International Relations Research News

Lucy Kinski is our newest Guest Researcher at the department of international relations at Webster Vienna Private University for the months of February and March 2018.

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. Before joining the University of Düsseldorf in 2016, she was a researcher in the PACE-project on national parliamentary communication of EU affairs at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) Vienna. She has published in Comparative European Politics, the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Common Market Studies and the European Journal of Political Research Data Yearbook.

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.

She will hold a Research Seminar on “Transnational Representation in EU National Parliaments” on March 22nd 2018 (2:00pm, room 4.07). 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 taking 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.