Articles by Philipp Bien

April 28, 2023

National legislators in global governance: there’s more going on than you think

Philipp Bien
When we consider national parliaments, we think of the domestic arena. However, there are rarely observed foreign dimensions to the work of national legislators. Philipp Bien, Meray Maddah and Thomas Malang argue that, through fora like the Inter-Parliamentary Union, national legislators have become an important group in international politics
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Philipp Bien
PhD Candidate, Department of Politics and Public Administration / Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences, University of Konstanz

Philipp is part of the research project Legislators in International Politics.

His dissertation focuses on multilateral international parliamentary institutions (IPIs).

Specifically, he is interested in how IPIs and parliamentary participation in international and global governance more broadly affect the outcomes of international policy-making and their legitimacy.

Previously, Philipp was a postgraduate research assistant at the Global Summitry Project at the University of Toronto, where he supported research projects on global governance, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the consequences of civil war on domestic violence.

Philipp obtained his Bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration from the University of Konstanz in 2018.

Subsequently, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Global Affairs from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto in 2021.

He tweets @philipp_bien

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