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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

Camille BRUGIER (FR)

Camille BrugierTitle: Soft-Balancing the United States, Forum-Shopping or Prestige Diplomacy? Explaining the Rise and Expansion of EU-China Trade Relations

Jury: Ulrich Krotz (EUI, Supervisor), Sabine Saurugger (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble), May-Britt Stumbaum (Freie Universität Berlin), Jennifer Welsh (EUI)

Thesis defended on 7 June 2017, Bio & Abstract


De AngelisTitle: Bridging Troubled Water: Electoral Availability in European Party Systems in the Aftermath of the Great Recession (2009-2014) An Application of Bayesian Ideal Point Estimation

Jury: Alexander H. Trechsel (University of Lucerne / formerly EUI, Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Russell J. Dalton (University of California, Irvine), David Farrell (University College Dublin)

Thesis defended on 21 June 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

Johanne KUEBLER (DE)


Title: Distant Proximity: A comparative analysis of migrant netizen engagement before and during the Arab Spring

Jury: Fiona Adamson (SOAS, Univ. London), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI, Supervisor), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS), Alexandra Segerberg (Univ. Stockholm)

Thesis defended on 8 May 2017, Bio & Abstract



Title: Education and Health across Lives, Cohorts and Countries: A Study of Cumulative (Dis)Advantage in Germany, Sweden and the United States

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Hans-Peter Blossfeld (EUI, supervisor), Johan Fritzell (Karolinska Institutet), Johan Mackenbach (Erasmus Medical School)

Thesis defended on 4 May 2017, Bio & Abstract

Alexis LUBOW (FR)

Lubow_AlexisTitle: Taming Regulatory Competition: Interest Groups v. Joint-Decision Trap. Four EU Policy Cases on Workers Mobility

Jury: Pieter Bouwen (KU Leuven/Commission) (in absentia) László Bruszt (formerly EUI/SNS Florence) (skype), Adrienne Héritier (EUI Emeritus) (Supervisor), Susanne K. Schmidt (Univ. Bremen)

Thesis defended on 18 May 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


Michel_ElieTitle: Welfare Politics and the Radical Right. The Relevance of Welfare Politics for the Radical Right's Success in Western Europe

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI), Martial Foucault (Sciences Po, Paris), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor), Jens Rydgren (Stockholm University)

Thesis defended on 15 May 2017 Bio & Abstract



MustonenTitle: Cosmopolitanism and its Others: Social Distinction in Egypt in the aftermath of the Revolution of 2011

Jury: Jean.Pascal Daloz (CNRS/MISHA, Strasbourg), Heba Raouf Ezzat (Cairo University) (in skype), Anna Triandafyllidou (EUI/RSCAS), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 31st May 2017 Bio & Abstract

Sanne NOYON (NL)

Sanne NoyonTitle: Great Expectations: A Sociocognitive Perspective on Attitudes Toward Immigrants

Jury: Delia Baldassarri (New York University), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Sven Steinmo (EUI, Supervisor), Tom W.G. van der Meer (University of Amsterdam)

Thesis defended on 5 June 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


Laia_PictureTitle: A chip off the old block. Privilege and upper class educational opportunities

Jury: Hans-Peter Blossfeld (EUI, supervisor), Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Hyunjoon Park (University of Pennsylvania), Hector Cebolla Boado (University of Madrid - by videolink)

Thesis defended on 16 May 2017, Bio & Abstract

Daniel SCHULZ (DE)

Daniel SchulzTitle: Too Little, Too Late? How Central Bankers' Beliefs Influence What They Do

Jury: Mark Blyth (Brown University), Philipp Genschel (EUI), Leonard Seabrooke (Copenhagen Business School), Sven Steinmo (EUI, Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 6 June 2017, Bio & Abstract


ValbruzziTitle: Government Alternation in Western Europe: A Comparative Exploration

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI, Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Ferdinand Mueller-Rommel (University of Lüneburg), Gianfranco Pasquino (University of Bologna)

Thesis defended on 19 May 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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