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Michaël TATHAM  (PhD, EUI; MPhil, Oxon)

 

 

 

 

This webpage will no longer be updated from 20 October 2010 onwards. For a more up-to-date webpage, please consult my Humboldt webpage.

 

 

About

 

Academic Bio

Degrees

CV

Contact

 

Research Interests

 

PhD Research

Other Research Interests

Training in Research Methods

 

Publications

 

Journal Articles

Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings

Under Review

Work in Progress

 

Papers

 

Conference Papers

Workshop Papers

 

Teaching

 

Teaching Skills

Teaching Experience

Teaching Interests

 

Research Assistance & Journal Activities

 

Research Assistance

Journal Activities

 

Miscellaneous

 

Rowing Pictures

 

(Last update: 20/10/2010)

 

 

 

 

About

 

Academic Bio

 

Michaël Tatham is an Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent) at the Politics and Public Administration Chair of Professor Michael W. Bauer at the Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany).

 

From 2006 till 2010, he was a full-time researcher at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute, Florence (Italy) where his PhD work was supervised by Professors Adrienne Héritier and Michael Keating and funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006-9) and the French Ministry of Education and Research (2009-10).

 

He had previously studied Political Science in three other European countries. First at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble (2000-4), where his work was supervised by Dr. Bruno Cautrès. Then in Germany at the Politik- und Verwaltungswissenschaft department at the Universität Konstanz (2003-4). Finally, he studied European Politics & Society at the Department of Politics & International Relations at the University of Oxford (2004-6) where his work was supervised by Professor Jan Zielonka.

 

He also studied British Civilisation at the Université Stendhal Grenoble III (2000-4) where his work was supervised by Dr. Véronique Molinari.

 

Michaël furthered his methodological training by attending two ECPR summer schools: the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis (July 2007) and the Ljubljana Summer School in Methods and Techniques (August 2008). He also attended the first EITM Europe Summer Institute held in Mannheim, Germany (June-July 2009). In September 2010 he continued such training thanks to the European Science Foundation by attending a Summer School on R at the University of Bucharest, Romania.

 

 

Degrees

 

2010: Doctor of Political and Social Sciences (PhD, European University Institute)

 

2007: Master of Research in Political and Social Sciences (M.Res, European University Institute)

 

2006: Master of Philosophy in European Politics and Society (MPhil, University of Oxford)

 

2004: Diploma in Political Science (Service Public section, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Grenoble)

 

2004: Maîtrise in British Studies (Université Stendhal, Grenoble 3)

 

2002: Licence in British Studies (Université Stendhal, Grenoble 3)

 

2001: DEUG in British Studies (Université Stendhal, Grenoble 3)

 

 

CV

Full CV available on request

 

 

Contact

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Institut für Sozialwissenschaften

Politik und Verwaltung

Dr. Michaël Tatham

Unter den Linden 6

10099 Berlin

GERMANY

 

Preferred Email:   tatham[dot]michael[at]gmail[dot]com

 

Institutional Email:   michael[dot]tatham[at]sowi[dot]hu-berlin[dot]de

 

 

 

Research Interests

 

PhD Research

 

Michaël’s PhD research deals with state and sub-state (i.e. regional) interest representation in the European Union. In this research, Michaël first determines what the pattern of interaction between state and sub-state interest representation is, and then analyses what the determinants of such a pattern are. To this end both quantitative (regression) and qualitative methods (comparative statics) are used.

 

PhD thesis: “With, Without or Against You? The Interest Representation of States and their Sub-State Entities in the European Union”

·        Defended: 20 October 2010

·        Jury: Adrienne Héritier, Michael Keating, Gary Marks and Andy Smith.

 

 

Other Research Interests

 

Michaël has also been working on:

·        Federalism (federalisation processes; definition, operationalisation and empirical measurement);

·        The impact of devolution on EU-regions relations (opportunity structures; domestic EU policy-shaping processes; patterns of interest representation);

·        Direct regional lobbying in the EU (state bypassing; regional influence on EU policy-processes; theories of EU integration);

·        UK governance post-devolution (the English Question; federalisation of the UK polity; UK-EU relations; evolution of the UK political system);

·        Regional paradiplomacy (determinants thereof; interaction with state diplomacy);

·        The implementation of EU policies at the regional level (determinants of mal-implementation; linking representation to implementation);

·        Theories of European integration (especially the dialogue between the governance literature and liberal intergovernmentalism).

