PhD Dissertations 2008


The Causes and Effects of the Developmental Risk-taking of Democracies: Comparing the United States and Great Britain
by Hairong Lai
Defense Committee: Zheng Yongnian, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham; Maria Csanadi, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Tamas Meszerics, CEU; Zsolt Enyedi, CEU supervisor.
Defended: 21 November 2008.

Friendship Communities? The Politics of Regional Intergovernmental Cooperation in Eastern Europe 1990-2007
by Luciana Ghica
Defense Committee: Stefan Wolff, Professor, Nottingham University; Dimitar Bechev, Research Fellow, Oxford University; Balazs Trencseny, History Dept., CEU; Zsolt Enyedi, CEU; Andras Bozoki, CEU supervisor.
Defended: 7 November 2008.

Power-sharing - The Element of Continuity in Nigerian Politics
by Nkwachukwu Orji
Defense Committee: Raufu Mustapha, St. Anthony College, Oxford, UK; Cyril Obi, Nordic Africa Institute and Department of Peace and Conflict Research at the University of Uppsala, Sweeden; Nenad Dimitrijevic, CEU supervisor.
Defended: 29 August 2008.

Democratic Regime Types and the International Risk-taking of Democracies: Comparing the United States and Great Britain
by Eszter Simon
Defense Committee: Andras Bozoki, CEU, Chair; Paul Roe IRES, CEU; Cooper A. Drury, University of Missouri, US; Tamás Meszerics, CEU supervisor
Defended: 2 June 2008.

Signaling and Commitment Properties of Partial Privatization
by Svetoslav Salkin
Defense Committee: Ruben Mnatsakanian, Environmental Sciences Dept., CEU, Chair; Andrzej Baniak, Economics Dept., CEU; Anil Duman, CEU; Sujoy Mukerji, Oxford University, UK; Julius Horvath, Economics Dept., CEU supervisor.
Defended: 28 January 2008.