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Neuhold, C (Christine)

Christine Neuhold is full Professor of EU Democratic Governance. She is Director of the Research Programme of Politics and Culture at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University (UM) and Director of Maastricht University Campus Brussels.

Her research focuses on questions of accountability within networked systems of governance. She has coordinated two international Research and Training Networks, financed by the EU research framework programmes on EU governance and inter-institutional cooperation. She was co-investigator within a Research Project financed under the Open Research Area in Europe for the Social Sciences, http://www.opal-europe.org/. She has participated in a large number of international research projects and networks on issues of governance within the EU multi-level system with a particular focus on the role of parliaments.

She has carried out commissioned work by institutions such as the European Parliament, the Dutch Lower House and national ministries. Her research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics, the Journal of European Public Policy and the Journal of Legislative Studies. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for European Studies at the University of California (2011), Berkeley and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna and the Centre for European Studies, University of Bonn.


Expertise

Christine Neuhold is full Professor of EU Democratic Governance. She is Director of the Research Programme of Politics and Culture at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University (UM) and Director of Maastricht University Campus Brussels.

Her research focuses on questions of accountability within networked systems of governance. She has coordinated two international Research and Training Networks, financed by the EU research framework programmes on EU governance and inter-institutional cooperation. She was co-investigator within a Research Project financed under the Open Research Area in Europe for the Social Sciences, http://www.opal-europe.org/. She has participated in a large number of international research projects and networks on issues of governance within the EU multi-level system with a particular focus on the role of parliaments.

She has carried out commissioned work by institutions such as the European Parliament, the Dutch Lower House and national ministries. Her research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics, the Journal of European Public Policy and the Journal of Legislative Studies. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for European Studies at the University of California (2011), Berkeley and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna and the Centre for European Studies, University of Bonn.

Before joining Maastricht University she held positions at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) in Maastricht (1997-2000) and at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna (2000-2002).

At Maastricht University she has served as Head of the Department of Political Science (2015-2019) and as Director of the FASoS Graduate School (2015-2017). She was Director of Studies of the Master of European Public Affairs (2004-2007) and of the Bachelor programme European Studies (2007-2010). From September 2011-2013 she directed the Research Master European Studies. She also was Associate Dean for Internationalisation (2005 – 2007).

She (co-)supervises PhD candidates working on EU integration.

 


Research Profile

Christine’s past and current research interests can be subsumed under the umbrella topic of EU Democratic Governance. Her focus reaches from the role of parliaments in the EU to questions of legitimacy of inter-institutional cooperation. She has been involved in more than ten international research projects and has coordinated two Research and Training Networks, financed by the European Union. 


Publications

Research

Christine’s past and current research interests can be subsumed under the umbrella topic of “EU Democratic Governance”. Her focus reaches from the role of parliaments in the EU to questions of legitimacy of inter-institutional cooperation. She has been involved in more than ten international research projects and has (co-)coordinated two Research and Training Networks, financed by the European Union.

Selected publications include:

Auel, K. and Neuhold C. (2016) Multi-Arena Players in the Making? Conceptualising the role of national parliaments since the Lisbon Treaty, Journal of European Public Policy, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13501763.2016.1228694

Neuhold, C. and Högenauer, A.L. (2016) ‘An Information Network of Officials? Dissecting the Role and Nature of the Network of Parliamentary Representatives in the European Parliament’, Journal of Legislative Studies, DOI.10.1080/13572334.2016.1163884

Högenauer, A.L. and Neuhold, C. (2015) ‘National Parliaments after Lisbon: Administrations on the Rise?, West European Politics, Vol. 38:2, pp. 335-354.

Neuhold, C. and Dobbels, M (2014) ‘Paper-keepers or policy shapers? The role of unelected officials in the European Parliament’, Comparative European Politics, doi:10.1057/cep.2014.7

Christiansen, T. and Neuhold C. (2013) ‘Informal Politics in the EU’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 51(6), pp. 1196-2106.

 

Selected research projects:

 

Leader of the Maastricht University Team, Engaging with Europe, Evaluating national parliamentary control of EU decision making after the Lisbon Treaty, Research project commissioned by the Dutch Tweede Kamer, Coordinated by the University of Nijmegen (April 2014-December 2014)

Leader of the Maastricht University Team for the PhD school on the EU system of governance, Phd EU GrAd Students University Skills (PEGASUS), Coordinated by the University of Cologne (November 2012 - May 2015)

Co-investigator, Research Project: Observatory of Parliaments After Lisbon  (OPAL), Open Research Area in Europe for the Social Sciences, ANR-DFG-ESRC-NW), http://www.opal-europe.org/ (January 2011- November 2014)

Co-Coordinator of Initial Training Network (with Sophie Vanhoonacker): Dynamics of Inter-institutional Cooperation in the EU (INCOOP), (involving 8 European Universities and 3 Associated Partners), PEOPLE Programme 2008, financed by the European Union. http://www.in-coop.eu (January 2010 – June 2014)

Coordinator of the Research Training Network: Dynamics and Obstacles of European Governance (involving 6 European Universities), (Programme: Improving Human Potential and Socio-Economic Knowledge Base, Fifth Framework Programme of the European Community)

 


Teaching

Christine has far-reaching teaching experience both at the Bachelor and Master level, teaching courses reaching from Europeanisation of Political Parties to the EU-Institutional Framework. Moreover she has taught and teaches international Master students for example at the Summer school of the University of Vienna and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in China.  She co-supervises PhD candidates working on different aspects of EU integration. She has furthermore specialized in the training of civil servants, for example at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna.

 

 

 


Work for third parties

  • Review of proposals and interview of candidates at Veni Selection Committee

Other activities

Extra activties: Christine Neuhold (as of 1 January 2016)

Annual Seminar at Diplomatic Academy Vienna, Master on Advanced International Studies (MAIS) (in October); Lecturer at Summer School on European studies, University of Vienna, Strobl am Wolfgangsee, Bi-annual Summer school (2 weeks), Member of the Veni Selection Committee for NW0, 2013 (March-June 2013);Member of the Selection Jaarprijs Politicologie for the best political science dissertation defended in 2013 and 2014 (June 2014 and 2015). Member of the Selection Committee for the Brasz Prize for the best best MA thesis (2016) ; Written evidence to House of Lords on the role of national parliaments in the EU (2014, with Anna-Lena Hoegenauer);

 


Additional roles & tasks

Professor of EU Democratic Governance