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Dr. Veronika Ohliger

Dr. Veronika Ohliger

Doctoral Fellow

Work group

Schumpeter research group “What do parliaments actually do?

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Vita

From October 2014 to Septmeber 2019 Veronika Ohliger was a research fellow at the Chair of Political Systems and European Integration of the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science at LMU Munich. From 2014 to 2018 she was a member of the Schumpeter research group “What do parliaments actually do?”led by Prof. Dr. Michael Koß. In 2018 she coordinated an initiative for a Collaborative Research Center.

Between 2009 and 2014 Veronika passed her Master's degree in Political Science and her Bachelor's degree in Political Science in combination with Law as a minor subject at the University of Munich.
Her Bachelor's thesis was on the topic:“Representation of interests of local authorities in the European system of Multi-Level Governance”. In her Master's thesis she analysed democratic-theoretical implications of state surveillance practices in the 21st century.

Veronika completed internships in the fields of political communication and public relations, in the Landtag of Bavaria and in the European Office of Bavarian local authorities in Brussels. In spring 2016 Veronika stayed as Visiting Scholar at Columbia´s European Institute in New York City. In May 2017 she was a guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam, funded by the Erasmus+ Teaching Staff Mobility Program. In spring 2019 she participated in the Erasmus+ Mobility Staffweek at Sorbonne University in Paris.

Her research interests include parliamentary representation and institutions on the national and transnational level – with special focus on the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assemblies of International Organizations. In her doctoral dissertation (2018) Veronika analysed motivation and parliamentary behaviour of national representatives (47 member states) in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in a comparative perspective.

Veronika Ohliger is a member of the Faculty Council and the Ethics Committee of the LMU Faculty of Social Science.

Teaching

Summer term 2019:

  • Master seminar “Parliamentary Representation in Multi-Level Systems”, (Module State and Statehood under Transformation)
  • Bachelor seminar: “The Power of Words” – (De)-Democratization or Pluralisation through Political Rhetoric?”, (Module Comparative Politics)
  • Munich International Summer University – EU China Summer Academy: „Next Europe: Discussing the EU´s Future in Light of its History“

Winter term 2018/19:

  • Bachelor seminar “Public Opinion & Democracy — Data making Politics?”,(Research Module / Module Advanced Political Theory & Methods), Evaluation: 1,1

Summer term 2018:

  • Munich International Summer University – EU China Summer Academy: Course “The Member States of the European Union”, Evaluation: 1,3

Winter term 2017/18:

  • Conception and organization of the Summer School 2017 “Migration and Refuge” at the LMU Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Bachelor seminar: “Migration & Parliaments”, (Module Advanced Seminar Europe/ & Political Systems), Evaluation: 1,5

Summer term 2017:

  • Munich International Summer University – EU China Summer Academy: Course “The Member States of the European Union”
  • Legitimacy & Legitimation in the European Union (Guest Lecture University of Amsterdam, Bachelor Program Politics, Psychology, Law & Economics)

Winter term 2016/17:

  • Master seminar: “Populism and Parliaments”, ( Module Foundations of Political Order together with Dr. Michael Koß), Evaluation: 1,5

Winter term 2015/16:

  • Bachelor seminar: “Challenges to Parliamentarism in the 19th and 21st Century”, (Advanced seminar Political Systems, together with Dr. Michael Koß), Evaluation: 1,2

Contributions to conferences

  • “Mapping the European Political Space: Exploring Voting Patterns in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe” (Veronika Ohliger & Thomas Malang). 5th Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, 2019, Leiden.
  • “What Motivates Them? National Representatives in Transnational Parliamentary Assemblies”. Dreiländertagung, 2019, Zürich.
  • “Why Would Legistlators (Not) Empower Themselves? Evidence from the British House of Commons” (Michael Koß & Veronika Ohliger). ECPR General Conference, 2018, Hamburg.
  • “On the Next Level: National Representatives in Transnational Parliamentary Assemblies". Congress of the German Political Science Association (DVPW), 2018, Frankfurt.
  • “Why Would Legistlators (Not) Empower Themselves? Evidence from the British House of Commons" (Michael Koß & Veronika Ohliger). ECPR General Conference, 2017, Oslo.
  • “Parliamentarism on the Transnational Level – Motivation & Role Orientation of National Representatives in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe". 4th Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, 2017, Basel.
  • “What Motivates Them? Members of the German Bundestag in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe". 3rd General Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments, 2016, Munich.
  • “Legitimation Strategies of the Europen Union during the Euro Crisis". Congress of the German Political Science Association (DVPW), Section “Comparative Politics”, 2015, Duisburg.

  • “Parliamentarisation beyond the Nation State and the EU – the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Conceptualisation and First Empirical Results". Center for Advanced Studies (CAS), 2015, Munich.

Invited talks & debates

  • "National Representatives in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe – Results of a representative member Survey", 2017, German Bundestag Berlin.
  • “Europapolitisches Kickoff”, FDP, 2019, Hofbräuhaus München.