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Fernand Braudel Senior Fellows 2016-2017

Nicole Bolleyer, (University of Exeter)

Nicole BolleyerNicole Bolleyer is a Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Exeter. She studied at the University of Mannheim, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and did her PhD at the European University Institute in Florence.  She started in Exeter in 2007 and since then held research fellowships at the University of Leiden and the University of Cologne. She is the author of ‘Intergovernmental Cooperation’ and ‘New Parties in Old Party Systems’ (both Oxford University Press) and her work appeared in journals such as the European Journal of Political Research, Governance, Political Studies, Party Politics and the European Political Science Review. With a focus on advanced democracies, she works in various areas such as comparative party politics, federalism, EU politics as well as interest group and third sector research. During her stay at the EUI she plans to work on her third research monograph ‘Regulation, Organized Civil Society and the State’ which builds on the inter-disciplinary research conducted in her ERC-project ‘Regulating Civil Society’ which assesses the nature and consequences of regulatory frameworks adopted by long-lived democracies to steer organizations constitutive for civil society such as parties, interest groups and service-providing organizations. (http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/regulatingcivilsociety/).

Period of Stay: March - June 2017

Office: BF-194

Tel. + 39 055 4685 631(int. 2631)

Gøsta Esping-Andersen (Pompeu Fabra University)

2016-2017 Esping GostaGosta Esping-Andersen is professor at Pompeu Fabra University since 2000. He previously taught at Harvard, Trento and the EUI. He has published almost ten books, including the Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism, The Incomplete Revolution and, most recently, Quo Vadis Familia?He has been elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and also the British Academy.He received a doctor honoris causa from Copenhagen University in 2012. Financed by an ERC Advanced Grant, his current research is on changing gender roles and family dynamics -- hence the quo vadis familia title. 
Research objectives related to the Braudel award at EUI: I shall be pursuing two lines of research: one, re-analyzing intergenerational mobility models by including information on individuals' cognitive abilities. I also intend to examine the intergenerational transmission of the housewife status for women. Two, I intend to apply bargaining models to partnership outcomes. Here I will in particular focus on how an increase in the female partner's bargaining power influences the male's contribution to domestic work.

Period of Stay: March - June 2017

Office: SF-016

Tel. + 39 055 4685 408 (int. 2408)

James Fearon (Stanford University)

James FearonJames D. Fearon is Theodore and Frances Geballe Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute for International Studies.  He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (2012) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2002).   He is also a Program Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.  From 2007 to 2010 he served as Chair of the Department of Political Science at Stanford.
Fearon’s research has focused on democracy and international conflict, explanations for interstate wars, and the causes of civil and ethnic violence.  Some recent publications include “How Does Development Assistance Affect Collective Action Capacity?” American Political Science Review (2015), “Self-Enforcing Democracy” (Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2011), “Iraq’s Civil War” (Foreign Affairs 2007), and “Neotrusteeship and the Problem of Weak States” (International Security 2004).

Period of Stay: January - June 2017

Office: BF-191

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

Andrew Mason (University of Warwick)

Andrew MasonAndrew Mason is Professor of Political Theory at the University of Warwick. From 1998 until 2012, he was Professor of Political Theory at the University of Southampton, and prior to that he held positions at the University of Reading, the University of Hull, the University of Oxford, and the University of St Andrews. His most recent book is Living Together as Equals: The Demands of Citizenship (Oxford University Press, 2012), which he wrote whilst holding a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship. He is also the author of Levelling the Playing Field (Oxford University Press, 2006), Community, Solidarity and Belonging (Cambridge University Press, 2000), and Explaining Political Disagreement (Cambridge University Press, 1993), and of a number of articles in scholarly journals. Together with Matthew Clayton and Adam Swift, he is currently working on a project entitled 'Faith Schools: Policies and Principles',  funded by a Spencer Foundation Major Grant.

