PhD student at the Institute of Political Science.
Alexander Schilin is a PhD candidate dedicated to European politics and European integration. He joined the Institute of Political Science in January 2019. He obtained his Master’s degree at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen where he studied Democracy and Governance in Europe. During his studies he specialised on examining the determinants and implications of Differentiated Integration in the European Union. In his Master’s thesis he analysed to what extent the potential consequences of the outsider status incentivised the British governments to opt into 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 he worked as a research assistant at the Jean Monnet Chair for Comparative Politics and European Integration of the Institute of Political Science in Tübingen.
At Leiden University he continues his research on Differentiated Integration in the European Union. In context of his PhD project he examines to what extent during the Eurozone crisis the outsiders and the insiders of the European Monetary Union segregated from each other both with regard to institutions of decision-making and deliberation as well as with regard to the representatives' informal networks. Furthermore, his research interests include European Economic and Monetary Integration, Theories of European (Dis-)Integration and German Politics.
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