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Ben Crum is Professor of Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is also the co-dean for research in the board of the VU Faculty of Social Sciences and a co-leader of the European Law & Governance theme at ACCESS EUROPE, the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies.

Crum studied political science at the University of Amsterdam and the London School of Economics, and holds a PhD from the European University Institute Florence. Before joining the Vrije Universiteit in 2004, he worked at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, the University of Twente, the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy in The Hague, and policy consultancy firm Research voor Beleid in Leiden.

Research

Ben Crum's research focusses on the way processes of internationalization – European integration in particular – affect established practices and understandings of democracy and solidarity. He is the author of Learning from the EU Constitutional Treaty (Routledge, 2012) and co-editor (with John Erik Fossum) of Practices of Inter-Parliamentary Coordination in International Politics. The European Union and Beyond (ECPR Press, 2013). Articles of him have been published in, among others, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of European Public PolicyEuropean Union Politics, the European Review of Political Science, and the European Law Journal. He regularly writes political commentaries, comments on political affairs in the media and has advised ministries, parliamentarians and political parties.

Grants

Ben Crum has been a work package co-leader in the EU Integrated Project ‘Reconstituting Democracy in Europe’ (RECON, 2007-11), and from 2013 until 2016 he was co-director of the Erasmus Academic Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADEMIA). He has also been a (co-)applicant on two successful PhD Grants from the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO).

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Research Output 2004 2018

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National Parliaments and Constitutional Transformation in the EU

Crum, B. J. J. Dec 2017 In : European Constitutional Law Review. 13, 4, p. 817-835 19 p.

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Normative Power and Military Means: The evolving character of the EU's international power

Palm, T. P. 2017 221 p.

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

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Parties' Transnational Coordination in the EU after Lisbon: The Greens and Beyond

Shemer-Kunz, Y. 2017 185 p.

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

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