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Theses Defended in 2014

Ismail Emre BAYRAM (TR)


Title: "Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Financial Crises, Policy Learning and Mortgage Markets in Advanced Capitalist Economies"

Jury: Pepper Culpepper (EUI), Peter Englund (Stockholm School of Economics), Sven Steinmo (EUI) (Supervisor), Gunnar Trumbull (Harvard Business School) 

Thesis defended on 30 April 2014, Bio & Abstract

Camille BEDOCK (FR)

Camille Bedock

 Title: "Reforming Democracy: Institutional Engineering in Western Europe, 1990-2010"

 Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI), Jean-Benoit Pilet (Université libre de Bruxelles), Nicolas Sauger  (Sciences Po) (External Co-Supervisor), Sven Steinmo (EUI) (Supervisor)

 Thesis defended on 29 April 2014, Bio & Abstract


Besancenot_SophieTitle: "No Security without Development. No Development without Security. European Donors and Fragile States in Africa"

Jury: Ann Fitz-Gerlad (Cranfield University) (in absentia), Stephan Klingebield (German Development Institute, Bonn), Ulrich Krotz (EUI/RSCAS), Pascal Vennesson (formerly EUI/Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 12 June 2014, Bio & Abstract


PietroCastelliTitle: "Electoral debates on integration and immigration in Italian local elections. Milan, Prato and Rome compared"

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI), Ruud Koopmans (WZB), Hanspeter Kriesi (Supervisor) (EUI), Laura Morales (Leicester Univ)

Thesis defended on 9 December 2014, Bio & Abstract



Title: "Online communication spheres in social movements campaigns: the Italian referendum on water"

Jury: Lance Bennett (University of Washington), László Bruszt (EUI) (Co-Supervisor, in videolink), Donatella della Porta (EUI) (Supervisor), Mario Diani (Università degli Studi di Trento)

Thesis defended on 21 July 2014, Bio & Abstract


Martyn EGAN (UK)

MartynEganTitle: "Clandestine Circulation: Social Reproduction in the Shadow of the State"

Jury: Donatella della Porta (EUI), Johannes Hjellbrekke (Univ. Bergen), Reinoud Leenders (King's College, London) (in videolink), Olivier Roy (Supervisor) (EUI/RSCAS)

Theses defended on 9 December 2014, Bio & Abstract


KonstantinosEleftheriadisTitle: "Gender and Sexual Politics in Europe: Queer Festivals and their counterpublics"

Jury: Donatella della Porta (EUI, Supervisor), Didier Eribon (University of Amiens, Co-supervisor), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS), Verta Taylor (University of Santa Barbara - California) (in absentia)

Thesis defended on 4 November 2014, Bio & Abstract



AurélieFillod-ChabaudTitle: "'Au nom du père'. Une sociologie comparative du militantisme paternel en France et au Québec."

Jury: Donatella della Porta (EUI), Martin Kohli (EUI, Supervisor), Claude Martin (CNRS, Université de Rennes, External Co-Supervisor), Lilian Mathieu (CNRS, ENS de Lyon)

Thesis defended on 13 November 2014, Bio & Abstract


Markus GastingerTitle: "Negotiating Bilateral Trade Agreements in the European Union. Commission Autonomy and Member State Control"

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI), Eugénia da Conceiçao-Heldt (Univ. Dresden), Andreas Dür (Univ. Salzburg) (Co-Supervisor), Adrienne Héritier (Emeritus EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 18 November 2014, Bio & Abstract

Andrea GILLI (IT)


Title: "Unipolarity, Technological Change and Arms Manufacturing: Explaining Industrial alliances in the European Defense Industry"

Jury: Ulrich Krotz (EUI/RSCAS), Anand Menon (King's College, London), Antonio Missiroli (European Union Institute for Security Studies) (in conference call), Pascal Vennesson (formerly EUI/Rajaratnam School of International Studies) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 11 June 2014, Bio & Abstract



Title: "Trends, Covariates and Consequences ofIntergenerational Social Mobility in Post-Socialist Societies"

Jury: Martin Kohli (EUI/ Supervisor), Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI/ Co-Supervisor), Ellu Saar (Tallinn University), Martin Whyte, (Harvard University) (in conference call).

