Catherine is from Belgium and gained her PhD from Siena University in 2005. She is now an Assistant Professor at the New University of Lisbon.
Her research focuses on subjects as diverse as the recent bail-out in Portugal, parliamentary opposition, institutional change in the European Union and coalition governments.
Catherine is the author of Coalition Government and Party Mandate: How coalition agreements contrain ministerial action (Routledge, 2012) and Changing rules of delegation: A contest of Power for comitology (with A. Héritier, C. Bisschoff and C-F. Bergström, Oxford University Press, 2012).
‘I am very impressed by how EPSR has been strengthened, and how successful it has become in engaging with a broad readership. I will do my best to help the editors identify not only the excellent articles but also promising submissions which could be strengthened by careful revision.
Without endangering the quality of the submissions, of course, I will also try to address the publishing bias that prejudices women and scholars from non-Anglo Saxon countries.'
European Political Science Review publishes high quality scholarly research in political science, focusing on the most important debates in the discipline and demonstrating the highest possible standards in conceptualisation, theorisation and methodology. Submissions should emphasise why they are of interest to a broad readership across sub-disciplines and should engage with central theoretical debates in political science.
EPSR welcomes empirical papers based on either qualitative or quantitative methodologies. These papers should be placed in the context of larger (theoretical) debates in the discipline. EPSR also welcomes conceptual and theoretical papers as well as contributions from the field of normative political theory.
EPSR is not concerned solely with European political issues nor is it conceived as exclusively for European scholars. Submissions dealing with global issues and non-European topics are very much welcome.