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Prof. Dr. Viktoria Kaina

Viktoria Kaina
email: Viktoria.Kaina
phone: +49 2331 987-2160
fax: +49 2331 987-326
room: C2.019

Current positions

  • Chair of Government “Political Science I: State and Government”, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
  • Convenor of the ECPR Standing Group “Identity”
  • Associated Editor of the “Annual of European and Global Studies” (Edinburgh University Press)
  • Reviewer for the European Research Council [external link]
  • Reviewer for the Union of German Academies of Sciences and Humanities: Heidelberg Academy for Sciences and Humanities
  • Reviewer for the German Science Foundation (DFG: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) [external link]
  • Reviewer for for the Luxembourg National Research Fund (Fonds National de la Recherche)
  • Reviewer for GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
  • Reviewer for the German National Academic Foundation
  • Reviewer for Palgrave Macmillan; Routledge
  • Reviewer for the following scholarly journals: Acta Sociologica, dms – der moderne staat, European Journal of Political Research, European Political Science Review, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Journal of European Integration, Political Research Quarterly, Political Studies, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Sage Open, West European Politics, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

Areas of Academic Interests

  • European identity and European integration
  • Empirical democratic theory and political sociology, including mass attitudes and political behavior
  • Trust
  • Elites

Grants and Fellowships

01/2016
Grant from the ECPR for the organizational support for the ECPR-Standing Group „Identity“

12/2014
Grant from the ECPR for the organizational support for the ECPR-Standing Group „Identity“

04/2013
Grant from the ECPR for the organizational support for the ECPR-Standing Group „Identity“

12/2012
Grant from the Ernst-Abbe-Foundation and the ECPR to conduct the international Young Scholars School "Concepts –– Research Methods– – Evidence"

07/2012
Grant from the Volkswagen Foundation to conduct the international Young Scholars School "Concepts –– Research Methods– – Evidence"

2009
Three-Year Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Science Foundation (DFG)

1997
One-year Fellowship from the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

International professional activities

2016

  • Section-Chair “Who are we? – Collective identity in changing landscapes” at the 10th ECPR General Conference, Prague, 7 – 10 September, 2016 (Co-Chair: Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski)

2015

  • Section-Chair “Identity and the Challenge of Transformation” at the 9th ECPR General Conference, Montreal, 26 – 29 August, 2015 (Co-Chair: Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski)

2014

  • Section Chair “Identity and Political Behavior” at the 8th ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, 3-6 September, 2014 (Co-chair: Ireneusz P. Karolewski)

  • Panel-Chair “Identity, Political Action and the Changing Style of Citizen Politics in the Digital Age” at the 8th ECPR General Conference, Glasgow, 3 – 6 September, 2014 (Co-Chair: Sophia Schubert)

2013


since July 2012

  • Associated Editor “Annual of European and Global Studies” (Edinburgh University Press)


since July 2011


since September 2009


2009

  • Co-panel-chair “Trust, Solidarity and Tolerance – Civic Resources for a European Union in Trouble” at the 5th ECPR General Conference, Potsdam, 10‐12 September, 2009 (Chair: Ireneusz P. Karolewski)

Current publications (underlined=peer-reviewed):

2016

  • European Identity Revisited. New approaches and recent empirical evidence, London/New York: Routledge. (with Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski and Sebastian Kuhn).
  • ‘In search of the unknown’– An essay on the need of non-knowledge in European identity research, in: Kaina, Viktoria/Karolewski, Ireneusz Pawel/Kuhn, Sebastian (eds.), European identity revisited. New approaches and recent empirical evidence, New York/London: Routledge: 246-258.
  • Building ‘us’, and constructing ‘them’ – Mass European identity building and the problem of inside-outside-definitions, in: Kaina, Viktoria/Karolewski, Ireneusz Pawel/Kuhn, Sebastian (eds.), European identity revisited. New approaches and recent empirical evidence, New York/London: Routledge: 218-245. (with Sebastian Kuhn)
  • Introduction, in: Kaina, Viktoria/Karolewski, Ireneusz Pawel/Kuhn, Sebastian (eds.), European identity revisited. New approaches and recent empirical evidence, New York/London: Routledge: 1-12. (with Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski and Sebastian Kuhn

2014

  • Are quantitative research methods to blame for a growing irrelevance of political science? A rejoinder to John Trent, in: European Political Science (advance online publication, 21 February 2014; doi:10.1057/eps.2013.48). (with Sebastian Kuhn) [external link]

2013

  • Europäische Identität aus politikwissenschaftlicher Analyseperspektive – Forschungsstand und Desiderata, in: Hinnenkamp, Volker/Platzer, Hans-Wolfgang (Hrsg.), Interkulturalität und europäische Integration, Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, S. 97-125.

  • EU Governance and European Identity, in: Living Reviews in European Governance 8 (2013) (doi: 10.12942/lreg-2013-1). (with Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski) [external link]
  • How to reduce disorder in European identity research?, in: European Political Science 12: 184-196 (published online 16 November 2012, doi: 10.1057/eps.2012.39). [external link]

2012

  • Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union, London: Routledge. (edited with Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski).
  • ‘In the Union we trust’? – Institutional confidence and citizens’ support for supranational decision-making, in: Karolewski, Ireneusz P./Kaina, Viktoria (eds), Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union, London: Routledge: 80-101.
  • Analysing European identity – the need for civic resources, in: Karolewski, Ireneusz P./Kaina, Viktoria (eds), Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union, London: Routledge: 229-249.
  • Introduction: Europe’s blues and Europe’s future – civic resources for a European Union in trouble, in: Karolewski, Ireneusz P./Kaina, Viktoria, Civic Resources and the Future of the European Union, London: Routledge: 1-11. (with Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski)

2011

  • Why do We Trust Strangers? Revising the Institutional Approach to Generalized Trust Creation, in: West European Politics 34 (2): 282-295.
21.09.2017
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