Doctoral Dissertations Defended in 2014

2014

The dynamics of Polish patriotism after 1989: concepts, debates, identities

by Dorota Szeligowska

Dissertation Committee:
Lea Sgier (CEU - supervisor, voting member)
Balazs Trencsenyi (CEU - voting member)
Georges Mink (University of Paris 10 - external member, voting member)
Nenad Dimitrijevic (CEU - chair, non-voting member)

Date of Defense: December 18, 2014

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Romania’s Euro-Atlantic Security Profile Post-Cold War: Transitional Security Habitus and the Praxis of Romania’s Security Field

by Raluca Csernatoni

Dissertation Committee:
Michael Merlingen (CEU - supervisor, voting member)
Xymena Kurowska (CEU - voting member)
Sven Biscop (Europe in the World program director, Royal Institute for International Relations, Egmont, Belgium - external voting member)
Uwe Puetter (CEU - chair, non-voting member)

Date of Defense: November 21, 2014

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Fragile Proxies: The Politics of Control and Defection in State Sponsorship of Rebel Organizations

by Milos Popovic

Dissertation Committee:
Matteo Fumagalli (CEU - supervisor, voting member)
Erin Jenne (CEU - voting member)
Idean Salehyan (University of North Texas - external member, voting member)
Alan Watt (CEU - chair, non-voting member)
Date of Defense: November 14, 2014

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Competition Between Minority Ethnic Parties in Post-conflict Countries: Performance of Minority Parties in Croatia and Macedonia

by Dane Taleski

Dissertation Committee:
Andras Bozoki (CEU - supervisor, voting member)
Erin Jenne (CEU - voting member)
Susan Woodward (City University of New York - external voting member)
Carsten Schneider (CEU - chair, non-voting member)

Date of Defense: November 14, 2014

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All Together Alone: On Moral Responsibility for Collective Wrongdoing

by Stearns Broadhead

Dissertation Committee:
Nenad Dimitrijevic (CEU - supervisor, voting member)
Janos Kis (CEU - voting member)
Michael J. Zimmerman (University of North Carolina - external voting member)
Andres Moles (CEU - chair, non-voting member)

Date of Defense: October 16, 2014

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Non-State Actors in Euro-Mediterranean Politics: Regional Convergence and Pro-Integration Advocacy

by Johannes Mueller

Dissertation Committee:

Uwe Puetter (CEU - supervisor, voting member)
Daniel Monterescu (CEU - voting member)
Elisabeth Johansson-Nogues (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) - external voting member)
Michael Merlingen (CEU - chair, non-voting member)

Date of defense: October 3, 2014

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From Legislative Decisions to Policy Coordination: Collaborative Federalism and the Changing Character of Intergovernmental Relations in Canada and the European Union

by Robert Csehi

Dissertation Committee:

Uwe Puetter (CEU - supervisor, voting member)
Marie-Pierre Granger (CEU - voting member)
Markus Jachtenfuchs (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin - external voting member)
Matteo Fumagalli (CEU - chair, non-voting member)

Date of defense: September 19, 2014

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Neutrality With Perfection: The Convergence Thesis

by Eldar Sarajlic

Dissertation Committee:

Janos Kis (CEU - supervisor - voting member)
Nenad Dimitrijevic (CEU - voting member)
Ben Colburn (University of Glasgow - external voting member)
Aziz al-Azmeh (CEU chair- non voting member)

Date of defense: June 24, 2014

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“Mindset Matters" Understanding Prime Ministers' Performance in Central and Eastern Europe

by Bojana Kocijan

Dissertation Committee:

Andras Bozoki (CEU supervisor voting member)
Lea Sgier (CEU external voting member)
John Higley (external voting member - University of Austin Texas)
Carsten Schneider (CEU - chair of the committee)
Andras Korosenyi (informal member of the committee - Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Date of Defense: June 20, 2014

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Property Owning Democracy, Socialism and Justice: Rawlsian and Marxist Perspectives on the Content of Social Justice

By Valentin Stoian

Dissertation Committee:

Janos Kis (supervisor, CEU - voting member)
Andres Moles (CEU - voting member)
Martin O'Neill ( external voting member - Senior Lecturer at the University of York)
Zoltan Miklosi (chair, CEU - non voting member)

Date of defense: June 19, 2014

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Party Outcomes in Hybrid Regimes in the Western Balkans and Beyond

by Ivan Vukovic

Dissertation Committee:

Zsolt Enyedi (supervisor)
Carsten Schneider (CEU - voting member)
Steven Levitsky (external voting member - Professor of Government- Harvard University)
Nenad Dimitrijevic (chair CEU - non voting member)

Date of defense: June 18, 2014

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Russian foreign policy and outward foreign direct investments: cooperation, subordination or disengagement?

by Sanja Tepavcevic

Dissertation Committee:

Bela Greskovits (supervisor, CEU - voting member)
Laszlo Csaba (CEU - voting member)
Philip Hanson (external voting member, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs)
Julius Horvath (chair CEU - non voting member)

Date of defense: June 17, 2014

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Partnership Principle for Structural Funds in the New Member States. Understanding Contestation over the EU Requirements

by Andrey Demidov

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Dissertation Committee:

Uwe Puetter (supervisor, CEU - voting member)
Viola Zentai (CEU - voting member)
Stijn Smismans (external voting member - University of Cardiff)
Marie-Pierre Granger (chair CEU - non voting member)

Date of defense: June 11, 2014

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Dynamics of Party Politics, Electoral Competition and Cooperation within the Hungarian Minorities of Romania, Serbia and Slovakia

by Istvan Gergo Szekely

Dissertation Committee:

Enyedi Zsolt (supervisor, CEU - voting member)
Erin Jenne (CEU - voting member)
Zsuzsa Csergo (Department of Political Studies Queen's University Canada)
Carsten Schneider (chair CEU - non voting member)

Date of defense: June 11, 2014

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Censorship between ambiguity and effectiveness: Rules, trust and informal practices in Romania (1949-1989)

by Agnes Kiss

Dissertation Committee:

Matteo Fumagalli (supervisor, CEU - voting member)
Andras Bozoki (CEU - voting member)
Stefano Bottoni ( external voting member - Hungarian Academy of Science)
Nenad Dimitrijevic (chair CEU - non voting member)

Date of defense: June 10, 2014

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"Small State Autonomy in Hierarchical Regimes. The Case of Bulgaria in the German and Soviet Spheres of Influence 1933-1956"

by Vera Asenova

Dissertation Committee:

Julius Horvath (supervisor, CEU)
Laszlo Csaba (CEU)
Nikolay Nenovsky (external member, Professor in Monetary Theory and International Finance, CRIISEA, Université de Picardie, Pôle Universitaire Cathédrale)
Huricihan Islamoglu (external member, Professor of Economic History, Bogazici University, Istanbul)
Peter Akos Bod (chair, former Governor of Hungarian Central Bank, and professor at Corvinus)

Date of defense: 20 February, 2014