Lorenzo Allio, Ph.D. (King’s College London, 2009), is a Founding Director at allio|rodrigoconsulting, a consultancy specialised in regulatory reform; risk regulation; and the organisation and functioning of public administrations. He is a member of the Founding Team and a Senior Policy Analyst at the European Risk Forum in Brussels. Until 2009, Lorenzo has served as an Administrator in the Regulatory Policy Division of the OECD in Paris, after coordinating the Better Regulation Programme of the European Policy Centre in Brussels for five years. In 2010, Lorenzo was appointed Honorary Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, and a member of the Steering Group of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulatory Governance. He is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Risk Regulation.
Sandrina Antunes is an Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations and Public Administration at the Universidade do Minho (Portugal). She is also a scientific fellow at the Department of political science at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). She is full time teacher and teaches unit courses related to Political Science such as introduction to Political Science; Methodology; Nationalism and Regionalism in Europe; Public Opinion and Political Behaviour among others. She holds a Bachelor Degree in International Relations (Universidade do Minho); a Master Degree in Political Anthropology (Universidade do Minho) and a Phd in Political Science (Université Libre de Bruxelles). She preferentially works on regionalism and nationalism, and she has a particular interest for nationalist political parties. Her main interests of research are related to dynamics of territorial mobilisation in Europe ranging from regionalist and nationalist political parties to economic stakeholders. She has a particular interest in evolutionary forms of para-diplomatic activities and changing activities of regional offices in Europe. She is also interested in devolutionary, federal and regionalist processes within all categories of political systems. Finally, she also works on policy analysis (MLG, policy network, advocacy coalition framework). Beyond academia, she is also a scientific collaborator at the Centre Maurits Coppieters (CMC) in Brussels which is a think tank sponsored by the European EFA group at the European Parliament that promotes research on regionalism and nationalism in Europe.
Michael W. Bauer, Humboldt-University Berlin, Institute for Social Sciences, Political Science
Michael W. Bauer holds the chair for Politics and Administration at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He received his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence in 2000. From 2000 to 2009, he conducted his research and taught at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn and the University of Konstanz. His research focus and teaching experience lie in European Integration, Comparative Public Administration, Comparative Politics and Policy-Analysis. He concentrates on questions of institutional and organisational change in multilevel constellations and on public administrations’ role in policy-making as well as on subnational and regional politics in the European Union.
Arthur Benz is professor of political science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. He also worked at the Universities of Konstanz, Halle, Hagen and at Carleton University Ottawa His research on federalism, multilevel governance and regional policy has been published in several books and journal articles. His last book, edited with Jörg Broschek, collects theoretical and empirical studies on the continuity and change of federal systems (Federal Dynamics, Oxford University Press 2013)
Julia von Blumenthal, Humboldt-University Berlin, Institute for Social Sciences
Julia von Blumenthal holds the chair for German Politics at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She received her degree in political science, international law and Russian literature from Hamburg University and her doctoral degree in political science from the Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg. Between 2007 and 2009 she was teaching at the universities in Giessen and Lüneburg. Her research interests include theories of governance, neoinstitutionalism and German politics. She has written articles, published books and co-edited volumes on parliaments and governing in Germany. Her current research focuses on the interplay between federalism and migration policy in Germany.
Enrico Borghetto is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Social and Political Studies, University of Milan. Previously, he completed a BA in Political Science at the University of Bologna (Forlì) and a Ph.D at the University of Milan. He was visiting researcher at the University College London, the Research Unit on European Governance (URGE, in Turin), the University of Washington (Seattle) and the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (Mannheim). His research has focused on compliance with EU policies, the Europeanisation of national legislation, legislative studies and European decision-making. He is one of the principal investigators for the Italian Policy Agendas team. As regards his studies on subnational and regional politics, he focused on the role and impact of subnational actors in transposing European directives.
Karolina Borońska-Hryniewiecka is currently a Jean Monnet Post-Doctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. She holds European Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Wrocław. In the academic year 2011/2012 she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Policy at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Wrocław where she was teaching courses on regional and local development. Her research focuses on regions and multilevel governance in the EU. Her present research project regards the role of regional parliaments in EU policy-control.
Laura Cabeza is a PhD candidate at the Research Training Group SOCLIFE in the University of Cologne (Germany) and member of the research team Regional Manifestos Project at the University of Deusto (Spain). She holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and a Master's degree in Politics and Democracy. She is interested in territorial politics and regional elections. Specifically, her research focuses on government congruence across levels, and on the effect of decentralization on the programmatic strategies of (state-wide) parties. She has published in journals such as Regional and Federal Studies, Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas and South European Society and Politics.
