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Theses Defended in 2017


Francisco Guillermo ALONSO NORMA (MX)

Francisco Alonso_WEBTitle: From the American Dream to the Mexican Nightmare. How US Border Control Enforcement and Migratory Policies are Fueling Violence in Mexico

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI, Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI, Co-supervisor), Wil Pansters (University of Groningen, Utrecht University), Jorge Durand (Universidad de Guadalajara, CIDE) (via videolink)

Thesis defended on 15 September 2017, Bio & Abstract



Albert_Pic_WebTitle: Unequal after all? Non-ethnic explanations of ethnic penalties in the labour market

Jury: Hanspeter Blossfeld (University of Bamberg / formerly EUI, Supervisor), Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Héctor Cebolla Boado (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), Lucinda Platt (London School of Economics)

Thesis defended on 18 December 2017, Bio & Abstract 



Macarena Ares_AbaldeTitle: A new working class? A cross-national and a longitudinal approach to class voting in post-industrial societies

Jury; Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI) (Co-Supervisor), Geoffrey Evans (Nuffield College, Oxford) (over skype), Silja Haeusermann (Univ. Zurich), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 29 Nvoember, 2017, Bio & Abstract



BeyluniogluTitle: Freedom of Religion in Turkey between Secular and Islamic Values. The Situation of Christians

Jury: Sahin Alpay (Emeritus, Univ. Bahcesehir, Istanbul) (in absentia), Donatella della Porta (SNS, Firenze) (in absentia), Nilüfer Göle (EHESS, Paris), Olivier Roy (EUI / RSCAS) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 26 January 2017, Bio & Abstract



Camille BRUGIER (FR)

Camille BrugierTitle: Soft-Balancing the United States, Forum-Shopping or Prestige Diplomacy? Explaining the Rise and Expansion of EU-China Trade Relations

Jury: Ulrich Krotz (EUI, Supervisor), Sabine Saurugger (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Grenoble), May-Britt Stumbaum (Freie Universität Berlin), Jennifer Welsh (EUI)

Thesis defended on 7 June 2017, Bio & Abstract



Bulfone_Fabio with credits (1)Title: The State Strikes Back: Industrial Policy, State Power and the Emergence of Competitive Multinational Enterprises in Italy and Spain

Jury: Dorothee Bohle (EUI), Pepper Culpepper (University of Oxford/formerly EUI, Supervisor), Richard Deeg (Temple University), Mark Thatcher (London School of Economics)

Thesis defended on 17 November 2017, Bio & Abstract




De AngelisTitle: Bridging Troubled Water: Electoral Availability in European Party Systems in the Aftermath of the Great Recession (2009-2014) An Application of Bayesian Ideal Point Estimation

Jury: Alexander H. Trechsel (University of Lucerne / formerly EUI, Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Russell J. Dalton (University of California, Irvine), David Farrell (University College Dublin)

Thesis defended on 21 June 2017, Bio & Abstract




JamesDennison2Title: Re-Thinking Turnout. Explaining WIthin-Individual variation in Electoral Participation

Jury: Harold C. Clarke (Texas Univ) (external co-Supervisor), Geoffrey Evans (Nuffield College), Diego Gambeta (EUI), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 7 July, 2017, Bio & Abstract




Jonas Bergan DRAEGE

Jonas_120Title: The Aftermath of Turkey's Gezi Protests. How Political Parties Respond to Social Movements

Jury: Ali Çarkoğlu (Koc University), Donatella della Porta (EUI/SNS, supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Katrin Uba (Uppsala University)

Thesis defended on 5 September 2017, Bio & Abstract



sara 120Title: The Role of Social Policy in Poverty Reduction: A Comparative Study on Life Course Changes and the Dynamics of Poverty in Germany and the United Kingdom

Jury: Hans-Peter Blossfeld (EUI, supervisor), Jonathan Bradshaw (University of York), Martin Diewald (University of Bielefeld), Klarita Gerxhäni (EUI)

Thesis defended on 26 June 2017, Bio & Abstract


Anne Christine HOLTMANN

Anne Christine Holtmann

Title: Why are children from disadvantaged families left behind? The impacts of families, schools, and education systems on students’ achievement

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI) (Supervisor), Hans-Peter Blossfeld (EUI) (via videolink), Heike Solga (WZB), Herman van de Werfhorst (University of Amsterdam)

Thesis defended on 30 October 2017, Bio & Abstract 



J Karremans_2

Title: State Interests vs. Citizens' Preferences: On which Side do (Labour) Parties Stand?