 

 

Research areas: European integration; policy-making; lobbying; federalism and devolution; European, French & UK politics.

 

Qualitative methodological interests: small-n comparative methods (Mill’s method of agreement and difference, Lake & Powell’s strategic choice approach), conceptualisation and operationalisation, élite semi-structured interviewing.

 

Quantitative methodological interests: linear regression, bootstrapping (fixed-x and random-x), multi-level models, exploratory factor analysis, survey research methods.

 

 

Training in Research Methods

 

University of Bucharest, Romania

Summer School on “R”, funded by the European Science Foundation (1-7 September 2010). Tutors included Vladimir Batagelj (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), Adrian Duşa (University of Bucharest, Romania) and Melinda Mills (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)  

 

University of Mannheim, Germany

The Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM-Europe) Summer Institute. Three courses attended (June-July 2009):

·        Theoretical and Methodological Foundations” (Randall Calvert & Andrew Martin, 17 hours),

·        Random Utility Models and Strategic Choice” (Mark Fey, 18 hours) and

·        Operationalizing the Spatial Model” (Kevin Quinn, 24 hours).

 

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques. Two courses attended (August 2008):

·        “Introduction to R” (Andrej Blejec, 18 hours) and

·        “Multiple Regression Analysis” (Bernhard Kittel, 30 hours).

 

University of Essex, United Kingdom

ECPR Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis & Collection. Three courses attended (July 2007):

·        “Mathematics for Social Scientists” (15 hours),

·        “Survey Research Methods” (Pamela Campanelli, 35 hours), and

·        “Statistical Terms and Concepts” (Pamela Campanelli, 7.5 hours).

 

Introductory Courses

·        Time Series Analysis, taught by Chris Wlezien (Temple University). Course held at the EUI (10 hours, May 2010)

·        Introduction to Multilevel Models using Stata, taught by Kenneth Benoit (Trinity College, University of Dublin). Course held at the EUI (14 hours, June 2009)

·        Introduction to Agent-based Modeling using NetLogo, taught by Luis R. Izquierdo (University of Burgos). Course held at the EUI (6 hours, April 2009)

·        Introduction to Game Theory for Social Scientists, taught by Joël van der Weele (Goethe University, Frankfurt). Course held at the EUI (10 hours, April 2009)

·        Event history analysis using SPSS, taught by Ariana Need (University of Nijmegen) and Jaap Dronkers (EUI). Course held at the EUI (12 hours, June 2008)

·        Structural equation modelling using AMOS, taught by Max Bergman (University of Basel), Jaap Dronkers (EUI) and Alexander Trechsel (EUI). Course held at the EUI (12 hours, June 2007).

·        Interviewing and Text Analysis for Social Sciences, taught by Sophie Duchesne (CEVIPOF, CNRS). Course held at the University of Oxford (16 hours, February-March 2005).

 

 

Publications

 

Journal Articles

 

Devolution and EU policy-shaping: Bridging the gap between Multi-Level Governance and Liberal Intergovernmentalism”, European Political Science Review, forthcoming (accepted for publication: 19/07/2010)

 

With or Without You? Revisiting territorial state-bypassing in EU interest representation”, Journal of European Public Policy, 17 (1), January 2010, pp. 76-99. (Also published as a book chapter by Routledge)

 

Conceptualisation, Operationalisation, Cumulation? Exploring the Federalism variable in European politics research”, Il Politico, Rivista Italiana di Scienze Politiche, 73 (3), December 2008, pp. 61-96.

 

Going Solo: Direct Regional Representation in the European Union”, Regional and Federal Studies, 18 (5), October 2008, pp. 493-515.

 

Fédéralisme déguisé ou ajustement marginal ? L’impacte de la dévolution sur le système politique britannique”, Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique, 14 (1), January 2007, pp. 19-42.