Mark Callanan, Institute of Public Administration (Ireland)
Dr. Mark Callanan is a lecturer with the Whitaker School of Government and Management at the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin. His research interests include subnational mobilization in the context of European integration, comparative local and regional government, public sector reform, and participative democracy, and he is currently working on the question of economies of scale in local government. Mark has published in a number of international journals such as Comparative European Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, and Local Government Studies, and is the co-editor of the standard textbook on local government in Ireland. In 2011 he worked on secondment to the Irish Ministry responsible for local government to carry out work on behalf of a Local Government Efficiency Review Group, which reported to the Irish Government on potential cost savings and efficiencies within the local government sector. Before joining the Institute, he worked with Deloitte & Touche in Brussels. Mark is a member of the Council of Europe’s Group of Independent Experts on the European Charter of Local Self-Government, the Royal Irish Academy International Affairs Committee, and the Local Government Customer Services Group. He is a graduate of University College Dublin, the College of Europe in Bruges, and University College Cork.
Cristina Ares Castro-Conde received her PhD from the University of Santiago (USC) in 2008. From 2007, she is teaching and conducting her research at the USC Department of Politics and Administration. Her main research interests deals with European Studies, Federalism and Regionalism, and Comparative Politics and Policy-Analysis. She concentrates on questions of multilevel governance, and regional and local politic in the EU. She is a graduate of the College of Europe in Bruges.
Mwita Chacha is currently an assistant professor at Nazarbayev University where he teaches courses in international relations. Prior to this assignment, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Georgia's Center for International Trade and Security where he conducted research and outreach activities on export controls and non-proliferation. Mwita also completed his Ph.D. studies at the University of Georgia. His primary research interests include international political economy, regional integration, European Union politics, international conflict and security, and international development. Mwita’s research has been published in the African Security Review and the European Union Politics journal.
Xavier Coller, journalist and sociologist, is PhD in Sociology (Yale University). He has taught in several universities in Europe and the US and has been visiting fellow at Warwick University (UK), University of California (Berkeley), Yale, Harvard, Georgetown, and Université de Montpellier 1. He is the Seventh Prince of Asturias Chair, Georgetown University (2005-07), Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain), director of the research group Democracy and Autonomies: Society and Politics (http://www.upo.es/democraciayautonomias/) and has been director of the School of High Public Administration of Andalusia (2010-2011). He has authored over fifty works on social theories, research methods, collective identities, political elites, and complex organizations. His areas of expertise are organizations (multinationals) and political sociology (political elites, nationalism, collective identities). He is the winner of several international awards, among them the 2003 Sussman Dissertation Award (Yale University), and an honourable mention in the 2003 Seymour Martin Lipset Award (Society for Comparative Research, Princeton University). His last books are Canon sociológico (Madrid: Tecnos, 2003), and Análisis de organizaciones (Madrid: CIS, 2004, with Roberto Garvía).
John Constantelos, Grand Valley State University (Michigan), Political Science
John Constantelos (Ph.D., Duke University, 1996) is a professor of political science at Grand Valley State University, where he teaches courses on comparative politics, the EU, and international political economy. His articles on the multilevel and cross-territorial strategies of interest groups appear in Regional and Federal Studies, the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Public Affairs, and Publius: The Journal of Federalism.
Régis Dandoy, University of Zurich, Political Science
Régis Dandoy is postdoctoral fellow at the NCCR Democracy and Department of Political Science of the University of Zurich (Switzerland). His main research interests deals with Belgian politics (elections, institutions, parties and community conflict) as well as regional policies in Europe (regional elections and institutions, regionalist parties and EU regional policy). He is the co-editor of a book on the Belgian federalism (to be published, 2013) and on regional elections in Europe (to be published, 2013).
Marc Debus is Professor of Comparative Government at the University of Mannheim, Germany. His main research interests include political institutions and their effects on the political process, party competition and coalition politics, and political decision-making in multi-level systems. He focuses in particular on the linkage between the policy preferences of the regional electorate and the programmatic strategies that parties on the sub-state level adopt. His publications appeared in the European Journal of Political Research, Party Politics, Public Choice, Regional Studies, Regional & Federal Studies and European Union Politics.
Lisa Maria Dellmuth, Stockholm University, Political Science
Lisa is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University. Her research interests are two-fold. One focuses on international and comparative political economy, in particular the linkages between non-governmental organizations and international policy-making. The other focuses on theories of distributional politics and federalism, particularly the determinants of the allocation and implementation of European financial aid.
Oliver Dlabac, University of British Columbia, Political Science
Oliver Dlabac is receiving his PhD in Political Science at the University of Bern with his thesis on liberal and radical democracy at the subnational level of the Swiss cantons. In his work he assessed liberal and radical qualities of democracy as well as the corresponding levels of political performance and public support. He has published in ZParl and ZfVP (forthcoming). As a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia he is now engaged in developing a measurement instrument for democratic urban governance in growing cities such as Vancouver and Zurich. His research interests cover democratic theories, subnational democratic transformations, attitudes of citizens and political elites, subnational development policies and matters of social justice in advanced industrial democracies.
