Today, Scotland elects a new parliament, and it is projected that the Scottish National Party (SNP), who campaigns on the promise of another vote on Scottish independence, will maintain its strong standing. It remains to be seen whether or not the SNP will be able to secure an absolute majority in the parliament – according […]
About Paul Kindermann
Paul Kindermann (MA) is a research associate at REGIOPARL. Before joining the REGIOPARL team in Berlin, he worked as a research assistant at the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) in Brussels. Paul studied political theory in Hamburg, Vienna, New York, and Evanston, and holds MA degrees in philosophy and in politics from Goethe University Frankfurt. His main research interests are in democratic theory, empirical theories of legitimacy and comparative perspectives on parliamentary systems and institutions. At REGIOPARL, Paul is working on the (potential) role of regional parliaments in EU democracy, connecting debates from democratic theory and comparative research.
From the variety of subnational parliaments that exist in the European Union on the local, municipal or regional level, one group has received increasing attention over the last decade: regional parliaments with own legislative competences. Strengthening the role of these institutions in the EU’s multi-level political system comes with the hope or claim of improving […]
The upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe will also involve regional political actors who will contribute their interests and ideas on the future of the EU to the debate. It is not least against this background that the REGIOPARL research project examines the normative perspectives and reform ideas of legislative actors from the regional […]