My website offers analyses on topics of political culture research. I would like the reader to participate in my expertise in political science (habilitation), social and cultural sciences (doctorate in Slavic and Islamic studies) as well as from my 30 years of professional experience in political consulting. My regional focus is on Europe, including the European Union, Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the states in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). On this basis, I also tap into topics from international politics.

This website offers three knowledge platforms: In the TOPIC IN FOCUS, I examine a current subject from different perspectives. Here, scientific theories and methods are discussed that can complement or contradict each other. In this way, I want to do justice to the complexity of socio-political developments and provide my readers with more media competence. A detailed analysis of this is published parallelly in my ONLINE JOURNAL FORSCHUNGSHORIZONTE POLITIK & KULTUR, where I also offer translations into English (partly also into Arabic and Spanish). In the section FIELDS OF RESEARCH I give an insight into my publishing activities of the last few years outside this website.

One of the fundamentals of my academic work is the belief that open societies with a fair competition of ideas and theoretical approaches are capable of finding concepts and strategies to solve most social and political conflicts. A precondition for this, however, is an ethical commitment to the non-use of violence, to peace, to humanism and to international understanding. With this website, I would like to make my contribution to this.

Since 1992: research associate at the Südost-Institut Munich (until 2000) and since 2001 at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin;

In 2002 she habilitated and since then holds a private lectureship in political science and from 2012 an associate professorship at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg;

Temporary professorship in Political Science, University of Munich (SS 2003 and WS 2003/04), Alfred Grosser Guest Chair at Science Po in Nancy (France, Summer term 2006), teaching at Humboldt University Berlin in International Politics (2002) and at the Eastern Europe Institute Berlin (2007-2012) in the Department of Sociology;

Since 2017: Founder and editor of the scientific Online Journal

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