Tom Donas is currently doing a PhD research at the Antwerp Center for Multilevel Politics at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. In October 2009, he started working as a PhD student at the research group ACIM of the University of Antwerp, where he also obtained his MA in Political Science in June 2009. During his studies, he went on an Erasmus exchange to the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. His general research interests are on interest groups, EU Politics, and Regionalism. This is also reflected in his research in which he tries to connect these three separate research fields by focusing on the different strategies of territorial interest organizations in Brussels.
Dr. Nicola Francesco Dotti, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Dr. Nicola Francesco Dotti holds a PhD in Territorial Economics and Policy, and specifically on ‘Territorial Impact Assessment’ methods. In his PhD thesis, he focused on the evaluation of the EU Structural Funds analysing interactions across economic, political and territorial aspects, specifically on how institutional frameworks and regional political behaviours affect the distribution, allocation and impacts of the EU Cohesion Policy. In 2011-12, he worked for the EU Commission on the evaluation and impact assessment of the EU research policy. Since 2012, he joined Cosmopolis working on the Geography of Research in Europe and Territorial Policy Innovations. Specifically, he is interested in the science-policy interface considering governance dynamics and institutional frameworks, mainly in the case of the European and Belgian multi-level governance.
Saša Drezgić, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics, Croatia
Sasa Drezgic (1978) obtained his PhD in 2008 in the field of public finance at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He works at the Faculty of Economics, University of Rijeka, Croatia as an assistant professor at courses Tax policy, Fiscal policy, Public finance, and Economics and policy of investments. Since 2002 he was a team leader and participant in several projects of Croatian Ministry of Science, Education, and Sport, the Urban Institute and UNDP in the field of public finance and field of intergovernmental fiscal relations in particular. During 2009 and 2010 he was a visiting fellow at the Global Governance Center at London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an author of more than 30 publications in the field of fiscal policy, local government finance, public investments and infrastructure finance and economic development issues. He is a member of Scientific Society of Economist (SSE), South-East Europe Research Network (SEERN), Global Development Network (GDN) and Euro-Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN).
Claire Dupuy is a FRS-FNRS Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Louvain, Belgium, and an associate research fellow at the Centre for European studies at Sciences Po Paris. She received her doctorate from Sciences Po Paris and University of Milan-Bicocca. She was previously CERIUM Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Montreal, and the 2011-2012 Deakin Fellow at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. Her main research interests include regional policy making, state territorial transformations, and the legitimation effects of regional policy/ Regional policy feedbacks. Empirically, her work focuses on education and health policy in France, Germany and Belgium.
Albert Falcó-Gimeno is a "Juan de la Cierva" post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Constitutional Law and Political Science at University of Barcelona. Since 2011, he holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and is Doctor-member in Social Sciences at the Juan March Institute, Madrid. In 2005 he got his BA (with Honours) in Political Science and Administration at UPF. Between 2005 and 2007 he took an MA in Social Science at the Juan March Institute in Madrid. His main lines of research are bargaining between parties in coalition and minority governments, and more generally, comparative politics, political economy, and electoral behavior.
Tracy Beck Fenwick is a post-doctoral research fellow and a lecturer at the Australian National University in the School of Politics and IR. She completed her PhD in Politics at (St. Antony’s College) the University of Oxford, U.K. in 2009. She holds a M.A. in Comparative Politics and a B.A. in Latin American Studies and Economics from McGill University, Canada. Her research was recently published in Global Social Policy (2013), the Latin American Research Review (2009), and in a special issue on ‘Subnational Authoritarianism and Democratization in Latin America’ in the Journal of Politics in Latin America (2010). Tracy has been a visiting researcher at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), and at the Fundacão Getulio Vargas (FGV-SP). From 2003 to 2004, Tracy was a young professional at FLACSO in Santo Domingo. Her research interests include federalism and its impact on social policy delivery and territorially inequality, CCTs and international poverty alleviation strategies, and municipalisation.
Bonnie N. Field (Ph.D. in political science, University of California, Santa Barbara) is Associate Professor of Global Studies at Bentley University (Massachusetts, USA). She is an Affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She has been a Faculty Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, Visiting Fellow at UCI's Center for the Study of Democracy, and Fulbright Senior Researcher in Spain. Her publications focus on territorial politics, regime democratization, political parties and political institutions in Spain and Latin America. She is editor of Spain's “Second Transition”? The Socialist Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (2011) and Democracy and Institutional Development: Spain in Comparative Theoretical Perspective (with Kerstin Hamann, 2008).
Aude-Claire Fourot, Simon Fraser University, Political Science
Aude-Claire Fourot is an Assistant Professor in political science at Simon Fraser University. Her most important publications intertwine the fields of local public policies, Canadian and comparative politics and deal with the multiple axes of ethno-cultural and ethno-religious diversity in both Canada and Europe, including the representation of diversity, techniques of governance in the areas of integration of immigrants, and the management of religious diversity (notably Islam, through the establishment of mosques). Her current research interests include comparison between Canadian and French cities, using mechanism-based approach in public policy analysis.
