Prof. Nicole Bolleyer
Nicole Bolleyer is Chair of Comparative Political Science at the LMU Munich and Principal Investigator of the CIVILSPACE project.
She has published widely on political parties as well as civil society organizations in consolidated democracies. Her most recent monograph "Civil Society's Democratic Potential: Organizational Trade-offs between Participation and Representation" is currently forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
Prof. Fabrizio Di Mascio
Fabrizio Di Mascio is Professor of Political Science at the University of Turin, Italy, and co-investigator of the CIVILSPACE project.
His research focuses on regulatory governance and public management reform. He has several years of professional policy advice experience in Italian public bodies.
Dr. Orsolya Salát
Orsolya Salát is an associate professor at ELTE University in Budapest, Hungary and co-investigator of the CIVILSPACE project.
Her research interests lie mainly in the field of comparative constitutional and human rights law, especially communicative rights and freedom of religion. She has extensively written about the right to protest and freedom of assembly, and participated in projects researching European Union citizenship from a rights perspective and the role law plays in relation to justice in Europe.
Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Dr. Agnieszka Bejma is a postdoctoral researcher on the CIVILSPACE project and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw.
Her research interests focus in particular around civic activity and political participation, the development of the civic society and the functioning of the non-governmental sector in Central and Eastern Europe. She has published on the role of non-governmental organizations and the politicization of the third sector, as well as various aspects of volunteering.
Dr. Vivian Spyropoulou is a postdoctoral researcher on the CIVILSPACE project, based at Turin, Italy.
Vivian holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece. She has published on political parties and radical left. Her research interests include comparative politics, radical left political parties in Europe and electoral sociology.
Paula Guzzo Falci, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral researcher in the CIVILSPACE project, based at Munich, Germany.
Paula holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Trento, Italy. Her research interests include religion and politics, particularly secularism studies, citizenship and belonging, and the rise of illiberalism in liberal democracies.
Dr. Burtejin Zorigt is a postdoctoral researcher in the CIVILSPACE project, based at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest.
She defended her Ph.D. thesis at the Central European University in the Department of Political Science. Her main research interests are comparative politics, in particular party politics, legislative studies, electoral studies, gender and politics. She also has several years of experience working in various civil society organizations as a gender equality expert.
Dr. Adam Eick is a postdoctoral researcher in the CIVILSPACE project, based at Munich, Germany.
His research interests are the role of courts in the political process and governance in the EU multilevel system. In his PhD thesis, Adam analysed the use of EU soft law in national courts, asking how, why and to what effect non-binding instruments find their way into the judiciary. He previously worked at the Freie Universität of Berlin in the DFG-ANR research project "Effects of EU Soft Law across the Multilevel System (EfSoLaw)".
Julián Manzano Gómez, M.A. is a doctoral researcher in the CIVILSPACE project, based at Munich, Germany.
His research interests include democracy and democratization, European Integration and protection of the Rule of Law in EU member states. Before starting his PhD here at LMU, he completed a MSc in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics. He also holds a Postgraduate diploma on Survey and Data Analysis by Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS) as well as a Double Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Law by Complutense University of Madrid.
Dr. Patricia Correa is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. Her research focuses on the internal organization and the electoral and governmental behaviour of political parties and the main characteristics of party activists, especially in Spain. Recently, she has started working on the impact of new technologies on political parties.
Dr. Milka Ivanovska Hadjievska is a Senior Lecturer at the Political Science Department at Lund University, Sweden. The bulk of her research focuses on the legal regulation, governance, and leadership of civil society organizations in Europe. She is currently part of the interdisciplinary "Civil Society Elites in Europe" project.
Prof. Dr. Atina Krajewska is Professor of Law at the University of Birmingham. Her work focuses on the developments of human rights law from a comparative perspective, bringing together insights from socio-legal studies, transnational legal theory, sociology of law, sociology of health, and the sociology of professions.
Leonhard Grevesmühl, B.A. is a postgraduate student in the MSc Political Science (Conflict Studies and Comparative Politics) programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from the LMU Munich, where he worked at the Chair of Comparative Political Science. His main academic interest is the effect of intrastate conflict on political institutions and civil society.
Prof. Zsolt Enyedi is a Professor of Political Science at the Central European University and Senior Researcher of CEU's Democracy Institute. He works on party politics, political attitudes, church and state relations, populism, and authoritarianism. He is the Principal Investigator of the Horizon project "AUTHLIB".
Prof. Gabriel Katz is Professor of Politics and Quantitative Methods at the University of Exeter, UK. His work applies state-of-the-art quantitative methods to the analysis of political behavior, public opinion, and comparative politics. He has published widely in leading economics and political science journals on these topics.