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The European Graduate Network
Welcome to Florence
Conference Programme
Panel Chairs
The European Graduate Network
The European Graduate Network (EGN) brings together graduate students of social sciences from
8 leading European universities: Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary; European
University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy; Humboldt Universität (HU), Berlin, Germany; Scuola
Normale Superiore – Istituto di Scienze Umane e Sociali (SNS), Florence, Italy; Institut d‘Études
Politiques (SciencesPo), Paris, France; Institute for Advanced Studies (HIS), Vienna, Austria; London
School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, United Kingdom; and Universitat Pompeu
Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain.
The network encourages and facilitates collaborative research of PhD students of the participating
universities, emphasizing multi- and interdisciplinary approaches to political and social sciences,
such as political and social theory, political economy, comparative sociology, international
relations, and public policy. By organizing annual graduate conferences, the network aims to
provide opportunities for PhD students to improve their research projects, to discuss advanced
methodological tools, and to practice presenting and discussing academic work, as well as
establishing academic linkages and cooperation.
To date, EGN has organised conferences in Florence (2007), Budapest (2008), Barcelona (2010),
Berlin (2012), London (2013) and Paris (2014).
Welcome to Florence
Scuola Normale Superiore - Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences is the outcome of the merging between the
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (SNS) and the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane (SUM). It
promotes advanced study in the fields of human and social sciences through the the PhD
courses in Political Science and Sociology and Renaissance Studies.
A doctoral and post-doctoral education centre. It is one of the three branches of the Scuola
Normale Superiore, a public institute of higher education with the mandate to select and train gifted
students. All students are granted scholarships and offered many opportunities to train and carry out their
research activity also in other top international universities and research centres.
The “Classe di Scienze Umane” and the “Classe di Scienze Matematiche e Naturali”, the other branches of
the Scuola Normale Superiore, are located in Pisa.
European University Institute – Department of Political and Social Sciences
The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international centre for
doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research, situated in the Tuscan hills
overlooking Florence.
Since its establishment 40 years ago by the six founding members of the then European Communities, the
EUI has earned a reputation as a leading international academic institution with a European focus. The four
departments – Economics, History and Civilization, Law, and Political and Social Sciences – host scholars
from more than 60 countries, studying for the Institution’s doctorate or the one-year master in law.
The EUI’s distinctly international environment offers unique academic training, enriches the intellectual
experience and provides exceptional opportunities for academics across disciplines and borders. The
departments and centres are housed in 14 historic buildings scattered about the hillside which have
undergone extensive renovation in recent years.
SPS department:
The research interests of the members of the Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) span across
comparative politics, international relations, sociology, and social and political theory. We focus on
contemporary phenomena, at the national, sub-national and transnational level, mainly but not exclusively
in Europe.
Conference Programme
Day 1, Wednesday 4th March 2015
15.00 - 18.00
16.30 - 18.00
Plenary Session
18.00 - 20.00
Welcome Reception
Altana Room, SNS – Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences
Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza degli Strozzi – 50123 Firenze
Altana Room, SNS – Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences
Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza degli Strozzi – 50123 Firenze
Caffè Giacosa
Palazzo Strozzi, Piazza degli Strozzi – 50123 Firenze
Day 2, Thursday 5th March 2015
9.00 - 10.00
Panels Session 1
EUI Campus (San Domenico di Fiesole)
10.00 - 11.00
Panels Session 2
EUI Campus
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee break
EUI Campus
11.30 - 12.30
Panels Session 3
EUI Campus
12.30 - 14.30
EUI Campus – Sala Rossa (Badia Fiesolana); Villa La Fonte
14.30 - 15.30
Panels Session 4
EUI Campus
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
EUI Campus
16.00 - 17.00
Panels Session 5
EUI Campus
17.30 - 19.30
Social Programme
Florence walking Tour
20.30 - 22.30
Social Dinner
Trattoria “le Antiche Carrozze”
Piazza di Santa Trinita - 50123 Firenze
Day 3, Friday 6th March 2015
9.30 - 10.30
Panels Session 6
EUI Campus (San Domenico di Fiesole)
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee break
EUI Campus
11.00 - 12.00
Panels Session 7
EUI Campus
12.00 - 13.00
Panels Session 8
EUI Campus
13.00 - 14.00
EGN Representatives Meeting
EUI Campus – Theatre (Badia Fiesolana)
13.00 - 15.00
Lunch and Good Bye
EUI Campus – Sala Rossa (Badia Fiesolana)
Accomodation and meals
The Conference covers accommodation in Florence for two nights, lunch vouchers for Thursday and Friday,
the welcome cocktail on the 4th and the social dinner on the 5th. Travel costs are not included. We
recommend you arrive in Florence on March 4. The Conference will end on Friday, March 6. The
Conference does not, however, provide accommodation outside this timeframe.
Professors from partner institutions will be staying at Hotel “La Residenza” in single rooms (breakfast
included) for the nights of the 4th and 5th of March (check-in on the 4th check-out on the 6th). The hotel is
located in the city centre and close to the venues of the plenary session and the social dinner. The EUI
Campus, where the panel will take place, can be reached by taxi (approx. 20 minutes) or by bus number 7
from Piazza San Marco.
Doctoral Students will be staying in two locations: the SNS Student Residence in Florence and Hostel
Students from the Political Economy panel will be staying in the SNS Student Residence. The EUI campus,
where the panels will take place, can be reached by bus number 7 (stop San Domenico 01 – European
University. Note that several of the stations before yours are also called San Domenico). The bus departs
every 15 min and the nearest stop from the SNS residence is Piazza della Libertà. You can reach Piazza della
Libertà from the Residence using the following bus lines: 8, 20.
All the other students will be housed at Hostel 7Santi, which is located close to the conference venues and
walking distance to the city centre. They will share a room with four other conference participants. The EUI
campus, where the panels will take place, can be reached by bus number 7 from Piazza Edison to San
Domenico 01 – European University (Note that several of the stations before yours are also called San
Domenico). The bus departs every 15 min. Walking to Piazza Edison takes about 10 minutes from the
All participants will be provided two lunch vouchers, which could be used at the EUI canteens in Badia
Fiesolana (Sala Rossa) or Villa La Fonte.
Panels’ Venues – EUI Campus
Organizers and volunteers will help with orientation at the EUI campus for Conference Participants.
Registration will take place on the first day of the conference (Wednesday 4th March) from 16.00 to 18.00
at the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (Altana Room) in Palazzo Strozzi (fifth floor).
Internet Connection
All conference participants will have access to the Wi-Fi network the EUI. They will be given all access
information upon registration.
Plenary & Social Events
Besides the conference panels and meeting of the EGN representatives, the programme of the conference
includes a plenary session and social events. After registration, the conference will be opened on the 4th of
March by a plenary session, starting at 16:30, which will be followed by a welcome cocktail. On Thursday 5th
March, after the last panel session of the day, conference participants will be offered walking tour of
Florence, departing from San Marco or Palazzo Strozzi. A social dinner will follow from 20.30 in the
“Trattoria Le Antiche Carrozze” (Piazza di Santa Trinita, Firenze), where you will have the opportunity to
taste several Tuscan specialities.
To/From Airports
The two nearest airport are the airport of Florence “Amerigo Vespucci” (25 min by bus) and Pisa “Galileo
Galilei” (approx. 1h by train or bus). Another relatively close airport is located in Bologna.