 

 

Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings

 

La dernière nation sans Etat du Royaume? L’épineuse question de la dévolution au pays de la Rose”, in La dynamique de la dévolution au Royaume-Uni (ed. G. Leydier), Revue Babel, n°17, December 2008, pp. 45-92.

 

Scotland and the European Union: Has Devolution Changed Anything?”, in Scotland and Europe, Scotland in Europe (ed. G. Leydier), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, January 2007, pp. 214-29.

 

 

Under Review

 

The evolution of the UK political system in the first decade of the new millennium: comparative and temporal perspectives

(Commissioned paper)

 

L’interaction Etat-région sur la scène européenne: relations différenciées et facteurs communs

(Commissioned paper)

 

You do what you have to do? Preference intensity and territorial interest representation in EU environmental affairs

(Draft paper)

 

Paradiplomats against the state: Explaining conflict in state and sub-state interest representation in Brussels

(Draft paper)

 

 

Work in Progress

 

Devolution, political incongruence and conflict in the European Union: Answers from a UK quasi-experiment

(Draft paper)

 

Limited institutional change in an international organisation: explaining the EU’s shift away from "federal blindness"

(Draft paper)

 

Non-state actors, temporality and preferences: specifying the liberal intergovernmentalist model

(Expected draft 2011)

 

Culture, institutions, resources or size? Understanding the determinants of the global paradiplomacy of 66 European regions

(Expected draft 2011)

 

 

 

 

Papers

 

Conference Papers

 

5th ECPR Pan-European conference on EU Politics, Porto (Portugal), 23-26 June 2010:

·        You scrub my back and I stab yours? Explaining conflict in state and sub-state interest representation in Brussels

·        Limited institutional change in an international organisation: explaining the EU’s shift away from "federal blindness"

·        Devolution and EU policy-shaping: Bridging the gap between Multi-Level Governance and Liberal Intergovernmentalism

 

60th PSA annual conference, Edinburgh (UK), 29 March-1 April 2010:

·        Devolution, political incongruence and conflict in the European Union: Answers from a UK quasi-experiment

·        You do what you have to do? Preference intensity and territorial interest representation in EU environmental affairs

 

ESRC Seminar Series organised by Wilfried Sweden, Nicola McEwen and Nicole Bolleyer on the “Europeanization of Intergovernmental Relations”, Brussels (Belgium), 10-11 December 2009, “Devolution, political incongruence and conflict in the European Union: Answers from a UK quasi-experiment

 

10ème Congrès AFSP, Sciences Po Grenoble, Grenoble (France), “With or Without You? Revisiting territorial state-bypassing in EU interest representation”, 7-9 September 2009.

 

Laboratoire BABEL, Université du Sud Toulon-Var, Toulon (France), “La dernière nation sans Etat du Royaume? L’épineuse question de la dévolution au pays de la Rose”, 8-9 February 2008.

 

PSA Specialist Group on British and Comparative Territorial Politics, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh (UK), “Going Solo: direct regional representation in the European Union”, 10-11 January 2008.

 

Graduate conference, EUI, Florence (Italy), “Doing it alone? State and sub-state interest representation in the European Union: Three UK case studies”, 12-14 December 2007.

 

4th ECPR General Conference, Pisa University, Pisa (Italy), “Doing it alone? State and sub-state interest representation in the European Union: Three UK case studies”, 6-8 September 2007.

 

PSA Specialist Group on British and Comparative Territorial Politics, Queen’s University, Belfast (UK), “Studying the pattern of interaction between state and sub-state EU interest representation: what theoretical framework and initial findings?”, 11-13 January 2006.

 

Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur (French British Studies Association), Université du Sud Toulon-Var, Toulon (France), “Scottish EU Interest Representation – A Case Study”, 21-22 October 2005.

 

 

Workshop Papers

 

Workshop organised by Mads Dagnis, Christel Koop and Michael Tatham (sponsored by Peter Mair and Adrienne Héritier) on “Coordination and Control: How do governments deal with competence reallocation?”, EUI, Florence (Italy), Playing with the grown-ups? Measuring and understanding institutionalised regional involvement in the domestic EU policy-shaping process”, 15-6 October 2009.

