Benjamin Edelstein, Dipl. Pol., born in 1983, studied political science at Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2011 he is research fellow at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) in the President’s Research Group. His research interests are in the area of institutional analysis, school policy and politics. In his dissertation he explores sources of stability and change in the German model of schooling. Alongside his work as a researcher he is editor of the Online-Dossier Bildung, an internet platform by the WZB and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) that provides basic knowledge about the German education system and brings together debates and findings in educational research.