Hi, I am a currently a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in Political Science. My affiliation is with the chair for multilevel governance in Europe at the Department of Political Science of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. Previously I have worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Politics and International Relations at the Vienna School of International Studies . I hold a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where I have also served as the editor of the 43rd volume of Millennium: Journal of International Studies.
My research focuses on International Organizations and the EU’s external relations regime, in particular. I am especially interested in how EU foreign policy is shaped by underlying administrative choices, how the EU operates within international organisations, as well as the challenges that Europeanisation pose for member state foreign ministries. I am the author of The EU in Association Agreement Negotiations, published by Routledge.
My interest to reflect on the future of the EU and European democracy extends further than my formal academic research activity. As a visiting fellow of the Democracy Lab at Das Progressive Zentrum I am currently piloting a project reflecting on how to improve cooperation between European parliaments. Currently I also serve as an expert member of the parliamentary enquiry committee on Brexit in Germany’s largest state North-Rhine Westphalia. I also tweet at @danieldschade about my areas of interest and beyond.
PhD in International Relations, 2017
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
MPhil in International Relations, 2012
University of Cambridge
BA in Social Sciences, 2011
Sciences Po Paris
26 May 2020 New open access article on the spitzenkandidaten procedure and the underlying institutionalisation dynamics out in a special issue by Research and Politics on the 2019 European Parliament elections.
14 January 2019 New chapter on informal policy coordination in EU external relations in an edited volume The Informal Construction of Europe, eds. Lennaert van Heumen/Mechthild Roos.
15 November 2018 New policy paper for the think-tank Das Progressive Zentrum (DPZ) - Democracy Lab: “Improved cooperation between parliaments in the EU – What role for interparliamentary conferences?”.
15 October 2018 “Unsicherheiten für NRW nach dem Brexit? Auswirkungen für Wirtschaft, Haushalt und Bevölkerung” - New study in German on the likely impact of Brexit on the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia for the Terry Reintke, MEP of the Greens-EFA group in the European Parliament. Examples of press coverage on this in Rheinische Post, Westdeutsche Zeitung, WDR (all in German).
19 January 2018: New publication available as online first: “Limiting or liberating? The influence of parliaments on military deployments in multinational settings”. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 2018.
15 December 2017: New publication available as online first: “Of insiders and outsiders: assessing EU strategic partnerships in their regional context”, International Politics, 2018.