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Dr. Aleksandra Maatsch

Research focuses

National parliaments in the EU, political parties, European economic governance, public sphere, European integration, citizenship, migration and integration

Selected Publications

Recent journal articles:

  • Maatsch, A. (2016) ‘Drivers of Political Parties’ Voting Behaviour in European Economic Governance: The Ultimate Decline of the Economic Cleavage?’ in: West European Politics, vol. 39(4), pp. 1-19, DOI: 10.1080/01402382.2015.1129491.
  • Closa, C. and Maatsch, A. (2014) ‘In a spirit of solidarity? Justifying the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) in national parliamentary debates’, in:  Journal of Common Market Studies, Bd. 52 (4).
  • Maatsch, A. (2014) ‘Are we all austerians now? An analysis of national parliamentary parties’ positioning on anti-crisis measures in the eurozone’, in: Journal of European Public Policy, Bd. 21 (1).

Books (monographs):

  • Maatsch, A. (2016) Parliaments and the Economic Governance of the European Union: Talking Shops or Deliberative Bodies? (London: Routlege).
  • Maatsch, A. (2011) Ethnic Citizenship Regimes. Europeanisation, Post-War Migration and Redressing Past Wrongs (London: Palgrave Macmillan).
  • Review of this book in the Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 50 (2), 2012.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Aleksandra Maatsch holds a Chair of European and Multilevel Politics (interim). She worked as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and at the University of Cambridge, where she was involved in the research project OPAL (Observatory of National Parliaments after the Treaty of Lisbon).

In her current work she concentrates on the role of national parliaments in European economic governance, particularly in the European Semester. Her most recent publications are: ‘‘Drivers of Political Parties’ Voting Behaviour in European Economic Governance: The Ultimate Decline of the Economic Cleavage?” published in 2016 by the journal West European Politics and a book ‘Parliaments and the Economic Governance of the European Union: Talking Shops or Deliberative Bodies?’ published in 2016 by Routledge.