Karolina Borońska-Hryniewiecka

2019-03 - 2020-02

Visiting Assistant Professor

University of Wrocław, Institute of Political Science

Karolina Borońska-Hryniewiecka is an assistant professor at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Wrocław and a senior research fellow at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) in Warsaw (previously head of the EU Program). Her research interests revolve around the topics of EU institutional reform and the role of parliamentary actors in the EU governance. Karolina Borońska-Hryniewiecka’s academic experience includes studies at the Sussex European Institute in Brighton, doctoral research stays at the University of Deusto in Bilbao and the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, post-doctoral Jean Monnet Fellowship at the EUI in Florence, lecturing at the PISM Diplomatic Academy, University of Masaryk in Brno and the University Pantheon-Assas in Paris

Selected publications: The Polish Parliament and the scrutiny of Brexit in Poland (in T. Christiansen and D. Fromage, Palgrave Macmillan 2019) ; Regional parliamentary empowerment in EU affairs. Building an analytical framework (The Journal of Legislative Studies 2017); From the EWS to the green card for national parliaments: hindering or accelerating the EU lawmaking? (in D. Jancic, Oxford University Press 2017); From Legislative Controllers to Policy Proponents: The Evolving Role of National Parliaments in the EU Multi-level Governance (in B. Perez de las Heras, Palgrave Macmillan  2016) ; Differential Europeanization ? Explaining the impact of the Early Warning System on subnational parliaments in Europe (European Political Science Review 2016).

Research interests

EU governance, institutional reform and democratic legitimacy; national parliaments and the European Parliament; interparliamentary relations in the EU


Visiting projects and objectives

Project title : National parliaments as « multi-arena players » in the EU ? 

The underlying goal of this project is to explain differences in the patterns of national parliamentary mobilization in European affairs across EU Member States with the focus on six EU-oriented arenas: (1) the Early Warning System for subsidiarity control; (2) the Political Dialogue with the European Commission; (3) the green card initiative (4) inter-parliamentary conferences (IPCs) on the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy; on Stability, Economic Coordination and Governance in the EU; and a Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group for Europol; (5) scrutiny of national governments in EU affairs and (6) domestic implementation of EU law. The project will also cast light on the interplay among the analyzed arenas. Finally, it will address the long-neglected question of whether NPs consider themselves primarily domestic actors or European players and to what extent their parliamentary self-perception vary from what is generally expected from them by experts and the general public.

To know more

Contact: kboronska@hotmail.com
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