 

Workshop organised by Michael Keating, Marta Arretche and Charlie Jeffery on “Federalism, Devolution and Territorial Justice”, EUI, Florence (Italy), “Inequalities of representation? The impact of devolution on state and sub-state interaction at the EU pre-legislative phase”, 27-8 April 2009.

 

CONNEX Workshop on Representation, EUI, Florence (Italy), “Understanding the Determinants of State and Sub-State EU Interest Representation”, 23-4 April 2008.

 

Nuffield Graduate Workshop in Political Science, University of Oxford, Oxford (UK), “With or without you? State and sub-state interest representation in the European Union: a UK case study”, 23 February 2006.

 

 

 

Teaching

 

Teaching Skills

 

Teacher Training Certificate, EUI (awarded December 2008).

 

EUI Teaching Skills Training Course, EUI (September 2008). Tutors and assessors included Angela O’Neil (College of Europe), David Bowskill (Humbolt University), Neil McLean (LSE Teaching and Learning Centre) and Lynn McAlpine (The Oxford Learning Institute).

 

Tutorial Teaching Training Course, University of Oxford – Level 1 (achieved June 2005).

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

Humboldt University:

·        “European and International Dimensions of Policy-Making”, BA course, 30 hours, Winter Semester 2010.

 

Monash University:

·        “Researching the European Union: Theories and Methodologies”, MA course, 32 hours, Master in European and International Studies, Monash University. Sole course provider, created syllabus and course structure, defined learning outcomes and assessment methods. The course was held at the Monash University Prato Centre, February 2009.

 

Invited/guest lectures:

·        3-hour session on “Regions in the EU”, with Dr. Alex Wilson for the MA course on “EU institutions and policy-making” at the James Madison University in Florence, November 9, 2009.

·        4-hour session on “Le nouveau régionalisme en Europe” (with Prof. Michael Keating) for the Franco-German “Master européen de Gouvernance et d’Administration” (MEGA, Universités de Potsdam et de Paris 1) programme held at the European University Institute, June 2007.

 

 

Teaching Interests

 

Comparative Politics: comparative government, national political systems, logic of comparison and comparative methods;

 

European Union Politics: history of integration, integration theories, EU institutions, EU policy-making and policies;

 

Research Methods: research design, qualitative comparative methods, basic quantitative analysis, interviewing techniques, data gathering;

 

Regions, Federalism and the EU legislative process: regionalism in Europe, federalism and the EU, regions and the EU legislative process;

 

Non-state actors and the EU policy-shaping process: interest representation in the EU by non-state actors, the EU policy process, policy legitimacy (input and output legitimacy) and accountability in the EU, the democratic deficit debate.

 

 

 

Research Assistance and Journal Activities

 

Research Assistance

 

Research Assistance for Dr. Anne Rasmussen (University of Leiden), project funded by the Danish Research Council, on the Europeanization of national interest groups and parties in Denmark, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, November-February 2007-8.

 

Research Assistance for Prof. Michael Keating (University of Aberdeen), project commissioned by the Committee of the Regions for a Study on the Division of Powers between the European Union, the Member States, and Regional and Local Authorities, September-December 2007.

 

 

Journal Activities

 

Reviewer/referee:

·        European Union Politics (EUP);

·        European Political Science Review (EPSR);

·        Regional and Federal Studies (R&FS);

·        Institute for European Integration Research Working Paper Series.

 

Book Reviews Editor, St Antony’s International Review (STAIR), May 2005 – June 2006.

 

Editorial Committee Member, St Antony’s International Review (STAIR), October 2004 – June 2006.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

Rowing Pictures

 

Pasqua del canottaggio – Mantova (2009) [1]

D’inverno sul Po – Turin (2009) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5

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Pasqua del canottaggio – Milan (2008)   [1]

Heineken – Amsterdam (2008)   [1] [2]

Summer 8s – Oxford (2006)   [1] [2] [3]