Dr. des. Peter Ulrich

Peter Ulrich is a research associate in the research department “Institutional Change and Regional Public Goods”. Since September 2019 he is working in the IRS in the context of the project alliance “Regionalisierung 4.0” funded by the “WIR! – Wandel durch Innovation in der Region” programme of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In this context, Peter Ulrich is conducting a sub-project on innovation environment and governance (“Innovationsumfeld und Governance”) to further develop an innovational strategy in the study region.

In July 2019, Peter UIrich successfully concluded his PhD thesis on “Participatory governance in the Europe of the cross-border regions. The example of the European grouping of territorial cooperation” at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Previously, he studied European studies (Master programme with focus on political science) in Frankfurt (Oder) and the Bachelor programme media and communication at the University of Passau and the Universidade de Vigo.

Since January 2014, he has been working as a political scientist at the interdisciplinary research center Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION in research projects together with sociologists and legal scholars mainly on cross-border cooperation, border(land) studies, regionalisation/-alism, governance, institutional change, civil society participation and innovative forms of collective government on regional level. His current research interests encompass participatory governance, social innovation and public services (Daseinsvorsorge) in peripheral and cross-border regions.

Besides his research activities at the IRS, Peter Ulrich is also engaged as scientific coordinator for border research (provisional until September 2020) at the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION and as a member of the institute for European studies (ifes) at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder).

Research Interest and Expertise

Research Foci
Governance Research
Research on Institutions
Border Studies
Civic Participation
Innovation Research
Research on Infrastructure
Policy Analysis
Network Research
Structural and Regional Policy
Disciplines
Political Science
Political Geography
Regional Sciences
Foci in Methods and Concepts
Expert Interviews
Document Analysis
Semi-Structured Interviews
Case Study Design

Projects

Ongoing Third-party Funded Projects

The project “region 4.0” is an alliance of the programme “Wandel durch Innovation in der Region (WIR!)” of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The project alliance comprises relevant actors from the scientific, economic and public sector from Berlin and Brandenburg. The main objective of the “WIR!” alliance is to implement an innovation strategy “region 4.0” which encompasses the development of innovative value networks in the action fields tourism, agriculture/food and public services/infrastructure within the region of Brandenburg (districts Barnim and Uckermark) and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (former district Uecker-Randow). more info

Selected Publications by Year

2019
Ulrich, P., & Troitskiy, S. (2019). Сложность «Границ»: постановка проблемы, терминология и классификация. Журнал Фронтирных Исследований, 4(2), 234-247.
Kurowska-Pysz, J., & Ulrich, P. (2019). Polish-German cooperation in the field of cultural heritage: the case of the European Park Association of Lusatia. Cultural Management, 3(2), 123-143.
Krzymuski, M., & Ulrich, P. (2019). The diffusion of legal systems in the cooperation of cross-border public entities. In J. Beck (Ed.), Transdisciplinary Discourses on Cross-Border Cooperation in Europe (pp. 213-231). Brüssel: Peter Lang.
Ulrich, P. (2019). Territorial Cooperation, Supra-regionalist institution-building and national boundaries. The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) at the Eastern and Western German borders. European Planning Studies, 2019.
2018
Gerst, D., Klessmann, M., Krämer, H., Sienknecht, M., & Ulrich, P. (2018). Komplexe Grenzen: Perspektiven aktueller Grenzforschung. Berliner Debatte Initial, 1/18, 3-11.
Ulrich, P. (2018). The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities for the German-Polish cooperation – The Case of the TransOderana EGTC (under Construction). In Borders in Perspective UniGR-Thematic Issue (Vol. 1/2018, pp. 79-93). (Borders in Perspective UniGR-Thematic Issue).
Ulrich, P., & Krzymuski, M. (2018). Actor´s participation in cross-border governance structures at the German-Polish border. Case Studies from the Viadrina region. In B. Wassenberg (Ed.), Castle Talks on Cross-Border Cooperation. Fear of Integration? The Pertinence of the Border (pp. 153-183). Stuttgart: Steiner.
Gerst, D., Klessmann, M., Krämer, H., Sienknecht, M., & Ulrich, P. (2018). Komplexe Grenzen. ( Berliner Debatte Initial; Vol. 29, No. 1). Potsdam: WeltTrends.
2017
Bossong, R., Gerst, D., Kerber, I., Klessmann, M., Krämer, H., & Ulrich, P. (2017). Complex Borders: Analytical Problems and Heuristics. In E. Opiłowska, Z. Kurcz, & J. Roose (Eds.), Advances in European Borderlands Studies (pp. 65-84). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Ulrich, P. (2017). Quo vadis Europa? Die Grenzen der EU-Integration und Zukunftsszenarien europäischer Demokratie. In U. Backes, G. Alexander, & E. Jesse (Eds.), Jahrbuch Extremismus & Demokratie (pp. 233-252). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Ulrich, P., & Krzymuski, M. (2017). Zarządzanie terytorialne na obszarze polsko-niemieckiego pogranicza na przykładzie planowanego EUWT TransOderana – podmioty, strategie, instytucje. In Z. Kurcz (Ed.), Polskie pogranicza w procesie przemian: Tom IV (pp. 305-335). Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego.
Ulrich, P. (2017). Grenzüberschreitende funktionale Kooperation im deutsch-polnischen Grenzraum am Beispiel des TransOderana EVTZ – Akteure, Strategien und Institutionen. In M. Krzymuski, P. Kubicki, & P. Ulrich (Eds.), Der EVTZ als Instrument der grenzüberschreitenden Zusammenarbeit nationaler öffentlicher Einrichtungen in der Europäischen Union (1 ed., pp. 369-416). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Ulrich, P. (2017). Rezension zu „Traweger, Christian/Pallaver, Günther: Die Europaregion Tirol-Südtirol-Trentino in Bewegung. Der Mehrwert für die Bevölkerung. Ergebnisse einer Bevölkerungsbefragung. Swiss Political Science Review, 23(1), 106-109.
Ulrich, P. (2017). Doing Borderlands. Rezension zu „Wille, Christian/ Reckinger, Rachel/ Kmec, Sonja/ Hesse, Markus (Hrsg.): Spaces and Identities in Border Regions. Politics – Media – Subjects, Bielefeld: Transcript, 2016“. Pragmatics.Reviews, 5(1), 10-21. DOI: 10.11584/pragrev.2017.5.1.3
Krzymuski, M., Kubicki, P., & Ulrich, P. (2017). Der Europäische Verbund für territoriale Zusammenarbeit: Instrument der grenzübergreifenden Zusammenarbeit nationaler öffentlicher Einrichtungen in der Europäischen Union. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
2016
Ulrich, P. (2016). Participatory Governance in the Europe of the (Cross-Border) Regions. The Example of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC). L' Europe en Formation, 156-179.
Ulrich, P. (2016). Institutionalizing (Cross-Border) Citizenship on Subnational Level – The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) as a new Administrative Space for Participatory and Functional Governance in Europe. Federal Governance, Special Issue "Regions as actors", 11-39.
2015
Ulrich, P. (2015). Entgrenzung und regionale Integration – Formen differenzierter transnationaler Kooperation am Beispiel des Europäischen Verbundes für territoriale Zusammenarbeit (EVTZ). In E. Stratenschulte (Ed.), Der Anfang vom Ende? Formen differenzierter Integration und ihre Konsequenzen (pp. 187-217). Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Selected Publications by Type

