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
Head of Research Group 'The Foreign Relations of National Parliaments', Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz
Thomas's research focuses on legislatures in international contexts, public opinion, and the European Union.
Selected publications have appeared in the British Journal of Political Science, Review of International Organizations, Party Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, and the Journal of Common Market Studies.