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Theses Defended in 2016


BaltvilkaTitle: Why Do Political Parties Compete Over Some Issues and Remain Silent About Others? Explaining Polity/Policy Issue Competition in the Electoral Arenas of Contemporary European Democracies

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI), Christoffer Green-Pedersen (Aarhus Univeristy), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor), Thomas Poguntke (Univ. Düsseldorf)

Thesis defended on 29 April, 2016 Bio & Abstract

Lorenzo CINI (IT)

lorenzocini2Title: The Contentious Politics of Higher Education. Struggles and Power Relations within the English and Italian Universities

Jury: Donatella della Porta (EUI/SNS, supervisor), Rachel Brooks (University of Surrey) László Bruszt (EUI - videolink), Nicholas Crossley (University of Manchester)

Thesis defended on 10 February 2016, Bio & Abstract


ColomboTitle: Partisan, not Ignorant - Citizens' Use of Arguments and Justifications in Direct Democracy

Jury: Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor), Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI) (Co-Supervisor), Diana Mutz (Univ. Pennsylvania), Rune Slothuus (Univ. Aarhus)

Thesis defended on 3 May, 2016 Bio & Abstract

Chiara Ludovica COMOLLI (IT)

ChiTitle: Fertility in time of economic crisis. The Great Recession effects on childbearing in the United States

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI, Supervisor), Martin Kohli (EUI, Co-Supervisor), Anette Eva Fasang (Humboldt University and WZB Berlin) (via videolink), Arnstein Aassve (Università L. Bocconi, Milan)

Thesis defended on 27 April 2016, Bio & Abstract

Benedetta COTTA (IT)

Benedetta CottaTitle: The "business" of compliance

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI, Supervisor), Adrienne Héritier (EUI), Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zurich), Wade Jacoby (Brigham Young University) (via videolink)

Thesis defended on 12 January 2016, Bio & Abstract

Jelena CUPAĆ (RS/HR)

Jelena Cupac PhotoTitle: International Organizations as Order Making Practices. 
Towards a Practice Understanding of the Post-Cold War Transformation of International Security Organizations (OSCE, UN, and NATO)

Jury: Trine Flockhart (Univ. Kent), Chris Reus-Smit (Univ. Queensland) (Supervisor), Ole Jacob Sending (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs), Sven Steinmo (EUI) (skype)

Thesis defended on 2 June, 2016, Bio & Abstract

Justiina Miina Ilona DAHL (FI)

Dahl_JustiinaTitle: Seeing Like a State in a Society of States.
The social role of science and technology in the northward expansion of the international society

Jury: Iver B. Neumann (LSE/NUPI), Trevor Pinch (Univ. Cornell) (Co-Supervisor), Chris Reus-Smit (Univ. Queensland) (Supervisor), Jennifer Welsh (EUI)

Thesis defended on 2 June, 2016 Bio & Abstract


Johanna Luise DaemmrichTitle: Gender differences in the labor market. A comparative study of contemporary societies

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Hans-Peter Blossfeld (EUI) (Supervisor), Goesta Esping-Andersen (Pompeu Fabra), Stephanie Steinmetz (Univ. Amsterdam UVA)

Thesis defended on 1st March, 2016, Bio & Abstract


Bouke de VriesTitle: The Garden of Liberalism. A Theory of Liberal Neutrality and Toleration 

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI, Supervisor), Richard Bellamy (EUI), Cécile Laborde (UCL), Will Kymlicka (Queen's University)

Thesis defended on 14 November 2016, Bio & Abstract


Eliska DrapalovaTitle: Good Apples on Bad Trees. Explaining Variation in Levels of Corruption in South-European Local Government

Jury: Pepper Culpepper (EUI, Supervisor), Donatella della Porta (Scuola Normale Superiore/ formerly EUI), Victor Lapuente (University of Gothenburg), Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Hertie School of Governance, by videolink)

Thesis defended on 15 February 2016, Bio & Abstract


Johanna GEREKE (DE)

GEREKE, JohannaTitle: Deciding to Migrate: The Role of Social Preferences, Biased Beliefs and Superstition in a Risky Choice

Jury: Diego Gambetta (EUI, Supervisor), Klarita Gërxhani (EUI), Filiz Garip (Harvard University) (via videolink), Delia Baldassarri (New York University)

Thesis defended on 19 July 2016, Bio & Abstract


Charlotte HaberstrohTitle: The Politics of Equal Opportunities in Education: Partisan Governments and School Choice Reform in Sweden, England, and France, 1980-2010

Jury: Ben Ansell (University of Oxford, by videolink), Marius Busemeyer (University of Konstanz), Pepper Culpepper (EUI, Supervisor), Sven Steinmo (EUI, Co-Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 14 June 2016, Bio & Abstract


HakelbergTitle: Power in International Tax Policy. The Preconditions and Redistributive Consequences of Credible Sanction Threats...