Anthology
Gerst, D., Klessmann, M., Krämer, H., Sienknecht, M., & Ulrich, P. (2018). Komplexe Grenzen. ( Berliner Debatte Initial; Vol. 29, No. 1). Potsdam: WeltTrends.
Krzymuski, M., Kubicki, P., & Ulrich, P. (2017). Der Europäische Verbund für territoriale Zusammenarbeit: Instrument der grenzübergreifenden Zusammenarbeit nationaler öffentlicher Einrichtungen in der Europäischen Union. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Journal Article
Ulrich, P., & Troitskiy, S. (2019). Сложность «Границ»: постановка проблемы, терминология и классификация. Журнал Фронтирных Исследований, 4(2), 234-247.
Kurowska-Pysz, J., & Ulrich, P. (2019). Polish-German cooperation in the field of cultural heritage: the case of the European Park Association of Lusatia. Cultural Management, 3(2), 123-143.
Ulrich, P. (2019). Territorial Cooperation, Supra-regionalist institution-building and national boundaries. The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) at the Eastern and Western German borders. European Planning Studies, 2019.
Gerst, D., Klessmann, M., Krämer, H., Sienknecht, M., & Ulrich, P. (2018). Komplexe Grenzen: Perspektiven aktueller Grenzforschung. Berliner Debatte Initial, 1/18, 3-11.
Ulrich, P. (2016). Participatory Governance in the Europe of the (Cross-Border) Regions. The Example of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC). L' Europe en Formation, 156-179.
Ulrich, P. (2016). Institutionalizing (Cross-Border) Citizenship on Subnational Level – The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) as a new Administrative Space for Participatory and Functional Governance in Europe. Federal Governance, Special Issue "Regions as actors", 11-39.
Contribution to Anthology
Krzymuski, M., & Ulrich, P. (2019). The diffusion of legal systems in the cooperation of cross-border public entities. In J. Beck (Ed.), Transdisciplinary Discourses on Cross-Border Cooperation in Europe (pp. 213-231). Brüssel: Peter Lang.
Ulrich, P., & Krzymuski, M. (2018). Actor´s participation in cross-border governance structures at the German-Polish border. Case Studies from the Viadrina region. In B. Wassenberg (Ed.), Castle Talks on Cross-Border Cooperation. Fear of Integration? The Pertinence of the Border (pp. 153-183). Stuttgart: Steiner.
Bossong, R., Gerst, D., Kerber, I., Klessmann, M., Krämer, H., & Ulrich, P. (2017). Complex Borders: Analytical Problems and Heuristics. In E. Opiłowska, Z. Kurcz, & J. Roose (Eds.), Advances in European Borderlands Studies (pp. 65-84). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Ulrich, P. (2017). Quo vadis Europa? Die Grenzen der EU-Integration und Zukunftsszenarien europäischer Demokratie. In U. Backes, G. Alexander, & E. Jesse (Eds.), Jahrbuch Extremismus & Demokratie (pp. 233-252). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Ulrich, P., & Krzymuski, M. (2017). Zarządzanie terytorialne na obszarze polsko-niemieckiego pogranicza na przykładzie planowanego EUWT TransOderana – podmioty, strategie, instytucje. In Z. Kurcz (Ed.), Polskie pogranicza w procesie przemian: Tom IV (pp. 305-335). Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego.
Ulrich, P. (2017). Grenzüberschreitende funktionale Kooperation im deutsch-polnischen Grenzraum am Beispiel des TransOderana EVTZ – Akteure, Strategien und Institutionen. In M. Krzymuski, P. Kubicki, & P. Ulrich (Eds.), Der EVTZ als Instrument der grenzüberschreitenden Zusammenarbeit nationaler öffentlicher Einrichtungen in der Europäischen Union (1 ed., pp. 369-416). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Ulrich, P. (2015). Entgrenzung und regionale Integration – Formen differenzierter transnationaler Kooperation am Beispiel des Europäischen Verbundes für territoriale Zusammenarbeit (EVTZ). In E. Stratenschulte (Ed.), Der Anfang vom Ende? Formen differenzierter Integration und ihre Konsequenzen (pp. 187-217). Baden-Baden: Nomos.
Other Contribution to Book
Ulrich, P. (2018). The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities for the German-Polish cooperation – The Case of the TransOderana EGTC (under Construction). In Borders in Perspective UniGR-Thematic Issue (Vol. 1/2018, pp. 79-93). (Borders in Perspective UniGR-Thematic Issue).
Review in Journal
Ulrich, P. (2017). Rezension zu „Traweger, Christian/Pallaver, Günther: Die Europaregion Tirol-Südtirol-Trentino in Bewegung. Der Mehrwert für die Bevölkerung. Ergebnisse einer Bevölkerungsbefragung. Swiss Political Science Review, 23(1), 106-109.
Ulrich, P. (2017). Doing Borderlands. Rezension zu „Wille, Christian/ Reckinger, Rachel/ Kmec, Sonja/ Hesse, Markus (Hrsg.): Spaces and Identities in Border Regions. Politics – Media – Subjects, Bielefeld: Transcript, 2016“. Pragmatics.Reviews, 5(1), 10-21. DOI: 10.11584/pragrev.2017.5.1.3

