Andrea Fischer-Hotzel

Andrea Fischer-Hotzel

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Institute for Political Science
Contact address:

FernUniversität in Hagen
Andrea Fischer-Hotzel
Fleyer Straße 55
58084 Hagen
Room 101 (1st floor)
+49 (0)2331/987-2334, Fax -4545
Born 1982 in Dresden (Germany)


Curriculum Vitae


  • Since 06/2008
    PhD Candidate at Hagen University
  • 01/2007
    M.A. in Political Science, Ruprecht Karls University, Heidelberg
  • 09/2003 – 05/2004
    Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Ulster (UK)
  • 2001-2007
    Studies of Political Science, Public Law and English Linguistics, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg and University of Augsburg
  • 2001
    Abitur (highschool graduation) in Cottbus


  • Since 06/2008
    Researcher at the research project “Patterns of Constituional Reform concerning federal structures” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 06/2007 – 05/2008
    Researcher at the research project “Democratic Legitimacy via Civil Society Involvement? The Role of European Commission”


  • 2002-2007
    Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)


Conference Papers

  • “Democratic Participation? The involvement of citizens in policy making at the European Commission”, Demokratisierung der EU durch Einbindung der Zivilgesellschaft, Demociv Workshop, 23.-24.10.2008
  • (With Thorsten Hüller) “Playground or Democratization? New participatory procedures at the European Commission.” Paper presented at the CINEFOGO conference, Normative implications of new forms of participation for democratic policy processes, Grythyttan, Sweden, 8-10 May 2008.

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