Talking about Europe: legitimacy and identity at the border
Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University
There is an obvious interconnection between the two issues of identity and legitimacy in the European Union. Although they are two different processes of political construction, they are closely linked. Building upon theoretical and historical thoughts on this interconnection, my PhD explores and assesses the impact(s) a decade of multiple crisis had on European citizens’ sense of constituting political communities. Multiple country case studies will inform the research, which will rely on focus groups and qualitative discourse analysis.
Supervisor: Zdzislaw Mach, Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University
Co-supervisor: Florence Haegel, CEE, Sciences Po Paris
Democracy International, Cologne
Before joining PLATO, I have worked in the context of several public institutions: French, European and international. While this provided me with a good understanding of the complex European institutional framework, my thirst for knowledge was not fulfilled and in fact grew stronger. I have always sought to cut across traditional academic boundaries and PLATO offers me the opportunity to do so, bringing together the different expertise of an international and integrated cohort of students, academics and professionals. I believe this to be the conditio sine qua non to grasp the full picture of the EU’s unique political nature. Nationality: French.
- MSc in European Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science
- MRes in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (5 year degree), Sciences Po Lille
- BA in Social Sciences, University of Strasbourg
Preparing PhDs for non-academic careers
Bringing together 20 partners across sectors and disciplines, PLATO equips 15 researchers with innovative training at doctoral level. We asked our project partners about the benefits of collaborating with other sectors during a doctorate.
'I want to be European, but I find it hard to be': Identity between emotions and rights
Linking in with the broader political debate on the Future of Europe and based on original research findings on European identity, Camille Dobler recommends giving more decision-making power to European citizens, in order to make EU citizenship more impactful and inclusive.
From words to deeds: upholding the rule of law in the CEE region
Camille Dobler has published a policy brief with the Egmont Institute on the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe.
Ambiguous identities at the Rhine border
Camille Dobler has published a chapter in the book European Regions, where she illustrates the complexity of collective identities by using the example of the Strasbourg border region.
Promise of democratic renewal or shaky idea? Recommendations for the Conference on the Future of Europe
Can participatory democracy be the solution to the EU’s democratic deficit? This seems to be the European Commission’s intention with launching the Conference on the Future of Europe. If this is to work, the Conference must however itself be democratically legitimate. Based on past experiences, Camille Dobler gives four recommendations for citizens’ consultations.
Post-Crisis Democracy in Europe blog, 20 March 2020
Camille Dobler at conference on how 'European values' unite and divide
Camille Dobler presented research on legitimation discourses in the European Parliament at a conference at Université libre de Bruxelles on 21 November 2019.
Camille Dobler on border regions at REGIOPARL conference
Camille Dobler presented findings from her focus-group studies from the border region of Strasbourg at a conference of the Regional Parliaments Lab on 23-24 January 2019.
PLATO kick-off conference
PLATO's kick-off conference brings together the project's partners in Oslo for academic discussions and networking.
PLATO panel at the ÖGPW Graduate Conference
A panel discussing PLATO research was organised as part of the Austrian Political Science Association's Graduate Conference in Vienna on 28-29 November 2019.
Synthesising research findings (RTC4)
ESRs will be presenting their contribution to the PLATO anthology and their overall research results, with an emphasis on the first.