For Airport shuttle timetables please check the airports’ websites:
Public Transportation in Florence
ATAF website:
Conference Website:
General E-mail address of the Conference: [email protected]
During the Time of the Conference
Eliska Drapalova (EUI organisational team) - mail [email protected] phone +39 342 1893490
Ludvig Lundstedt (EUI organisational team) - mail [email protected] phone +39 334 2266595
Alvarez Pereira Brais (EUI organisational team) - mail [email protected] phone +39 389 6492615
Mattia Collini (SNS organisational team) - mail [email protected] phone + 39 333 1370713
Ornella Urso (SNS organisational team) - mail [email protected] phone +39 340 8600361
Hotel La Residenza
Via Tornabuoni 8 - 50123 Firenze
tel: +39 055 218684
Hostel 7Santi
Viale dei Mille, 11 - 50131 Firenze
tel: +39 055 5048452,
SNS - Residenza Universitaria Firenze
Viale Corsica, 100 – 50127 Firenze
General Emergency (Paneuropean) – 112
Medical Emergency – tel: 118
Police – tel: 113
Fire Brigade – tel: 115
Information on Panel Chairs
Dr. Emel Ackali (CEU) /Chair of Panel: The Politicization of Migration: Actors, Dynamics
and Political Outcomes
Contact: [email protected]
Dr. Emel Akçali graduated in International Relations at both the American University (Paris, BA)
and at the Université de Galatasaray (Istanbul, MA). She obtained her PhD in Political Geography
at Paris IV-Sorbonne in France. She worked at the Political Science and International Studies
Department of University of Birmingham as a visiting lecturer and taught at Franklin College,
Lugano, Switzerland before joining IRES. Her current teaching and research interests cover the
state, society and politics in the Middle East and North Africa, social movements, upheavals and
(trans-)formation of collective identities in the age of globalization, the limits of neoliberal
governmentality outside of the Western realm, critical realist philosophy and non-Western and
alternative globalist geopolitical discourses. She was awarded the CEU Institute of Advanced Study
fellowship in 2013/2014 and Aix-Marseille University Institute for Advanced Study resident
fellowship for world-class foreign researchers for 2016 and is currently working on a monograph
on the challenges of state and societal (trans-)formation in post-revolutionary Tunisia. She has a
forthcoming edited volume entitled the Neoliberal Governmentality and the Future of the State in
the Middle East and North Africa from Palgrave.
Dr. Nicolas Sauger (Sciences Po) / Chair of Panel: Political Parties and Electoral
Contact: [email protected]
Nicolas Sauger has been a Professor at Sciences Po since 2004. He was Vincent Wright Fellow at
the Robert Schuman Centre of the European University Institute in Florence.
His fields of research focus on the analysis of changes in structures of political competition in
France and Europe. He pays particular interest to laboratory experiments in the social sciences and
comparative repeated surveys. Nicolas Sauger is the convenor of the Electoral Analysis Group
(GAEL) of the French Political Science Association and acts as National coordinator for the
European Social Survey and the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems. Also he is assistant
director of the department of political science of Sciences Po, co-director of the axis "Democracy"
in the Interdisciplinary Research Center for the Evaluation of Public Policies (LIEPP), and member
of the committee director of the "Comparative Study of Electoral Systems.
Dr. Konstantin Vössing (HU) / Chair of Panel: Shaping European Integration: Citizens
and Policies in the EU
Contact: [email protected]
Konstantin Vössing is assistant professor of political science in our research and teaching area. He
received his PhD in Political Science from Ohio State University in 2008, specializing in
Comparative Politics and Political Psychology. While on leave from his position here in Berlin
during the academic year 2013/14, he is a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow in the Center for
European Studies at Harvard University. He has conducted research about strategic decisionmaking of political mobilizers in the labor movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth
centuries. Right now, he is pursuing a research project about the formation of public opinion
toward European integration. Combining experimental and comparative historical methods, this
research analyzes the influence that political elites exercise on citizen views through political
rhetoric and partisan interaction.
