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OPAL - Observatory of Parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty

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Thomas Christiansen

Thomas Christiansen

Thomas Christiansen is Jean Monnet Professor of European Institutional Politics at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University and teaches predominantly on the Research Masters in European Studies and the European Public Affairs Masters. He is Executive Editor of the Journal of European Integration, co-editor of the 'Europe in Change' series at Manchester University Press and member of the steering committee of the Standing Group of the European Union of the European Consortium of Political Research. He has published widely on different aspects of the institutional politics of the EU, with particular focus on the European Commission, the Council Secretariat and the role of comitology committees. Constitutionalizing the European Union, co-authored with C. Reh, was published in the European Union Series at Palgrave in 2009, and The European Union after the Lisbon Treaty, co-authored with E. Best and W. Wessels is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. In the context of OPAL, Thomas Christiansen is the Principal Investigator at Maastricht University and also acts as overall coordinator for the project.


Christine Neuhold

Christine Neuhold

Christine Neuhold is Associate Professor of European Governance at Maastricht University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. She is a Political Scientist by training and holds her doctoral degree from the University of Vienna (1995-2000). Currently she is Co-coordinator of an Initial Training Network on Dynamics of Inter-institutional Cooperation in the EU (INCOOP), financed by the EU. She is also a member of the Research Panel at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and as such advises scholars when submitting their research proposals for external funding. Before joining Maastricht University she worked at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht (1997-2000) and at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna (2000-2002). She has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. She was also appointed as Visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (March – May 2011). At Maastricht University she has served as Director of Studies of the Master of European Public Affairs (2004-2007) and of the Bachelor Programme European Studies (2007-2010) and has been Associate Dean for Internationalisation (2005 – 2007). Her research interests include the European Parliament and its committees, influence of administrative players within the EU and the transforming role of national parliaments within the EU system.


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Anna-Lena Högenauer

Anna-Lena Högenauer is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Political Science, Maastricht University. Her specialization is in European politics and comparative politics, in particular the adaptation of national and sub-national actors to the European level. As part of the OPAL project, she is currently working on the adaptation of the administrations of national parliaments to their new powers under the Lisbon Treaty, with a particular focus on Denmark and the Netherlands. Previously, she completed a BA in European Studies with French at King’s College London and an MA in Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. From 2006 to 2007 she worked as a research assistant in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe. In 2011 Dr. Högenauer completed a PhD on multi-level governance in EU policy-making at the University of Edinburgh.


Alexander Strelkov

Alexander Strelkov

Alexander Strelkov joined the Politics department at the University of Maastricht as a PhD candidate in October 2010. Alexander studied Politics in Moscow (Russian State University for the Humanities), Freie Unviersität Berlin and Essex University. In 2006 he joined the Institute of Europe/Russian Academy of Sciences, working on a dissertation (PhD equivalent) dedicated to the application of political conditionality in the EU foreign policy. In 2008-2010 he was also a research fellow at the Institute of Europe, working primarily on European Neighbourhood Policy issues and being a visiting researcher at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His field of interest lies in the field of Europeanization, national parliaments and European parliament.


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Katrin Auel

Katrin Auel

Katrin Auel is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, and associate member of the Centre d'études européennes at Sciences Po Paris. After completing her studies at the University of Konstanz, she held positions at the University of Halle-Wittenberg, the University of Hagen (where she received her PhD) at Mansfield College (University of Oxford) and the Institute for Transformation Studies of the European University Viadrina. She has also held visiting posts at Waseda University, Tokyo, the University of Halle-Wittenberg and Stanford University (in Oxford). Her research focuses on Europeanisation, legislative studies, and multilevel governance (EU, German federalism). She is especially interested in the role of national parliaments in the European Union and the use of agency theory to explain legislative behaviour in European affairs.


Olivier Rozenberg

Olivier Rozenberg

Olivier Rozenberg is Associate Research Professor at the Centre d'études européennes, Sciences Po (Paris). His research focuses on the study of political institutions and particularly of legislatures in Europe - national parliaments as well as the European Parliament. Within this framework, he studies both the sociology of legislators and the policy analysis of parliamentary activities. He is also interested in the Europeanisation of national political systems. He is also the chief administrator of the GEVIPAR, a Sciences Po research center on Parliaments. He has been the coordinator of the legislative studies group of the French Political Science Association. He has co-edited a special issue of the Revue française de sciences politiques on legislatures (with Eric Kerrouche, 2009) and will edit a special issue of the Journal of Legislative Studies on parliamentary questions (with Shane Martin, 2011) and a collective volume with Magnus Blomgren on parliamentary roles (Routledge). More information about his research activity at: http://www.cee.sciences-po.fr/en/le-centre/research-team/63-olivier-rozenberg.html.


