PhD Dissertations 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


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