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Theses Defended in 2018


Lars Berntzen 120xTitle: The Anti-Islamic Movement. Far Right and Liberal?

Jury: Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI/SNS, Supervisor), Susi Meret (Aalborg University), Olivier Roy (EUI), Jens Rydgren (Stockholm University)

Thesis defended on 23 February 2018, Bio & Abstract


Endre BorbathTitle: Parties and Protests in Crisis-Hit Europe: Continuity and Change in the Structure of Political Conflict

Jury: Dorothee Bohle (EUI), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI) (Supervisor), Tim Haughton (Univ. Birmingham), Jan Rovny (Paris, Institute of Political Studies)

Thesis defended on 06 December 2018, Bio & Abstract


Lela ChakhaiaTitle: Educational Inequalities in Transition: The Cases of Russia and Georgia

Jury: Gabriele Ballarino (University of Milan), Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI, Supervisor), Klarita Gërxhani (EUI), Irena Kogan (University of Mannheim)

Thesis defended on 21 June 2018,  Bio & Abstract


ChapkovskiTitle: Collective Sanctions: An experimental approach

Jury: Diego Gambetta (EUI, Supervisor), Elias Dinas (EUI), Andreas Flache (University of Groningen), Siegwart Lindenberg (Tilburg University)

Thesis defended on 14 September 2018, Bio & Abstract


Luc ChauvinTitle: A la recherche de l'autonomie en Méditerranée postcoloniale: l'exemple du Hip-Hop algérien

Jury: Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI/SNS - in absentia), Yves Gonzales-Quijano (Univ. Lyon 2), Thomas Hippler (Univ. Caen, Normandie), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS, Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 14 June, 2018, Bio & Abstract

Riccardo Emilio CHESTA (IT)

ChestaTitle: Contentious Politics of Expertise. Experts, Activists and Grassroots Environmentalism

Jury: Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI/SNS, Supervisor), Gianpaolo Baiocchi (New York University), Luigi Pellizzoni (University of Pisa), Stephane van Damme (EUI)

Thesis defended on 18 October 2018,  Bio & Abstract 


Daniela CHIRONI (IT)

Chironi webTitle: Radical Left Parties and Social Movements: Strategic Interactions

Jury: Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI/SNS, Supervisor), Philippe C. Schmitter (EUI), Luke March (University of Edinburgh), Ken Roberts (Cornell University - via videolink)

Thesis defended on 25 July 2018,  Bio & Abstract


Koen DamhuisTitle: Roads to the radical right. Understanding different forms of electoral support for radical right-wing parties in France and the Netherlands

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI), Mark Bovens (Utrecht Unviersity), Daniel Gaxie (Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, external Co-Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI, Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 14 December, 2018, Bio & Abstract


Koen 120Title: Public Policy and Inequality in Higher Education

Jury: Hans-Peter Blossfeld (formerly EUI/University of Bamberg, Supervisor), Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), Herman van der Werfhorst (University of Amsterdam), Carlo Barone (Sciences Po Paris)

Thesis defended on 13 February 2018, Bio & Abstract

Nisida GJOKSI (AT)

Nisida GjoksiTitle: Contested party–state relations in reforming the civil service in Albania and FYR Macedonia, 2000–13

Jury: László Bruszt (formerly EUI/CEU, Supervisor), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI), Jan-Meyer Sahling (Nottingham University), Isabela Mares (Columbia University - via videolink) 

Thesis defended on 17 May 2018, Bio & Abstract


OlgaGriaznovaTitle: Do origins matter? The effect of geographical and social mobility on preferences for redistribution

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI, Supervisor), Diego Gambetta (EUI), Ruud Luijkx (Tilburg University), Christian Welzel (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)

Thesis defended on 6 December 2018, Bio & Abstract

Estelle HERBAUT (FR)

Herbaut EstelleTitle: From access to attainment: patterns of social inequality and equity policies in higher education

Jury: Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI, Supervisor), Carlo Barone (Sciences Po Paris, external Co-Supervisor) Juho Härkönen (EUI) Mathieu Ichou (Institut national d’études démographiques-INED)

Thesis defended on 14 December 2018, Bio & Abstract


HolmsenTitle: Believe It or Not. The New Face of Religion in International Affairs: A case study of Sant'Egidio

Jury: Marc Gopin (George Mason University) (by videolink), Olivier Roy (EUI/RSCAS, Supervisor), Ole Jacob Sending (NUPI, Norway), Jennifer Welsh (EUI)

Thesis defended on 11 December 2018, Bio & Abstract


Despoina Karamperidou 120xTitle: The Business of State-Building. How Business Shaped Local Government Performance in Post-Conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jury: László Bruszt (formerly EUI/CEU, Supervisor), Dorothee Bohle (EUI), Ioannis Armakolas (University of Macedonia), Florian Bieber (University of Graz)

Thesis defended on 15 January 2018, Bio & Abstract

Krzysztof KRAKOWSKI (PL)

KrakowskiTitle: Some Behavioral Legacies of Exposure To Gangs, Riots, and War

Jury: Diego Gambetta, (EUI, Supervisor), Fabrizio Bernardi (EUI), David Laitin (Stanford University), Jason Wittenberg (University of California, Berkeley)

Thesis defended on 15 December 2018, Bio & Abstract


Joao_LabaredaTitle: A Theory of Distributive Justice for the European Union

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI, Supervisor), Jennifer Welsh (EUI), Andrea Sangiovanni (King's College London), Lea Ypi (London School of Economics) 

Thesis defended on 22 May 2018, Bio & Abstract 


NinaTitle: The asymmetric impact of Europe on national parliaments. The Swedish case

