Articles by Matthijs Bogaards

April 29, 2021

Twinning: a new way to elect the European Parliament

Matthijs Bogaards
There is no European electorate. When voters elect the European Parliament, they vote for their own parties in their own countries. Many want this to change, but existing reform proposals are not sufficient. Matthijs Bogaards proposes twinning. It works to connect local communities across Europe and it may provide a new way to elect the European Parliament
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Matthijs Bogaards
Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Central European University

Matthijs has been teaching and researching political science for more than two decades.

Before joining CEU in Vienna, has was a full professor at Jacobs University Bremen.

Matthijs has published widely on political parties, electoral systems, democratisation, and the challenge of democracy in divided societies.

His most recent research interests include terrorism and feminist institutionalism.

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