Dr. Lukas Haffert (EUI) / Chair of Panel: Political Economy
Contact: [email protected]
Lukas Haffert is current Max Weber Fellow at the EUI. He is a political economist and his main
research interest is in the role of fiscal policy in the process of institutional change in advanced
economies. He conducted his PhD research at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in
Cologne from 2010 until 2014. The title of his PhD thesis is ‘Growing Capacity or Shrinking
Ambition? The Political Economy of Budget Surpluses’. Before starting his PhD, Lukas Haffert
studied economics at the Universities of Muenster and St Gallen. During these years, he has
developed quite substantial experience in competing in, judging, organizing, and teaching
academic debating in both English and German. In 2012 and 2013, he served as the Chief
Adjudicator of the German Universities Debating Championships.
Dr. Manuela Caiani (IHS) / Chair of Panel: Social Movements
Contact: [email protected]
Dr. Manuela Caiani is Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Webster Vienna Private University,
Assistant Professor of the Political Science Department, Institute for Advanced Studies and
member of COSMOS (Centre for Social Movements Studies, European University of Florence). She
has been awarded by several research grants, among which the European Commission Marie Curie
fellowship for a project on ‘Disengagement from Terrorism: underground organizations in Spain
and Italy’, a Research Grant Jubiläumsfonds, received from the OeNB (Österreichische National
Bank) for the project “The Dark Side of the Web: Right-Wing Political Radicalization Using the
Internet (2011-2012) and the Lazarsfeld Award (2012), for the contribution to the co-authored
volume Caiani et al. 2012, “Mobilizing on the Extreme Right: Germany, Italy, and the United
States”, Oxford, Oxford University Press. Her main research interests concern social movements
and collective action, right wing extremism in Europe, Europeanization and the public sphere. Dr.
Caiani appears frequently on TV and radio, particularly on political extremism and Italian politics.
Prof. Giliberto Capano (SNS) / Chair of Panel: Education and Public Policies
Contact: [email protected]
Giliberto Capano is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Director, PhD Programme in
Political Science and Sociology at the SNS. Between 2000 and 2014 he was a Professor of Political
Science and Public Policy, University of Bologna. He has published several monographical studies
and edited books in Italian, while his work in English has been published in several books and in
journals such as: Higher Education, Journal of Legislative Studies, Higher Education Policy, Public
Administration, Southern European Society and Politics, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis,
Journal of European Public Policy, Comparative Education Review, Policy and Society. His fields of
research focus on the budgetary process; administrative reform; comparative higher education
policy; legislative behaviour; theories of policy change; the role of interests’ groups in policymaking; governance theories; policy instruments.
Anastassia V. Obydenkova (UPF) / Chair of Panel: International Relations
Contact: [email protected]
Anastassia V. Obydenkova is currently at London School of Economics and Political Science
(London, United Kingdom), a research affiliate at the Institute for Economic Analysis (CSIC), a
senior researcher and accredited associate professor at the UPF (2010-2014). From August 2014,
Dr. Obydenkova also joins Uppsala University (Sweden). Dr. Obydenkova holds a PhD in Political
and Social Science from the European University Institute (Florence) and Master of Arts in Political
Science from the Central European University (Budapest) and she was a Fox Fellow post-graduate
researcher at Yale University (New Haven, USA). She is specialized in Political Science, Political
Economy and International Relations. Her main research interests are international organizations
and regionalism, democratization and regime transition, federalism and decentralization,
autocracies and non-democratic regimes; area studies - post-Soviet (Russia, Ukraine, Central Asian
states, etc.), China as well as world-wide quantitative and qualitative analysis. She published a
book Democratization, Regionalization and Europeanization in Russia: Interplay of National and
Transnational Factors (with VDM Verlag) and has another book under the contract co-edited with
Alexander Libman 'Autocratic and Democratic External Influences in Post-Soviet Eurasia' Ashgate
Publishing House.
Prof. Brunella Casalini (UNIFI) / Chair of Panel: Political Theory
Contact: [email protected]
Brunella Casalini is a professor of Philosophy at University of Florence where she teaches Political
Philosophy and Theories of Justice and Social Design. Her research focuses on theories of gender, disability
studies, ethics of care, theory of justice and social politics. Among her recent publication we can highlight: Il
ritorno della biologia nelle teorie femministe contemporanee (2014), with Lorenzo Cini Giustizia,
uguaglianza e differenza. Una guida alla lettura della filosofia politica contemporanea (2012), Rischi del
Materno. Pensiero politico femminile e critica del patriacalismo tra sette e ottocento (2004).