Jury: Stefano Bartolini (EUI), Torbjörn Bergman (Umeå University, external Co-Supervisor), Christoffer Green-Pedersen (Aarhus University), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI, Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 6 March, 2018, Bio & Abstract

Didem ORAL (TR)

ORAL_pictureTitle: Peace Movements in Militaristic Societies. Israel and Turkey as Unidentical Twins

Jury: Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI/SNS, Supervisor), Olivier Roy (EUI), Klaus Eder (Humboldt-Universität), Joel S. Migdal (University of Washington - by videolink)

Thesis defended on 17 May 2018, Bio & Abstract



PALACIOS, IreneTitle: The Effect of Institutions on Europeans’ Aspirations and Evaluations of Democracy

Jury: Stefan Dahlberg (University of Bergen), Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI, Supervisor), Laura Morales (Sciences Po, Paris), Alexander H. Trechsel (formerly EUI/University of Lucerne, Co-Supervisor)

Thesis defended on 19 May 2018, Bio & Abstract 

Lorenzo PICCOLI (IT)

Lorenzo PiccoliTitle: The politics of regional citizenship. Explaining variation in the right to health care for undocumented immigrants across Italian regions, Spanish autonomous communities, and Swiss cantons

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI, Supervisor),  Andrew Geddes, (EUI), Maurizio Ferrera (University of Milan), Liesbet Hooghe (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - via videolink)

Thesis defended on 11 April 2018, Bio & Abstract

Julia RONE (BG)

julia_webTitle: "Don't worry, we are from the Internet!" The Diffusion of Protest against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in the Age of Austerity

Jury: Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI/SNS, Supervisor), László Bruszt (SNS Florence/EUI - in absentia), Paolo Gerbaudo (King's College London), Sebastian Haunss (BIGSSS, University of Bremen)

Thesis defended on 22 February 2018, Bio & Abstract


Rubio GrundellTitle: The Dynamics of Securitisation and De-Securitisation in the European Union's Anti-Trafficking policies: The Case of Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation

Jury: Rainer Bauböck (EUI, Supervisor), Donatella Della Porta (formerly EUI/SNS), Emanuela Lombardo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Jef Huysmans (Queen Mary, University of London)

Thesis defended on 19 November 2018, Bio & Abstract


Anchalee Miriam RÜLAND (DE)

Anchalee RülandTitle: Norms in Conflict. An Analysis of State Responses to Norm Conflict in Southeast Asia

Jury: Jennifer Welsh (EUI, Supervisor), Jörn Dosch (University of Rostock), Ulrich Krotz (EUI), Wayne Sandholtz (USC Dornsife - via videolink)

Thesis defended on 20 September 2018, Bio & Abstract


niels selling01Title: Unity or Fracture? Explaining Political Preference Formation Among Large American, British, and German Firms

Jury: Pepper Culpepper (formerly EUI/University of Oxford, Supervisor), Philipp Genschel (EUI), Mark Mizruchi (University of Michigan), Stefano Pagliari (City University of London)

Thesis defended on 28 May 2018, Bio & Abstract


Tiago Casa Da SilvaTitle: Uninformative News or Hollow Campaigns? Political Campaign on the Social Networking Site and the Traditional Media Coverage

Jury: Alexander H. Trechsel (formerly EUI/University of Lucerne, Supervisor), Stefano Bartolini (EUI), Carlos Jalali (Universidade de Aveiro), Thomas Poguntke (PRuF)

Thesis defended on 12 June 2018, Bio & Abstract


Igor Skulkin Photo1Title: Why Incumbents Survive: Authoritarian Dominance and Regime Persistence in Russia

Jury: Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI, Supervisor), Vladimir Gel'man (Univ. St. Petersburg/Univ. Helsinki), Anton Hemerijck (EUI), John Ora Reuter (Univ. Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Thesis defended on 20 September 2018, Bio & Abstract

Katharina WOLF (DE)

Katharina WolfTitle: Europe's Military Responses to Humanitarian Crises

Jury: Ulrich Krotz (EUI, Supervisor),  Antonio Missiroli (NATO), James Sperling (University of Akron), Jennifer Welsh (EUI)

Thesis defended on 13 April 2018, Bio & Abstract


picture Tomasz webTitle: Towards Fiscalization of the European Union? The European and American Fiscal Unions in a comparative historical perspective

Jury: Alexander H. Trechsel (formerly EUI/University of Lucerne, Supervisor), Sergio Fabbrini (LUISS Guido Carli), Alojzy Z. Nowak (University of Warsaw), Sven H. Steinmo (University of Colorado, Boulder - via videolink)

Thesis defended on 15 March 2018, Bio & Abstract


Parthena 120Title: Discursive movement politics of the crisis: frames, "subjects" and cultures of sociopolitical contestation. A comparative analysis of the anti-austerity and pro-democracy mobilization of Greece and Spain

Jury: Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI/SNS, Supervisor), Olivier Roy (EUI), Cristina Flesher Fominaya (Loughborough University), Maria Kousis (University of Crete - via videolink)

Thesis defended on 17 May 2018, Bio & Abstract


ZhurlavevTitle: Microsociology of big events: the dynamics of eventual solidarities in "For fair elections" and Euromaidan protest movements

Jury: Donatella della Porta (formerly EUI/SNS, Supervisor), László Bruszt (formerly EUI/Central European University), Nina Eliasoph (University of Southern California - via videolink), Laurent Thévenot (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)

Thesis defended on 22 October 2018, Bio & Abstract


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