Nils Ringe is Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair, and Director of the Center for European Studies and the Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence. His research and teaching interests are European Union politics (in particular the institutions of the EU), legislatures, political parties, social networks, and elections. He published "Bridging the Information Gap: Legislative Member Organizations as Social Networks in the United States and the European Union" (University of Michigan Press; click here for details) with Jennifer N. Victor (George Mason University), a book that examines voluntary, issue-based, cross-partisan groups of legislators (such as caucuses in the U.S. Congress and intergroups in the European Parliament) in a comparative perspective. His previous book, "Who Decides, and How? Preferences, Uncertainty, and Policy Choice in the European Parliament," was published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. Ringe is currently working on a book on multilingualism in the institutions of the EU, tentatively titled "Speaking in Tongues: the Politics of Language and the Language of Politics in the European Union," as well as a series of papers on social networks in legislative politics.
Steven Wilson, Nils Ringe, Jack Van Thomme “Policy Leadership and Reelection in the European Parliament,” Journal of European Public Policy 23(8), 1158-1179; included in (peer-reviewed) special issue featuring the best papers presented at the 2015 European Union Studies Association’s Biennial Conference.
Nils Ringe, Ewa Mahr 2016. "Explaining the European Parliament’s Legislative Clout." Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft/Journal of Political Science 26(1), 25-47.
Nils Ringe, Steven Wilson “Pinpointing the Powerful: Co-voting Network Centrality as a Measure of Political Influence.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 41(3), 739-769.
Stevel L. Wilson, Nils Ringe, and Jack van Thimme. 2016. "Policy Leadership and Reelection in the European Parliament." Journal of European Public Policy.
Vilas Mid-Career Travel Award