Jury: Philipp Genschel (EUI/RSCAS) (Co-Supervisor), Eric Helleiner (Univ. Waterloo), Adrienne Héritier (Emeritus EUI) (Supervisor), Thomas Rixen (Univ. Bamberg)

Thesis defended on 14 November, 2016, Bio & Abstract 

Bogumiła HALL (PL)

Tbhallitle: Subaltern Rightful Struggles. Comparative ethnographies of the Bedouin villagers in the Naqab and the akhdam slum dwellers in San'a

Jury: Asef Bayat (University of Illinois - External supervisor), Donatella della Porta (EUI/SNS, supervisor), Salwa Ismail (SOAS University of London), Olivier Roy (RSCAS/EUI)

Thesis defended in 27 May 2016, Bio & Abstract



Title: Europeans ' Democratic Aspirations and Evaluations: Behavioral Consequences and Cognitive Complexity

Jury: Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor), Pedro C. Magalhães (Univ. Lisbon), Mariano Torcal (Pompeu Fabra), Alexander H. Trechsel (formerly EUI/Univ. Lucerne)

Thesis defended on 21st October, 2016 Bio & Abstract


Nicole JENNE (DE)

Nicole JenneTitle: The Domestic Origins of No-War Communities. State capacity and the management of territorial disputes in South America and Southeast Asia

Jury: Emanuel Adler (Univ. Toronto) (in absentia), Chris Reus Smith (Univ. Queensland) (Supervisor), Pascal Vennesson (S.Rajaratnam School of Int. Studies, Singapore), Nicholas Wheeler (Univ. Birmingham)

Thesis defended on 31st May, 2016 Bio & Abstract


Yuliya KosyakovaTitle: The regime change and social inequality. Educational and job careers in the Soviet and post-Soviet Era

Jury: David Bills (Univ. Iowa), Hans-Peter Blossfeld (EUI) (Supervisor), Klarita Gërxhani (EUI), Dmitry Kurakin (Higher School of Economics)

Thesis defended on 14 April, 2016 Bio & Abstract


Marion LecoquierreTitle: Holding on to Place. Spatialities of resistance in Israel and Palestine: the cases of Hebron, Silwan and al-Araqib

Jury: Donatella della Porta (EUI, Supervisor), Eitam Y. Alimi (Hebrew University),  Philippe C. Schmitter (EUI), Paul Routledge (Leeds University, co-supervisor)

Thesis defended on 5 February 2016, Bio &Abstract

Patricia McMULLIN (IRL)

Patricia McMullinTitle: Onwards or Upwards? Pathways and persistent inequality in the United Kingdom's comprehensive education system

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Hans-Peter Blossfeld (EUI) (Supervisor), Cristina Iannelli (Univ. Edinburgh), Angela M. O'Rand (Duke University) (in videolink)

Thesis defended on 23 May, 2016 Bio & Abstract

Katharina Luise MEIßNER (DE)

Meissner KatharinaTitle: Competing for Economic Power. South America, Southeast Asia, and Commercial Realism in European Union Foreign Policy

Jury: Eugénia da Conceiçao-Heldt (TU Dresden), Adrienne Héritier (EUI Emeritus) (Supervisor), Ulrich Krotz (EUI/RSCAS), Alberta Sbragia (Univ. Pittsburgh), in videolink

Thesis defended on 13 June, 2016, Bio & abstract

Chiara MILAN (IT)

Title: "We are hungry in three languages." Mobilizing beyond ethnicity in Bosnia HerzegovinaChiara Milan

Jury:  László Bruszt (EUI, Supervisor), Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI, Scuola Normale Superiore) (via videolink), Florian Bieber (University of Graz) (via videolink), Adam Fagan (Queen Mary University of London)

Thesis defended on 21 October 2016, Bio & abstract

Davide MORISI (IT)

davide pic small_NEWTitle: The subtle influence of information on voting behaviour. Referendums and political elections in Italy and the UK 

Jury: Diego Gambetta (EUI, Supervisor), Alexander H. Trechsel (University of Lucerne/formerly EUI, Co-supervisor), Rune Slothuus (Aarhus University), John T. Jost (New York University) (via videolink)

Thesis defended on 4 November 2016, Bio & abstract


Milan ObaidiTitle: The Psychology of Terrorism Revisited: An Integrated Model of Radicalization and Terrorism

Jury: Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI/SNS) (in skype), Farhad Khosrokhavar (EHESS, Paris), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor), Max Taylor (UCL)

Thesis defended on 23 March 2016, Bio & Abstract


leonidasTitle: Which way to social change compas? Exploring how revolutionary movements form their political strategies through the experiences of the Zapatistas and the Bolivian Cocaleros

