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Theses Defended in 2013


Kivanc ATAK (TK)


Title: "Police, Protest and Democracy in Turkey: from Gazi to Gezi"

Jury: Laszlo Bruszt (EUI), Donatella della Porta (EUI, supervisor), Ziya Onis (Koc University, by videolink), John McCarthy (Penn State University)

Thesis defended on 18 December 2013, Bio and Abstract 

Silvia AVRAM (RO)

Silvia Avram

Title: "Economic Disadvantage in Central and Eastern Europe: What Difference Does Social Assistance Make?"

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Jonathan Bradshaw (University of York), Chris de Neubourg (UNICEF - IRC) (External Co-Supervisor), Martin Kohli (EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 17 January 2013, Bio & Abstract


Roxana Barbulescu

Title: "The Politics of Immigrant Integration in Post-Enlargement Europe. Migrants, Co-ethnics and European Citizens in Italy and Spain"

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI) (Supervisor), Claire Kilpatrick (EUI), Andrew Geddes (University of Sheffield), Kitty C. Calavita (University of California, Irvine) (via videolink)

Thesis defended on 11 June 2013, Bio & Abstract

Drazen CEPIC (HR)


Title: "Class, Friendship, and the Postsocialist Transition: Identity Work and Patterns of Sociability in Central Europe - East and West"

Jury: Graham Allan (Keele University), Laszlo Bruszt (EUI), Martin Kohli (EUI) (Supervisor), Jörg Rössel (University of Zurich)

Thesis defended on 26 March 2013, Bio & Abstract



Title: "Economists and Neoliberal Reform: Profession and Power in Tax Policy-Making,1980-2010"

Jury: Pepper Culpepper (EUI), Niamh Hardiman (University College Dublin), Sven Steinmo (EUI) (Supervisor), R. Kent Weaver (Georgetown University)

Thesis defended on 24 June 2013, Bio & Abstract

Teije Hidde DONKER (NL)


Title: "Islamism & the Arab Spring : A Social Movements Approach"

Jury: Donatella della Porta (EUI, Supervisor), Olivier Roy (EUI, Co-supervisor), Sidney Tarrow (Cornell University), Farhad Khosrokhavar (École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)

Thesis defendend on 17 October 2013, Bio & Abstract 



Title: "Dead end: Israeli Militarism and the Dynamics of State Retribution"

Jury: Donatella della Porta (EUI, Supervisor), László Bruszt (EUI), Gil Eyal (Columbia University, by videolink), James M. Jasper (City University of New York, by videolink)

Thesis defended on 18 October 2013, Bio & Abstract

Georges FAHMI (EG)

Georges Fahmi

Title: "Institutionalizing Religion. Islamic Religious Authorities and Support for Democracy in the Middle East"

Jury: Laszlo Bruszt (EUI) (Supervisor), Muhammad Qasim Zaman (Princeton University) (External Supervisor), Olivier Roy (EUI), Mirjam Künkler (Princeton University)

Thesis defended on 13 June 2013, Bio & Abstract



Title: "Power Sharing in Legislatures: Mega-Seats in Twelve European Democracies" 

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI, Supervisor), Kaare Strom (External Supervisor, University of California, San Diego), Shane Martin (University of Leicester), Mark Franklin (MIT/formerly EUI - by videolink)

Thesis defended on 17  September 2013, Bio & Abstract

Tomasz GABOR (PL)

Tomasz Gabor

Title: "Explaining Divergence in Patterns of Inter-organizational Collaboration among Non-profit Organizations in Poland and Czech Republic"

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI) (Supervisor), Donatella Della Porta (EUI), Helmuth Anheier (Hertie School of Governance Berlin), Jerzy Hausner (Cracow University of Economics)

Thesis defended on 25 September 2013, Bio and Abstract


Leila Hadj-Abdou

Title: "Governing Urban Diversity. Immigrant Integration Policies and Discourses in Dublin and Vienna"

