Aleksandra Edyta Maatsch

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Dr. Aleksandra Maatsch (born Wyrozumska)

Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP), at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge.

She obtained a PhD in Political Science from the University of Bremen in Germany and an M.A. in Nationalism Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

Currently Dr. Maatsch is involved as a researcher in the Observatory of Parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty, OPAL ( In the OPAL project her research concentrates on the role of national parliaments in the European economic governance as well as on the parliamentary scrutiny of the EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta. Her most recent publications are: ‘Are we all austerians now? An analysis of parliamentary parties’ positioning on anti-crisis measures’ published in 2014 in the Journal of European Public Policy as well as a book ‘ Parliaments and the Economic Governance of the European Union: Talking Shops or Deliberative Bodies?’ forthcoming by Palgrave Macmillan.




Maatsch, A. Parliaments and the Economic Governance of the European Union: Talking Shops or Deliberative Bodies? (Forthcoming Palgrave Macmillan).

Maatsch, A. (2011) Ethnic Citizenship Regimes. Europeanisation, Post-War Migration and Redressing Past Wrongs (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan).

Review of this book in the Journal of Common Market Studies vol.50(2), 2012


Articles and book chapters:

Closa, C. and Maatsch, A. (2014) 'In a spirit of solidarity? Justifying the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) in national parliamentary debates' (forthcoming: Journal of Common Market Studies).

Maatsch, A. (2014) ‘Are we all austerians now? An analysis of national parliamentary parties’ positioning on anti-crisis measures in the eurozone’, in: Journal of European Public Policy, vol.21(1).

Maatsch, A. (2013) 'Watch-dogs that cannot bite? New national parliamentary control mechanisms under the Lisbon Treaty', in: Liebert, U. (ed) Democratizing the EU from below? Citizenship, civil society and the public sphere (NY:Ashgate).

Maatsch, A. (2012) 'National Parliamentary Ratification of EU Treaty Reforms: the Interplay of Voting and Discursive Contestation', in: Evas, Liebert, Lord (eds) Multilayered Representation in the European Union. Parliaments, Courts and the Public Sphere(Baden-Baden: NOMOS).

Maatsch, A. (2010) ‘Between an Intergovernmental and a Polycentric European Union: National Parliamentary Discourses on Democracy in the EU Ratification Process’ (RECON online papers, 2010/18), URL:

Wyrozumska, A. (2007) ‘Enhancing Inclusion in the European Union: the Model of a European Stakeholder Citizenship’, in: Fischer, S.; Pleines, H.; Schröder, H.H. (eds) Movements, migrants, marginalization. Challenges of societal and political participation in Eastern Europe and the enlarged EU (Stuttgart: Ibidem Publishers).

Wyrozumska, A. (2007) ‘Who is Willing to Die for the Constitution? The National Debate on the Constitutional Treaty in Poland’, in: Perspectives on European Politics and Society, vol. 8(3).

Wyrozumska, A. (2006) ‘Obywatelstwo Narodowe w Nowej Perspektywie: Demokracja Liberalna a Kwestia Inkluzji w Państwach Unii Europejskiej’ (National Citizenship in a New Perspective: Liberal Democracy and Inclusion in the EU Member States), in: Glaeser, Z.; Nowakowska, A.; Górecki, J. (eds), W Poszukiwaniu Nowej Tożsamości Europy (In Search of a New European Identity), (Bytom: Bytom Publishers).

Wyrozumska, A. and Meyer, G. (2006) ‘Formal Institutions and Informal Politics in Poland’, in: Meyer, G. (eds) Formal and Informal Politics in Central and Eastern Europe: Hungary, Poland, Russia and Ukraine (Opladen & Farmington Hills: Barbara Budrich Publishers).