Nils Ringe is Associate Professor of Political Science, Jean Monnet Chair, and Director of the Center for European Studies, the Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence, and the European Studies Alliance. His research and teaching interests are European Union politics (in particular the institutions of the EU), legislatures, political parties, social networks, and elections. His new book (with Jennifer N. Victor, George Mason University) is titled "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). It 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 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.