Marlene Jugl

I am Assistant Professor of Public Administration. I joined Bocconi’s SPS Department in 2019. I hold an MA in Public Administration from the University of Potsdam and a doctoral degree from the Hertie School in Berlin. I studied Political Science, Public Administration and French at the University of Potsdam, Sciences Po Lyon and the University of Warsaw. I was a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, Tallinn University of Technology, Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals, and Leiden University. I am also co-chair of EGPA's Permanent Study Group VI "Governance of Public Sector Organizations".

Assistant Professor
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Research interests

My research lies at the intersection of comparative public administration, politics and policy and focuses on the performance of governments and bureaucracies in different environments. I study how public bureaucracies interact with politicians, citizens, and other stakeholders, and how societal, cultural and historical factors affect how governments function. I am particularly interested in the effect of country size on the structure, stability and performance of governments and public administrations. During my sabbatical in 2023/24 I will work on the project "Rethinking administrative traditions". Further research interests include crisis management, vulnerability and learning, and bureaucratic reputation.

Selected Publications

Please note that I will be on sabbatical leave in the academic year 2023-24, during which I will not be teaching or supervising.

I teach courses in public administration, public policy and governance from the undergraduate to the PhD level. I use various interactive learning methods. My aim is to equip students not just with factual knowledge but also with the analytical competencies and soft skills necessary to tackle real-world problems successfully and sustainably. My teaching emphasizes student participation and the diversity of perspectives and opinions.