Panel 1 - The Politicization of Migration: Actors, Dynamics and Political Outcomes
Francesco Passetti
Juan Triviño
Kaja Skowronska
Nuria Franco
Ornella Urso
Vera Guill
Philipp Eisnecker
Location: Villa La Fonte
Chair: Emel Akcali, CEU
Conference Paper
Ideas and Migration Polices: Reassessing the debate on migration
policymaking from an ideational perspective.
Politicized immigration conflicts at the local level: Explaining the
emergence of alliances between political parties and immigrant
Contradicting logics, complex interactions - A public institution as a
reflection of the field of immigration policy in Poland?
The multi-level politics of immigration: the case of Stateless Nationalist
and Regionalist Parties in Scotland and Quebec.
Framing Immigration: an analysis of the Italian political debate
Why Do Economically Less Successful Countries Experience Higher
Immigration Rates? Migrant-Open Climate,Unemployment, and
Immigration in OECD countries
Determinants of positive interethnic social contacts between natives
and migrants
Panel 2 - Political Parties and Electoral Behavior
Location: Villa Paola
Chair: Nicolas Sauger, SciencesPo
Conference Paper
Economic and cultural losers of modernization? Assessing the roles of
Denis Cohen
class, insecurity, and cultural preferences in explaining radical right
More important than governing?Partisanship and the normative
Fabio Wolkenstein
argument for direct democracy within parties.
Roads to the radical right. Understanding and explaining
Koen Damhuis
configurations of radical rigth-wing support.
What’s left of the left in Central and Eastern Europe? Success, survival
Mattia Collini
or crisis?
Party System Structures as Determinants of Co-optation in Multiparty
Saara Inkinen
Explaining the Dynamics of Issue Salience Strategies:When do Parties
Sjoerd van Heck
Change the Scope of their Issue Agendas?
Emrah Uyar
Ideological Congruence and Satisfaction with Democracy
Resul Umit
Democratic structures in Europe
Panel 3 - Shaping European Integration: Citizens and Policies in the EU
Katharina L.
Magnus G.
Mario Gavenda
Maryna Shevtsova
Shane Markowitz
Vera Radeva
Location: Villa La Fonte
Chair: Konstantin Vössing, BGSS
Conference Paper
The EU’s external economic policy towards South America and
Southeast Asia:Analyzing the EU’s shift from interregional to bilateral
relations with MERCOSUR’s and ASEAN’s member states
The Rise and Fall of Merkozy. Analysing the role of strategic prenegotiations in EU decision-making
Social Europe in Times of Crisis:Ideology and strategy in socialdemocratic party positions on European integration, 2004-2014
Exporting ‘European values’ to third countries: Europeanization and
promotion of LGBTI rights
The politics of GMOs in the EU: mapping out the field of struggle
The impact of the Europeanization in the transformation f the child
protection systems from West to East
The European Citizens’ Initiative and Interest Groups: Paths to Success
Panel 4 – Social Movements
Carlotta Caciagli
Christoph Sorg
Joldon Kutmanialiev
Lorenzo Cini
Martín Portos
Science Po
Pauline Brücker
Sanjin Ulezic
Nino Khelaia
Location: Villa Pagliaiuola
Chair: Manuela Caiani, IHS
Conference Paper
Performing the ‘Right to the City’:Practices of Resistance in Urban
Social Movements
Local Struggles, Global Transformation?Tracing Lineages of EuroMediterranean Struggles Against Neoliberal Accumulation
Public and communal spaces and their relation to spatial dynamics of
ethnic riots: violence and non-violence in the city of Osh
Resisting “Neoliberal University.” Struggles and Power Relations in
Today's Universities in Italy and England
Taking the squares, taking to the streets in Spain. Individual-level
subjective grievances and protesters’ profile in times of hardship.
