Philippe Poirier (1971) is Professor in Political Science at the University of Luxembourg. He holds a Chair in Legislative Studies from the Luxembourg Parliament and is heading the European governance research program at the University of Luxembourg. He has been appointed permanent honorary visiting professor at the University of Paris Sorbonne (Celsa) and (Paris). He is Political Advisor for the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption and European Commission for Democracy through Law and for the European Parliament Committee on Constitutional Affairs. He’s Executive Director of Etudes Parlementaires Series, Publishers Larcier and General Secretary of European Political Science Foundation (Brussels). He holds a PhD from the University Rennes I /Ottawa in Political science and in he received the “Habilitation” in Social Sciences from the Conseil National des Universités (France).