Prof. Dr. Sven T. Siefken

Sven T. Siefken is a political scientist and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Parliamentary Research, Berlin. He is visiting professor at Colorado College, USA, and Privatdozent at the University of Halle, Germany. Siefken is vice chair of the IPSA Research Committee of Legislative Specialists (RC08) and editor of the German Journal of Parliamentary Affairs (Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen). His current work investigates coalition politics, parliamentary committees, parliaments in the pandemic and the future of democratic representation. Previous research as dealt with parliamentary oversight, representation in France and Germany and with expert advisory commissions. Further information on the activities, projects and publications of Sven T. Siefken can be found on his homepage: