EDGE Research Seminar: Spring 2014

Since 2014, the EDGE programme of the Department of Political Science and the Institute for European Studies (IES) organizes a two-weekly research seminar.
The seminar aims to further critical exchanges on all aspects of democratic governance, offer a platform for researchers to present their (on-going) work to peers, and provide a forum to collectively appropriate key texts within the political sciences.

2014 Spring Programme

  • Thursday 16 January 2014: Kris Deschouwer -  Discussion of Stefano Bartolini (2005) Restructuring Europe. Centre Formation, System Building and Political Struc-turing between the Nation State and the European Union.
  • Thursday 30 January 2014: Bruno Coppieters - Presentation of study: Democratic Governance, Political Representation and the Organisation of Marathons in Divi-ded Cities: Brussels, Belfast, Beirut and Jerusalem.
  • Thursday 13 February 2014: Karen Celis - Presentation of study: The Woman is Dead—Long Live the Women! How to Study Social Categories in Times of Super-Diversity and Intersectionality: Insights from the Gender & Politics Scholarship.
  • Thursday 27 February 2014: Stefanie Beyens - Presentation of study: When New Parties Grow Old. A Survival Analysis of Newly Elected Political Parties in Ad-vanced Democracies.
  • Thursday 13 March 2014: Mihnea Tanasescu - Presentation of study: Rewilding Europe: Can Environmental Policy be Hopeful Again?
  • Thursday 27 March 2014: Allan Muller - Presentation of study: Measuring Policy Controversy with Discourse Network Analysis: The Abortion Debates in Belgium (1972-1990) Revisited.
  • Thursday 24 April 2014: Dimo Kavadias and Kenneth Hemmerechts - Presentation of study: Achievement in mathematics and language in Flemish primary schools.
  • Thursday 08 May 2014: Daniela Sirinic - Presentation of study: Spill-over Effects of Youth Turnout Inequality on Policy and Interest Representation in Europe.
  • Thursday 05 June 2014: Alex Wilson - Presentation of study: Multi-Level Parties and Regional Presidents in Italy.
  • Thursday 19 June 2014: Jelle Leunis - Presentation of study: Democratic Accountability in Nodal Security Governance: The Case of Private Military and Security Companies.