Thesis defended on 27 February 2014, Bio & Abstract

Conor Edward LITTLE (IRL)

Conor Little

Title: "Politics on the margins of government. A comparative study of Green parties in governing coalitions"

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI) (Co-Supervisor), Kris Deschouwer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Adrienne Héritier (RSCAS/EUI) (Supervisor), Thomas Poguntke (Univ. Düsseldorf)

Thesis defended on 24 March 2014, Bio & Abstract


MarkertTitle: "Striving for Autonomy? Preferences and Strategies of Governments in the EU's Police and Criminal Justice Cooperation"           

Jury: Adrienne Héritier (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor), Brigid Laffan (RSCAS), Sandra Lavenex (Univ. Lucerne), Wolfgang Wagner (Univ. Amsterdam) 

Thesis defended on 10 January 2014, Bio & Abstract

Emmanuelle MATHIEU (FR)

EmmanuelleMathieuTitle: "Networks, Committees or Agencies? Coordination and Expertise in the Implementation of EU Regulatory Policies"

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI), Renaud Dehousse (Centre d'Etudes Européennes de Sciences Po, Paris), Adrienne Héritier (Emeritus EUI) (Supervisor), Mark Thatcher (LSE)

Thesis defended on 31 October 2014, Bio & Abstract

Pelle MOOS (DK)

Pelle_miniTitle: "An Uncertain Business: Industry Responses to the Regulation of Nanotechnologies"

Jury: Pepper Culpepper (EUI, Supervisor), Steven Casper (Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences), David Coen (University College London), Adrienne Héritier (EUI/RSCAS)

Thesis defended on 29 September 2014, Bio & Abstract

Francis Patrick O'CONNOR (IRL)

FrancisO'ConnorTitle: "Armed Social Movements and Insurgency. The PKK and its Communities of Support"

Jury: Donatella della Porta (EUI, Supervisor), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS), Joost Jongerden (Wageningen University), Jocelyn Viterna (Harvard University)

Thesis defended on 18 November 2014, Bio & Abstract



Title: "Evolution Rather Than Revolution - a Comparative Analysis of E-Democracy"

Jury: Donatella della Porta (EUI), Rachel Gibson (University of Manchester), Graham Smith (University of Westminster), Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI, Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 18 February 2014, Bio & Abstract

Tamara POPIĆ (HR/RS)

Tamara PopicTitle: "Policy Learning, Fast and Slow: Market-Oriented Reforms of Czech and Polish Healthcare Policy, 1989-2009"

Jury: László Bruszt (EUI), Ana Marta Guillén Rodríguez (University of Oviedo), Ellen Immergut (Humboldt University), Sven Steinmo (EUI, Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 24 November 2014, Bio & Abstract

Raphael REINKE (DE)

ReinkeRaphaelFotoTitle: "The Politics of Bank Bailouts"

Jury: Pepper Culpepper (EUI, Supervisor), Mark Hallerberg (Hertie School of Governance, by videolink), Ellen Immergut (Humboldt University of Berlin), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI)

Thesis defended on 24 November 2014, Bio & Abstract


Frédéric RENKENS (CH/BE)

RenkensTitle: "The Discourse of Self-Actualization under the  Influence of Academic Institutional Framework and Social Backgroung". Comparing STudents' Narratives in French and American Elite and Non-Elite Universities"

Jury: Hans-Peter Blossfeld (EUI), Jaap Dronkers (formerly EUI/Univ. Maastricht), Mieke van Houtte (Univ. Ghent), Agnès van Zanten (Sciences Po, Paris)

Thesis defended on 13 June 2014, Bio & Abstract

Julien TOPAL (NL)

Julien TopalTitle: "Conceptualizing Corporate Responsibilities. Agency, Reciprocity and the Constitutive Role of Law "

Jury: Dennis Patterson (EUI, Supervisor), Rainer Bauböck (EUI), Leif Wenar (King’s College London), George Pavlakos (University of Antwerp)

Thesis defended on 10 January 2014, Bio & Abstract

Jordanka TOMKOVA (SVK)

TomkovaTitle: "Towards a Virtual Constituency? Comparative Dimensions of MEPs' Offline-Online Constituency Orientations"

Jury: David Farrell (University College Dublin), Thomas Poguntke (University of Düsseldorf), Giovanni Sartor (EUI), Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI, Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 25 March 2014, Bio & Abstract


Milena TripkovicTitle: "Punishment and Citizenship. A Theory of Criminal Disenfranchisement"

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI) (Supervisor), Ian Loader (University of Oxford) (External Supervisor), Richard Bellamy (EUI), Dirk Van Zyl Smit (University of  Nottingham)

Thesis defended on 4 December 2014, Bio & Abstract

Kristian VOSS (USA/DE)


Title: "Nature and Nation in Harmony: The Ecological Component of Far Right Ideology"

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI), Roger Eatwell (University of Bath), Piero Ignazi (University of Bologna), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 26 May 2014, Bio & Abstract


WesterwinterTitle: "The Politics of Transnational Institutions. Power, Bargaining and Institutional Choice"

Jury: Miles Kahler (Univ. California S. Diego) (external Co-Supervisor), Friedrich V. Kratochwil (formerly EUI/CEUI/Budapest) (Supervisor), Ulrich Krotz (EUI/RSCAS), Duncan Snidal (Nuffield College, Oxford)

Thesis defended on 10 June 2014, Bio & Abstract

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