PhD Dissertations

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The Civic Constellation Project




This section gathers doctoral dissertations linked to the project’s research program



Melina Duarte, State Membership: A Question of Individual Choice

Supervisors: Profs. Kjersti Fjørtoft, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and Erik Christensen, University of Nordland

First Opponent: Dr. Miriam Ronzoni, University of Manchester

Second Opponent: Dr. Sune Lægaard, Roskilde University

Chair of the Assessment Committee: Prof. Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, UiT and Århus University

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 19 September 2016


Tamara Palacio Ricondo, El nuevo reto del feminismo. Reivindicaciones de justicia en un marco global

Supervisor: Prof. Javier Gil, University of Oviedo

Examination Committee

Chair: Prof. María José Guerra, University of La Laguna

Member: Dr. Marta Postigo, University of Málaga

Secretary: Prof. Asunción Herrera, University of Oviedo

University of Oviedo, 30 October 2015


Sarita Friman-Korpela, Romanipolitiikasta romanien politiikkaan. Poliittisen asialistan ja toimijakonseption muutos 1900-luvun jälkipuoliskon Suomessa (From Policy towards the Roma to the Politics of the Roma. The change in the political agenda and political agency during the second half of the twentieth century in Finland)

Supervisor: Prof. Kari Palonen

Pre-Examiners: Prof. Anne Maria Holli, University of Helsinki, and Docent Tuija Parvikko, University of Jyväskylä

Opponent: Dr. Anu Hirsiaho, University of Tampere

University of Jyväskylä, 15 December 2014


Rosario López, Concepts and Historical Contexts in Liberalism’s Intellectual Debates: A Study of John Stuart Mill’s Moral and Political Thought

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. José María Rosales

Reviewers: Assoc. Prof. Jan Harald Alnes, University of Tromsø, and Assoc. Prof. Jussi Kurunmäki, Stockholm University

Examination Committee

Chair: Prof. José Rubio Carracedo, University of Málaga

Members: Prof. Kari Palonen, University of Jyväskylä; Assoc. Prof. Elena García Guitián, Autonomous University of Madrid; Dr. Taru Haapala, University of Jyväskylä

Secretary: Assoc. Prof. Manuel Toscano

University of Málaga, 25 June 2013

Awarded the 2013 Luis Díez del Corral Prize by Spain's Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales


Taru Haapala, "That in the opinion of this House": Parliamentary culture of debating in the nineteenth-century Cambridge and Oxford Union Societies

Supervisor: Prof. Kari Palonen

Pre-Examiners: Prof. Quentin Skinner, Queen Mary, University of London, and Assoc. Prof. Jussi Kurunmäki, Stockholm University

Opponent: Prof. Alan Finlayson, University of East Anglia

University of Jyväskylä, 8 December 2012

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