PhD Dissertations

See also MA theses submitted to the department and on the website of the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations

2021

A LIBERAL THEORY OF THE EXPLOITATION OLABOUR

By Stanislas Richard

Defense Committee:

Janos Kis (supervisor, Central European University)
Andres Moles (Central European University)
Nicholas Vrousalis (external member, Erasmus University, Rotterdam)
Anca Gheaus (chair, Central European University)

Date of the Defense: 15 January, 2021

2020

THE DUAL PROCESS OF IDENTITY FORMATION AND COLLECTIVE MOBILIZATION FROM BELOW: TURKISH DIASPORA ON KINSHIP CARE IN GERMANY

By Görkem Atsungur

Defense Committee:

Inna Melnykovska (supervisor, Central European University)
Andras Bozoki (Central European University)
Asli Yayak (external member, Bursa University)
Bela Greskovits (chair, Central European University)

Date of the Defense: 11 December, 2020

REFUGEES: THE UNFREE AND OPPRESSED NORMATIVE FOUNDATIONS OF REFUGEEHOOD AND RIGHTS IN DISPLACEMENT

By Felix Bender

Defense Committee:

Nenad Dimitrijevic (supervisor, Central European University)
Patti Lenard (external, University of Ottawa)
Janos Kis (Central European University)
Zoltan Miklosi (chair, Central European University) 

Date of the Defense: 4 June, 2020

2019

INTERROGATING SOCIALISM: A STUDY OF THE NORMATIVE FOUNDATION OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIALIST PROGRAMS

By Man Kong Li

Defense Committee:

Janos Kis (supervisor, Central European University) 
Andres Moles (Central European University)
Martin O'Neill (external, University of York)
Zoltan Miklosi (chair, Central European University)

Date of the Defense: 10 December, 2019

By Viktor Ivankovic

Defense Committee:

Andres Moles (supervisor, Central European University) 
Christoph Heintz (Central European University)
Thomas Douglas (external member, University of Oxford, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics) 
Zoltan Miklosi (chair, Central European University)

Date of the Defense: 14 November, 2019

THE STRUGGLE FOR ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN EUROPE PARTISANSHIP AND PARTY RESPONSIVENESS

By Alexandru Moise

Defense Committee:

Thomas Fetzer (chair, Central European University) 
Carsten Schneider (Central European University) 
Evelyne Huebscher (supervisor, Central European University)
Ellen M. Immergut (external, Chair in Political Sciences, European University Institute)

Date of the Defense: 23 September, 2019

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By Roland Schmidt

Defense Committee:

Carsten Schneider (supervisor, Central European University) 
Anton Pelinka (Central European University)
Stefan Wolff (external member, University of Birmingham) 
Erin Jenne (chair, Central European University)

Date of the Defense: 13 August, 2019

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TAKING PARTLY FREE VOTERS SERIOUSLY: HOW PARTY-VOTER LINKAGES AFFECT POLITICAL STABILITY

By Koba Turmanidze

Defense Committee:

Inna Melnykovska (chair, CEU)
Gabor Simonovits (CEU)
Julie A. George (external, CUNY)
Matteo Fumagalli (supervisor, University of St Andrews) 

Date of the Defense: 24 May, 2019 

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NETWORK TIES AND THE POLITICS OF RENATIONALIZATION: EMBEDDEDNESS, POLITICAL-BUSINESS RELATIONS AND RENATIONALIZATION IN POST-MILOŠEVIĆ SERBIA

By Milos Resimic

Defense Committee:

Inna Melnykovska (chair, CEU) 
Balazs Vedres (supervisor, CEU)
Andras Bozoki (CEU) 
Roger Schoenman (external, UC Santa Cruz)

Date of the Defense: 21 May, 2019

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COLLECTIVE MOBILIZATION AND DYNAMIC REPRESENTATION
FROM CITIZENS TO POLICY AND BACK AGAIN

By Ioana-Elena Oana

Defense Committee:

Zsolt Enyedi (supervisor, CEU) 
Swen Hutter (external, Lichtenberg-Professor in Political Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin and Vice Director of the Center for Civil Society Research in Berlin) 
Carsten Schneider (CEU) 
Evelyne Huebscher (chair, CEU)