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Renaud Dehousse

Renaud Dehousse is Professor at Sciences Po and holder of the Jean Monnet chair in Community law and European political studies. Prior to joining Sciences Po in 1999, he was Professor at the University of Pisa and at the European University Institute in Florence, where he headed the Academy of European Law. He has been guest professor at the universities of Florence (Cesare Alfieri) and Lausanne as well as at Michigan University Law School. At Sciences Po, he co-directs the Master in European Affairs and the Euro/Transatlantic Master’s programme in partnership with the universities of Bath, Madrid (Carlos III), Berlin (Freie Universität and Humboldt), Prague (Charles), Siena, Washington (Seattle) and North Carolina (Chapel Hill). Renaud Dehousse is scientific advisor at Notre Europe, a research centre founded by Jacques Delors. He has participated in a number of high-level working groups set up by the European Commission or the French government, on the reform of European institutions.


Angela Tacea

Angela Tacea

Angela Tacea graduated in comparative politics from Sciences Po Paris. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Center for International Studies and Research, Sciences Po Paris. Her research focuses on the Europeanization of national policies, especially policies linked to national identities, both within the European member states and within countries in the European Neighbourhood Policy. Within this framework, she analyses national parliaments as well as the European Parliament. Her most recent communication was on April 20-22th, 2011: Quatrième Congrès international du réseau francophone des Associations de Science Politique: Être gouverné au 21e siècle, ST 2. Citoyens, acteurs politiques et institutions démocratiques dans les societies plurilingues. Cohésion ou division? Presentation:Le retour aux patiques soviétiques? Gouverner les societies plurilíngües après La chute de L’Union Soviétique: Le cãs de La République de Moldavie.


Anja Thomas

Anja Thomas

Anja Thomas is research assistant at the Centre d’études européennes since September 2011. After completing her studies at the universities of Cologne in Germany and Padova in Italy and a traineeship at the European Commission, she worked as research assistant at the Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science at the University of Cologne, where she was involved in research and teaching activities and managing director of THESEUS, a European programme for the dissemination of research on the European Union funded by a German science foundation. She is candidate to a Franco-German PhD (cotutelle) at Sciences Po Paris and the University of Cologne in Germany. Her doctoral research focuses on discourses on the democratic legitimacy of the European Union in national parliaments, in particular in the parliamentary assemblies of France and Germany since Maastricht. She is especially interested in questions of democratic governance, political discourse and representative politics in the European Union and EU institutional matters.


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Wolfgang Wessels

Wolfgang Wessels

Wolfgang Wessels has a Master Degree in Economic and Political Science (1973), a doctorate in political science from the University of Cologne (1979) and he received the Venia legendi in Political Science of the University of Bonn in 1990. Since summer 1994 he is chairholder of the Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science at the University of Cologne and between 2004/2005 he held the Alfred Grosser Chair at the Sciences Po in Paris.
In 2007 he was awarded the Jean Monnet Award in gold. His priorities in teaching and research include the political system of the European Union, the role of the EU in the international system, the deepening and widening of the EU, modes of governance as well as theories and strategies of European integration. Prof. Wessels is co-editor of the "Jahrbuch der Europäischen Union" (26th Edition) and the "Europa von A-Z, Taschenbuch der europäsichen Integration" (10th Edition) and has published widely in leading Journals and edited volumes He is involved in several research and teaching networks: he is chairperson of the executive board of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP, Berlin) and of the Trans European Political Studies Association (TEPSA, Brussels). Since 1981 he is Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Brugge and Natolin.
Prof. Wessels has coordinated several research projects funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Thyssen and Volkswagen Foundations as well as by the European Commission.


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Katjana Gattermann

Katjana Gattermann is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science at Cologne University. Her research interests include comparative politics and political communication with a particular focus on parliaments and their members, political parties, electoral behaviour and public opinion in and across Europe. As a member of the OPAL team, her studies concentrate on the strategies and behaviour of parliamentarians and political parties in vertical and horizontal inter-parliamentary co-operation within the European Union. Katjana holds a PhD in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her thesis investigated the patterns and drivers of the European Parliament’s broadsheet coverage from a cross-national comparative perspective. She also holds an MSc (Research) in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Oliver Hoening