Jury: Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI/SNS, supervisor), John Holloway (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla), Olivier Roy (EUI), Jeffery R. Webber (Queen Mary University of London)

Thesis defended on 7 November 2016, Bio & Abstract

Trajche PANOV (MK)

Trajche PanovTitle: Who Stops Voting and Why? Party Ideology Shift and Voter Demobilisation

Jury: Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Levente Littvay (Central European University), Jonathan Nagler (New York University, by videolink), Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI, Supervisor)

Thesis defence on 9 June 2016, Bio & Abstract


RathgebTitle: Strong Governments, Precarious Workers: Labour Market Policy-Making in the Era of Liberalisation

Jury: Lucio Baccaro (Univ. Geneva), Pepper Culpepper (formerly EUI/Univ. Oxford) (Co-Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor), Wolfgang Streeck (Emeritus Max Planck, Cologne)

Thesis defended on 12 September, 2016, Bio & Abstract


Frédérique ROCHE (FR/CH)

Frédérqiue RocheTitle: European Cooperation in Sensitive Areas. The Case of Migrant Integration Policy

Jury: Adrienne Héritier (EUI, Supervisor), Simon Bulmer (Univ. Sheffield), László Bruszt (EUI) (via videolink), Sandra Lavenenex (Univ. Geneva)

Thesis defended on 28 January 2016, Bio & Abstract

Jerome ROOS (NL)

Jerome-BWTitle: "Why Not Default? The Structural Power of Finance in Sovereign Debt Crises"

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI/Scuola Normale Superiore), Pepper Culpepper (EUI, Supervisor) (via videolink), Daniel Mügge (University of Amsterdam), Robert Wade (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Thesis defence on 19 May 2016, Bio & Abstract


Agustin RossiTitle: "Internet Privacy in the European Union and the United States: Three Essays on Privacy, the Internet, Politics, Implementation, Business Power, and Surveillance in the European Union and the United States"

Jury: Henry Farrell (George Washington University), Sven Steinmo (EUI, Supervisor), Alexander Trechsel (University of Lucerne / formerly EUI), Bastiaan van Apeldoorn (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Thesis defence on 19 September 2016, Bio & Abstract


Max SchaubTitle: Cooperation under threat. The mobilizing force of ethnic competition

Jury: Diego Gambetta (EUI) (Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Macartan Humphreys (Columbia University), Peter Van Der Windt (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Thesis defence on 18 November 2016, Bio & Abstract


Pierre_S_smallTitle: Resisting a European Fiscal Union: The Centralized Fragmentation of Fiscal Powers

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI, supervisor), Renaud Dehousse (EUI, co-supervisor), Henrik Enderlein (Hertie School of Governance), Adrienne Héritier (EUI)

Thesis defended on 20 December 2016, Bio & Abstract

Magnus Gregor SCHOELLER (DE)

SchoellerTitle: Explaining Political Leadership: The Role of Germany and the EU Institutions in Eurozone Crisis Management

Jury: Adrienne Héritier (Emeritus, EUI) (Supervisor), Ulrich Krotz (EUI/RSCAS) (Co-Supervisor), Lucia Quaglia (Univ. York), Amy Verdun (Univ. Victoria, Canada)

Thesis defended on 17 October, 2016, Bio & Abstract

Tomasz SICZEK (CH)

tomasz_photoTitle: Citizens' Knowledge of Parties' Left-Right and EU Integration Conflicts: The Role of Cognition, Affect, and Political Parties

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI, Supervisor), Sara B. Hobolt (London School of Economics and Political Sciences) (via videolink), Marco Steenbergen (University of Zurich), Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI, Co-Supervisor)

Thesis defence on 21 March 2016, Bio & Abstract


Andrea WarneckeTitle: Peace without agency? The emergence and persistence of peacebuilding as a depoliticized practice

Jury: Karin Aggestam (Lund Univ.), Michael N. Barnett (George Washington Univ.) (in videolink), Chris Reus-Smit (Univ. Queensland) (Supervisor), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS)

Thesis defended on 30 May, 2016 Bio & Abstract


Rebecca WolffbergTitle: Bridge over troubled voters? Coordination between EU governments and European Parliamentarians

Jury: Adrienne Héritier (EUI Emeritus) (Supervisor), Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen (Copenhagen University), Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI), Michael Shackleton (Maastrich Unviersity)

Thesis defended on 12 February, 2016, Bio & Abstract


Zaragoza_SMALLTitle: Empowerment through migration control cooperation. The Spanish-Moroccan case

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI, Supervisor), Anna Triandafyllidou (EUI), Hein de Haas (University of Amsterdam), Sandra Lavenex (Université de Genève) (via videolink)

Thesis defended on 8 June 2016, Bio & Abstract


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