Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling joined the University of Nottingham in September 2004. He received his MSc in European Politics and Policy and his PhD in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining Nottingham, he was a Tutorial Fellow in Comparative Public Administration and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Lecturer in European Politics at Birkbeck College, London. In 2007/2008, Jan-Hinrik was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2013/2014, he was a Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute. He has been a Professor of Political Science since 2015.
Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Modules cover the areas of comparative politics, comparative public administration and public policy, development studies and… read more
Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling's research concentrates on public administration and public policy in Europe and in developing countries. He has focused on civil service reform in Central and Eastern Europe… read more
HARRIS, ADAM, MEYER-SAHLING, JAN-HINRIK, MIKKELSEN, KIM SASS and SCHUSTER, CHRISTIAN, 2023. Activating the ‘African Big Man’: Social Status, Patronage Networks and Pro-Social Behavior in African Bureaucracies JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH AND THEORY. 33(1), 94 - 105 SCHUSTER, C., MIKKELSEN, K.S, ROGGER, D, FUKUYAMA, F., HASNAIN, Z., MISTREE, D., MEYER-SAHLING, J.-H., BERSCH, K. and KAY, K., 2023. The Global Survey of Public Servants: Evidence from 1,300,000 Public Servants in 1,300 Government Institutions in 23 Countries PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REVIEW. Early online view MIKKELSEN, KIM SASS, SCHUSTER, CHRISTIAN, MEYER-SAHLING, JAN-HINRIK and WETTIG, MAGDALENA ROJAS, 2022. Bureaucratic Professionalization is a Contagious Process Inside Government: Evidence from a Priming Experiment with 3,000 Chilean Civil Servants PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REVIEW. 82(2), 290 – 302
SCHUSTER, CHRISTIAN, MIKKELSEN, KIM SASS, CORREA, IZABELA and MEYER-SAHLING, JAN-HINRIK, 2022. Exit, Voice, Sabotage: Public Service Motivation and Guerrilla Bureaucracy in Times of Unprincipled Political Principals JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH AND THEORY. 32(2), 416 – 435
Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling welcomes applications for the supervision of PhD students with interest in comparative European politics, public administration, public policy and anti-corruption in Europe and in developing countries. If you have any questions regarding potential PhD supervision, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Current PhD students
Nora Leach. Europeanisation of Bureaucratic Elites in Post-Communist Europe. ESRC 1 + 3 PhD Studentship.
Recently completed PhD students
Abeeda Qreshi. Multiculturalism and Public Policy in Britain.
Alessandra de Angelis. Europeanisation of Defence Equipment Market.
Ayhan Bakar. Europeanisation of Justice and Home Affairs Policies in Turkey.
Burak Cop, Electoral Reform in Turkey.
Fanni Toth. EU Impact on Democratic Socialisation in Post-Communist Europe. ESRC 1 + 3 PhD Studentship.
Helena Ekelund, European Community Agencies.
Janine Clark, Milosevic: Case Study of a Criminal Leader.
Katrina Kelly. Environmental Policy in the EU and the USA.
Marija Zurnic. Discourses of Corruption in Serbia.
Minoru Nakano. EU Integration and Discourses of Sovereignty in Britain.
Rahime Suleymanoglu, The Europeanisation of Turkish Foreign Policy.
Zeynep Özkurt. EU Integration and Democratisation in Turkey.
Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Modules cover the areas of comparative politics, comparative public administration and public policy, development studies and research design and methods in political science.
Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling's research concentrates on public administration and public policy in Europe and in developing countries. He has focused on civil service reform in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans in the context of post-communist transformation and European integration. He has collaborated on several occasions with SIGMA-OECD and the Regional School of Public Administration based in the Western Balkans (ReSPA).
Most recently, he led a project on 'Civil Service Reform and Anti-Corruption in Developing Countries' funded by the DfID and the British Academy. In addition, he completed a project on 'Can Ethics Training Reduce Corruption in the Civil Service', which involved the design and implementation of ethics and integrity trainings with civil servants in Nepal and Bangladesh. The project was funded by the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme.