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Postal address: Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre |Historical Archives of the European Union |Villa Salviati | Via Bolognese 156 |50139 Florence – Italy
Johannes (Jan) Karremans is a Research Assistant at the Alcide de Gasperi Research Centre of the European University Institute, working for the project ‘The European Ambition: study on the EPP Group's contribution and its impact on the European integration process and on the directly elected European Parliament’. He is also involved in the project ‘A Centralisation of Rulemaking in Europe? The Legal and Political Governance of the Financial Market’ at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies of the European University Institute. Previously, Jan was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, working for the ERC-funded project ‘MAPLE – Mapping and analysing the pollicisation of Europe before and after the Eurozone Crisis’.
Jan earned his Ph.D.-degree (2017) at the Political and Social Sciences Department of the European University Institute, his MA degree at the Vrije Univesiteit Brussel (2012) and his BA at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam (2011). During his doctoral studies Jan specialized on the tension that governments sometimes face between domestic electoral demands and international governmental responsibilities. His research on this topic appears/is forthcoming in various leading political science journals, such as West European Politics and Party Politics. In parallel, he has also worked for the ERC-funded project ‘POLCON - Political Conflict in Europe in the Shadow of the Great Recession’ at the European University Institute, for which he co-authored a chapter in a forthcoming edited volume.
After having explored how international and European agreements affect national politics, Jan’s current research interests are aimed at the other side of the coin, namely how supranational politics in Europe is constrained by national political preferences and how this affects further integration.