Research Seminar: Transnational Representation in EU National Parliaments

 Thursday, March 22 - 2:00pm – Room 4.06/07

Dr. Lucy Kinski, currently guest researcher at the International Relations Department, will hold a Research Seminar on “Transnational Representation in EU National Parliaments” on Thursday, March 22 at 2:00pm (room 4.06/07).  

Her talk will be based on work co-authored with Ben Crum from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and it will introduce the concept of transnational representation as political position taken on behalf of foreign interests. She will argue for its normative significance and demonstrate that it follows distinct patterns empirically. This opens an entirely new normative and empirical research agenda.

Based as a research associate and lecturer at the University of Düsseldorf, she holds a PhD from the University of Vienna and has previously worked as policy advisor in the European division of the German Federal Chancellery.  Her main research focus is on parliamentary representation and political parties in the context of European integration. Currently, she investigates the Europeanization of representative practices within national parliaments of the European Union (EU). Here, she examines whether national members of parliament (MPs) broaden their representative portfolio to include European citizens into domestic will-formation, and which conditions foster such Europeanized representation within domestic representative institutions in an interdependent world.

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