Justin Greenwood, Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen, UK), Political Science
Professor of European Public Policy, and a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe. In the field of Territorial Politics he works on the Brussels Offices of the Regions, including a recent British Academy Award to examine characteristics of the population of officies with discourse aimed at linking the EU instittuions with territorial civil society.
Marius Guderjan is a lecturer and researcher in politics at the Centre for British Studies of the Humboldt University of Berlin. Prior to his position, Marius worked as a senior research assistant at the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit and in 2013 obtained his PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research activities focus devolution in the UK, regionalisation, local government and European integration.
Arnau Gutierrez-Camps,Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Political Science and International Relations
Multilateral Relations Adviser, Diputacio de Barcelona, and Secretariat of the Decentralisation and Local Self-Government Committee of United Cities and Local Governments.
Arnau Gutierrez Camps holds a B.A. on Political Science and Public Administration from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, a Diploma of Advanced Studies on International Relations from the same university, a Master on International Relations from Georgetown University and several courses at the University of Birmingham, the London School of Economics and the Bonn Universität. He participated in the United Nations Graduate Study Program and has obtained grants from the Fundación Rafael del Pino, the Institut Universitari d’Estudis Europeus UAB, the Fundación Caja Madrid and Georgetown University.
He has collaborated with the Institut Catala Internacional per la Pau and the United Nations System Staff College through the publication of the working paper “Conflict prevention and decentralized governance:
some remarks about the state of the art in theory and practice” (with R. Grasa). He has published in several research magazines and contributed to the book “Las ciudades y los poderes locales en las Relaciones Internacionales contemporaneas” (Cities and Local Governments on Contemporary International Relations).
He is currently Multilateral Relations Adviser at the Diputacio de Barcelona and member of the Executive Secretariat of the Decentralisation and Local Self-Government Committee of United Cities and Local Governments. Before that he taught International Relations at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals and was Administrator of Research & Publications at the Observatory for European Union-Latin America Decentralised Cooperation (URB-AL project – European Commission).
Dominic Heinz, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute for Political Science
Dominic Heinz is a post doctoral researcher in a project guided by Prof.
Arthur Benz and financed by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation about joint decision making in the German federal system. The project aims at replicating the pivotal study of Fritz Scharpf and colleagues from 1976 under altered circumstances. In his PhD Dominic Heinz compared federal reforms in Germany, Austria and Switzerland using the theory of joint decision making. So also his publications focus on joint decision maling and federalism. Before that Dominic Heinz was engaged in collabarative research at the Mannheim Centre for European Scoial Research and the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne.
Liesbet Hooghe is the W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the UNC-Chapel Hill and Professor in Multilevel Governance at the VU University Amsterdam. Her recent books include The European Commission in the 21st Century (2013) and The Rise of Regional Authority: A Comparative Study of 42 OECD Democracies (2010). She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, including the APSR, BJPS, CPS, IO, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, Journal of Politics.
Diana-Camelia Iancu is lecturer in European Administration and Dean of the Faculty of Public Administration at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest. Her main research interests include: Public Administration Reform in Central and Eastern countries and patterns of multi-level governance in transition states. She was awarded with a Diploma of Excellency by the Committee of the Regions in the 2009 Doctoral Thesis Competition for her thesis on "Europeanization of local government in Romania”. She has worked with Radboud University (Netherlands), European Academy of Public Law (Greece) and Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia) and activated as a policy expert in several international and national projects. Since 2011, she is Chair of the Permanent NISPAcee Working Group "Public Administration Reform”.
Davor Jancic, London School of Economics, Law
Davor Jancic (PhD, Utrecht University; LLM, University of Amsterdam) is Royal Society & British Academy Newton Fellow at LSE. His research projects address the role of national parliaments in the European Union and the role of the European Parliament in EU external affairs. His doctoral dissertation analyzed the involvement of national parliaments in EU decision-making processes and their relations with EU institutions. Davor’s work has appeared in the Columbia Journal of European Law, European Constitutional Law Review, European Public Law, Utrecht Law Review, Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy, etc. In 2011 he won the Europe Award for Junior Academics, awarded by the Montesquieu Institute, The Hague. Davor has been a visiting scholar at Sciences Po Paris, LSE, the University of Lisbon and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.
Michael Keating, University of Aberdeen
Michael Keating is Professor of Politics at the University of Aberdeen. He graduated from the University of Oxford and has a PhD from Glasgow College of Technology. He has worked at the University of Essex, North Staffordshire Polytechnic, the University of Strathclyde, the University of Western Ontario and the European University Institute. He has published extensively in the fields of urban and regional politics and policy and nationalism. His book Rescaling Europe will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013.
