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Theses Defended in the SPS Department


For theses in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, please consult the EUI Publications Repository, Cadmus. The Library keeps a copy of all Ph.D. theses defended at the Department of Political and Social Sciences.

Unless specifically requested by the author, a copy of a Ph.D. thesis may be taken out on loan.



Theses defended in 2017



BeyluniogluTitle: Freedom of Religion in Turkey between Secular and Islamic Values. The Situation of Christians

Jury: Sahin Alpay (Emeritus, Univ. Bahcesehir, Istanbul) (in absentia), Donatella della Porta (SNS, Firenze) (in absentia), Nilüfer Göle (EHESS, Paris), Olivier Roy (EUI / RSCAS) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 26 January 2017, Bio & Abstract


J Karremans_2

Title: State Interests vs. Citizens' Preferences: On which Side do (Labour) Parties Stand?

Jury: Pepper Culpepper (University of Oxford / formerly EUI, Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI, Co-Supervisor), Ferdinand Müller-Rommel (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg), Maurits van der Veen (College of William & Mary)

Thesis defended on 31 March 2017, Bio & Abstract

Ewan Edwar MELLOR (UK)

Mellor EwanTitle: Just and Unjust Distributions in War: The Moral Equality of Combatants and the Normative Structure of War

Jury: James Pattison (Univ. Manchester), Chris Reus-Smit (formerly EUI/Univ. Queensland) (Supervisor), Peter Sutch (Univ. Cardiff), Jennifer Welsh (EUI)

Thesis defended on 5 April 2017 Bio & Abstract


Martín Portos GarciaTitle: Voicing Outrage, Contending with Austerity: Mobilisation in Spain under the Great Recession

Jury: Eva Anduiza (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona), Donatella della Porta (SNS/EUI, supervisor), Robert M Fisherman (Madrid Carlos III's University), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI)

Thesis defended on 17 February 2017, Bio & Abstract

Sanna Liisa Kaarina SALO (FIN)

2011-6-27 Sanna Salo.jpgTitle: The Curious Prevalence of Austerity. Economic Ideas in Public Debates on the Eurozone Crisis in Ireland and Finland, 2008-2012

Jury: Mark Blyth (Brown University), Pepper Culpepper (University of Oxford) (Co-Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor), Niamh Hardiman (UCD)

Thesis defended on 31 March 2017, Bio & Abstract


Watmough Simon2Title: Democracy in the Shadow of the Deep State. Guardian Hybrid Regimes in Turkey and Thailand

Jury: Chris Reus-Smit (Univ. Queensland / formerly EUI) (Supervisor), Philippe C. Schmitter (EUI Emeritus) (in absentia), Laurence Whitehead (Nuffield College, Oxford) (in skype), Ayse Zarakol (Univ. Cambridge)

Thesis defended on 7 April 2017, Bio & Abstract



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