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Theses Defended in 2012


Arrighi Jean-ThomasTitle: "Those who 'came' and those who 'left'. The Territorial Politics of Migration in Scotland and Catalonia"

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI) (Supervisor), Michael Keating (EUI) (Co-supervisor), Nicola McEwen (University of Edinburgh), Andreas Wimmer (UCLA) (via videolink)

Thesis defended on 9 February 2012 Bio & Abstract

Bahar BASER (TR)

Bahar Baser

Title: "Inherited Conflicts: Spaces of Contention Between Second-Generation Turkish and Kurdish Diasporas in Sweden and Germany"

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI) (Supervisor), Friedrich Kratochwil (EUI) (Co-supervisor), Carl-Ulrik Schierup (REMESO, Linköping University), Thomas Faist (Bielefeld University) (via videolink)

Thesis defended on 18 December 2012 Bio & Abstract


BEAUDONNETLaurieTitle: "A Threatening Horizon? Social Concerns, The Welfare State and Public Opinion Towards Europe"

Jury:  Mark Franklin (EUI, Supervisor), Stefano Bartolini (EUI/RSCAS), Bruno Cautrès (SciencesPo, Paris), Russell J. Dalton (University of California at Irvine)

Thesis defended on 25 July 2012 Bio & Abstract

Laura BLOCK (DE)

Laura BlockTitle: "Regulating Social Membership and Family Ties. Policy Frames on Spousal Migration in Germany" 

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI) (Supervisor), Martin Kohli (EUI) (Co-supervisor), Kees Groenendijk (Universiteit Nijmegen), Anne Philips (LSE)

Thesis defended on 18 May 2012 Bio & Abstract 


Edoardo Bressanelli

Title: "After the Eastward Enlargement: the Institutionalization of the Europarties and the EU party system"

Jury: Luciano Bardi (University of Pisa), Adrienne Héritier (RSCAS/EUI) (replacing Peter Mair † as supervisor) , Richard Rose (University of Aberdeen), Alexander Trechsel (EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 15 March 2012 Bio & Abstract

Jonathan Murray BRIGHT (UK)

Jonathan Murray Bright

Title: "Identification and the Politics of Information Security"

Jury: Thierry Braspenning Balzacq (Univ. Namur), Christopher Dandeker (King's College, London), Christian Reus-Smit (EUI), Pascal Vennesson (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 1st June, 2012 Bio & Abstract

Angelos-Stylianos CHRYSSOGELOS (GR)

Angelos-Stylianos Chryssogelos

Title: "Political Parties and Party Systems in World Politics: A Comparative Analysis of Party-Based Foreign Policy Contestation and Change"

Jury: Luciano Bardi (Univ. Pisa) (External Co-Supervisor), Friedrich V. Kratochwil (formerly EUI/CEU Budapest), Sven Steinmo (EUI) (via skype), Bertjan Verbeek (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Thesis defended on 10 December, 2012 Bio & Abstract


Eugenio Cusumano

Title: "Power Under Contract. The Privatization of Military Support in the US and in the UK"

Jury: Deborah Avant (Univ. Denver), Francesco Francioni (EUI, Law Dept), Christopher Kinsey (King's College, London), Pascal Vennesson (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 6 June, 2012, Bio & Abstract

Amber DAVIS (NL)

Amber Davis

Title: "The Impact of Anti-immigration Parties on Mainstream Parties' Immigration Positions in the Netherlands, Flanders and the UK 1987-2010: Divided Electorates, Left-Right Politics and the Pull towards Restrictionism"

 Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI) (replacing Peter Mair as supervisor), Virginie Guiraudon (SciencesPo) (Co-supervisor), Meindert Fennema (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Dirk Jacobs (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Thesis defended on 20 April 2012, Bio & Abstract


Tineke Destrooper

Title: "The Reshaping of Gender Relations in Wartorn Societies. Women's Movements in Guatemala and Nicaragua 1980-2010"

Jury: Donatella Della Porta (EUI), Marie-Louise Glebbeek (Univ. Utrecht), Maxine Molyneux (Univ. London), Pascal Vennesson (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor)
  Thesis defended on 18 April, 2012 Bio Abstract

Tomasz Piotr DRABOWICZ (PL)

Tomasz Piotr Drabowicz

Title: " Digital Inequalities as Class Inequalities. A Comparison of Youth in Advanced Societies"

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Jaap Dronkers (formerly EUI/Univ. Maastricht) (Supervisor), Monique Volman (Univ. Amsterdam), Kim Weeden (Cornell Univ) (via skype)

