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Fernand Braudel Senior Fellows 2015-2016

Liliana Andonova (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)


Liliana AndonovaShe is Professor of Political Science/IR and Academic Co-Director of the Center for International Environmental Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.  Previously, she has been named Giorgio Ruffolo Fellow in Sustainability Science at Harvard University, Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute and recipient of the 2014 International Geneva Award of the Swiss Network for International Studies. Andonova is the author of Transnational Politics of the EnvironmentEU Integration and Environmental Policy in Eastern Europe (MIT Press, 2003) and co-author of Transnational Climate Change Governance (Cambridge University Press 2014).  Her research and publications focus on international institutions, public-private partnerships, European integration, environmental governance and the interplay between international and domestic politics.

Periods of Stay: 07/01/16 - 28/02/16 and 01/06/16 - 31/07/16

Office: BF-191

Tel. + 39 055 4685 635 (int. 2635)

Ulman Lindenberger (Max Planck Institute for Human Development)


Ulman LindenbergerHe is the director of the Center for Lifespan Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany.  His primary research interests are behavioral and neural plasticity across the lifespan, brain-behavior relations across the lifespan, multivariate developmental methodology, and formal models of behavioural change. In one of his current research projects, he is working on developing statistical tools that help researchers in optimizing the design of longitudinal panel studies. Ulman Lindenberger studied psychology and biology at Berkeley and Berlin, and received his doctorate in psychology from the Free University of Berlin in 1990. He holds honorary professorships at Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin, and Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany. He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and of the Academia Europaea, and was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in 2010.
Brief indication of research items to be carried out:

  • Apply the theory of power equivalence to the development of computerized tools for the planning and analysis of longitudinal panel studies
  • Compare critical periods in infancy and childhood to experience-dependent plasticity in adulthood

Period of stay: 01/09/2015 - 30/06/2016

Office: BF-177

Tel. + 39 055 4685 256 (int. 2256)

Jan Teorell (Lund University)


Jan TeorellHe is Professor of Political Science at the Department of Political Science, Lund University, since 2011, received his PhD in 1998 from the Department of Government, Uppsala University, on a dissertation on intra-party democracy. He is responsible for creating the Quality of Government Dataset, which won the Lijphart, Przeworski, Verba Award for Best Dataset by the APSA Comparative Politics Section at the 2009 Annual Meetings (together with Bo Rothstein and Sören Holmberg). From 2013 he is the elected Chair of the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association. His research interests include political methodology and comparative politics, particularly political participation, corruption and comparative democratization. He currently works on two larger research projects: on how and why electoral fraud and corruption was abolished historically in Sweden and other established democracies, and on measuring multifaceted concepts of democracy around the world.

Period of stay: 01/09/2015 - 30/06/2016

Office: BF-178

Tel. + 39 055 4685 409 (int. 2409) 

Jennifer Todd (University College Dublin)


Jennifer ToddShe is Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Member of the Royal Irish Academy, Director of the Institute for British Irish Studies at UCD (2008-2014), UN Global Expert. Her work explores the interrelation of socio-economic and political processes and processes of cultural change. She has published, individually and jointly, on ethnicity, identity, conflict and Northern Ireland: important work includes her 1996 Cambridge UP Dynamics of Conflict in Northern Ireland and articles in a range of journals from West European Politics to Theory and Society, from Archives Européennes de Sociologie to Political Studies, from Political Psychology to Nations and Nationalism. She is working on two books: one on identity change and one on conflict and settlement in Northern Ireland. During my stay, I plan to research on the ‘Institutional conditions of culture change: from polarization to permeability’. Two questions frame my research: (How) Does the nature of cultural division affect its longevity?  And what top-down institutional changes favour change towards permeability? My ongoing research focuses on these questions in the Irish/Northern Irish context. At EUI I will scope a future comparative project on these questions, while producing two working papers/international journal articles showing the comparative significance of my conclusions in the Irish case. 

Period of stay: 01/03/2016 - 31/05/2016

Office: BF-191

Tel. + 39 055 4685 635 (int. 2635) 

Stefaan Walgrave (Antwerp University)


Stefaan WalgraveHe is a professor of political science at Antwerp University (Belgium). Earlier, he was a visiting scholar at Harvard University (2003-2004), Stanford University (2011-2012) and Mannheim University (2013). In Antwerp, he leads the Media, Movements and Politics research group (www.M2P.be). Walgrave’s research is situated at the border of political science, sociology and communication science. His research deals with media & politics and more in particular with the agenda-setting role of the media. He also works on social movements and protest participation and has mainly published on the basis of the protest survey design he co-developed. Regarding electoral behavior, he has mainly published about issue ownership and how this affects both voters’ and parties’ behavior. He also has a keen interest in the effect and functioning of voting advice applications. He published in journals like the American Journal of Political Science, American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Communication, and Public Opinion Quarterly. He holds an Advanced ERC Grant (2012-2017) about how individual political elites deal with information from society. The project compares elites in three countries, Belgium, Canada and Israel.
During his stay at EUI, Stefaan Walgrave will mainly work at a book about the information processing by individual political actors. Departing from the idea that simply is too much information coming in from society for political elites to process, the question is how individual actors prioritize the information they look at and act upon. This is a relevant question in a democracy, since the prioritization of some bits of information says a lot about the responsiveness of politicians and the representational role they play.
The data for the book project come from a comparative study of three countries that are very diverse in terms of their political system, mostly their electoral system: Belgium, Canada and Israel. In these three countries individual politicians—national-level MPs but also party leaders and ministers—are examined relying on a range of methods going from interviews, over surveys and observation to full-fledged experimentations. Data collection happened in two waves in 2013 and 2015. During his stay at EUI, Walgrave will draw on this material and work at a book manuscript.

Period of stay: 01/04/2016 - 30/06/2016

Office: BF-197

Tel. + 39 055 4685 443 (int. 2443)

 

Fernand Braudel Fellows 2014-2015

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