Anna Meine

Anna Meine

University of Siegen
Post Doctoral Researcher


Anna Meine is a postdoctoral researcher within the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Siegen, Germany. She works in democratic theory and international political theory, with her research focusing on questions of democratic institution-building in and beyond the state, more particularly on issues or legitimacy, democratic self-determination and citizenship, as well as political independence. 

In her doctoral dissertation Komplementäre Bürgerschaften. Demokratische Selbstbestimmung in transnationalen Ordnungen (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany), she discusses possibilities and challenges of multiple complementary citizenships in and beyond the state. She has also published "Debating legitimacy transnationally" (2016) in Global Discourse and "Democracy and Territory" (2019) in Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy. More recently, her work focuses on the notion of political independence and union as well as the European independence movements.

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Building Bridges?

Boris Johnson recently discussed building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland as a way to cement the Union, however, Anna Meine, University of Siegen, evaluates how territorial spaces are negotiated and argues that it will require more than a bridge to alleviate the challenges posed by Brexit.