PhD student at the Institute of Political Science.
Alexander Schilin is a PhD candidate dedicated to EU politics and European integration. He joined the Institute of Political Science in January 2019. He obtained his MA degree at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen where he studied Democracy and Governance in Europe. During his studies he researched the determinants and implications of differentiated integration in the EU. In his MA thesis he analysed to what extent the potential consequences of the outsider status incentivised the British governments to opt into the policies the EU has adopted in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice as well as with regard to the Schengen acquis. From April 2017 to December 2018 Alexander Schilin worked as a research assistant at the Jean Monnet Chair for Comparative Politics and European Integration at the Institute of Political Science in Tübingen.
At Leiden University Alexander Schilin continues his research on the implications of differentiated integration in the EU. In the context of his PhD project he examines to what extent the institutional reforms to the governance of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) have changed patterns of coordination and deliberation between members and non-members of the euro area. In particular Alexander Schilin is interested in how the organisational set-ups of recently established governance bodies in the EMU affect social cognition processes among national representatives in the Council of the EU. Furthermore, his research interests include European economic and monetary integration, theories of European (dis-)integration and German politics towards the EU.
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