Joseph Lacey is a PhD candidate at the European University Institute (2011-2015), holding masters degrees from KU Leuven and University College Dublin. His research focuses on the relationship between democratic institutions and political community formation in diverse contexts. Taking Switzerland and Belgium as case studies, his PhD is an attempt to analyse the prospects for democratic legitimacy in the European Union. Recent publications relevant to this research network can be found in the British Journal of Political Science and Political Studies Review.
Miroslava Lendel is the professor of political science at the Uzhgorod National University, Ukraine. Also she is the director of the Research Institute of Central Europe. She has a big experience in the study of the different aspects of the regional development in Central and Eastern Europe, as well, of the local democracy. Myroslava Lendel is the author of over 150 publications, between them the monograph “The Local Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe”, Uzhgorod: Mystests’ka Linija, 2011).
Sandra León is a University Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at The University of York and a PhD member of the Juan March Institute, Madrid. She holds a PH.D. in Political Science from the University Autonoma de Madrid in Spain. Her research interests fall within the area of decentralization, fiscal federalism and electoral accountability. Her research has appeared in refereed journals, among them the European Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies and Party Politics. Most of her current research focuses on the consequences of decentralization upon accountability and responsibility attribution.
Eric Linhart is junior professor of Applied Political Economy at the University of Kiel. He received his Staatsexamen (MA-equivalent) in political science and mathematics and his doctoral degree in social science, both from the University of Mannheim. His research interests include electoral systems and voting behavior, party systems, coalition theories, and lobby groups. Eric Linhart is one of the speakers of the German DVPW standing group on ‘Behavioral and Decision Theory’. His publications appeared in Party Politics, Public Choice, German Politics, Politische Vierteljahrsschrift and Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft.
André Kaiser is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Cologne and Faculty in the International Max Planck Research School “The Social and Political Constitution of the Economy”, the Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences and the Cologne Research Training Group “Social Order and Life Chances in Cross-National Comparison”. His recent publications include “Policymaking in Multilevel Systems. Federalism, Decentralization, and Performance in the OECD Countries” (ECPR Press 2013, with Jan Biela and Annika Hennl).and articles, among others, in American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, European Union Politics, Journal of Legislative Studies, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Party Politics, Political Studies, and West European Politics. His research focuses on the relevance of institutions for political action.
Tudi Kernalegenn, Institut d'études politiques de Rennes, Centre de Recherches sur l'Action Politique en Europe
Tudi Kernalegenn is teaching and conducting his research at the universities of Rennes and Brest (France). His PhD, defended in 2011, compared regionalism in Brittany, Galicia and Scotland and demonstrated that the region can be analyzed as a cognitive tool for addressing social issues on a territorial basis. His research and teaching interests focus on territorial politics; regional, regionalized and regionalist parties, trade-unions and social movements; theories of nationalism, regionalism and federalism; green politics; comparative politics. He is now conducting a research (with Romain Pasquier) on the Breton Democratic Union and the regionalist and federalist issue in France; and another research (with Yann Fournis and Joël Belliveau) on the world-wide regionalist revival of the 1960s and 1970s.
Alexander Kleibrink, Freie Universität Berlin, Political Science
Alexander Kleibrink (MA in Public Policy, LSE) is a doctoral researcher at the Berlin Graduate School of Transnational Studies. His research interests cover regional development, political economy of transition processes and policy reforms. Most of his interests are comparative and involve EU countries and Balkan states. Currently he is working on good government at the regional level. Prior to his doctoral research he served as Policy Officer for European Affairs at the German Federal Ministry of Finance.
Gary Marks is Burton Craige Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, and holds the Chair in Multilevel Governance at the VU, Amsterdam. He was educated in England and received his Ph.D. (1982) from Stanford University. In 2010 he was awarded a Humboldt Forschungspreis (Humboldt Research Prize) for his contributions to political science. He co-founded the UNC Center for European Studies and EU Center of Excellence in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and served as Director until 2006. Marks has had fellowships and visiting professorships at the Free University of Berlin, the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Pompeu Fabra, the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Sciences Po, Konstanz University, McMaster University, the University of Twente, and was National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Marks has published widely in the leading journals of political science and sociology. His (co-)authored books include Multi-Level Governance and European Integration (2001); It Didn’t Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States (2001); European Integration and Political Conflict (2004), and The Rise of Regional Authority: A Comparative Study of 42 OECD Democracies (2010).
Aaron Martin earned his M.A. in International Affairs from American University in Washington, DC where he studied Comparative and Regional Studies, focusing on European Politics. He is currently a graduate student at Loyola University Chicago studying Political Science. His major areas of study include the EU regional policy, border studies, multi-level governance, and the application of GIS to political science.
