Bernhard Miller

Dr. Bernhard Miller

President's Office
Coordinator KonsortSWD within NFDI

+49 (0621) 1246-257
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Bernhard Miller is a Science Manager trained as a Political Scientist at Mannheim and Johns Hopkins Universities. His research interests are comparative (informal) institutions, conflict resolution, coalitions and parties. After his PhD he joined the Wissenschaftsrat (German Council of Science and Humanities) where he worked on the accreditation of private universities, financing of research infrastructures, the research rating and on standardizing a research core dataset. He embraces data analytics (R in particular) as a welcome contribution to science management.

At GESIS he has previously worked on the Presidential Staff as a coordinator for, i.e, the institute's boards and the NFDI application of KonsortSWD. From November 2019 until September 2020 he acted as pro tempore head of the Knowledge Transfer Department.

Since October 2020 he has taken over responsibilities as the Coordinator of KonsortSWD within NFDI. In this function he is in charge of setting up and running a monitoring and controlling of the Konsortium's performance as an infrastructure service provider. He also liaises with partners within KonsortSWD, other consortia and the NFDI Directorate and manages KonsortSWD's contracts and the application process for network consolidation (new partners).

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Journal article

Meyer, Thomas M., and Bernhard Miller. 2015. "The niche party concept and its measurement." Party Politics 21 (2): 259-271. doi:

Miller, Bernhard, and Wolfgang C. Müller. 2010. "Managing Grand Coalitions: Germany 2005-09." German Politics 19 (3-4): 332-352. doi:

Miller, Bernhard, and Christian Stecker. 2008. "Consensus by Default? Interaction of Government and Opposition parties in the committees of the German Bundestag." German Politics 17 (3): 305-322.

Miller, Bernhard, Matthias Lehnert, Ulrich Sieberer, and André Kaiser. 2002. "The Democratic Quality of Institutional Regimes: A Conceptual Framework." Political Studies 50 (2): 313-331.

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Contribution to edited volume

Miller, Bernhard, Matthias Lehnert, and Arndt Wonka. 2011. "Increasing the Relevance of Research Questions: Considerations on Theoretical and Social Relevance in Political Science." In Research Design in Political Science: How to Practice What They Preach, edited by Thomas Gschwend, and Frank Schimmelfennig, 21-40. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Miller, Bernhard, and Wolfgang C. Müller. 2010. "Koalitionsmechanismen in einer Großen Koalition: Das Beispiel der Regierung Merkel." In Die zweite Große Koalition: Eine Bilanz der Regierung Merkel 2005-2009, edited by Christoph Egle, and Reimut Zohlnhöfer, 154-177. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Miller, Bernhard. 2009. "Informelle Einflussnahme? Parlamentarier im Koalitionsausschuss." In Ergebnisse und Perspektive 40 Jahre nach Erscheinen von Gerhard Loewenbergs Standardwerk zum Deutschen Bundestag, edited by Helmar Schöne, and Julia von Blumenthal, 129-154. Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Miller, Bernhard. 2007. "Making Measures Capture Concepts: Tools for Securing Correspondence Between Theoretical Ideas and Observations." In Research Design in Political Science: How to Practice What They Preach, edited by Thomas Gschwend, and Frank Schimmelfennig, 83-102. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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Miller, Bernhard. 2011. Der Koalitionsausschuss: Existenz, Einsatz und Effekte einer informellen Arena des Koalitionsmanagements. Baden-Baden: Nomos.