Date of the Defense:  25 April, 2019

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NEW PARTY ORGANIZATIONS AND INTRA-PARTY DEMOCRACY: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE FIVE STAR MOVEMENT AND PODEMOS

By Balint Mikola

Defense Committee:
Zsolt Enyedi (supervisor, CEU) 
Gabor Toka (CEU)
Nicole Bolleyer (external, Exeter University)
Marina Popescu (chair, former CEU)

Date of the Defense: 20 February, 2019

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HIDDEN DIALOGUES WITH THE PAST: CINEMA AND MEMORY OF THE `HOMELAND WAR`

By Tamara Kolaric

Defense Committee:
Lea Sgier (co-supervisor, former CEU, University of Geneva – SPERI) 
Nenad Dimitrijevic (co-supervisor, CEU)
Jasmina Lukic (CEU)
Dagmar Brunow (external, Linnaeus University)
Alexander Astrov (chair, CEU)

Date of the Defense: 18 February, 2019

2018

MOVEMENT AS AN ESSENTIAL INTEREST: A CASE FOR JUST BORDERS
By Georgiana Turculet
Supervisor: Andres Moles
Date of the Defense: 15 October, 2018

‘FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE’: A NORMATIVE EXPLORATION OF THE MILITANT DEMOCRACY PRINCIPLE
By Miles Maftean
Supervisor: Nenad Dimitrijevic
Date of the Defense: 20 September, 2018

ON THE STATE'S DUTY TO CREATE A JUST WORLD ORDER
By Jelena Belic
Supervisor: Zoltan Miklosi
Date of the Defense: 18 September, 2018

THE POLITICS OF UPWARD (RE-?) DISTRIBUTION: POLITICAL CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF CEO PAY ACROSS ADVANCED DEMOCRACIES
By Renira C. Angeles
Supervisor: Achim Kemmerling 
Date of the Defense: 11 May, 2018

Women’s Islamic Movements and Politico-Religious Empowerment: Accommodation, Dissent, and Transgression in Turkey and Egypt (1995-2016)

by Asli Karaca
supervisors: Lea Sgier, Nadia Al-Bagdadi
Date of Defense: 16 February, 2018

2017

The Many Faces of Authoritarian Persistence
by Seraphine Maerz
supervisor: Carsten Q. Schneider
Date of Defense: 15 December, 2017

The Fault in Our Parties: Income Inequality, Political Participation, and the Consequences of Party Programmatic Shifts in OECD Countries
by Constantin Manuel Bosancianu
supervisor: Levente Littvay
Date of Defense: August 9, 2017

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Contemporary Populism: Actors, Causes, and Consequences Across 28 Democracies
by Bruno Castanho Silva
supervisor: Carsten Q. Schneider
Date of Defense: July 31, 2017

Opportunity Matters: Economic Inequality and Redistribution Across Western Democracies 
by Bastian Becker
supervisor: Thilo Bodenstein
Date of Defense: June 14, 2017

The Networked Phenomenon of State Capture: Network Dynamics, Unintended Consequences, and Business-Political Relations in Hungary, 2009-2012
by Silvia Ioana Fierascu
supervisor: Balázs Vedres
Date of Defense: June 13, 2017

Lost in Space - Pairwise Comparisons of Parties as an Alternative to Left-Right Measures of Political Difference
by Martin Molder
supervisor: Zsolt Enyedi
Date of Defense: June 8, 2017

Elite Conflicts and Their Effects on Political Support as a Function of Elite and Mass Polarization 
by Gergo Zavecz
supervisor: Gabor Toka
Date of Defense: May 31, 2017

When Bureaucrats Constrain the Grabbing Hand Environmental Resource Sustainability in Tourism
by Sanja Hajdinjak
supervisor: Cristina Corduneanu-Huci 
Date of Defense: May 30, 2017

The Political Economy of Innovation: Technological Nationalism, Executive Interference, and Neo-Populism in the R&D Sector in Turkey
by Huseyin Emrah Karaoguz
supervisor: Laszlo Csaba
Defended: March 31, 2017

The Devout and the Disabled: Religious and Cultural Accommodation as Human Variation
by Miklos Zala
supervisor: Andres Moles
Defended: February 17, 2017