PhD Supervision & Training

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CPS provides advanced doctoral students from CEU, Hungarian and other universities, and often recent PhD graduates in career transition opportunities for involvement into research projects and other research practice. 

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CPS contributes to the recruiting, selecting and advising of doctoral students in the Doctoral School of Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy and in the Social Anthropology Program. CPS also manages two European Marie Curie training network projects (ChangingEmployment, INTEGRIM).


CPS staff have supervised PhDs in the following areas:

  • Corruption
  • Inequalities (gender, minorities)
  • Labor market and migration policy
  • Poverty and social exclusion
  • Regional development
  • Social capital
  • Social policy
  • Welfare regimes, welfare states

PhD theses supervised by CPS researchers

  • Going beyond political commitments: Explaining diverging outputs in the use of European structural funds for Roma inclusion strategies in Spain and Slovakia (Download)
    Author: Joanna Maria Kostka
    Unit: Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations
    Year of defense: 2015
    Supervisor: Andrea Krizsan
  • Social capital and governance in European borderlands : a comparative study of Euroregions as policy actors (Download)
    Author: Sara Svensson
    Unit: Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations
    Year of defense: 2013
    Supervisor: Andrew Cartwright
  • Ethics management and individual views towards ethics in the European Commission (Download)
    Author: Andreea Nastase
    Unit: Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations
    Year of defense: 2012
    Supervisor: Agnes Batory
  • From Housing Policies to Homeless Policies: A Comparative Process Tracing of Housing Policies in the Czech Republic and Hungary
    Author: Kata Amon
    Unit: Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations
    Year of enrollment: 2015
    Supervisor: Andrea Krizsan
  • Do Regulations Matter? The Impact of Political Financing Regulation on Party Corruption in Croatia and Serbia
    Author: Gorana Misic
    Unit: Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations
    Year of enrollment: 2014
    Supervisor: Agnes Batory
  • Growing the State in your Garden: The Coproduction of the State, Citizens and Plants in a Hungarian Village
    Author: Tatiana Safonova
    Unit: Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
    Year of enrollment: 2014
    Supervisor: Violetta Zentai
  • Turkish and Romanian Night Workers in London
    Author: Iulius Cezar Macarie
    Unit: Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
    Year of enrollment: 2013
    Supervisor: Violetta Zentai
  • Mental Health Policy Reform in Romania
    Author: Leyla Safta Zecheria
    Unit: Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations
    Year of enrollment: 2013
    Supervisor: Violetta Zentai
  • Policy Impacts of Social Movements in Vietnam
    Author: Caitlin Wyndham
    Unit: Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations
    Year of enrollment: 2012
    Supervisor: Violetta Zentai
  • Institutional practices of domestic anti-discrimination bodies in Europe
    Author: Lisa Wewerka
    Unit: Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations
    Year of enrollment: 2011
    Supervisor: Andrea Krizsan