Politics & International Relations

Professor Christian Haerpfer

Professor Christian Haerpfer The University of Aberdeen School of Social Science Professor Christian Haerpfer First Established Chair of Politics work +44 (0)1224 273590 work fax +44 (0)1224 272552 pref University of Aberdeen Department of Politics and International Relations School of Social Science College of Arts and Social Science Edward Wright Building Dunbar Street King's College Old Aberdeen Aberdeen AB24 3QY United Kingdom

First Established Chair of Politics

MSc in Politics (University of Strathclyde) PhD in Political Science (University of Vienna) PD in Political Science (Privat-Dozent University of Vienna)

Professor Christian Haerpfer

Personal Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1224 273590
Fax: +44 (0)1224 272552
Email:

c.w.haerpfer@abdn.ac.uk

Address: University of Aberdeen
Department of Politics and International Relations
School of Social Science
College of Arts and Social Science
Edward Wright Building
Dunbar Street
King's College
Old Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB24 3QY
United Kingdom
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Biography

Academic Positions:

Visiting Professorships, Fellowships and Research Positions:


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Research Interests

Comparative Politics in Europe
Democratization in Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe
Electoral Studies
Political Participation
Social Capital and Political Change in Europe
Political Change in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Economic Changes and Democracy


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Current Research

  1. 3rd President of the World Values Survey Association - WVSA (Stockholm, Sweden)
  2. Coordinator and Principal Investigator of ARABTRANS Social and Political Transformations in the Arab World
  3. Founder and Director of EURASIA BAROMETER, member of the GLOBALBAROMETER GROUP (Santiago de Chile & Shanghai, China)
  4. Member of Steering Committee of Globalbarometer Survey Group (GBS)
  5. Chair of Research Committee No. 17 on 'Comparative Public Opinion' of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) in Montreal, Canada
  6. Principal Investigator HITT Health in Times of Transition
  7. PI: Social Capital and Democracy in Moldova (ESRC)
  8. PI: Value Change in Moldova
  9. PI: General Elections in Ukraine 2007
  10. PI: Support for Democracy and Autocracy in Post-Soviet Eurasia

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Research Grants

1. FP7 - European Union 2013 - 2016:

Political and Social Transformations in the Arab World - Arab Trans

Political Change in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq. 

 

2. Victor Pinchuk Foundation 2007:

General Elections in Ukraine. Exit Poll on 30 September 2007

 

3. ESRC 2007-2008:

Social Capital and Support for Democracy and Autocracy in Moldova

 

4. Carnegie Foundation 2009:

General Elections in Moldova in spring 2009

 

5. FP7-European Union 2009-2012:

Health in Times of Transition - HITT. EURASIA BAROMETER in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, and Tajikistan.

 


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Teaching Responsibilities

ON RESEARCH LEAVE

 

 

 


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External Responsibilities

 

President of World Values Survey Association - WVSA - Stockholm - Sweden

Member of Steering Committee of Globalbarometer Survey Group (GBS)

Chair of Research Committee No.17 on 'Comparative Public Opinion' at the International Political Science Association (IPSA) in Montreal, Canada

Member of APSA - American Political Science Association
Member of MPSA - Midwest Political Science Association
Member of IPSA - International Political Science Association

Member of ASN - Association for the Study of Nationalities

Reviewer for The Journal of Politics, European Journal for Political Research, Social Science and Medicine, World Development

 


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Admin Responsibilities

Member of the Senate of the University of Aberdeen

Member of the European Advisory Committee of the University of Aberdeen

CASS Representative in 'Bologna Sub-Committee' at the University of Aberdeen


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Principal Investigator in research projects

2013 - 2016: 'ARAB TRANS - Political and Social Transformations in the Arab World: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq. FP 7 (€ 2, 500.000)

2009 - 2012:  'HITT CIS - Health In Times of Transition: Trends in Population Health and Health Policies in CIS Countries'  European Commission. Research Directorate General. FP 7 (€ 3,000.000). 

Eurasia Barometer 2 - New Democracy Barometer 7  in Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova), Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan), and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan).

2008-2009: 'Observation of the General Election Campaign in Moldova 2009' Carnegie Trust for the Universities in Scotland (£ 2.500).

2007-2008: 'Social Capital and Democracy in Moldova' ESRC (£ 98.000).

2006: 'World Values Survey in Moldova' CASS, University of Aberdeen (£15.000).

2004-2005: 'Democracy and Market Economy in Post-Soviet Europe' Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (£ 50.600).

