Tim Alexander Mickler is a lecturer at the Institute of Political Science. In 2017 he defended his PhD-thesis, a study of the selection criteria and reporting requirements of standing committee members in the Dutch Tweede Kamer, the German Bundestag and the Irish Dáil Éireann (Parliamentary Committees in a Party-Centred Context - Structure, Composition, Functioning; cum laude). Before his appointment he obtained a Diploma in Social Sciences from the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) and a MSc in Social Research from the Free University Amsterdam.
His research interests include inner-party structures and parliaments (in particular legislative organisation and decision-making procedures) from a comparative perspective.
In addition, he serves as book reviews editor for Acta Politica.
Tim Mickler is available to supervise PhD students and invites PhD research proposals in the areas of:
- determinants and consequences of legislative organisation
- structural and behavioural roots of legislative behaviour
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