Daniel Volkert, 2012-2015
Daniel Volkert is now at Türkische Gemeinde Schleswig.
Daniel Volkert was a doctoral research fellow at MPI-MMG. He obtained his university degree in Social Sciences at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany, in July 2008. His research interest focuses on the work of and challenges for political parties in diverse districts in Berlin and Paris. He worked in a project headed by Prof. Dr. Karen Schönwälder in which the political participation and representation of diversity at the local level in Germany was analysed. Furthermore, for his own research, he was a visiting PhD student at Sciences Po in Paris from October 2011 to March 2012.
He obtained his MA in social sciences (Political Science, Sociology, European Law and Development Economics) at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany, in July 2008. In his thesis he critically analysed the effects of remittances on poverty reduction in the country of origin and the integration process of migrants in the country of arrival. In his research he concentrates more on the political dimension of integration processes, i.e. processes of political incorporation within political parties. As part of this project, he conducted expert interviews in order to prepare a report for the Institute on the state of the research regarding immigrant political incorporation in France.
- Immigrants in German city councils (completed) (Project leader: Karen Schönwälder • Researchers: Cihan Sinanoglu, Daniel Volkert, Chris Kofri)
- Political institutions and the challenge of diversity (completed) (with Karen Schönwälder, Cihan Sinanoglu, Alex Street)
- Political parties and diversity at the local level: a comparison between Berlin and Paris (completed)