Emanuele Massetti is currently Assistant Professor of Political Science at Gediz University Izmir (Turkey). He earned his PhD in Politics and Contemporary European Studies at the University of Sussex (UK) in December 2009, with a thesis on Regionalist Parties’ Strategic and Ideological Adaptation in Western Europe. In 2010 and 2011 he was an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow and member of the Territorial Politics Research Group at the University of Edinburgh (UK). His academic interests concern primarily the territorial dimension of party politics and constitutional reforms; and the interplay between the territorial and other dimensions of party competition. He has published in Representation, Regional and Federal Studies, and the Journal Modern Italian Studies. He is currently co-editing a special issue on “The Party Politics of Territorial Reforms in Europe” to be published in West European Politics, and working on his first monograph “Moulding Strategy and Ideology: Regionalist Parties’ Struggle for Power and Influence in Western Europe”.
Address: Gediz University Izmir, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Room B201, Seyrek Campus, 35665 Izmir, Turkey.
Tel. +90 (0)232 3550000 (ext. 2237)
Heather A. D. Mbaye, Political Science
Dr. Heather A. D. Mbaye, Associate Professor of Political Science, has research interests including policy implementation in the European Union, regional activities and offices in Brussels, and European political parties. Published works have appeared in The American Sociological Review, European Union Politics, and Regional and Federal Studies, among others. Dr. Mbaye is also interested in research on best practices in teaching the European Union and is an active member of the Georgia Political Science Association and the European Union Studies Association.
Dr. Mbaye is currently the Associate Dean of the College of Social Sciences, and the Director of the European Union Studies Program of the University System of Georgia.
Iván Medina is postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His research focuses on regional interest groups (employers' associations; trade unions; religious groups) as well as the dynamics of social dialogue (institutionalisation of social actors; social pacts).
Carolina de Miguel, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, 2012) is assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto. Her research interests lie in the comparative study of political parties and party systems, elections and electoral behavior, the politics of federalism and decentralization, political geography, and European and EU politics. Her current research explores how the geographic concentration of economic interests within countries affects the likelihood that candidates and parties will focus on territorial constituencies, and how that in turn affects the party system. Carolina is also researching electoral behavior in competitive authoritarian regimes in the Middle East, and has published a chapter on electoral balancing in federations using the case of Spain.
Niels Morsink studied Political Science at the University of Antwerp. He graduated from a Master in Political Science at the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole and graduated magna cum laude at the University of Antwerp in a Master Comparative and European Politics. He received the award for best Master thesis. From September 2010 until December 2011 he worked at the University of Antwerp on a dataset on the influence of regionalist parties on mainstream parties in Belgium between 1965 and 2010. Since March 2012 he is working as a PhD student for the Policy Research Centre for Foreign Affairs, International Entrepreneurship and Development Cooperation at the University of Antwerp. His PhD focuses on explaining success and failure of regional lobbying in the EU. He has published on trust between political elites in consociational democracies as well as on lobbying regulation in the EU. Recently, he wrote a report commissioned by the Flemish government on the opportunities and limitations of the Treaty of Lisbon for regions.
Sean Mueller, lic. phil. (Fribourg), is a final year PhD candidate at the Centre for Federal Studies, School of Politics & IR, University of Kent. He is Secretary of the "Federalism & Territorial Politics" working group of the Swiss PSA and Associate Editor of "Federal Governance", a Graduate Journal. His PhD thesis is on comparative federalism at the Swiss sub-national level. Research interests related to this: multilevel political parties, direct democracy, and EU governance. Originally from the germanophone part of Switzerland, he graduated at the bilingual Université de Fribourg, with an Erasmus exchange year at La Sapienza in Rome. He then worked at the Institute of Federalism in Fribourg for two years. Before coming to Canterbury, he was lecturing politics at several universities in Tbilisi/Georgia.
Muhammad Mushtaq received his PhD from the Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan. Previously, he was a Visiting Study Fellow at University of Oxford during 2007. He was awarded a Diploma with High Distinction on participation in Summer University Course on Federalism, Decentralization and Diversity at Institute of Federalism, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His PhD thesis, “Consociationalism and Multiethnic States: Post-1971 Pakistan – A Case Study” examines the relevancy of consociational democracy with the multiethnic society of Pakistan. His main research interests include: Federalism, Consociationalism, Electoral Politics, and Pakistani Politics. Currently he is Head of Political Science & International Relations Department at university of Gujrat, Pakistan.
Andrea Noferini is a senior researcher at the University Institute of European Studies of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and a lecturer at the Department of Political Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (http://www.upf.edu/dcpis/en/pdi/professorat/an.html). He holds a PhD in Politics and Economics of Developing Countries from Universitá degli Studi di Firenze and a MAS in Political Science from Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
As a member of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in EU Sub-regional Cooperation Studies based at the Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona (http://blogs.uab.cat/meriter), his research areas converge in the study of public policies and institutional reforms in Europe and Latin America. To date the majority of his published researches deal with European integration, decentralization and the impact of EU on member-states and Enlargement countries. His studies deals with mechanisms for participation of regional and local administrations in EU policy-making, the evaluation of public policies, territorial cooperation, cohesion policy, institutional and administrative capacity building and decentralized cooperation.