Oliver Höing

Oliver Höing is a PhD candidate and research associate at the Jean Monnet Chair at the University of Cologne. He studied political science, history and philosophy in Cologne and Copenhagen. In 2010, he started working for the Commission funded project ‘EUPOLIS’ which analysed the European polity after the Lisbon Treaty from a fusion perspective. In 2011, he worked for the ‘Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la France et la Francophonie’ (CIFRA), an inter-disciplinary project containing of linguists, historians, scholars of literature as well as political scientists. His wider research therefore still includes Franco-German relations, as well as the institutional architecture (in particular the European Council) of the European Union. Since 2011 Oliver Höing is a member of the OPAL team in Cologne. He focuses on the role of national parliaments in the financial and debt crisis as well as the democratic legitimacy of the current Euro crisis management. His PhD deals with the role of national parliaments in the current rescue mechanisms.


Claudia Hefftler

Claudia Hefftler

Claudia Hefftler is PhD candidate and research associate at the Jean Monnet Chair, University of Cologne. She holds a diploma (equivalent to Masters degree) in Regional Sciences of Latin America which comprised the subjects of politics, history and portuguese philology. In the course of her studies she focussed on EU politics and wrote her final thesis on the quest of a European identity. On national parliaments, she has published on the use of the Early Warning Mechanism, inter-parliamentary cooperation and parliamentary control of the European Coucil as well as the yearly contributions to the «Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration» (edited by Wessels/ Weidenfeld).


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Linda Dieke

Linda Dieke is working as a Student Assistant at the Jean Monnet Chair of the University of Cologne. She holds a Bachelor in Social Sciences  and currently studies Political Science. As Finnish and German  national, her major research interests include European Integration  and the member states’ Common Foreign and Security Policy. In her  recent studies, Linda also focusses on European Social Policy and  Demographic Development.
 
 


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Julie Smith

Julie Smith

Julie Smith is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Robinson College, where she is a Graduate Tutor and Director of Studies in Politics. She was Deputy Director of the Centre of International Studies in Cambridge for five years until the Centre’s merger with Politics in 2009. Julie also served as Head of the European Programme at Chatham House from 1999 until 2003. Julie’s research and publications focus on a wide range of European issues, including: elections to the European Parliament, institutional reform, EU enlargement, and the UK's relations within the EU, including bilateral and trilateral. She is responsible for the Cambridge part of the EU-funded INCOOP project on inter- and intra-institutional cooperation within the Union and part of the MERCURY network. She is currently working on British political parties and Europe.


Geoffrey Edwards

Geoffrey Edwards

Geoffrey Edwards is Reader in European Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies in the University of Cambridge and holds a Jean Monnet chair in Political Science. He gained his PhD from the London School of Economics. He spent a short period in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office before undertaking research at a number of research institutes. Since moving to Cambridge, he has particularly involved in graduate teaching both at the Master’s and PhD levels. His particular research interests are the EU’s foreign, security and defence policies as well as the EU’s institutional development.


Ariella Huff

Ariella Huff

Ariella Huff is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. She received her PhD in International Relations from Pembroke College, Cambridge. She holds an M.Phil in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. (Hons.) in History from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Her major research interests include the relationship between Member State parliaments and the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, with particular focus on the role of national parliaments in scrutinising the Common Security and Defence Policy. She was a Visiting Fellow at the European Union Institute for Security Studies from January to March 2011 and authored an Occasional Paper on the role of EU defence policy in the Eastern Neighbourhood.


Anna Dzieszkowska

Anna Dzieszkowska

Anna Dzieszkowska is a Research Assistant in the Cambridge University European Center at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Geneva and a M.A. in European Studies from Maastricht University. After completing her studies she worked as a researcher at the Centre for International Relations in Warsaw, focusing on European politics with special emphasis on Polish relations with France and Germany in the context of the EU. In her current research for OPAL, she concentrates on the role of national parliaments in the EU and the democratic legitimacy of European economic governance.


Aleksandra Maatsch

Aleksandra Maatsch

Aleksandra Maatsch is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge and a postdoctoral researcher at the Spanish National Research Council in Madrid (CSIC). She obtained a PhD in Political Science from the University of Bremen in Germany and an M.A. in Nationalism Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. In the OPAL project her research concentrates on the role of national parliaments in the European economic governance as well as on the parliamentary scrutiny of the EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta. Her most recent publications are: ‘Are we all austerians now? An analysis of parliamentary parties’ positioning on anti-crisis measures’ published in 2013 in the Journal of European Public Policy as well as a book ‘ Parliaments and the Economic Governance of the European Union: Talking Shops or Deliberative Bodies?’ forthcoming by Palgrave Macmillan.


 

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