Thesis defended on 13 July, 2012 Bio & Abstract


Costica Dumbrava

Title: "Nationality, Citizenship and Ethno-Cultural Membership. Preferential Admission Policies of EU Countries"

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI) (Supervisor), Ruth Rubio Marín (EUI), Joseph Carens (University of Toronto) (via videolink), David Owen (University of Southampton) (via videolink)

Thesis defended on 13 December 2012 Bio & Abstract


Dimitris Efthimiou

Title: "Taking People as they could be. A Defence of Ideal Political Theory"

Jury:  Andrew Mason (Univ. Southampton), Glen Newey (Univ. Libre de Bruxelles), Martin Van Gelderen (EUI), Peter Wagner (Univ. Barcelona/formerly EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 3 February, 2012, Bio & Abstract


FERRINMonicaTitle: "What is Democracy to Citizens? Understanding Perceptions and Evaluations of Democratic Systems in Contemporary Europe"

Jury: Alexander Trechsel (Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), José Ramon Montero (Universidad de Madrid) (in videolink), Bernhard Wessels (Social Science Research Centre Berlin)

Thesis defended on 26 November 2012, Bio & Abstract


Raul Gomez MartinezTitle: "Changing Choices, Changing Elections. A Study of Volatility and Vote-switching in six Western European Countries"

Jury: Mark Franklin (Supervisor), Adrienne Héritier (EUI), José Ramon Montero (Universidad de Madrid), Wouter van der Brug (University of Amsterdam)

Thesis defended on 27 June 2012, Bio & Abstract

Mattia GUIDI (IT)

GuidiMattiaTitle: "Explaining and Assessing Independence: National Competitin Authorities int he EU Member States"

Jury:Andreas Dür (Univ. Salzburg), Mark Franklin (formerly EUI), Adrienne Héritier (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor), Jacint Jordana (Univ. Pompeu Fabra)

Thesis defended on 28 May, 2012 Bio & Abstract 


Elin HellquistTitle: "Creating 'the Self' by Outlawing 'the Other'? EU Foreign Policy Sanctions and the Quest for Credibility"

Jury: Stefano Guzzini (Univ. Uppsala and Danish Institute for International Affairs), Friedrich V. Kratochwil (formerly EUI/CEU Budapest) (Supervisor), Ulrich Krotz (EUI/RSCAS), Antje WIener (Univ. Hamburg)

Thesis defended on 10 December, 2012 Bio & Abstract


Anders Herlitz

Title: "Choice: An Essay on Pluralisms, Value Conflicts  and Decision-Making"

Jury: John Skorupski (University of St. Andrews), Dennis Patterson (EUI), Steven Lukes (New York University), Christine Chwaszcza (University of Cologne, formerly EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 8 June 2012, Bio & Abstract

Costanza HERMANIN (IT)

Costanza HermaninTitle: "Europeanization through Judicial Enforcement? The Case of Race Equality Policy"

Jury: Lisa Conant (Denver University), Bruno De Witte (formerly EUI/Univ. Maastricht), Adrienne Héritier (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor), Daniel Sabbagh (IEP, Paris)

Thesis defended on 23 May, 2012 Bio & Abstract

Josef HIEN (DE)

JosefHienTitle: "Competing Ideas: The Religious Foundations of the German and Italian Welfare States"

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI), Mark Blyth (Brown University), Sven Steinmo (EUI) (Supervisor), Wolfgang Streeck (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies)

Thesis defended on 20 November, 2012 Bio & Abstract

Dennis-Jonathan MANN (DE)

Dennis-Jonathan MannTitle: " 'We, the People' vs. 'We, the Peoples' - the Debate over the Nature of the Union in the USA and Canada and its Lessons for European Integration"

Jury: Friedrich V. Kratochwil (formerly EUI) (Supervisor), Robert L. Howse (New York University School of Law) (Co-Supervisor), Susanne K. Schmidt (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences), Sven Steinmo (EUI) 

Thesis defended on 12 Nveomber, 2012 Bio & Abstract


Olga Markiewicz

Title: "Local Markets, Global Rules. Different Pathways to Capital Market Standardization in Poland and the Czech Republic"

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI) (Supervisor), Sven Steinmo (EUI) (via videolink), Milada Vachudova (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), David Levi-Faur (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) (via videolink)

Thesis defended on 12 December 2012  Bio & Abstract


Julie Hassing NIELSEN (DK)

JulieHassingNielsenTitle: "Do Deliberative and Participatory Processes Matter? Crafting Trust in Political Institutions"

