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I specialise in European and comparative politics and have expertise in representation, political behaviour, quantitative research methods and the quantitative analysis of political texts. I am currently investigating the responsiveness of legislative activities of the European Parliament (EP) to European citizens. My current research has implications for EU institutional reform and for the role of voter education in representative democracies. My prospective research will continue to focus on the study of political representation and voting behaviour.

Teaching

  • PO-M66 European Union Governance and Policy-Making

    The module provides with an introduction to the main institutions in the European Union and its legislative process. Key conceptual and theoretical debates will be discussed each week. After successful completion of this module, students should be able to: 1. Explain the key institutions of the EU political system 2. Explain how decisions are taken in the EU 3. Critically appraise current research in the field of EU government and politics 4. Engage in current controversies surrounding the EU, in particular on the democratic deficit thesis and on the thesis of unequal member state power.