2003-2004: 'Living Conditions, Lifestyles and Health in Post-Soviet Societies' Leverhulme Trust (£ 18.000). C.Haerpfer is corresponding editor of book in preparation with Routledge, London, 2009. 

2000-2003: 'Living Conditions, Lifestyles and Health in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Copernicus Programme, Directorate General Research, European Commission
(£ 1,075.000). New Democracy Barometer 6

1998-1999: 'World Values Study: Hungary' Austrian National Bank (£ 25.000)

1998-2000: 'New Democracies Barometer 5. Comparative Survey in Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, FRY, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine. Austrian Ministry of Research and Austrian National Bank
(£ 250.000)

1997-1998: 'Delphi Study Austria' Austrian Ministry of Research (£ 168.000)

1996-1997: 'New Democracies Barometer 4. Comparative Survey in Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine. Austrian Ministry of Research and Austrian National Bank (£ 193.000)

1994-1995: 'New Democracies Barometer 3. Comparative Survey in Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine. Austrian Ministry of Research and Austrian National Bank, University of Strathclyde (£ 218.000)

1992-1993: 'New Democracies Barometer 2. Comparative Survey in Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine. Austrian Ministry of Research and Austrian National Bank (£ 193.000)

1990-1991: 'New Democracies Barometer 1. Comparative Survey in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia. Austrian Ministry of Research
(£ 175.000)


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Invited papers

20-21 July 2011: 8th Annual College of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference 'Moving Forward', University of Aberdeen, UK: Plenary speech 'Homo Academicus in the 21st Century. Social Sciences outside the Ivory Tower'.

14-16 April 2011: 16th ASN World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities at Columbia University in New York, USA: 'Structure and Dynamics of National Identities in Moldova. Patterns of national, regional, and supranational identities, 1995 - 2010'.

13 April 2011: Public Event at Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian and Ukrainian Studies in Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, USA: 'Pyramid of Support for Political Systems in Russia and Post-Communist Eurasia, 1992-2010'.

22 March 2011: Central and Eastern European Fortnight at AUSA, University of Aberdeen, UK: 'Political Stability and Change in Belarus, 1995-2008'.

24 April 2010: 68th Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Illionois: 'A New Concept of Political Capital: Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Evidence in Post-Communist Europe, 1992-2009' In Panel 13-14: Activism and Participation in the Former Eastern Bloc.

23 April 2010: 68th Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois: 'Chair of Panel 13-9: Democracy in Postcommunist States'.

15-17 April 2010: 15th ASN World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities at Columbia University in New York, USA: 'A New Concept of Political Capital: Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Evidence in Moldova, 2001-2007'.

3-6 September 2009: American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada: 'Democratic Revolutions in Post-Communist Europe, Post-Soviet Eurasia and Central Asia'.

2-5 April 2009: 67th Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual National Conference in Chicago, Illinois: 'Support for Democracy and Autocracy in post-Communist Europe. 1990-2006' In: Panel 13-10: Thinking about the Big Picture: Public Opinion Towards Democracy and Authoritarianism in Post-Communist Countries.

October 2008: Conference on Constitutionalism in China in the past 100 years and its future. School of Law, City University of Hong Kong (China): 'Democratic Transformations in Post-Communist Europe and Post-Soviet Eurasia'.

June 2008: Peipsi Conference at University of Tartu (Estonia): Keynote address 'Dynamics of Post-Communist Democratization in Eastern Europe and Eurasia'.

June 2008: Cinefogo Conference on 'Squaring the Circle: Civil Society and Social Capital in Central and Eastern Europe' at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas (Lithuania):'Theory and Measurement of social capital in post-communist soceties. Moldova as a test-case of social capital theory'

June 2008: 10. Stuttgarter Schlossgespraech 'Neue Nachbarn, Neue Demokratien'. Institut fuer Auslandsbeziehungen and Robert Bosch Stiftung. Paper on 'Political Trust and Political Rituals'; Stuttgart, Germany.

