14th Annual Doctoral Conference 2019

January 29, 2019

Annual Doctoral Conference
27-29 March 2019

CEU’s Annual Doctoral Conference (ADC) has been organized every year since 2006, providing opportunity to PhD students from CEU and partner institutions to present and discuss their research papers, test their ideas, while gaining valuable feedback from first class discussants. 

Date and Time: The ADC 2019 is held on Wednesday - Friday, 27-29 March 2019
Venue: Popper and Gellner rooms

The event is hosted by the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations at CEU.

(if you are interested in a full paper, please email to: ds@ceu.edu)

The 2019 ADC  features three one-day workshops, each topic lasting a day:

Mar 27: “QCA in Applied Political Science

Organizers: Ekaterina Paustyan, Dominik Brenner, Pedro Perfeito da Silva, Michael Zeller
CEU Faculty: Carsten Q. Schneider, Andrew X. Li
Invited discussant: Tim Haesebrouck (Ghent University)

13:30-15:00 PANEL I (Gellner room)
Chair: Sergiu Delcea (CEU)
Discussant: Tim Haesebrouck (Ghent University)

15:00-15:30 coffee break (in front of Gellner room)

15:30-17:30 PANEL II (Gellner room)
Chair: Alfredo Hernandez Sanchez (CEU)
Discussants: Carsten Q. Schneider (CEU), Andrew X. Li (CEU)

17:30 reception (in front of Gellner room)

Mar 28: “Instability in market societies”

Organizers: Martino Comelli, Mustafa Utku Gungor, Pedro Perfeito da Silva, Reka Branyiczki
CEU Faculty: Anil Duman, Michael Dorsch

11:00-12:20 PANEL (Gellner room)
Chair: Mustafa Utku Gungor (CEU)
Discussant: Anil Duman (CEU) and Michael Dorsch (CEU)

TABLED PAPER by Nemanja Stankov (CEU)
The effect of religiosity: Comparison of voting for radical right-wing parties in Western and Eastern Europe

12:20-13:30 Lunch break (in front of Gellner room)

13:30-15:10 Workshop on publishing/job hunting for PhD students (Gellner room)
With Inna Melnykovska and Gabor Simonovits

19:00 Keynote lecture (Gellner room)

The Uneven and Combined Financialization of Housing
by Manuel Aalbers, Division of Geography and Tourism, KU Leuven

Since the 1970s, mortgage markets have been transformed from being a ‘facilitating market’ for homeowners in need of credit to one increasingly facilitating global investment. Likewise, subsidized rental housing has become exposed to global financial markets through the use of social housing bonds and financial derivatives as well as through the rise of financialized landlords such as private equity firms and real estate firms listed at the stock exchange. Yet, the financialization of housing in the Global South and peripheries of the Global North develops in different ways than in the core of the North because the mechanisms underlying and pushing financialization are fundamentally different. Subordinated and dependent financialization in the (semi-)peripheries is the contemporary form of uneven and combined development, in part shaped by the financialization of the core.

Mar 29: "Housing" 

Organizers: Katalin Amon, Martino Comelli
CEU Faculty: Thomas Fetzer, Violetta Zentai
Invited discussants: Manuel Aalbers (KU Leuven) and Sebastian Kohl (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies)

10:00-11:30 Housing Structure / Housing and Structure (Gellner room)
This panel focuses on the structural characteristics of global, national and local housing regimes, processes of financialization/commodification in different settings.
Discussant: Thomas Fetzer (CEU)

  • Posfai, Zsuzsanna (Periferia Kozpont)
    Post-crisis tendencies in housing in Hungary: the illusion of de-financialization

11.30-12.00 Coffee break (in front of Gellner rooom)

12.00-13.30 Housing and Agency (Gellner room)
This panel concentrates on political agency by the state, social movements and other political actors within housing regimes and local reactions to the process of financialization.
Discussant: Violetta Zentai (CEU Center for Policy Studies)

13.30-15.00 Lunch break (in front of Gellner room)

15.00-16.30 (Gellner room)
Talk by Sebastian Kohl 
Homeownership ideology, mortgage financialization and the fragile promise of property-owning democracy

Homeownership ideology emerged as the political dream to solve housing market problems and even capitalist contradictions such as inequalities by bringing more people into their own homes with the help of liberalized access to mortgages. In longer historical perspective the resulting inflation of mortgage debt, however, can be shown to have been neither necessary nor sufficient for bringing more people into homeownership. One reason is that more mortgage debt has not necessarily created more housing supply through new construction, but inflated asset prices of existing homes. Rather than the pull of the homeownership dream financed by more mortgages, the push-effect of rent regulation, crowding out rental units, produced more homeowners. The homeownership promise itself resulted in a pile of household debt, less new construction and unequal islands of high-price cities.

16.30-17.00 Coffee break (in front of Gellner room)

17.00-18.30 Informal discussion with housing researchers (Gellner room)


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