Member of the International and Spanish Associations of Political Science, he teaches in different master programs as expert in multilevel governance and European integration. He has participated in several projects and studies financed by national ministries as well as European and international institutions.
Since 2011, Romain Pasquier is CNRS research Professor at the Centre de recherches sur l’action politique en Europe (CNRS) in the University of Rennes (France). Visiting scholar at the Universities of Aberyswyth, Exeter, Montreal and Sevilla, he was Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schumann Centre in the European University Institute of Florence. His research on territorial governance, decentralization theory, regionalism and regional policy has been publised in several books and articles. His last book "Le pouvoir régional. Mobilisations, décentralisation et gouvernance en France" tries to renew the analysis of territorial politics in Europe (Collections références, Presses de Sciences-Po, 2012).
Patricia Popelier is full professor of constitutional law at the University of Antwerp and director of the research group on government and law. She is also vice president of the International Association of Legislation. Her research interests include multilevel governance, federalism, constitutionalism, constitutional courts, and legislative studies. Her research on federalism has been published in, amongst others, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Perspectives on Federalism and European Constitutional Law Review. She was co-editor of a book on Social federalism: the creation of a layered welfare state (Cambridge: Intersentia 2011). She is also the author of a monograph on the Belgian federal system which will be published in 2014 in the Hart series on ‘constitutional systems of the world’.
Madalena Meyer Resende is Assistant Professor of Comparative European Politics at the New University of Lisbon. She holds a PhD (2005) from the Government Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science and was a Gulbenkian Research Fellow (2005-2006) at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. She is currently writing “Transforming Nations: Polish and Spanish Centre-Right parties and European integration” to be published by the series Extrememism and Democracy by Routledge in 2014.
Min Reuchamps, Fonds de la recherche scientifique-FNRS, Université de Liège Political Science
Min Reuchamps is Post-doctoral Research Fellow of the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS and lecturer in political science at the Université de Liège, Belgium. He graduated from the Université de Liège (M.A. and PhD) and Boston University (M.A.). His research interests are federalism, nations and nationalism, political sociology, elections as well as research methods in political and social science. He has published several books and articles on these topics.
Carolyn Rowe, Aston University, Politics and International Relations
Carolyn Rowe is a Lecturer in Politics at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Her research focuses on territorial politics in the EU, devolution and decentralisation, and federal systems, particularly federal system change. She is currently part of a research team investigating “The Reframing of German Federalism: Territorial Policy Variation in the German Länder”. She has conducted wide-scale research of the activities of regions in Brussels, and has most recently published “Regional Representations in the EU: Between Diplomacy and Interest Mediation” (Palgrave, 2011). Carolyn also works as an external adviser to the Committee of the Regions’ Commission on citizenship, governance, institutional and external affairs (CIVEX).
Romana Salageanu is a PhD student in a joint-supevision program at the Faculty for European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania and at the Institute for Political Science, Faculty for Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany. Her research interests are European integration and Multi-level Governance with a specific interest for participation of regions within the European Union. She graduated International Relations and European Studies (BA - Faculty for European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University) and European Studies (MA - Babes-Bolyai University and Otto-von-Guericke University).
Dr. Giulia Sandri is Maître de Conférences (Assistant Professor) of Political Science at Lille Catholic University, affiliated with the European School of Political and Social Sciences (ESPOL), and associate research fellow at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). Her research focuses mainly on party politics, quality of democracy, sub-national authorities in Europe and political elites. She recently published in Regional and Federal Studies, Ethnopolitics, Comparative European Politics, Acta Politica, Cultures et Conflits, andPolitics and Policy. Giulia Sandri holds a PhD in Politics from the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and she was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Christ Church and at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford. She has also been recently a visiting fellow at the University Carlos III, Madrid.. She is currently collaborating to several international research projects, among which the project “PARTIREP - Participation and Representation in Contemporary Democracies” (http://www.partirep.eu/) and the international research project “MAPP – Members and Activists of Political Parties” (http://www.projectmapp.eu/). She is also co-convenor of the "Primaries in Comparative Perspective" research project network, which is supported by the ECPR Standing Group on Political Parties ((http://ecprsgpp.wordpress.com/current-major-projects/).
Arjan H. Schakel, Maastricht University, Department of Political Science
Arjan Schakel is an Assistant Professor in Research Methods at Maastricht University. His research and teaching interests span the topics of federalism, territorial politics, methodology, regional government, regional elections, multilevel governance, and regionalist parties. Arjan is the author of journal articles that have appeared in various journals such as Acta Politica, Comparative Political Studies, Governance, Regional Studies, and Regional and Federal Studies. In addition Arjan has published books with Routledge (The Rise of Regional Authority: A Comparative Study of 42 Countries, with Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks, Routledge, 2010) and Palgrave Macmillan (Regional and National Elections in Western Europe. Territoriality of the Vote in Thirteen Countries, edited with Regis Dandoy, forthcoming).
