Saskia Hollander works as a research editor for The Broker. She is also writing her PhD.-thesis on direct democratic reform in Europe. She has co-edited the book Creative Crises of Democracy and wrote several articles on democratisation, political participation and transnational democracy. Previously, she worked at the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV) and the Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR). Saskia studied political science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. During her studies, she was member of the university’s working group of Amnesty International and member of the Dutch Third Chamber in 2007. Saskia has a broad field of interests, including democratization, political economy, transnational cooperation and Europeanization.