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Fernand Braudel Senior Fellows 2012-2013

Fernand Braudel Fellows are mid-career and senior academics visiting the EUI for a period of several months.

They have no formal teaching responsibilities but may participate in seminars and can give occasional advice to doctoral researchers in their specialised fields.

Please note that the deadline for the next round of applications for the Political and Social Sciences Department is 30 September 2013 for the calendar year 2015.


Emanuel Adler (University of Toronto)

2012-2013EmanuelAdlerResearch themes: International Practices and the Evolution fo International Order, with special emphasis on Europe's post-World War II Liberal Order

Emanuel Adler is the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Honorary Professor at the University of Copenhagen, and editor of International Organization. Previously, he was Professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His publications include books such as The Power of Ideology; Security Communities; Communitarian International Relations; Convergence of Civilizations, and International Practices; and articles such as “Seizing the Middle Ground: Constructivism in World Politics” and "The Emergence of Cooperation: National Epistemic Communities and the International Evolution of the Idea of Nuclear Arms Control. His current research includes projects on international practices, and the evolution of international order, with special emphasis on Europe’s post-World War II liberal order.

Period of stay: Sep 2012 - Jul  2013

Office BF 195

Tel. + 39 055 4685 409

Don Kalb (CEU, Budapest)

2012-2013DonKalbResearch themes: Sociology, Anthropology, History, Political Science; Social Crises and Political Fantasies of Salvation

Don Kalb is professor of sociology and social anthropology at Central European University, Budapest, and Senior Researcher at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. His books include Expanding Class: Power and Everyday Politics in Industrial Communities, The Netherlands, 1850-1950 (Durham and London, Duke University Press), 1997; (ed.) The Ends of Globalization. Bringing Society back in, (Boulder and London, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers), 2000; (ed.) Globalization and Development: Key Issues and Debates (Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers), 2004; (ed.) Critical Junctions: Anthropology and History beyond the Cultural Turn (Oxford and New York; Berghahn publishers), 2005;  (ed. With Gabor Halmai) Headlines of Nation; Subtexts of Class. Working Class Populism in Neoliberal Europe (Oxford and New York; Berghahn publishers), 2011. Don Kalb is a founding editor of Focaal – Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology (Berghahn) and of the Dislocations Series (also with Berghahn).

Period of stay: Feb - Apr 2013

Office BF 193

Tel. +39 055 4685 260

Taeku Lee (University of California, Berkeley)

Research themes: Public Opinion, Political Behavior, Social Movements, racia/ethnic Politics, Immigration; the Identity-to-Politics Link in Cross-national perspective

Taeku Lee is Professor of Political Science and Law and Chair of the Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.  His books include Mobilizing Public Opinion (Chicago 2002); Transforming Politics, Transforming America (with Ricardo Ramírez and S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, Virginia 2006), Why Americans Don't Join the Party (with Zoltan Hajnal, Princeton 2011), Asian American Political Participation (with Janelle Wong, S. Karthick Ramakrishnan, Jane Junn, Russell Sage 2011) and Accountability through Public Opinion (with Sina Odugbemi, World Bank, 2011); the Oxford Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States is forthcoming (with David Leal and Mark Sawyer, Oxford).  Lee has served in leadership, advisory, and consultative capacities for the academy, policy think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and multinationals.  He currently serves on the Board of the American National Election Studies and the Council of the American Political Science Association. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Lee was Assistant Professor at Harvard's Kennedy School. Lee was born in South Korea, grew up in rural Malaysia, Manhattan, and suburban Detroit, and is a proud graduate of K-12 public schools, the University of Michigan (A.B.), Harvard University (M.P.P.), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.).

As Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at EUI, Lee plans to examine the contexts and conditions under which groups of individuals defined by demographic categories emerge into identitarian collectivities who share common political goals and interests and act in concert to pursue them.  The empirical focus will be on ethno-racial immigrant groups in 23 cross-national contexts -- 16 European Union member states, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, Israel, and Japan.  Lee will also continue his work on two other fronts: the study of deliberative publics and their influence on demographic governance; the application of an historical institutionalist approach to the study of public opinion.

