association (IPSA)

university service

  • since 4/2021: ERASMUS Coordinator at the Chair of German and Comparative Politics, European Studies and Political Economy
  • since 10/2019: Representative of the Academic Staff at the Institute of Political Science
  • since 12/2018: board member Alumni Politik Erlangen (APE),  president since 1/2020