Prof. Dr. Norbert Kersting has been Professor of Comparative Politics and Political Science at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Münster since 2011. He is
President of Research Committee 10 of the International Political Association IPSA on “Electronic Democracy.” His international comparative research focuses on democratic
Innovation and political participation both online and offline. He has many years of research and teaching experience in the areas of German, European and international local and regional policy. From 2006 to 2010 he was the holder of the DAAD chair for Transformation and Regional Integration at the Department of Political Science at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
Norbert Kersting studied in Marburg and Madrid and received his doctorate in 1995 in Marburg on “Political Participation in marginal settlements in Zimbabwe.” He habilitated in Marburg in 2005 on German and European municipal politics and administrative reforms. He later held the professorship for comparative political science at the University of Koblenz-Landau and the professorship for the Political System of the Federal Republic Germany at the University of Kassel. His book publications include “Electronic Voting and Democracy” (with Harald Baldersheim, Palgrave 2004) "Politische Beteiligung" (VS 2008), “Local Governance Reform In Global Perspective” (VS 2009); "Electronic Democracy" (Budrich 2012); “Vom Musterwähler zum Wutbürger?” (with Wichard Woyke 2013, LpB NRW)