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI) (Supervisor), Donatella Della Porta (EUI), Bryan Fanning (University College Dublin), Andrew Geddes (University of Sheffield)

Thesis defended on 16 September 2013, Bio & Abstract


Jenny Hansson

Title: "Gender Inequality among Political Elites in Comparative Perspective"   

Jury: Karin Kurz (University Göttingen), Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI) (Supervisor), Juho Härkönen (Stockholm University), Jaap Dronkers (Maastricht University) (formerly EUI)

Thesis defended on 18 November 2013, Bio & Abstract


Eric Heine

Title: "The Emergence of a European Empire. An Inquiry into the Changing Political Order of World Society"

Jury: Mathias Albert (Univ. Bielefeld), Friedrich V. Kratochwil (formerly EUI/CEU Budapest) (Supervisor), Ulrich Krotz (EUI/RSCAS), Iver B. Neumann (LSE)

Thesis defended on 3 June, 2013, Bio & Abstract

Henio HOYO (MX)

Henio Hoyo

Title: "Post-Nationalism: Postage Stamps as Carriers of National Imaginaries"

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI) (Supervisor), Pavel Kolár (EUI), Stephan Leibfried (University of Bremen), Mauricio Tenorio (University of Chicago) (via videolink)

Thesis defended on 7 October 2013, Bio & Abstract



Title: "Military Elites and Regime Trajectories in the Arab Spring. Egypt, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen in Comparative Perspective"

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI) (Supervisor), Holger Albrecht (American University in Cairo), Philippe C. Schmitter (EUI), Robert Springborg (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey) (via videolink)

Thesis defended on 13 September 2013, Bio & Abstract


Therese Lützelberger

Title: "Family Cultures: Residential Independence and Family Ties of University Students in Italy and Germany"

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Martin Kohli (EUI) (Supervisor), Manuela Naldini (University of Turin), Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (University of Leipzig)

Thesis defended on 17 January 2013, Bio & Abstract



Title: "The Politics of Judging EU Law. A new approach to national courts in the legal integration of Europe"

Jury: Bruno De Witte (formerly EUI/Univ Maastricht), Adrienne Héritier (EUI/RSCAS), (Supervisor), Alec Stone-Sweet (Yale Univ.) (via videolink), Marlene Wind (Univ. Copenhagen)

Thesis defended on 5 December 2013, bio & Abstract

Magdalena MUSZEL (PL)


Title: "Families in Migration Through the Gender Lens: A Study of Polish Transmigrants in Ireland" 

Jury: Loretta Baldassar (University of Western Australia), Rainer Bauböck (EUI) (Co-supervisor), Malgorzata Fuszara (University of Warsaw), Martin Kohli (EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 30 May 2013, Bio & Abstract

Jessica Ayesha NORTHEY (UK)


Title: "External Financing of NGOs and the Construction of Civil Society: The Case of Algeria and the EU"

Jury: Lahouari Addi (IEP, Lyon), Patrick Crowley (Univ. Cork), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor), Pascal Vennesson (formerly RSCAS/EUI/Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Thesis defended on 12 June, 2013, Bio & Abstract



Title: "Open Parliaments: Technological Enactment in State Legislatures"

Jury: Leonardo Avritzer (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais), Giovanni Sartor (EUI), Graham Smith (University of Westminster, by videoconference), Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 2 October 2013Bio & Abstract

Susanne PIHS-LANG (DE)


Title: "Lessons (not) Learned? - EU Military Operations and the Adaptation of CSDP"

Jury: Marise Cremona (EUI), Michael E. Smith (Univ. Aberdeen), Sophie Vanhoonacker (Univ. Maastricht), Pascal Vennesson (formerly EUI/Nanyang Univ. Singapore) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 13 June, 2013, Bio & Abstract



Title: "Distributional impacts of public policies for children and families: a microsimulation analysis for Russia and Eu 

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Holly Sutherland (University of Essex), Ted Gerber (University of Wisconsin), Martin Kohli (EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 16 September 2013, Bio & Abstract

