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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.




CremaschiTitle: Sheltered. Life and Work in Italy's Immigrant Ghettos

Jury: Diego Gambetta (Collegio Carlo Alberto / EUI) (Supervisor), Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Paolo Boccagni (University of Trento), Mitchell Duneier (Princeton University)

Thesis defended on 18 May 2020 (via video), Bio & Abstract 


AdrianDelRio_new1Title: Should I Stay, or Should I Go? On the Determinants of Elite Defections in Electoral Autocracies

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI Emeritus) (Supervisor), Elias Dinas (EUI); Jennifer Gandhi (Emory University) (External Co-Supervisor), Carl-Henrik Knutsen (Univ. Oslo)

Thesis defended on 26 May, 2020, Bio & Abstract


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Title: Turning “Them” into “We”. The Impact of the Rotating European Union Council Presidency on the Member States

Jury: Ulrich Krotz (EUI, supervisor), Daniel Naurin (University of Gothenburg),Dimiter Toshkov (Leiden University), Alexander Trechsel (University of Lucerne/EUI, co-supervisor)

Thesis defended on 14 February 2020, Bio & Abstract 

Sophia HUNGER (DE)

SHungerTitle: Is There a Populist Zeitgeist? Coming to Grips With an Elusive Phenomenon

Jury: Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor), Ellen Immergut (EUI), Sarah de Lange (Univ. Amsterdam), Heike Klüver (Humboldt Univ. Berlin)

Thesis defended on 6 July 2020 (in zoom), Bio & Abstract

Harpal HUNGIN (UK)

Harpal Singh HunginTitle: The Politics of Central Bank Reform. Post-financial crisis institutional reform in the USA and UK

Jury: Pepper Culpepper (University of Oxford/formerly EUI) (Supervisor), Dorothee Bohle (EUI), David Coen (UCL), Manuela Moschella (SNS) 

Thesis defended on 23 June 2020 (via video), Bio & Abstract

Metin KOCA (TR)

Koca_MetinTitle: Tracing Cultural Change in the Reproduction of Intolerance: “Secularism”, “Islamism” and others in Turkey’s Experience of Democratization

Jury: Ayhan Kaya (Istanbul Bilgi University), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Elise Massicard (CERI, Sciences Po), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 16 January 2020, Bio & Abstract

Takeshi MIYAI (JAP)

takeshi miyaiTitle: Democratising Migration Governance Temporary Labour Migration and the Responsibility to Represent

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI, Supervisor), Richard Bellamy (UCL), Iseult Honohan (University College Dublin), Valeria Ottonelli (Università degli Studi di Genova)

Thesis defended on 20 January 2020, Bio & Abstract

Paulina SALEK (PL)

Paulina SałekBTitle: Understanding Post-Soviet Party Systems: A comparative analysis of Georgia and Moldova

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI Emeritus) (Supervisor), Dorothee Bohle (EUI), Fernando Casal Bertoa (Univ. Nottingham), Petra Stykow (LMU Munich)

Thesis defended on 26 June, 2020, Bio & Abstract


Andris SaulitisTitle: Can a nudge make debtors budge? Four Field Experiments on Payment Reminders

Jury: Diego Gambetta (EUI, Supervisor), Philipp Genschel (EUI), Christina Gravert (University of Copenhagen), Peter John (King’s College London) 

Thesis defended on 3 February 2020, Bio & Abstract


AnnaSubirats_Picture2020Title: Opening the urban “black box”. The role of the local context in the mobilisation of urban movements

Jury: Donatella Della Porta (EUI/SNS) (Supervisor), Laszlo Bruszt (EUI/CEU), Claire Colomb (UCL), Eduardo Romanos (Madrid Complutense)

Thesis defended on 25 March 2020 (via video), Bio & Abstract



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