Antoinette Scherz



Postdoctoral Fellow

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
September 2014‒März 2015

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Internationale Legitimität: Begriff und Normen«

Projektbeschreibung:
The legitimacy of international institutions has become an issue of growing importance as more and more states delegate competences to international institutions, where they are no longer under the direct control of their citizens. But when is an international institution legitimate and hence is worthy of support? The concept of domestic legitimacy being essentially tied to democracy cannot be transferred directly to the international realm. Therefore, a different, international concept of legitimacy that does not rely on a political nationalist conception of legitimacy is required. (Antoinette Scherz)

Förderung des Aufenthaltes:
DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Antoinette Scherz


Antoinette Scherz schließt gegenwärtig ihre Promotion im Fach Politische Philosophie an der Universität Zürich ab. Der Titel ihrer Diessertation lautet »The Contribution of Normative Theory to the Institutional Design of Multilateral Democracy: An Evaluative Framework for the European Union«.

Forschungsschwerpunkte:
Internationale Politische Theorie, Institutionelles Design, Legitimität, Demokratietheorie und der Begriff des Volkes

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. (mit Rebecca Welge),»Union Citizenship Revisited: Multilateral Democracy as Normative Standard for European Citizenship«, in: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2014).
  2. »The Legitimacy of the Demos: Who Should Be Included in the Demos and on What Grounds?«, in: Living Reviews in Democracy Bd. 4 (2013).