Jury: Pepper Culpepper (EUI), Bo Rothstein (University of Gothenburg) (via skype), Sven Steinmo (EUI) (Supervisor), Marlene Wind (University of Copenhagen)

Thesis defended on 17 October, 2012  Bio & Abstract


Nicola PensieroTitle: "Revisiting the Debate on Inequality. A Longitudinal Study Using the British Cohort Study 1970"

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Jaap Dronkers (formerly EUI/Univ. Maastricht) (Supervisor), Jan O. Jonsson (Univ. Stockholm), Herman van de Werfhorst (Univ. Amsterdam)

Thesis defended on 13 July, 2012, Bio & Abstract


POLJAREVICEminTitle: "Exploring Individual Motivation for Social Change: Mobilization of the Muslim Brotherhood's Youth in pre-revolutionary Egypt"

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI - by videoconference), Donatella Della Porta (EUI, Supervisor), Jeroen Gunning  (University of Durham, by videoconference), Abby Peterson (University of Gothenburg

Thesis defended on 26 July 2012, Bio & Abstract 


Filipa Raimundo

Title: "Post-Transitional Justice? Spain, Poland, and Portugal Compared"

Jury: Andras Bozoki (CEU, Budapest), Donatella Della Porta (EUI) (by videolink), Michael Keating (formerly EUI/Univ. Aberdeen) (Supervisor), José Ramón Montero (Autónoma de Madrid)

Thesis defended on 17 February, 2012, Bio & Abstract


Eric Sangar

Title: "Using Historical Experience: The British Army and the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan"

Jury: Michael Daxner (Free Univ. Berlin), Anthony King (Univ. Exeter), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS), Pascal Vennesson (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 8 June, 2012, Bio & Abstract

Jose Antonio Afonso SANTANA PEREIRA (PT)

SANTANA-PEREIRAJose-Antonio-AfonsoTitle: "Media Systems and Information Environments: A Comparative Approach to the Agenda-Setting Hypothesis"

Jury: Susan Banducci (University of Exeter), Mark Franklin (formerly EUI, Supervisor), Shanto Iyengar (Stanford University), Alexander Trechsel (EUI)

Thesis defended on 20 November, 2012,  Bio & Abstract


Dejan StjepanovicTitle: "Contesting Territories in Southeastern Europe: The Politics of Regionalism in Dalmatia, Istria, Sandžak and Vojvodina"

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI), Florian Bieber (Univ. Graz) (External Co-Supervisor), Martin Brusis (Univ. Munich), Michael Keating (formerly EUI/Univ. Abeerdeen) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 7 December, 2012, Bio & Abstract

A. Alexander STUMMVOLL (AT)

A. Alexander StummvollTitle: " A Living Tradition. The Holy See, Catholic Social Doctrine, and Global Politics, 1965-2000"

Jury: Mariano Barbato (Univ. Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca/Univ. Passau), Friedrich V. Kratochwil (formerly EUI/CEU Budapest) (Supervisor), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS), Scott Thomas (Univ. Bath) (Co-Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 30 November, 2012, Bio & Abstract


Simone TholensTitle: "International Norms and Local Agents in peacebuilding. Small Arms Control in Post-War Kosovo and Cambodia"
Jury: Denisa Kostovicova (LSE), Keith Krause (Grad Institute of International Studies, Geneva), Christian Reus-Smit (EUI), Pascal Vennesson (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 4 June, 2012, Bio & Abstract

Carolien van HAM (NL)

CarolienvanHamTitle: "Beyond Electoralism? Electoral fraud in third wave regimes 1974-2009"

Jury: Mark Franklin (Supervisor), Petr Kopecky (University of Leiden), Staffan Lindberg (University of Florida/ University of Gothenburg), Philippe C. Schmitter (EUI)

Thesis defended on 28 June 2012, Bio & Abstract 


Guilherme Vasconcelos VilaçaTitle: "Law as Ouroboros"

Jury: Jan Klabbers (Univ. Helsinki), Friedrich V. Kratochwil (formerly EUI/CEU Budapest) (Supervisor), Dennis M. Patterson (EUI, Law Department), Inger-Johanne Sand (Univ. Oslo)

Thesis defended on 17 December 2012, Bio & Abstract

Kristjan VASSIL (EE)

Kristjan Vassil1

Title: "Voting Smarter? The Impact of Voting Advice Applications on Political Behavior"

Jury: R. Michael Alvarez (California Institute of Technology), Adrienne Héritier (RSCAS/EUI) (replacing Peter Mair), Helen Margetts (University of Oxford), Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 30 January 2012, Bio & Abstract


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