Talks

2019
Some theoretical considerations on civic engagement in EU border regions´ cross-border governance

European Week of Regions and Cities 2019

October/08/2019
Brüssel

2018
Cross-Border Governance as an approach to examine bilateral relationships between Poland and Germany?

June/07/2018

Participatory Governance at EU borders. Cases from the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC)

February/01/2018

2017
Of (dis-)junctures and changing belongings - taking a temporal perspective on borders and boundaries

Of (dis-)junctures and changing belongings - taking a temporal perspective on borders and boundaries

October/25/2017
St. Petersburg

2016
Participatory Governance in the Europe of the cross-border regions

"Participatory Governance in the Europe of the cross-border regions"

October/05/2016
Luxembourg

Vortrag "Grenzüberschreitende funktionale Kooperation im deutsch-polnischen Grenzraum"

Grenzüberschreitende funktionale Kooperation im deutsch-polnischen Grenzraum

September/30/2016
Heidelberg

Vortrag “Territorial Governance in the German-Polish border region."

Vortrag "Territorial Governance in the German-Polish border region"

May/25/2016
Wrocław

"Territory, Cooperation and Governance in the German-Polish border region"

"Territory, Cooperation and Governance in the German-Polish border region"

April/04/2016
Graz

2015
Does Cross-Border Institutionalization enhance regional administrative capacities? The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) as a new actor in the EU Multilevel Governance?

Does Cross-Border Institutionalization enhance regional administrative capacities? The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) as a new actor in the EU Multilevel Governance?

August/26/2015
Toulouse

Institutionalizing (cross-border) citizenship on subnational level –The European Grouping of territorial Cooperation (EGTC) as new space for participatory and functional governance in Europe?”

Institutionalizing (cross-border) citizenship on subnational level –The European Grouping of territorial Cooperation (EGTC) as new space for participatory and functional governance in Europe?”

July/09/2015
Paris

2014
“Institutionalization of Cross-Border Cooperation Enhancing Multilevel Governance and European Integration? A case study on the German-Polish Eurodistrict TransOderana EGTC”

“Institutionalization of Cross-Border Cooperation Enhancing Multilevel Governance and European Integration? A case study on the German-Polish Eurodistrict TransOderana EGTC”

November/27/2014
Tartu