Dr Thomas Winzen

Department of Government
Dr Thomas Winzen
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    +44 (0) 1206 873060

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    5A.215, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Tuesdays, 11-13:00 (Appointment by email).



  • Doctor of Sciences ETH Zurich, (2013)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer in Government, Department of Government, University of Essex (1/1/2019 - present)

Other academic

  • Associate Professor, University of Mannheim (1/2/2017 - 31/12/2018)

  • Post-doctoral researcher, ETH Zurich (1/11/2013 - 31/1/2017)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • The Internet and Politics (GV243)

  • The European Union: Institutions and Policies (GV271)

  • Parliamentary Studies (GV385)

  • The Politics of Public Policy (GV924)


Journal articles (21)

Winzen, T. and Rocabert, J., (2021). Citizen-centred or state-centred? The representational design of international parliamentary institutions. Review of International Studies. 47 (1), 128-153

Winzen, T., (2020). Government Euroscepticism and differentiated integration. Journal of European Public Policy. 27 (12), 1819-1837

Weyrauch, D. and Winzen, T., (2020). Internet fragmentation, political structuring, and organizational concentration in transnational engineering networks. Global Policy

Rocabert, J., Schimmelfennig, F., Crasnic, L. and Winzen, T., (2019). The rise of international parliamentary institutions: Purpose and legitimation. The Review of International Organizations. 14 (4), 607-631

Schimmelfennig, F. and Winzen, T., (2019). Grand Theories, Differentiated Integration. Journal of European Public Policy. 26 (8), 1172-1192

Winzen, T., de Ruiter, R. and Rocabert, J., (2018). Is parliamentary attention to the EU strongest when it is needed the most? National parliaments and the selective debate of EU policies. European Union Politics. 19 (3), 481-501

Schimmelfennig, F. and Winzen, T., (2017). Eastern enlargement and differentiated integration: towards normalization. Journal of European Public Policy. 24 (2), 239-258

Duttle, T., Holzinger, K., Malang, T., Schäubli, T., Schimmelfennig, F. and Winzen, T., (2017). Opting out from European Union legislation: the differentiation of secondary law. Journal of European Public Policy. 24 (3), 406-428

Winzen, T. and Schimmelfennig, F., (2016). Explaining differentiation in European Union treaties. European Union Politics. 17 (4), 616-637

Bormann, NC. and Winzen, T., (2016). The Contingent Diffusion of Parliamentary Oversight Institutions in the European Union. European Journal of Political Research. 55 (3), 589-608

Winzen, T., (2016). From capacity to sovereignty: Legislative politics and differentiated integration in the European Union. European Journal of Political Research. 55 (1), 100-119

Rittberger, B. and Winzen, T., (2015). Parlamentarismus nach der Krise: Die Vertiefung parlamentarischer Asymmetrie in der reformierten Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion. Politische Vierteljahresschrift. 56 (3), 430-456

Roger, L. and Winzen, T., (2015). Party groups and committee negotiations in the European Parliament: outside attention and the anticipation of plenary conflict. Journal of European Public Policy. 22 (3), 391-408

Winzen, T., Roederer-Rynning, C. and Schimmelfennig, F., (2015). Parliamentary co-evolution: national parliamentary reactions to the empowerment of the European Parliament. Journal of European Public Policy. 22 (1), 75-93

Winzen, T., (2014). Bureaucracy and Democracy: Intra-Parliamentary Delegation in European Union Affairs. Journal of European Integration. 36 (7), 677-695

Schimmelfennig, F. and Winzen, T., (2014). Instrumental and Constitutional Differentiation in the E uropean U nion. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies. 52 (2), 354-370

Winzen, T. and Schimmelfennig, F., (2014). Vertragsentwicklung und Differenzierung in der europäischen Integration. Nationale Identität, staatliche Autonomie und die Entstehung einer Kern-Peripherie-Struktur in der Europäischen Union. integration. 37 (2), 138-151

Winzen, T., (2013). European integration and national parliamentary oversight institutions. European Union Politics. 14 (2), 297-323

Winzen, T., (2012). National Parliamentary Control of European Union Affairs: A Cross-national and Longitudinal Comparison. West European Politics. 35 (3), 657-672

Jensen, T. and Winzen, T., (2012). Legislative negotiations in the European Parliament. European Union Politics. 13 (1), 118-149

Winzen, T., (2011). Technical or Political? An Exploration of the Work of Officials in the Committees of the European Parliament. The Journal of Legislative Studies. 17 (1), 27-44

Books (3)

Schimmelfennig, F. and Winzen, T., (2020). Ever Looser Union? Differentiated European Integration. Oxford University Press

Schimmelfennig, F., Winzen, T., Lenz, T., Rocabert, J., Crasnic, L., Gherasimov, C., Lipps, J. and Mumford, D., (2020). The Rise of International Parliaments Strategic Legitimation in International Organizations. 0198864973. 9780198864974

Winzen, T., (2017). Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform Explaining National Parliaments' Adaptation to European Integration. Oxford University Press. 0198793391. 9780198793397

Book chapters (1)

Rittberger, B. and Winzen, T., (2015). The EU’s multilevel parliamentary system. In: European Union. Routledge. 107- 134

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Tuesdays, 11-13:00 (Appointment by email).

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