April 2008: 13th Annual World Convention of Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) at Columbia University in New York: 'Political Support for Democracy in Moldova'

November 2007: 13th Annual Scientific Conference 'Kharkiv Sociological Readings' at the University of Kharkiv, Ukraine: 'The General Election in Ukraine in September 2007. First Results of an Exit Poll'

October 2007: Fifth Annual Meeting of the World Public Forum. Dialogue of Civilizations in Rhodes, Greece: 'Civil Society and Democracy'

3-4 November 2006: World Values Survey Association Conference 'Society, Politics and Values: 1981-2006' at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey: 'Democracy and Democratic Values in Post-Communist Europe. 1990-2000'

September 2006: 102nd Annual Conference of American Political Science Association (APSA) in Philadelphia: 'Patterns of Political Support in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia'

July 2006: Annual Conference of European Association for Methodology in Budapest, Hungary: 'Measuring Social Capital and Political Behaviour in Europe. A comparison ESS, WVS and NDB'

April 2006: 64th Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual National Conference in Chicago, Illinois: 'Support for Regime Institutions and Political Actors in Russia and the CIS'

Chair of MPSA-Panel 11: New Developments in Public Opinion Research in the Post-Communist World

March 2006: International CSES-Conference of Centro de Estudios Andaluces and Centro de Investigaciones Sociologicas and Analysis Sociologicos, Economicos y Politicos in Seville, Spain on 'Comparative Election Studies': 'Satisfaction with Democracy in Europe'

2005: 101st Annual Conference of American Political Science Association (APSA) in Washington, DC: 'Support for Democracy and Authoritarian Regimes in Russia and the CIS, 1992-2002


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Other Publications

(with K.Kizilova) 'Support for political system and democracy in New Independent States' in: Bulletin of V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University No 2001, series "Sociological studies of contemporary society: methodology, theory, methods", Issue 32 - (Kharkiv 2014) pp.118-125

(with D. Rotman, A.Kizilov, S.Morozova) 'The Problem of a sociological analysis of the role of religion in social and cultural life' in: Methodology, Theory and Practice of Modern Society. Conference Proceedings (Kharkiv National University, 2008) pp.304-315

Entries on 'Russian Federation', 'Iron Curtain', 'First-past-the-Post Electoral Systems' and 'One-Party States' in: International Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, Macmillan 2008

'Public Opinion on European Union Enlargement' (Studies in Public Policy No.343; University of Strathclyde:2001)

(with C.Wallace, M.Raiser) 'Social Capital in Transition: A First Look at the Evidence' (EBRD Working Paper No.61; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: London 2001)

(with C.Wallace) 'From Euphoria to Depression. Changing Attitudes towards Market Reform and Political Reform in the Czech Republic in Comparative Perspective'(IHS Sociological Series No.27; Institute for Advanced Studies: Vienna 1998)

(with C.Wallace) 'Three Paths of Transformation in Post-Communist Central Europe' (IHS Sociological Series No.28; Institute for Advanced Studies: Vienna 1998)

(with R.Rose) 'New Democracies Barometer V. A 12-Nation Survey' (Studies in Public Policy No.306; University of Strathclyde: Glasgow 1998)

(with R.Rose) 'Trends in Democracies and Markets: New Democracies Barometer, 1991-1998' (Studies in Public Policy No.308; University of Strathclyde: Glasgow 1998)

(with C.Wallace) 'Internal and External Security in Post-Communist Eastern Europe. Results of a 10-Nation Study' (IHS Sociological Series; Institute for Advanced Studies: Vienna 1997)

(with C.Wallace, R.Rose) 'Public Perceptions of Threats to Security in Post-Communist Europe' (Studies in Public Policy No.293; University of Strathclyde: Glasgow 1997)

(with R.Rose, W.T.Mishler) 'Getting Real: Social Capital in post-Communist Societies' (Studies in Public Policy No.278; University of Strathclyde: Glasgow 1997)

(with R.Rose) 'Change and Stability in the New Democracies Barometer. A Trend Analysis' (Studies in Public Policy No.270; University of Strathclyde: Glasgow 1996)

(with R.Rose) 'New Democracies Barometer IV: A 10-Nation-Survey' (Studies in Public Policy No.262; University of Strathclyde: Glasgow 1996)

(with R.Rose) 'New Democracies Barometer III: Learning from what is happening' (Studies in Public Policy No.230; University of Strathclyde: Glasgow 1995)

(with R.Rose) 'New Russia Barometer III: The Results' (Studies in Public Policy No.228; University of Strathclyde: Glasgow 1994)

(with R.Rose) 'Adapting to Transformation in Eastern Europe. New Democracies Barometer II' (Studies in Public Policy No.212; University of Strathclyde: Glasgow 1993)

(with R.Rose) 'New Democracies between State and Market. New Democracies Barometer I' (Studies in Public Policy No.204; University of Strathclyde: Glasgow 1992) 


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