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Dr. Tobias Bach

Affiliation Public Policy and Political Administration


Tobias Bach started working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin as of 1 February 2014. You can reach him via the following email address: bachhertie-school.org

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • August-December 2004: University of Oslo (Norway), Fellow of the EON.Ruhrgas Stipendienprogramm

  • March-July 2002 & July-October 2003: Internships at the State Chancellery of Brandenburg (staff unit for public sector reform)

  • August 2002-June 2003: University of Bergen (Norway) (ERASMUS)

  • 1999-2005: University of Potsdam, Political Science & Public Policy and Management

    Research Interests

    • Structure and organization of government, especially autonomy and control of agencies

    • Europeanization of national administrations

    • Comparative Public Administration

    • Public sector reforms and administrative policy

    Publications

    Monographs and editorships

      • Bach, Tobias (2014): Autonomie und Steuerung verselbständigter Behörden. Eine empirische Analyse am Beispiel Deutschlands und Norwegens. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, Reihe "Interdisziplinäre Organisations- und Verwaltungsforschung" (PhD-thesis).

      • Bach, Tobias/ Niklasson, Birgitta/ Painter, Martin (eds.) (2012): The role of agencies in policy-making. In: Policy & Society, 31(3). PDF (via ScienceDirect).

      • Bach, Tobias/Fleischer, Julia/Hustedt, Thurid (2010): Organisation und Steuerung zentralstaatlicher Behörden. Agenturen im westeuropäischen Vergleich. Berlin: Edition Sigma. [co-authored monograph on executive agencies in Western Europe]

      Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

      • Bach, Tobias/Ruffing, Eva/Yesilkagit, Kutsal (2014): The Differential Empowering Effects of Europeanization on the Autonomy of National Agencies. In: Governance (accepted for publication).

      • Bach, Tobias (2013): The autonomy of government agencies in Germany and Norway: explaining variation in management autonomy across countries and agencies. In: International Review of Administrative Sciences (accepted for publication).

      • Bach, Tobias/Ruffing, Eva (2013): Networking for autonomy? National agencies in European networks. In: Public Administration, 91 (3): 712-726. PDF (via Wiley Online Library).

      • Bach, Tobias (2012): The involvement of agencies in policy formulation: explaining variation in policy autonomy of federal agencies in Germany. In: Policy & Society, 31(3), 211-222. PDF (via ScienceDirect).

      • Bach, Tobias/ Niklasson, Birgitta/ Painter, Martin (2012): The role of agencies in policy-making. In: Policy & Society, 31(3), 183-193. PDF (via ScienceDirect).

      • Bach, Tobias (2012): Autonomie und Steuerung verselbständigter Behörden: Management, Regulierung und die Bedeutung formaler Strukturen. In: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, 53 (1), 79-97. [Autonomy and Control of Agencies: Management, Regulation and the importance of formal structure] PDF (via publisher)

      • Verschuere, Bram/Bach, Tobias (2012): Executive agencies, ministers and departments: Can policy and management ever be separated? In: Administration & Society, 44 (2), 183-206. PDF (via Sage Journals Online).

      • Bach, Tobias/Jann, Werner (2010): Animals in the administrative zoo: organizational change and agency autonomy in Germany. In: International Review of Administrative Sciences 76 (3), 443-468. (PDF via Sage Journals Online)

      Book chapters

      • Bach, Tobias/Philipps, Axel/Barlösius, Eva/Döhler, Marian (2013): Governance von Ressortforschungseinrichtungen. In: Grande, Edgar/Jansen, Dorothea/Jarren, Otfried/Rip, Arie/Schimank, Uwe/Weingart, Peter (Hrsg.): Neue Governance der Wissenschaft. Bielefeld: Transcript. 139-162. [book chapter on inter-organizational and intra-organizational governance of government research agencies]

      • Bach, Tobias/Fleischer, Julia (2012): The parliamentary accountability of European Union and national agencies. In: Busuioc, Madalina/Groenleer, Martijn/Trondal, Jarle (eds.): The Agency Phenomenon in the European Union: Emergence, Institutionalisation and Everyday Decision-Making. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 152-171. Table of contents (publisher).

      • Bach, Tobias (2012): Germany. In: Verhoest, Koen/van Thiel, Sandra/Bouckaert, Geert/Lægreid, Per (eds.): Government Agencies in Europe and Beyond: Practices and Lessons from 30 Countries. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 166-178. Table of contents (publisher).

      • Bach, Tobias/Huber, Etienne (2012): Comparing agencification in continental countries. In: Verhoest, Koen/van Thiel, Sandra/Bouckaert, Geert/Lægreid, Per (eds.): Government Agencies in Europe and Beyond: Practices and Lessons from 30 Countries. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 203-210. Table of contents (publisher).

