DOCTORAL SCHOOL

DOCTORAL SCHOOL

THE DOCTORAL SCHOOL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

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History

The Doctoral School of Political Science was established in 2005, by taking over the PhD program in political science of the University of Bucharest har began in 1999. At the same time, the 3-year Bologna PhD was introduced.

The FSPUB collaborates with numerous partner doctoral schools and specialists from the French and English-speaking world, which offers the prospect of writing a thesis in a co-tutelle regime, with a double degree.

The Doctoral School Council

Prof. dr. Florin Țurcanu, FSPUB

Prof. dr. Lavinia Stan

Dr. Sorina SoareUniversity of Florence

Drd. Chivereanu (Crăciun-Chivereanu) I. Claudia-Elena, representative of PhD students, Anul III, FSPUB

The Doctoral supervisors

The PhD supervisors are both FSPUB professors and academically recognized professors affiliated to the FSPUB Doctoral School, such as Dragoș Aligică.

Conf.univ.dr. Raluca ALEXANDRESCU

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • Democracy theory;
  • Political Theory;
  • Political Regimes and Models;
  • History of political thought in the Southeast European region.

Prof. univ. dr. Dragoș ALIGICĂ

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • Political economy;

  • Social and political philosophy;

  • Institutional theory and analysis.

Prof.univ.dr. Ionela BĂLUȚĂ

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • Gender studies, democracy and politics;
  • Equal opportunities policies;
  • Feminism and political ideologies;
  • Nationalism, hygienism and the construction of gender in the 19th century.

Prof.univ. dr. Radu CARP

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • Romania and its neighbours. Aspects of history and international relations;
  • Political representation of national minorities in Romania;
  • The relation between State and Church in Europe;
  • Good governance, democracy and the rule of law in Europe.

Prof. Dr Ramona COMAN (Université libre de Bruxelles)

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • European integration and Europeanisation processes;
  • Governance and EU institutions;
  • Sovereignty conflicts in the EU;
  • Challenges to liberal democracy in Central and Eastern Europe;
  • Coordination of European public policies in the European Semester;
  • Justice reforms in Central and Eastern Europe;
  • Instruments to promote the rule of law in the EU and other regional organisations.

Prof. Dr. Aurelian CRĂIUȚU (Indiana University, Bloomington)

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:
  • Political theory, history of political thought (Europe and North America), comparative political theory (East-West);
  • Liberal democracy and its critics;
  • Political virtues (moderation, prudence, etc.);
  • Political ideologies (liberalism, conservatism, socialism, etc.);
  • Theories of revolution.

Prof. univ. dr. Georgeta GHEBRE

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • Analysis and evaluation of public policies in post-communist Romania;
  • The European social model;
  • Culture and political behaviour in post-communist Romania.

Conf. univ. dr. Ruxandra IVAN

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • Foreign policy analysis;
  • International policy;
  • European politicies.

Prof. univ. dr. Iulia Antoanella MOTOC

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • International relations;
  • Human rights.

Prof. univ. dr. Dragoş PETRESCU

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • Comparative politics: identity politics, democratic transitions and authoritarian drifts;
  • Transitional justice and the politics of memory;
  • Security studies: energy security, information security, urban security;
  • Technopolitics: politics and technology; political impact of new technologies; New Cold War.
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Conf.univ.dr. Caterina PREDA

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:
  • Comparative politics;
  • Dictatorial regimes and democratization in Europe and Latin America;
  • Art and politics: cultural politics, art as resistance, heritage politics;
  • Cultural memory and transitional justice: art and the politics of memory, art and politics and transitional justice.

Prof. univ. dr. Cristian PREDA

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

    • Elections and political regimes in Romania from 1831 to the present;
    • EU foreign policy;
    • European political families;
    • Political biographies.

Dr. Sorina SOARE (University of Florence)

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • Political parties and party systems;
  • Populism and democracy;
  • Diaspora and forms of political participation;
  • Environment and social mobilisation.

Prof. univ. dr. Lavinia STAN (St. Francis Xavier University)

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • Regimes and political models;
  • Religion and politics;
  • Transitional justice;
  • Security studies.

Prof.univ. dr. Ioan STANOMIR

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • Constitutionalism and democratisation;
  • Conservatism, liberalism and political radicalism in modern Romania.

Prof.univ. dr. Florin ŢURCANU

Areas of expertise for coordinating doctoral theses:

  • Intellectuals and politics in the 20th century Europe;
  • Culture, politics and cultural policies in the 20th century Europe;
  • Totalitarian ideologies and political regimes;
  • Nationalist ideologies in Europe.         

 

 

List of enrolled PhD students and their doctoral theses

The PhD students enrolled in the academic year 2022-2023 can be found HERE

List of PhD defended after 2020

The list of PhD thesis defended at the Doctoral School of Political Science since 2022 can be accessed HERE.