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Academic Board

 

Giuseppe Giordan

Giuseppe Giordan (Coordinator)
University of Padova 
Curriculum Vitae 

 

Léonce Bekemans

Léonce Bekemans
University of Padova 
Curriculum Vitae

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Roberto de Vogli
University of Padova
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Gojko Bežovan
University of Zagreb 
Curriculum Vitae

 

Paolo De Stefani

Paolo De Stefani
University of Padova 
Curriculum Vitae

 

Paola Degani

Paola Degani
University of Padova 
Curriculum Vitae

 

Martin Holland

Martin Holland
University of Canterbury
Curriculum Vitae

 

Ivan Kopric

Ivan Kopric
University of Zagreb
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Costanza Margiotta

Costanza Margiotta
University of Padova 
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Maria Daniella Marouda, University of Panteion

Maria Daniella Marouda
University of Panteion, Athens
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Marco Mascia

Marco Mascia
University of Padova 
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Arrigo Opocher

Arrigo Opocher
University of Padova 
Curriculum Vitae

 

Sev Ozdowski

Sev Ozdowski
University of Western Sydney
Curriculum Vitae
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Elena Pariotti

Elena Pariotti
University of Padova 
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Stelios Perrakis
University of Panteion, Athens
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Adam Possamai

Adam Possamai
University of Western Sydney
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Constantin Preda
University of Bucarest
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André Renzaho
University of Western Sydney
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Deborah Stevenson

Deborah Stevenson
University of Western Sydney
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Giuseppe Tosi
University of Paraiba
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Grigoris Tsaltas
University of Panteion, Athens
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Siniša Zrinšcak

Siniša Zrinščak
University of Zagreb
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Songcai Yang
Guangzhou University
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Davor Derencinovic 
University of Zagreb
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Odysseas Christou 
University of Nicosia
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Achilles Emilianides
University of Nicosia
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Christina Ioannou
University of Nicosia
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Ph.D students

Desirée Campagna

Desirée Campagna

The impacts of participatory governance on cultural development: evidences from European Capitals of Culture
This research project focuses on the analysis of the impacts of participatory governance on cultural development. The positive effects of participatory cultural decision-making processes are increasingly advocated both in the academic and political discourse at European and international level. However, participatory governance of culture and its effects on society have received only sparse scientific attention to this moment. In order to fill this gap, the research project proposes an innovative theoretical model for evaluating the impacts of participatory processes in culture. Specifically, the model identifies the causal mechanisms through which participation is supposed to affect the different dimensions of cultural development at local level. Imagined as being applicable to multiple forms of case-based investigations, in the research project the proposed theoretical framework is put at the basis of a comparative analysis of various small-scale participatory processes promoted in recent European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) according to the “City and Citizens” criteria. The analysis of these projects contributes at enriching and adjusting the theory with empirical insights. Indeed, thus being realised with the same requirements and institutional objectives, the participatory processes in ECoC are highly diverse in terms of contextual conditions, typology of actors involved and long-term effects on the cultural life of the territory.

Curriculum Vitae

 

 Domenico Castellani

Domenico Castellani

Human rights in a biopolitical frame
The classical vision of the human rights, inspired by the Declarations of Rights of eighteenth century, is founded on the idea of their universal validity as a protection for the individual against the states. All humans are entitled to such protection by virtue of some universal nature which constitutes them as rights bearers. Biopolitics challenges these ideas from many perspectives. According to an Agambenian vision, human rights are not the proclamations of eternal metajuridical values aimed at binding the legislator to respect such values, but they are the originary figure for the inscription of natural naked life in the political-juridical order of the nation-state. According to the Foucauldian biopolitical vision, power is focused on a new organic subject, the population, which is not the sum of all the single individuals but an autonomous biological organism, a global mass that is affected by overall processes characteristic of birth, death, production, illness, and so on. In neither case is there a subject which is stable and which can refer to the universal. The aim of this research is, therefore, to investigate the political possibility of human rights in a biopolitical frame, namely under a new political paradigm which acknowledges that the way in which power relates to its objects has changed, along with the relations between individuals and institutions.

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Daria Dubajic

Daria Dubajic

The aim of the research project is to identify current types of collaborative governance in Croatian large cities, in a form of a cross-sectoral study in  three policy areas:  communal utilities, social welfare and urban development. After the analysis of legal framework and institutional setting of Croatian cities and their position and role in the multi-level governance context (vertically in relation to central government, EU, Council of Europe and other supranational institutions; horizontally in relation to other units of local self-government and externally in relation to private and civil sector stakeholders), a review of theoretical approaches to governance of cities (urban regime, urban governance, public management and network theory) is given, as well as the normative concept of collaborative governance. A collaborative urban governance index will be created as a theoretical framework that will be used to test research propositions about actors, drivers, processes and results of the collaborative governance in the aforementioned policy areas in 25 Croatian cities. Empirical research will be implemented by using surveys for city officials and non-governmental stakeholders and content analysis of city governments decisions. 

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Marco Guglielmi

Marco Guglielmi 

Disciplines: Sociology of Religion; Political Science; Qualitative Methods.
Research topics: Orthodox Christianity; Human rights; Diaspora.

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Meskerem Techane

Meskerem Techane 

 

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Olga Breskaya

Right to Freedom of Religion: A Sociological Comparison among Italy, Belarus, and Norway

The new growing subfield, which James T. Richardson named Sociology of Religious Freedom, becomes a constituent part of emerging sociology of human rights. We can find legal, philosophical, historical description of freedom of religion, while sociological focus has been underrepresented till recently.