From Mostapha Mahmoud to Levinsky Park: Construction and
Evolution of Asylum Governance and Refugee Status in Egypt and
Israel 1995-2014
The competing legitimacies of non-state rebel actors: Northern Ireland
during the Troubles and now
Social Movements: agonism or deliberation
Panel 5 – Political Economy
Location: Badia Fiesolana – Max Weber Room
Chair: Lukas Haffert, EUI
Conference Paper
Opportunity matters: Inequity-Aversion and Attitudes towards
Bastian Becker
Redistribution in EU and US
Brais Alvarez
Social Institutions and Economic Inequality
Daniel Schulz
Sources and channels of German influence on ECB policy-making
Renira Corinne
Does High Coordination Moderate Top Executive Compensation?
Sara Rocchi
Sebastian Perdisci
Sonja Avlijas
Zineddine Alla
Central Banks' response to the financial crisis and their determinants:
the cases of the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve
The Political Economy of Fiscal Policy in Times of Crisis in Spain and
Italy: A Comparative Perspective
Does economic structure affect female labour market outcomes in the
EU periphery?The curious case of social investment state, digital
Taylorism and high female employment in the Baltic
Optimal fiscal and monetary policy in currency unions.
Panel 6 – Education and Public Policies
Location: Badia Fiesolana - Emeroteca
Chair: Giliberto Capano, SNS
Conference Paper
Varieties of Health System Decentralization and Geographical (In)Equity
Andrea Terlizzi
in Access to Health Services: Italy, the United Kingdom and Sweden in
Comparative Perspective
Distributing Quality Education to All? Party-Politics and the Divided
Middle Class
Enabling Institutional Change: Systemic Pressures, Dynamic Coalitions,
Gergana Stolarova
and Re-Thinking Institutional Rules
Mireia BorrellEducated (not) to care? The impact of education on preferences for
social care
Rising or Lessening Overeducation? A cross-country study of social origin
Queralt Capsada
selection through education institutions
Pieter Tuytens
Marina Cino
Organising Private Social Protection
Ideas, framing and policy change: the case of European Education policy
Panel 7 – Political Theory
Location: Villa San Felice
Chair: TBA
Conference Paper
Amélie Férey
The Case for transparency in Targeted Killings
Evolution of Great Power Discourse in Russia: Since the Beginning of
Russian Statehood until the Time of Troubles
Bouke de Vries
Liberalism, Neutrality, and Subsidies for High Culture
Emilien Fargues
Who is the “bad citizen”? A Comparative Analysis of the Legal
Precedents on Naturalisation Refusals in Great Britain and in France
Joao Labareda
A Theory of Distributive Justice for the European Union
Lluís Pérez Lozano
Man-kong Li
The Republic and its boundaries. Democratic republicanism and theories
of right of secession
A Normative Theory of Socialism
Panel 8 – International Relations
Location: Badia Fiesolana - Theatre
Chair: Anastassia Obydenkova, UPF
Conference Paper
Does Exception Prove The Rule? American Exceptionalism and the
Aron Tabor
Crisis of Liberal Order
The American Foreign Policy in the Francophone Sahel: the securityEdoardo Baldaro
development nexus and the re-definition of priorities in a nongoverned space after 9/11
Ideology, perceptions and U.S. Foreign Policy Making: A Groupthink
Federico Maiocchi
analysis of Iraq's post conflict management and it's political failure
Gaetano Di
Foreign Policy in the Making: how private interests and public
concerns shaped U.S. national interest in the Middle East after WWI
The Possibility of State Formation and the Limits of International
Johannes Jüde
Analysing diplomatic structures to understand foreign-policy
Mélissa Levaillant
behaviour. A sociological approach to India’s diplomatic skills and
practices in a changing world
France and Great Britain facing Transnational Islamic Terrorism: cases
Silvia D'Amato
for blowback terrorism?