      • Bach, Tobias/Jantz, Bastian/Veit, Sylvia (2011): Verwaltungspolitik als Politikfeld. In: Blanke, Bernhard et al. (eds.): Handbuch zur Verwaltungsreform. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 527-536. [book chapter on administrative policy in handbook on public sector reform]

      • Bach, Tobias (2010): Policy and Management Autonomy of Federal Agencies in Germany. In: Lægreid, Per/Verhoest, Koen (eds.): Governance of Public Sector Organizations – Proliferation, Autonomy, and Performance. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 89-110. (see book review in Governance 26(3), 554-556)

      • Bach, Tobias/Jantz, Bastian/Veit, Sylvia (2010): Verwaltungspolitik auf Bundesebene: Eine Bilanz der großen Koalition. In: Egle, Christoph/Zohlnhöfer, Reimut (eds.): Die zweite Große Koalition. Bilanz der Regierung Merkel. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 463-486. [book chapter on public sector reform under the first government of Angela Merkel]

      • Bach, Tobias/Jann, Werner (2009): Structure and governance of agencies in Germany: A lot of continuity and little change. In: Roness, Paul G./Sætren, Harald (eds.): Change and continuity in public sector organizations. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget, 127-147.

      • Bach, Tobias (2007): Agencies in Norwegen. Steuerung und Organisation zentralstaatlicher Behörden. In: Jann, Werner/Döhler, Marian (eds.): Agencies in Westeuropa. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 172-211. [book chapter on executive agencies in Norway]

      Journal Articles (without peer review)

      • Bach, Tobias/Verhoest, Koen (2012): The Influence of Agencies on Policy-Making. In: The NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy, 5 (2): 143-151.

      Discussion Paper and Research Reports

      • Bach, Tobias/Döhler, Marian (2012): Mandated science and the problem of neutral expertise – The case of governmental research agencies. Discussion Paper SP III 2012-602, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung. PDF

      • Bach, Tobias/Roness, Paul G. (2010): The Role of Parliaments in Reorganizing Welfare Administrations. In: Christensen, Tom/Fimreite, Anne-Lise (Hrsg.): NAV in an International Context. Bergen: Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, Report 1 – 2010, S. 6-29. PDF

      Expert Studies

      • Bach, Tobias/Jann, Werner (2013): Behördenorganisation und Steuerungsbeziehungen bei der Umsetzung des Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetzes (EEG). Gutachten im Rahmen des Vorhabens „Rechtliche und instrumentelle Weiterentwicklung des EEG" [commissioned study for the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety on organizational structures in renewable energy policy, unpublished].

      • Jann, Werner/Bach, Tobias/Fleischer, Julia/Hustedt, Thurid/Jantz, Bastian (2009): Opportunity and feasibility of establishing common support services for EU agencies. European Parliament, Directorate General Internal Policies of the Union, Policy Department on Budgetary Affairs. (PDF)

      • Jann, Werner/Bach, Tobias/Fleischer, Julia/Hustedt, Thurid (2008): Best practice in governance of agencies – A comparative study in view of identifying best practice for governing agencies carrying out activities on behalf of the European Union. European Parliament, Directorate General Internal Policies of the Union, Policy Department on Budgetary Affairs. (PDF)

      • Jann, Werner/Wegrich, Kai/Bach, Tobias/Jantz, Bastian (2007): Nachhaltigkeit bei Bürokratieabbau und Verwaltungsmodernisierung in Brandenburg. Gutachten für den Sonderausschuss des brandenburgischen Landtags zur Überprüfung von Normen und Standards. [commissioned study on de-bureaucratization and public sector reform for the state parliament of Brandenburg] (PDF)

      Teaching profile

      • Regierungsorganisation im internationalen Vergleich [Organization of government in international comparison] (University of Hannover, MA)

      • Ministerialverwaltungen im internationalen Vergleich [Ministerial bureaucracies in international comparison] (University of Hannover, MA)

      • Klassiker der Organisations- und Verwaltungsforschung [Classics in Organization Theory and Public Administration] (University of Hannover, BA)

      • Grundlagen der politikwissenschaftlichen Verwaltungsforschung [Introduction to Public Administration] (University of Hannover, BA)

      • Empirische Verwaltungsforschung [Empirical research in Public Administration] (University of Hannover, BA)

      • Öffentliche Organisationen: Autonomie, Steuerung und Kontrolle [Public sector organizations: autonomy, steering and control] (University of Hannover, MA Political Science)

      • Organisation, Steering, and Control of Agencies  (Hertie School of Governance, Executive Master of Public Management)

      • Kolloquium zur Vorbereitung von Abschlussarbeiten [colloquium for students preparing their Bachelor's thesis] (University of Potsdam, BA Political Science and Administration)

      • Verwaltung und Public Policy [Administration and Public Policy] (Universität Potsdam, University of Potsdam, BA Political Science and Administration)

      • Introduction into Applied Policy Analysis (University of Potsdam, Master of Public Management)

      • Introduction into Germany's politico-administrative system (University of Potsdam,  Master of Public Management)

      • Verwaltung und ihre Umwelt [Public administration and its environment] (University of Potsdam, undergraduate course)

      • Einführung in die Policy-Analyse: Inhalte und Instrumente der Politik [Introduction into Applied Policy Analysis] (University of Potsdam, undergraduate course)

      Last Change: 08.12.2014