Výskumné semináre Katedry politológie FiF UK
Research Seminars, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University

LS 2017/18, summer semester

Seminars are held in room N212, 13.00 – 14.30, unless indicated otherwise

  • March 1 An organizational approach to public governance in times of turbulence, Jarle Trondal, ARENA - University of Oslo and University of Agder
  • March 15 Post-communist surveillance culture: the specifics of surveillance in the post-communist context, Martin Kovanič, KPOL
  • April 12 Analýza mediálneho obrazu Slovenska v talianskych médiách: barbari a/lebo druhoradí občania?, Darina Malová and Veronika Oravcová, KPOL
  • April 26 The EU is not what you think: Mapping ‘thought communities’ in the EU using Relational Class Analysis, Jozef Bátora and Pavol Baboš, KPOL, 
  • May 3 Representing the European interest abroad: The role of the EU Delegations and EU member states‘ embassies, Heidi Maurer, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics
  • May 24 Locally-conditioned effectiveness of the European Union as the normative power: The case of Ukraine’s reforms of the rule of law, Marta Králiková, KPOL 

ZS 2017/18, winter semester

(seminars are in room N212, 13.00 – 14.30 unless indicated otherwise), for Ical format click here 

  • Sep 19 Determinanty politické reprezentace žen na komunální úrovni v České republice a na Slovensku v letech 1994-2014 Pavel Maškarinec, Univerzita Jána Evangelistu Purkyně v Ústí nad Labem 
  • Oct 5 Potential Impacts of Military Support Contractors’ Financial Experiences on the US Military’s Total Force Caroline Batka, KPOL 
  • Oct 12 Euroskepticizmus v slovenskej spoločnosti: argumenty občanov. Pavol Baboš a Aneta Világi, KPOL 
  • Oct 19 Imagined Contact Improves Anti-Roma Attitudes, but Direct Contact Matters More: Results of a Pilot Study Among Slovak Secondary School Students Barbara Lášticová, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Monika Abraham, Giles Academy Boston UK and Pavol Baboš, KPOL 
  • Nov 9 Beneath the Institutional Iceberg: Practices as Limits to EU’s Power over Implementation of the Rule of Law in Ukraine Marta Králiková, KPOL 
  • Nov 23 Crisis Management in Parallel Worlds: The EU in Mitrovica as Seen by the Locals Jozef Bátora, KPOL 
  • Dec. 7 Electoral Suicide – and How to Avoid it: An Analysis of the Parliamentary Debates on the ‘Withdrawal from the Union’ Bill in the House of Commons Katrin Auel, Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna 
  • (TBD) From Transmission Belts to (Semi)Autonomous Actors – Court Presidents in Slovakia David Kosař and Samuel Spáč, Masarykova Univerzita Brno 

LS 2016/17, summer semester

  • Feb 16, 14.00 Political Determinants of Women’s Representation in the 2014 Czech and Slovak Local Elections, Daniel Klimovský Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Comenius University
  • Mar 9, 14.00, Participácia žien ako cesta k „skroteniu“ krajnej pravice? Možnosti a limity kvalitatívnej a kvantitatívnej analýzy. Darina Malová Professor, Department of Political Science, Comenius University Petra Ďurinová PhD candidate, Department of Political Science, Comenius University
  • Mar 28, 11.00, Cyberwar Strategies in Europe. (room G236) Lior Tabansky Fellow at Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center / PhD candidate in Political Science on Cyberspace in National Security Perspectives, Tel Aviv University
  • Apr. 27, 14.00 Relational Class Analysis: Methods and Practices, Amir Goldberg Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
  • May 4, 14.00, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the New Member States of the European Union But Were Afraid to Ask: The State of the Art. Matúš Mišík Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Comenius University
  • May 26, 14.00 Political Leadership in the Trump Era (title tbc), (room G236) Stephen Walt Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

ZS 2016/17, winter semester

  • 10.11. Andrei Miroiu (National University of Political Studies, Bucharest), A Theory of Armed Groups
  • 24.11. Aneta Világi (KPOL), Komunikácia tém medzinárodnej politiky a bezpečnosti v SR: analýza postojov verejnosti a expertnej komunity v oblasti verejnej diplomacie
  • 1.12. Jozef Bátora (KPOL), Reinvigorating the Rotating Presidency: Slovakia and Agenda Setting in EU Foreign Policy
  • 8.12. Caroline Batka (KPOL), Privatization of Warfare and Institutional Change: Theory and Methods for Evaluation


  • 7.10. Erik Ringmar (Lund University), Recognizing recognition: A few addititional thoughts
  • 20.10. Ana Benje (KPOL), Empowering and Disempowering Effects of EU SymbolsAna presented her PhD. research that seeks out new empirical methods of measuring European identity with the help of (social) psychology methodologies. Theoretical studies of European identity abound, however, there appears to be a significant void in terms of empirical studies, particularly of qualitative nature. We have, therefore, set ourselves to design an experiment, aimed at producing unpremeditated views on European Union, the relationship between the EU and the Member State, and the participant’s (citizen’s) implicit view of the three objects. 
Ana Benje, 20/10/16, Research seminar

Ana Benje, 20/10/16, Research seminar