Dr Christine Reh
Senior Lecturer in European Politics
Christine Reh joined the Department in September 2007 as Lecturer in European Politics and Programme Director of the MSc in European Public Policy. She holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, an MA in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and an MA in English Literature, Linguistics and Politics from the University of Trier. Christine previously worked as a teaching assistant at the College of Europe, as a research assistant at the Federal Trust in London and as an intern with the Permanent Representation of Germany to the European Union in Brussels.
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Christine teaches the following courses: "European Union: Institutions and Politics", "Europeanisation, Globalisation and the Nation State" and "External Relations of the EU".
Christine's research interests include the constitutionalisation of Europe, informal politics in EU decision-making and the theory and practice of international negotiation. She has previously published on Treaty reform and constitutional choice in Europe, and is particularly interested in the conditions under which complex international conferences are effectively prepared. Christine's current research links her interest in informal politics with broader questions of legitimate governance and looks at recent developments in the EU's co-decision procedure in particular. This ESRC-funded research is conducted jointly with Prof. Adrienne Héritier (European University Institute) and investigates why, how and with which consequences legislative decision-making in the European Union is increasingly “fast-tracked” and shifted from public, inclusive to informal, secluded arenas.
Monographs and Special Issues
- Special Issue on 20 Years of Legislative Codecision in the European Union: Experience and Implications (edited with Anne Rasmussen and Charlotte Burns). Journal of European Public Policy 20:7 (2013).
- Special Issue on Politics as Compromise (edited with Richard Bellamy and Markus Kornprobst). Government and Opposition 47:3 (2012).
- Constitutionalizing the European Union (with Thomas Christiansen). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
- “The Informal Politics of Legislation: Explaining Secluded Decision Making in the European Union” (with Adrienne Héritier, Edoardo Bressanelli and Christel Koop). In: Comparative Political Studies 46:9 (2013), forthcoming.
- “Legislative Codecision and its Impact on the Political System of the European Union” (with Charlotte Burns and Anne Rasmussen). In: Journal of European Public Policy. Special Issue on 20 Years of Legislative Codecision in the European Union: Experience and Implications 20:7 (2013), 941-952.
- “The Consequences of Concluding Co-Decision Early: Trilogues and Intra-Institutional Bargaining Success” (with Anne Rasmussen). In: Journal of European Public Policy. Special Issue on 20 Years of Legislative Co-Decision in the European Union: Experience and Implications 20:7 (2013), 1006-1023.
- “Codecision and Its Discontents: Intra-Organisational Politics and Institutional Reform in the European Parliament” (with Adrienne Héritier). In: West European Politics 35:5 (2012), 1134-1157.
- “Introduction: Meeting in the Middle” (with Richard Bellamy and Markus Kornprobst). In: Government and Opposition. Special Issue on Politics as Compromise 47:3 (2012), 275-295.
- “European Integration as Compromise: Recognition, Concessions and the Limits of Cooperation”. In: Government and Opposition. Special Issue on Politics as Compromise 47:3 (2012), 414-440.
- “EU Legitimacy Revisited: The Normative Foundations of a Multilevel Polity” (with Nicole Bolleyer). In: Journal of European Public Policy 19:4 (2012), 472-490.
- “The Lisbon Treaty: De-Constitutionalizing the European Union?” In: Journal of Common Market Studies 47:3 (2009), 625-650.
- “The Convention on the Future of Europe and the Development of Integration Theory: A Lasting Imprint?” In: Journal of European Public Policy 15:5 (2008), 781-794.
- “Pre-Cooking the European Constitution? The Role of Government Representatives in EU Reform”. In: Journal of European Public Policy 14:8 (2007), 1186-1207.
- “Informal Politics: The Normative Challenge”. In: Thomas Christiansen and Christine Neuhold (eds.). International Handbook of Informal Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2012, 65-84.
- “Consensus, Compromise and ‘Inclusive Agreement’: Negotiating Supranational Governance”. In: Corneliu Bjola and Markus Kornprobst (eds). Arguing Global Governance: Agency, Lifeworld and Shared Reasoning. London: Routledge, 2010, 177-193.
- “How to Negotiate under Co-Decision in the EU: Reforming Trilogues and First-Reading Agreements” (with Lukas Obholzer). CEPS Policy Brief No 270, May 2012. Available online at http://www.ceps.be/book/how-negotiate-under-co-decision-eu-reforming-trilogues-and-first-reading-agreements
- “Memorandum”. In: House of Lords (European Union Committee). Codecision and National Parliamentary Scrutiny: Report with Evidence. London, July 2009, 115-118. Available online at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldselect/ldeucom/125/12502.htm