Text: Charlotte Tybjerg Sørensen, Communications Officer
Illustration: Cirkeline Kappel, AAU
Associate Professor Dominik Schraff’s article focuses on how asymmetric ratification standards affect perceptions of EU legitimacy and their implications for satisfaction with EU democracy. The findings show that EU-related events in other EU member states have domestic consequences for the public.
- We were impressed by the overall quality of articles published in 2022 which demonstrated a broad range of topics and methodologies clearly speaking to JEPP’s place as one of the top journals in political science. While this made our work in determining the best paper difficult, ultimately, we chose a paper that combined an innovative research question and mixed-methods approach. Dominik Schraff’s article ‘Asymmetric ratification standards and popular perceptions of legitimacy’ provides an original argument about how asymmetric ratification standards affect perceptions of EU legitimacy and their implications for satisfaction with EU democracy, the Jury says in a statement at the JEPP’s website.
The Journal of European Public Policy publishes leading research on European public policy and European politics, including public policy developments and political processes and policies. The journal publishes nearly 100 articles a year, according to Dominik Schraff, who is very honored to see his article selected for 2022.
- We are not producing research to win prizes, but to generate knowledge. Still, it is nice to be honored by your colleagues in the field to have produced a particularly fine piece of research. I hope this prize raises further awareness for the findings of my research, which carry important lessons for democracy in today’s Europe, Dominik Schraff says.