Catriona Marie Louise ROBERTS


Title:  " The role of emotions in social movement participation: a comparative case study of animal rights and and welfare activists in the UK and US"

 Jury: Donatella della Porta (EUI, Supervisor), Brian Doherty (Keele University), Michael Keating (formerly EUI-University of Aberdeen), James M. Jasper (City University of New York)

Thesis defended on 18 October 2013, Bio & Abstract


Andrei Stavila

Title: "‘Citizens-Minus’ and ‘Citizens-Plus’. A Normative Attempt to Defend Citizenship Acquisition as an Entitlement Based on Residence"

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI, Supervisor), Anna Triandafyllidou (EUI), Joseph Carens (University of Toronto), David Owen (University of Southampton)

Thesis defended on 10 December 2013, Bio & Abstract


Pedro Riera

Title: "Changing the Rules of The Game: On the Determinants and Consequences of Electoral Reform in Contemporay Democracies"

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Mark N. Franklin (MIT/EUI) (Supervisor), José Ramón Montero (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid), Matthew S. Shugart (University of California, Davis)

 Thesis defended on 7 June 2013, Bio & Abstract

Maarit Felicitas STROBELE (CH)


Title: "What does Suburbia Vote for? Changed Settlement Patterns and Political Preference in three European Countries"

Jury: Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI, Supervisor), Martin Kohli (EUI), Alan R. Walks (University of Toronto), Richard Rose (University of Stratchclyde)

Thesis defended on 11 June 2013, Bio & Abstract

Arpad TODOR (RO)


Title: "Revolutionary Roads. Diffusion of Neoliberal Tax Policies in the 10 Post-Communist New EU Member States"

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI, Supervisor), Sven Steinmo (EUI, Co-Supervisor), Dorothee Bohle (Central European University), Duane Swank (Marquette University, Milwaukee) (via videolink)

Thesis defended on 21 November 2013, Bio & Abstract

Milla Emilia VAHA (SF)


Title: "The Metaphysics of Moral Subjectivity. Theory without Practice"  

Jury: Mervyn Frost (King's College), Kimberly Hutchings (LSE), Friedrich V. Kratochwil (formerly EUI/CEU) (in absentia), Christian Reus-Smit (formerly EUI/Univ. Queensland) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 9 September, 2013, Bio & Abstract

Višnja VUKOV (HR)


Title: "Competition States on Europe's Periphery: Race to the Bottom and to the Top"

Jury: Dorothee Bohle (Central European University), Laszlo Bruszt (EUI) (Co-Supervisor), Martin Kohli (EUI) (Supervisor), Martin Myant (ETUI, formerly University of the West of Scotland)

Thesis defended on 17 September 2013, Bio & Abstract

Benjamin WAGNER (UK/DE)


Title: "Governing Internet Expression: The International and Transnational Politics of Freedom of Expression"

Jury: Juan Carlos De Martin (NEXA Center for Internet and Society, Politecnico di Torino), Kavé Salamatian (Université de Savoie), Sven Steinmo (EUI) (Supervisor), Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI)

Thesis defended on 3 December 2013, Bio & Abstract

David Munck WILLUMSEN (DK)

David Willumsen

Title: "Preferences, Parties and Pragmatic fidelity: Party Unity in European Legislatures"

Jury: Stefanie Bailer (ETH Zurich), (external co-supervisor), Mark Franklin (formerly EUI/MIT visiting scholar) Adrienne Héritier (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor), Simon Hix (LSE)

Thesis defended on 6 December 2013, Bio & Abstract.

Giulia ZANINI (IT)

Giulia Zanini

Title: "Transnational Reproduction: Experiences of Italian Reproductive Travellers Receiving Donor Gametes and Embryos Abroad"

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Joan Bestard Camps (University of Barcelona) (External Co-supervisor), Martin Kohli (EUI) (Supervisor), Enric Porqueres i Gené (EHESS)

Thesis defended on 4 June 2013, Bio & Abstract


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