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ISTR 2012 ELECTIONS - Annette Zimmer

Candidates for 2012 Election


Annette Zimmer - President-Elect, 2014-2015



Annette Zimmer is full Professor of Political Science at the Institute for Political Science at Münster University in Germany. Holding a doctoral degree in Political Science from Heidelberg (1986), she received her Habilitation from Kassel University, Germany (1995). As a Local Associate for Germany, she was affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, and served as a Visiting Professor of German and European Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada. She was a Member of the Board of the German Political Science Association from 2000-2009. Currently, she is a member of the Board of ISTR, the Board of Trustees of "Active Citizenship”, a nonprofit-organization, associated with the Association of German co-operative banks, the Board of Trustees of the "Centre for Social Policy” at Bremen University, the "Council for the Future of the Family” and the "Advisory Board for Civic Engagement”, both affiliated with the German Federal Ministry for Family and Youth.

She is a member of the Senior Editorial Board of Voluntas, of the Editorial Board of Sports and Society, Zeitschrift für Sozialreform (Journal for Social Reform), and of Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte – Journal for Human Rights, as well as of the book series "European Civil Society” and "Bürgergesellschaft und Demokratie” ("Citizenship and Democracy”). She serves as co-editor of "Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies”, the series, affiliated with ISTR. She is a supporter of the European PhD-Network on the Third Sector and Civil Society, and served as a facilitator of the ISTR-PhD-network. She initiated the first university-based Master’s Program on "Nonprofit Management and Governance” ( in Germany. In her research she focuses on voluntary associations and nonprofit organizations in various policy fields, including the arts and culture, social services and sports.


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