Period of stay: May 2013 - Jul 2013

Office BF 197

Tel.+39 055 4685 436

Gary Marx (Emeritus MIT) 

2012/13GaryMarxResearch themes: Social Movements, Law and Society, Surveillance and Communication Studies, Race and Ethnic Relations; Social Movement Organizations as Social Control Agents

Gary T. Marx is Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has worked in the areas of race and ethnicity, collective behavior and social movements, law and society and surveillance studies. He is the author of Protest and Prejudice, Undercover: Police Surveillance in America, Collective Behavior and Social Movements (with Doug McAdam) and editor of Racial Conflict, Muckraking Sociology, Undercover: Police Surveillance in Comparative Perspective (with C. Fijnaut), the forthcoming Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology and other books. With Norman Goodman, he revised Society Today and edited Sociology: Popular and Classical Approaches.

Period of stay:  Apri - Jun  2013

Office BF 265

Tel. +39 055 4685 825

Gerald McDermott (University South Carolina)

Gerald McDermottResearch themes: Comparative Political Economy, Institutional Analysis, Social Network Theory, International Relations, Development

Gerald A. McDermott is Associate Professor of International Business at the Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina and is a Senior Research Fellow at IAE Business School in Argentina. He was previously Assistant Professor of Multinational Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for seven years.  He specializes in international business and political economy. McDermott received his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at MIT. His earlier work examined the impact of industrial networks on the creation of economic governance institutions in post-communist countries.  He is currently concluding research in South America that examines the socio-political conditions under which societies build new innovative capacities to achieve sustained upgrading in their industries. Besides relevant scholarly articles, this work has thus far produced a highly unique multi-region, multi-sector (wine and autos) data base with state of the art measurements of firm-level upgrading capabilities, inter-firm networks, and institutional networks.  He recently launched a project about the impact of international integration regimes on local institutional development via a comparison of the EU accession, NAFTA, and Mercosur. His has published articles in many of the leading scholarly journals in management, international business, and politics. His book, Embedded Politics: Industrial Networks and Institutional Change in Post-Communism (University of Michigan Press, 2002), was a finalist for APSA’s 2003 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the Best Book on government, politics, and international affairs. He has received numerous awards and grants, and has also consulted for the multilateral lending institutions and the governments of the Czech Republic and Argentina. He lived in Prague for over 4 years and in Buenos Aires for over 6 years, being proficient in Czech and fluent in Spanish.  You can find more information about his research at: http://sites.google.com/site/mcdermottusc/   and about his position at: https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/moore/directory/mcdermott_gerald.php 

While at the EUI, Prof. McDermott will be working on the creation of regional regulative regimes and their impact on institutional development in emerging market democracies.

Period of stay: Apr - Jun 2013

Office BF 193

Tel. +39 055 4685 521

Martin King Whyte (Harvard University)

201213MartinWhyteResearch themes: Grass Roots Social Patterns and Social Change in China, the Sociology of the Family, the Sociology of Development, and Comparative Sociology; varying Forms fo Capitalism that are emerging from varied post-socialist Transitions

Martin King Whyte is Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.  He received his BA from Cornell University and MA and PhD degrees from Harvard.  He taught at the University of Michigan from 1970 to 1994, at George Washington University from 1994 to 2000, and returned to Harvard as a faculty member in 2000.  He specializes on the study of grass roots social patterns and social change in China, the sociology of the family, the sociology of development, and comparative sociology.  Two recent books focus on inequality in China: One Country, Two Societies: Rural-Urban Inequality in Contemporary China (editor, Harvard University Press, 2010) and Myth of the Social Volcano: Perceptions of Inequality and Distributive Injustice in Contemporary China (Stanford University Press, 2010). Several recent papers focus on comparisons of the post-socialist transitions in China and Eastern Europe.

While at EUI from January-June 2013, Whyte will be working on a book manuscript on evolving Chinese popular attitudes on distributive justice issues in comparison with post-socialist societies in Eastern Europe.  The data relied on consist of 3 surveys in China (in 2000, 2004, and 2009) which replicated questions used in International Social Justice Project surveys in Eastern Europe (in 1991, 1996 and in 2005 or 2006).  He sought affiliation with EUI to exchange ideas with specialists on European post-socialist transitions in order to better understand the European cases and achieve a more nuanced understanding of the varying forms of capitalism that are emerging from varied post-socialist transitions.

Period of stay: Jan - Jun 2013

Office BF 265

Tel. +39 055 4685 912

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