And here is a brief summary of the research I propose to conduct: In Britain and other European countries such as Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, and the Netherlands, there is a strong tradition of publically funding schools with a religious character. In principle, at least, some such schools might have a very light religious touch, for example, they might have a religious ethos that informs their rules and policies but no ambition to enrol children within their religion. They might also regard the cultivation of a variety of civic virtues, including religious tolerance, as an important part of their mission, and they might select both pupils and employees without any regard to their faith. It is hard to see what could reasonably be regarded as objectionable about publically funding a school that has this kind of religious character. In practice, however, most schools with a religious character depart from this relatively innocuous model in one or more ways: they may aim to enrol children within their religion by inculcating its central doctrines; they may reject a full-blown civic education on the grounds that it would have the effect of undermining the child’s faith; they may operate with an employment or admissions policy that involves giving preference to children from families that adhere to the faith or applications from teachers who do so. In the light of these possible features, I propose to explore the normative principles that should govern faith schools, both state-funded and privately funded, through a careful consideration of the interests and rights of parents, children, and of citizens considered collectively.

Period of Stay: March - May 2017

Office: BF-195

Tel. + 39 055 4685 653 (int. 2653)


Karl-Ulrich Mayer (ZUMA, now GESIS, Max Planck Institute)

Mayer_Karl_ Ulrich 01(2)Karl Ulrich Mayer was Prorgam and Executive Director of the National Survey Research Center (ZUMA, now GESIS) in Mannheim, and from 1983 to 2005 Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, heading theCenter for Sociology and the Study of the Life Course. The main areas of research were the interdependencies between education, training, labor markets and families, and their outcomes in regard to individual life trajectories and life chances. The empirical basis of the project work was mainly the German Life History Study (GLHS) of which he is principal investigator. He is  also the co-principal investigator of the Berlin Aging Study I. In the fall  2015 and 2015 he is teaching at the New York University in Abu Dhabi.Karl Ulrich Mayer is a Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences; and Fellow of the British Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Academia Europaea, the American Association for the Advancement of  Science, and the European Academy of Sociology.

Research Interests: • Social stratification and mobility• Comparative analyses of social structures• Sociology of the life course and aging• Structures and processes of the labor market 

Period of Stay: January - July 2017

Office: SF-002

Tel. + 39 055 4685 295 (int. 2995)

Iannis Papadopoulos (University of Lausanne)

2016-2017 Ioannis PapadopoulosYannis Papadopoulos is a professor of public policy at the University of Lausanne. He has also been a research director with the French CNRS and a visiting professor at the EUI, Sciences Po, Ecole normale supérieure, and in various Swiss and French universities. Yannis’s research concentrates on the implications of governance transformations for democracy and accountability. His most recent works include Democracy in Crisis? Politics, Governance and Policy (Palgrave, 2013) and Accountability and European Governance (co-edited with Deirdre Curtin and Peter Mair; Routledge, 2012). His work has also been published in many international journals. Yannis is the co-editor of the European Journal of Political Research. 
While in Florence, Yannis will reflect more specifically on the connection between forms of multi-level governance and depoliticisation processes and will conclude a research project on the democratic accountability of transnational private governance.

Period of Stay: March - June 2017

Office: BF-197

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

Daniel Ziblatt (Harvard University)

Ziblatt_bigDaniel Ziblatt is Professor of Government at Harvard University where he is also a resident fellow of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. He is the author of Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy in Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His first book, Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism (2006), a comparative historical analysis of state-building and federalism, received several prizes from the American Political Science Association. His articles have been published in a variety of journals such as American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of Economic History, and World Politics. Ziblatt has held visiting fellowships and professorships at Sciences Po (Paris), the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (Cologne, Germany), Stanford University, the Radcliffe Institute (Harvard), and the Center for Advanced Studies (Munich, Germany).

Period of Stay: April - June 2017

Office: BF-184

Tel. + 39 055 4685 466 (int. 2466)

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