Jury: Pepper Culpepper (University of Oxford / formerly EUI, Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI, Co-Supervisor), Ferdinand Müller-Rommel (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg), Maurits van der Veen (College of William & Mary)

Thesis defended on 31 March 2017, Bio & Abstract



Johanne KUEBLER (DE)


Title: Distant Proximity: A comparative analysis of migrant netizen engagement before and during the Arab Spring

Jury: Fiona Adamson (SOAS, Univ. London), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI, Supervisor), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS), Alexandra Segerberg (Univ. Stockholm)

Thesis defended on 8 May 2017, Bio & Abstract




KutmanalievTitle: Ethnic violence and peace in southern Kyrgyzstan: Intragroup policing and intergroup non-aggression pacts

Jury: Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI / SNS, Supervisor), Olivier Roy (EUI), Mark Beissinger (Princeton University), David Waddington (Sheffield Hallam University) (via video)

Thesis defended on 29 September 2017, Bio & Abstract




Anna_webTitle: Revisiting the question of institutional design in ethnically divided societies through the lens of minority education. Comparative perspectives from Europe's Eastern periphery

Jury: Hanspeter Blossfeld (EUI / University of Bamberg, Supervisor), Anna Triandafyllidou (EUI), Zsuzsa Csergo (Queen's University - by videolink), Matthias vom Hau (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals)

Thesis defended on 18 December 2017, Bio & Abstract



Hugo LEAL (PT)

Hugo LealTitle: The Emergence of Collective Action Networks. Dynamic Protest Waves and Mobilisation Spirals in Egypt

Jury: Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI/SNS, Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Mario Diani (University of Trento), Maha Abdelrahman (University of Cambridge) (In absentia)

Thesis defended on 27 November 2017, Bio & Abstract




Title: Education and Health across Lives, Cohorts and Countries: A Study of Cumulative (Dis)Advantage in Germany, Sweden and the United States

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Hans-Peter Blossfeld (EUI, Supervisor), Johan Fritzell (Karolinska Institutet), Johan Mackenbach (Erasmus Medical School)

Thesis defended on 4 May 2017, Bio & Abstract


Martin Neil LESTRA (FR)

Lestra_MartinTitle: Treading Diverging Paths. Donor proliferation and aid transparency in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates

Jury: Philippe Droz-Vincent (Sciences Po Grenoble) (external co-supervisor), Gerd Nonneman (Georgetown University's School fo Foreign Service in Qatar), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor), Jennifer Welsh (EUI)

Thesis defended on 7 December, 2017 Bio & Abstract


Alexis LUBOW (FR)

Lubow_AlexisTitle: Taming Regulatory Competition: Interest Groups v. Joint-Decision Trap. Four EU Policy Cases on Workers Mobility

Jury: Pieter Bouwen (KU Leuven/Commission) (in absentia) László Bruszt (formerly EUI/SNS Florence) (skype), Adrienne Héritier (EUI Emeritus) (Supervisor), Susanne K. Schmidt (Univ. Bremen)

Thesis defended on 18 May 2017, Bio & Abstract



Ludvig LundstedtTitle: Too Big To Fail. Financial Market Reform in Transition Economies

Jury: Laszlo Bruszt (EUI / SNS) (Supervisor), Dorothee Bohle (EUI), Juliet Johnson (McGill University, Quebec), Nauro Campos (Brunel University London)

Thesis defended on 13 December 2017, Bio & Abstract





Juan webTitle: A Theory of Civilian Noncooperation with Armed Groups. Civilian Agency and Self-Protection in the Colombian Civil War

Jury: Donatella della Porta (EUI/SNS, Supervisor), Sidney Tarrow (Cornell University), Jennifer Welsh (EUI) Elisabeth Wood (Yale University - by videoconference)

Thesis defended on 24 October 2017, Bio & Abstract


Michal Maciej MATLAK (PL)

MatlakTitle: Forms of Secularism and the Nature of European Integration

Jury: François Foret (Univ. Libre de Bruxelles), Jan-Werner Mueller (Princeton Univ), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor), Joseph Weiler (formerly EUI/NYU)

Thesis defended on 20 October 2017, Bio & Abstract




Ewan Edwar MELLOR (UK)

Mellor EwanTitle: Just and Unjust Distributions in War: The Moral Equality of Combatants and the Normative Structure of War

Jury: James Pattison (Univ. Manchester), Chris Reus-Smit (formerly EUI / Univ. Queensland) (Supervisor), Peter Sutch (Univ. Cardiff), Jennifer Welsh (EUI)

Thesis defended on 5 April 2017, Bio & Abstract




Michel_ElieTitle: Welfare Politics and the Radical Right. The Relevance of Welfare Politics for the Radical Right's Success in Western Europe

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI), Martial Foucault (Sciences Po, Paris), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor), Jens Rydgren (Stockholm University)

Thesis defended on 15 May 2017 Bio & Abstract


Jeroen MOES (NL)

Jeroen MoesTitle: Imagining Europe. Identities, Geography, and Method

Jury: Martin Kohli (EUI) (Supervisor), Donatella della Porta (SNS/formerly EUI), Adrian Favell (University of Leeds), Sophie Duchesne (Nanterre University, Paris)

