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Residency Dates: February 1 – April 30, 2019


Claudia Wiesner

Claudia Wiesner is Professor for Political Science at Fulda University of Applied Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Justus Liebig University in 2006. Wiesner’s main research interests are European Union political theory, the EU’s multilevel system, political culture, and policy implementation.

At CES, Wiesner will study the effects of populism and financial crises in the EU on the multilevel system and its politics, democracy, and legitimacy. She will combine studies of the outcomes of institutional changes, public mediated discourse, and EU citizen’s perspectives.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Professor of Political Science and Jean Monnet Chair, Fulda University of Applied Sciences
  • Visiting Scholar 2018-2019, CES, Harvard University


  • Claudia Wiesner. “The micro-politics of parliamentary powers: European parliament strategies for expanding its influence in the EU institutional system,” Journal of European Integration, 2018, pp. 375-391.
  • Claudia Wiesner, Taru Haapala and Kari Palonen. Debates, Rhetoric and Political Action, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Research Project

EU multilevel democracy in crisis mode: Concepts, institutions, discourses, and citizens


Political Science