(mai - juin 2013)
Since January 2011, he is European Secretary of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IASGP) and since February 2011, he chairs Transparency International Germany’s working group on political corruption. As of October 2012, Michael is a Schumpeter-Fellow of the Volkswagen Foundation. His new research project is entitled: “What do parliaments actually do? Parliamentary agenda powers between legitimacy, effectiveness, and efficiency”. Since April 2013, Michael is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Political Science of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.
Michael works on questions of parliamentarism, party politics and public policy. Conceptually, he is interested in comparative and neo-institutionalist research designs.
The Politics of Party Funding: State Funding to Political Parties and Party Competition in Western Europe, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Die Ausgestaltung der Agendamacht. Plädoyer für eine holistische Analyse von Parlamenten, in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift 53/1 (2012) pp. 29-52.
Left Parties in National Governments, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 (co-edited with Jonathan Olsen and Dan Hough).