State Councillor for Civil Society and Participation nominates Scientific Advisory Board

The State Councillor for Civil Society and Participation, Baden-Württemberg, Gisela Erler, has nominated a scientific advisory board that shall accompany the process of further strengthening citizen participation in political processes.

Erler argues that during her work as State Councillor, she alway sought and found inspiriation in the social sciences and wants to intensify exchange and cooperation between science and politics. The advisory board will work on citizen participation, direct democracy, social cohesion, european integration and political and civic education.


The advisory board consists of fifteen scholars from political science, communication science, management sciences and other social sciences. These are

  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Abels, University of Tuebingen
  • Prof. Dr. André Bächtiger, University of Stuttgart
  •  Prof. Dr. Frank Brettschneider, University Hohenheim
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Eith, University of Freiburg / Studienhaus Wiesneck
  • Prof. Dr. Adalbert Evers, University of Heidelberg, CSI
  • Dr. Rolf Frankenberger, University of Tuebingen,
  • Prof. Dr. Manuela Glaab, University Koblenz-Landau,
  • Prof. Dr. Cordula Kropp, University of Stuttgart
  • Prof. Dr. Arne Pautsch, University of Applied Sciences – Public Administration and Finance Ludwigsburg
  • Prof. Dr. Paul-Stefan Roß, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart
  • Prof. Dr. Roland Roth, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal, Centre for Corporate Citizenship Deutschland
  • Prof. Dr. Karen Schönwälder, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
  • Dr. Uwe Serdült, Zentrum für Demokratie Aarau, Switzerland
  • Prof. Dr. Angelika Vetter, University of Stuttgart
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Wehling, University of Tübingen

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