• 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Research Areas:

Multi-level governance ; (multi)nationalism ; deliberative democracy ; democratic innovations.

Doctoral Research Project (2018-2021):

Why Territorial Communities Demand and Why States Grant Self-governance. A Comparative Analysis of Autonomy Building in Western Europe.

Supervision: Prof. Jérémy Dodeigne (UNamur) & Prof. Min Reuchamps (UCLouvain).


2017 : Master of Arts in Political Science (spec. Constitutional Politics)
Central European University

2016 : Master en Sciences politiques (spéc. Finalité approfondie)
Université catholique de Louvain

2016 : Certificat universitaire en Philosophie
Université catholique de Louvain

2014 : Bachelier en Sciences politiques
Université catholique de Louvain

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2015 2019

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 8 Paper
  • 7 Article
  • 3 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Chapter

From a green high tide to government participation: the successes of ECOLO and GROEN in the 2019 Belgian elections

Reuchamps, M., Baudewyns, P., Dandoy, R., Gallina, M. & Niessen, C., 4 Nov 2019, In : Environmental Politics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Inter-Chamber Relations in a Bicameral Elected and Sortition Legislature

Vandamme, P-E., Jacquet, V., Niessen, C., Pitseys, J. & Reuchamps, M., 2019, Legislature by Lot. Transformative Designs for Deliberative Governance. Gastil, J. & Wright, E. O. (eds.). London & New York: Verso, p. 123-144 (The Real Utopias Project).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

To federalize or to refederalize: exploring citizen preferences towards more or less self-rule autonomy in federal Belgium

Reuchamps, M., Boerjan, H., Niessen, C. & Randour, F., 2019, (Unpublished) p. 1-41. 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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Press / Media

La politique c'est fini. Place aux managers?

Christoph Niessen


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Le plus gros risque ? Que le système ne change pas

Christoph Niessen


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Keine Kompetenzfetischisten

Christoph Niessen


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