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.