Recent comparative empirical data collection on religious freedom (Grim, Finke, Martin, Van der Ven, Ziebertz) introduced sociological instrument for the measurement of legal, political, social-cultural (including religious) contexts of religious freedom maintenance and violations. Covering institutional dimension and value studies research on religious freedom, these studies induce to rethink the very concept of religious freedom with sociological arguments and to develop a deeper understanding how religious freedom structures political and religious possibilities in a particular way in different contexts.

This project is aimed to address the theoretical questions: how the sociology of religious freedom is constructed, what kind of disciplines, approaches, and practical issues contributed to and still continue to shape the subfield of sociology of religious freedom in a wider discourse of sociology of human rights? How the conceptualization of religious freedom could be developed for the further sociological empirical research? At the level of empirical analysis the research project will explore how different Christian confessions affect the religious freedom understanding among young people in three European countries. In this project Olga will compare attitudes towards religious freedom in Italy with strong Catholic tradition, Lutheran Norway, and Orthodox Belarus.

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Silvia Marinella Fontana

Silvia is a Peace Ambassador for the Institute for Economics and Peace; her PhD focuses on the economic determinants of conflict. Her research will further analyze the impact of FDIs on conflict dynamics. In particular, Silvia is interested in the role of multinationals in resource-rich countries. Silvia has an integrated profile of academic and professional accomplishments. She has experience in developing and managing complex projects in crisis and post-conflict zones: she coordinated an impact evaluation project for the World Bank and held increasingly responsible positions with Médecins Sans Frontières, including Human Resource and Administrative Coordinator with a staff of 460 in the DRCongo. As a Rotary Peace Fellow, she studied international development policy and peace and conflict resolution at Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University (USA). She is a committed citizen, involved in many initiatives for the public good. For instance, she is the Scientific Committee Coordinator of "Premio Valeria Solesin", award in memory of Valeria Solesin, Italian researcher killed in the Paris terroristic attack at the Bataclan, in 2015. Recently she has been selected as moderator for the “States General of the Erasmus Generation” in Rome, to support the Youth in better understanding the meaning of European citizenship today.

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Cristina Yasmine Ghanem

Muslim women’s agency in the European Union and in integration policies
The role of empowerment in promoting peaceful and pluralistic societies

This research project focuses on the integration policies in Germany and Belgium, more specifically of the cities-states of Berlin and Bruxelles, and the ways in which they affect the achievement of Muslim women’s agency. The aim of the research is to understand how different integration policies at the local level promote and envision empowerment of Muslim women and whether they provide efficient tools to achieve agency within their communities and in the broader national context. While taking into account the copious literature on the intersectional discrimination of Muslim women and the perspective of ethnic or religious feminist movements on issues such as empowerment, this research will challenge the existing discourse surrounding Muslim women in Europe, often portrayed as disempowered and as victims of male domination.

Furthermore, through a policies’ analysis of the integration agenda in these local contexts, this research will try to understand whether policy makers see Muslim youth and younger generations as a target of policies framed for Muslim women. 

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 Ling Han

 Ling Han

Child Trafficking within China from a Perspective of Human Rights
This research is aimed to answer two questions: what are the root causes of child trafficking in China and how to better understand and combat child trafficking? Adopting the theory of Cameron and Newman into Chinese context, the causal factors of child trafficking can be divided into two broad categories: socio-political factors and personal-family factors. The empirical research will be conducted in Shanxi, Guangdong and Yunnan province of China, identifying relevant factors at affect victims and offenders in different patterns of child trafficking. Managing to connect some of the factors with human rights instruments, some possible solutions might be identified in the end of this project.

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Ahmed Abidur Razzaque Khan

 

 

 Matteo Tracchi

Matteo Tracchi

His research project focuses on citizenship and human rights education in Italian primary and secondary school cycles, and looks at how international and regional standards on human rights education have impacted on policy and practice at the national level. In particular, the research aims to analyse the content and methodology of the subject "Cittadinanza e Costituzione" (Citizenship and Constitution), introduced by Law 30th October 2008, No. 169 in the curricula of all Italian primary and secondary school systems. The objectives of this subject are, among others, to develop the concept of active citizenship, and to increase the knowledge of the Italian Constitution, European citizenship, human rights and intercultural dialogue. The main research question is whether citizenship education in Italy is aligned with the concept of human rights education as enshrined in international and regional standards. The analysis focuses not only on a theoretical level but also on a practical level, namely if and how human rights are conveyed in the school classrooms through the subject “Cittadinanza e Costituzione”.

Curriculum Vitae 

 

Staff

Benedetta Bixio - admnistrative manager and contact person (phd.humanrights@unipd.it)

 

An Academic Board made of representatives appointed by each Partner University will decide on the academic and administrative aspects related to the Joint Ph.D programme.

The Academic Board supervises all the educational and research activities.

The Academic Board will draft and adopt its own rules of procedure. It will be convened at least once a year, if necessary via videoconference.

The Academic Board will fulfill the following duties according to partner Universities’ regulations: 

  • providing admission criteria and overseeing the initial admission of students;
  • admitting of students to the following year of the programme;
  • providing guidelines and supervising students’ final examination;
  • developing the joint training and research framework programme;
  • in accordance with the rules in force at the Home University, deciding to exclude a doctoral student from continuing the programme on the basis of the evaluation of his or her activities. A written explanation of any such decision shall be given ;
  • in accordance with the rules in force at the Home University, deciding on suspension of a student from doctoral activities;
  • in accordance with the rules in force at the Home University, deciding on requests for extensions submitted by doctoral students, after having consulted the supervisor and co-supervisor(s).


The Academic Board will decide on any other matter regarding the co-operation project, e.g. appointment of the supervisor and co-supervisor(s), forms and methods of teaching, deadlines for the assessment of the activities and time schedule of the periods to be spent at the partner Universities.

The Academic Board is chaired by a Coordinator chosen from the members of the Coordinating University.

Last update

31/1/2016

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