Dr Antoinette Scherz
Former Research Fellow & Permanent Member of the Board of Directors
As of October 2017, Antoinette Scherz moved to a position at the University of Oslo, where she works as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the PluriCourts - Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order.
Antoinette studied philosophy, social psychology and international law in Zurich and Geneva. She received her Ph.D. in Political Philosophy from the University of Zurich for her thesis “The Contribution of Normative Theory to the Institutional Design of Multilateral Democracy: An Evaluative Framework for the European Union”. During her doctorate, she visited McGill University and the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.
Antoinette's research expertise is in international political theory as well as in democratic theory in particular international legitimacy, institutional design, and the concept of peoples.
- Scherz, Antoinette (2017) "Representation in Multilateral Democracy: How to Represent Individuals in the EU While Guaranteeing the Mutual Recognition of Peoples." European Law Journal 23 (6): 495-508.
- Scherz, Antoinette and Welge, Rebecca (2015), “Union Citizenship Revisited: Multilateral Democracy as Normative Standard for European Citizenship.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 41 (8): 1254–75. doi:10.1080/1369183X.2014.969202.
- Scherz, Antoinette (2013) “The Legitimacy of the Demos: Who Should Be Included in the Demos and on What Grounds?” Living Reviews in Democracy 4 (0) (May 24).