Magnus G. Schoeller is a researcher at the Institute for European Integration Research (EIF), University of Vienna. He holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and Master degrees from the EUI (MRes) and the University of Tübingen (M.A.). His research interests cover all aspects of European politics and, in particular, the EU economic and monetary policy. Magnus has worked on decision-making and political leadership during the Eurozone crisis, Germany’s role in the Euro Area, the Franco-German relationship, and the empowerment of the European Parliament in the Economic and Monetary Union. Parts of his research appeared in the Journal of European Public Policy and Global Policy.
Nikos Skoutaris, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Law
LL.B. (University of Aberdeen); LL.M. (Maastricht University); Ph.D. in Law (European University Institute).
As of 1 September 2012, I join LSE's European Institute as a Senior Research Fellow with a project on the accommodation of ethno-territorial conflicts in Europe. I am an academic expert in the fields of EU constitutional law, EU external relations and conflict resolution theory. I have a particular interest in territorial and constitutional arrangements for conflict resolution purposes and the role of the EU.
Dejan Stjepanović, University of Edinburgh, Political Science
BA University of Athens, MA Central European University, MRes and PhD European University Institute (PhD thesis defence in 2012) I am currently working as a Research Fellow on the Citizenship in South East Europe (CITSEE) project at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh. My current research is on territorial politics and citizenship (with focus on membership and political rights in sub-state polities) as well as minorities and migration. My PhD thesis dealt with sub-state multiethnic regionalisms and territorial politics in Croatia and Serbia. Apart from territorial politics, my academic interests include theories of nationalism, minority rights, migration and diaspora studies.
Sara Svensson is Visiting Professor at the Department of Public Policy at Central European University. She teaches courses on policy analysis, European Integration, local government cooperation and region-building, and qualitative methods. Her research focuses policy formation at the sub-national level with a specific focus on cross-border regions. She has published in Journal of Borderlands Studies (with Gergo Medve-Balint), in Regions & Cohesion (with Andrey Demidov), in Eurasian Geography and Economics, and in several edited volumes. She holds a PhD in public policy and an MA in political science from CEU, and a BA in journalism from Stockholm University. She occasionally contributes to broadcast and print media in Sweden, and has worked at different locations as a news journalist for the public service broadcasting company Sveriges Radio.
Michaël Tatham is an Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Norway. He is co-Chair of the Council for European Studies research network on ‘Territorial Politics and Federalism’ (CES, Columbia University) and co-Editor of the journal Regional and Federal Studies (Taylor & Francis, Routledge). He works on federalism and regions in the EU, public policy analysis, and theories of European integration. He teaches introductory and specialized courses at BA and MA levels on these three broad topics (public policy, the EU, territorial politics). He has articles published in Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of European Public Policy, European Union Politics, the European Political Science Review and Regional and Federal Studies. Together with Michael W Bauer, he is co-Investigator of the European Regional Elite Survey which analyses regional élite preferences across countries and regions within the EU. He is a graduate of the European University Institute, Florence (PhD) and the University of Oxford (MPhil) and was previously Assistant Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
Jale Tosun received her doctoral degree in social sciences from the University of Konstanz in 2009 where she also worked as Assistant Professor at the Chair of Comparative Public Policy and Administration until 2012. Since then she is Research Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research at the University of Mannheim. Her research interests comprise comparative policy analysis with a specialization in environmental and energy topics, comparative political economy, multilevel governance, and Europeanization research. Moreover, she is working on risk governance at the regional and local level.
Peter Ulrich is a PhD candidate at the chair for European and International Politics (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Neyer) and works at the EGTC Center of Excellence of the Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION.
Jose Vargas graduated from the Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela, in July 2015, with the title of Lawyer, after completing 5 years of required studies. He was an academic assistant in Constitutional Law during his last year in university. In 2012, he participated in the X Inter-universitary Conference on Constitutional Law and Human Rights, organized by the Universidad Católica del Uruguay and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in Montevideo. He was awarded with the distinction as best exponent, for the lecture titled, "Efficacy of Human Rights in the Venezuelan Democratic and Social State of Law and Justice: Consequences of the Exchange Control Over the Rights and Liberties of the University Community.”
Tomasz P. Wozniakowski is a PhD researcher at the European University Institute in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, under the supervision of Prof. Alexander Trechsel. He holds degrees in political science and history from the University of Wroclaw. He also studied in Bern, Fribourg, Dundee and at the University of North Carolina. His interdisciplinary research focuses on politics of fiscal federalism, Eurozone crisis and the US-EU and Switzerland-EU comparison. His doctoral dissertation is in process and deals with the emergence of the federal fiscal powers and its impact on the federalization process with emphasis on the European Union in light of the American and Swiss experience. He was awarded the Fulbright-Schuman grant to conduct research at the University of California, Berkeley in spring 2015.