Prof. Dr. Pieter de Wilde

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Dr. Pieter de Wilde


Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

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Former Staff Member of the Research Department

Research fields

Social Science Research Methods
European Integration | Democracy | Comparative Politics and Methodology | Political Communication


Pieter de Wilde is Associate Professor for European Politics at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim since September 2016. He was a PhD fellow at ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo, from 2006 to 2011 (dissertation title: "How Politicisation Affects European Integration: Contesting the EU Budget in the Media and Parliaments of the Netherlands, Denmark and Ireland"). During his time at the WZB between 2011 and 2016, he was affiliated with the Bridging Project "The Political Sociology of Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism" and the research unit Global Governance. He was visiting scholar with WZB­–Harvard Merit Fellowship at Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Harvard University, for the first half of 2016.

Selected Publications

- with Anna Leupold and Henning Schmidtke (2016) "Introduction: The Differentiated Politicisation of European Governance", West European Politics, 39(1): 3-22

- with Christopher Lord (2016) "Assessing Actually-Existing Trajectories of EU Politicisation", West European Politics, 39(1): 145-163

- with Wiebke Junk and Tabea Palmtag (2015) "Accountability and Opposition to Globalization in International Assemblies", European Journal of International Relations, OnlineFirst

- with Asimina Michailidou and Hans-Jörg Trenz (2014) "The Internet and European Integration. Pro- and Anti-EU Debates in Online News Media", Opladen: Barbara Budrich

(2014) "The Operating Logics of National Parliaments and Mass Media in the Politicisation of Europe", Journal of Legislative Studies, 20(1): 46-61

- with Asimina Michailidou and Hans-Jörg Trenz (2014) "Converging on Euroscepticism: Online Polity Contestation During European Parliament Elections", European Journal of Political Research, 53(4): 766-783

- with Céline Teney and Onawa Lacewell (2013) "Winners and Losers of Globalization in Europe: Attitudes and Ideologies", European Political Science Review, 6(4): 575-595

- with Asimina Michailidou and Hans-Jörg Trenz (2013) "Contesting Europe. Exploring Euroscepticism in Online Media Coverage", Colchester: ECPR Press

(2013) "Representative Claims Analysis: Theory Meets Method", Journal of European Public Policy, 20(2): 278-294.

- with Hans-Jörg Trenz (2012) "Denouncing European Integration: Euroscepticism as Polity Contestation", European Journal of Social Theory, 15(4): 537-554

(2012) "Politicisation of the EU Budget: Conflict and the Constraining Dissensus", West European Politics, 35(5): 1075-1094.

- with Michael Zürn (2012) "Can the Politicization of European Integration Be Reversed?", in Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 50, No. S1, 137-153

(2011) "Ex Ante vs. Ex Post: The Trade-off Between  Partisan Conflict and Visibility in Debating EU Policy-Formulation in National Parliaments", in Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 18, No. 5, 672-689

(2011) "No Effect, Weapon of the Weak, or Reinforcing Executive Dominance? How Media Coverage Affects National Parliaments’ Involvement in EU Policy-formulation", in Comparative European Politics, Vol. 9, No. 3, 123-144

(2011) "No Polity for Old Politics? A Framework for Analyzing the Politicization of European Integration", in Journal of European Integration, Vol. 33, No. 5, 559-575

Pieter de Wilde (2009) "'Welcome Sceptics!' A Pro-European Argument in Favour of Eurosceptics in the European Parliament", in Hamburg Review of Social Science, Vol. 4, No. 2, 59-73


Bridging Project "The Political Sociology of Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism," together with Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel, Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weßels, Dr. Onawa Promise Lacewell, Oliver Strijbis, PhD
Duration: Ongoing since 2011
Funding: Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

"The Politicization of European Integration", together withProf. Dr. Michael Zürn, Dr. Christian Rauh
Duration: Ongoing since 2011
Funding: Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

"Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADEMIA)"
Duration: 2014−2016
Funding: European Commission