Thesis defended on 24 November 2017, Bio & Abstract





MustonenTitle: Cosmopolitanism and its Others: Social Distinction in Egypt in the aftermath of the Revolution of 2011

Jury: Jean.Pascal Daloz (CNRS/MISHA, Strasbourg), Heba Raouf Ezzat (Cairo University) (in skype), Anna Triandafyllidou (EUI/RSCAS), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS) (Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 31st May 2017 Bio & Abstract




NetterstromTitle; Essays on the Revolution in Tunisia

Jury: Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Nadia Marzouki (Harvard/EHESS), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS), (Supervisor), Malika Zeghal (Harvard) (in absentia)

Thesis defended on 10 July, 2017, Bio & Abstract



Sanne NOYON (NL)

Sanne NoyonTitle: Great Expectations: A Sociocognitive Perspective on Attitudes Toward Immigrants

Jury: Delia Baldassarri (New York University), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Sven Steinmo (EUI, Supervisor), Tom W.G. van der Meer (University of Amsterdam)

Thesis defended on 5 June 2017, Bio & Abstract 



Martín Portos GarciaTitle: Voicing Outrage, Contending with Austerity: Mobilisation in Spain under the Great Recession

Jury: Eva Anduiza (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona), Donatella della Porta (SNS/EUI, supervisor), Robert M Fisherman (Madrid Carlos III's University), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI)

Thesis defended on 17 February 2017, Bio & Abstract



Marit RebaneTitle: The Start of Inequality. Evidence from Italian Time-Use Data

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI, Supervisor), Martin Kohli (EUI), Jonathan Gershuny (University of Oxford), Maria Letizia Tanturri (University of Padua)

Thesis defended on 28 November 20107, Bio & Abstract



Sanna Liisa Kaarina SALO (FIN)

2011-6-27 Sanna Salo.jpgTitle: The Curious Prevalence of Austerity. Economic Ideas in Public Debates on the Eurozone Crisis in Ireland and Finland, 2008-2012

Jury: Mark Blyth (Brown University), Pepper Culpepper (University of Oxford) (Co-Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor), Niamh Hardiman (UCD)

Thesis defended on 31 March 2017, Bio & Abstract




Laia_PictureTitle: A chip off the old block. Privilege and upper class educational opportunities

Jury: Hans-Peter Blossfeld (EUI, supervisor), Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Hyunjoon Park (University of Pennsylvania), Hector Cebolla Boado (University of Madrid - by videolink)

Thesis defended on 16 May 2017, Bio & Abstract




Daniel SCHULZ (DE)

Daniel SchulzTitle: Too Little, Too Late? How Central Bankers' Beliefs Influence What They Do

Jury: Mark Blyth (Brown University), Philipp Genschel (EUI), Leonard Seabrooke (Copenhagen Business School), Sven Steinmo (EUI, Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 6 June 2017, Bio & Abstract





foto Susi web2Title: Is It All in Your Head? Personality in the Context of Intergenerational Reproduction of Inequality

Jury: Hans-Peter Blossfeld (EUI/Bamberg University, supervisor), Diego Gambetta (EUI), Michelle Jackson (Stanford University - by videoconference), Sabine Weinert (Bamberg University)

Thesis defended on 27 November 2017, Bio & Abstract




ValbruzziTitle: Government Alternation in Western Europe: A Comparative Exploration

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI, Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Ferdinand Mueller-Rommel (University of Lüneburg), Gianfranco Pasquino (University of Bologna)

Thesis defended on 19 May 2017, Bio & Abstract




Mathilde Maria VAN DITMARS (NL)

VAN DITMARS 120x120Title: Family and Politics. The enduring inflluence of the parental home in the development and transmission of political ideology

Jury: Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI/University of Lucerne, Supervisor), Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI, Co-supervisor), Prof Elias Dinas (University of Oxford), Prof Marc Hooghe (University of Leuven)

Thesis defended on 13 September 2017, Bio & Abstract



Watmough Simon2Title: Democracy in the Shadow of the Deep State. Guardian Hybrid Regimes in Turkey and Thailand

Jury: Chris Reus-Smit (Univ. Queensland / formerly EUI) (Supervisor), Philippe C. Schmitter (EUI Emeritus) (in absentia), Laurence Whitehead (Nuffield College, Oxford) (in skype), Ayse Zarakol (Univ. Cambridge)

Thesis defended on 7 April 2017, Bio & Abstract



Margarita Z 1Title: When Elections Subvert Authoritarianism. Failed Cooptation and Russian Post-Electoral Protests of 2011-12

Jury: Alexander H. Trechsel (University of Lucerne/ formerly EUI, Supervisor), Grigorii V. Golosov (European University at Saint Petersburg - External Supervisor), Luciano Bardi (EUI), Jennifer Gandhi (Emory University), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI)

Thesis defended on 15 September 2017, Bio & Abstract


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