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Christina Schneider

Co-Director of the Future of Democracy Initiative
Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego

Christina Schneider is Co-Director of the Future of Democracy Initiative and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. At IGCC, she co-leads a broad program of theoretical, empirical, and field research studying challenges to democratic representation, elections, inclusive democracy, technology and democracy, and authoritarian international relations.

Christina Schneider is an expert in research on the domestic politics of international cooperation, studying how international cooperation affects and is affected by democratic politics and representation. She is the author of two books, including The Responsive Union: National Elections and European Governance (Cambridge University Press). The book presents a comprehensive account on when and how EU governments are democratically responsive to public opinion when they cooperate at the European level. The book was awarded the Best Book of 2019 and 2020 by the European Political Studies Association. Her articles appear in journals including the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of European Public Policy, and Public Choice.

Expertise & Interests

  • Domestic politics of international cooperation
  • International bargaining
  • Democratic representation in international organizations
  • European Union
  • Regional organizations
  • International development organizations