Emanuel Emil Coman
Work and Education:
2014- Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations, tutor in politics, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
2012- 2014 Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford
2006-2012 University of North Carolina, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science with a minor in Statistical Methods.
2012- Honorary M.A. Degree Nuffield College, Oxford.
2004-2006 Marquette University, M.A. in International Relations.
Comprehensive exams passed with honors.
2002-2004 Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, B.A. in Political Science, International Relations and French. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
2015 “Electoral Reforms in Romania: From Need for Party System Consolidation to Need for Increased Quality of Representation,” Sudost Europa 63(1): 75-94.
Work in progress:
Book project: Local Elites and the Distribution of Government Funds- expected to be finished in the summer of 2016.
“Electoral Proportionality and Policy Responsiveness to Public Opinion” (under review).
“The Relationship between Attitudes towards Local Councils and Central Governments: Evidence from 16 European Democracies “ (under review).
“Local Elites and the Distribution of Central Government Funds: Evidence from Romania” (under review).
“Designing Third Party Dispute Settlement for International Organizations” [co-authored with Liesbet Hooghe, Jeanine Bezuijen and Svet Derderyan] (under preparation for submission to journal).
“The Cross-Sectional Correlates of Regional Authority: A New Methodology for Time-Series Cross-Section Data.” [co-authored with Jonathan Kropko] (under preparation for submission to journal)
2012 “Increasing Representative Accountability through Electoral Laws: The Consequences of the 2008 Romanian Electoral Reform.” Center for the Studies of Imperfections in Democracies Working Paper 18/ 2011. Available at: http://disc.ceu.hu/working-papers
Selected Conference Presentations:
2014 “Local Elites and the Distribution of Central Government Funds: Evidence from Romania” Paper presented at the APSA meeting Washington DC.
2013 “Public opinion and policy responsiveness: Evidence from 22 Western democracies.” Paper presented at the APSA meeting Chicago August 29-September 1
2013 “Dimensions of Political Competition in Europe.” Paper presented at the Athens Institute for Education and Research Conference on Politics. Athens, Greece 17-20 June.
2011 “Increasing Representative Accountability through Electoral Laws: The Consequences of the 2008 Romanian Electoral Reform” Paper presented at the UNC Chapel Hill workshop on post-communist studies.
2010 “Legislative Behavior under High Constituency and Party Leadership Control” Paper presented at the ninth workshop of parliamentary scholars and parliamentarians, Wroxton, England, July 2010.
2009 “Notional Defined Accounts in Central and Eastern Europe: The Cases of Poland and Latvia.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Chicago April 2009.
2008 "The Impact of EU Expansion on Cohesion in the European Parliament" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Chicago April, 2008.
2007 “Rational Choice and Conditionality: International Organizations, Majority Group Governments, and Minority Group Policies in Estonia, Latvia, and Romania”, co-authored with Lowell Barrington, Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Chicago April, 2007.
Awards and Grants:
2012-2015 Postdoctoral Prize Fellowship, Nuffield College
2012 Oxford M.A. through resolution.
2006- 2011 University of North Carolina Kenan Presidential Fellowship
2011 UNC Center for European Studies Graduate Student Research Travel
2010 University of North Carolina off-campus grant for field research in Romania in the fall of 2010
2009 Uhlman summer grant for field research in Romania
2007 Visiting researcher at the Mannheimer Zentrum fur Europaische Sozialforschung, University of Mannheim Germany
2007 University of North Carolina European Union Center of Excellence Summer Research Fellowship
2004-2006 Marquette University Research Assistant
2002-2004 Simpson College International Student Merit Scholarship
2002- 2004 National Dean’s List
2013 "The Streets Say 'Yes', the Court Says 'No': The Romanian President and the Crisis of Authority”, a talk prepared for the seminar " The Crisis of Democracy? Evidence from the Post-Communist World", Cambridge University, December 6 2013.
2012 “Democracy in Retreat? Romania's Winter of Discontent and Summer of Crisis” roundtable organized by the Centre for European Politics, Security and European Integration, University College of London.
2011 “Global Education Leaders’ Program” organized by UNC Center for School Leadership Development, June 19-24, 2011.
2011 “The European Union and the Euro.” A K-12 Workshop organized by the EU Center of Excellence at University of North Carolina, May 12-13 2011.
2010 “World View Global Education Leaders Seminar” organized by World View International Program for Educators at University of North Carolina, June 13-18, 2010.
2010 “Immigration and the Strengthening of Extreme Right Parties.” Teacher training session organized by the EU Center of Excellence at University of North Carolina, Winston-Salem, June 14, 2010.
2010 “The European Union and the Euro.” A K-12 Workshop organized by the EU Center of Excellence at University of North Carolina, May 6-7 2010.
2009 “The European Union and the Euro.” A K-12 Workshop organized by the EU Center of Excellence at University of North Carolina, May 7-8 2009.
Courses for which I am the setter and sole convener:
Hillary 2016 Graduate seminar in EU institutions
Michaelmas 2015 Lectures in Politics in the EU
Trinity 2015 Graduate seminar in Elite Interviewing
Michaelmas 2014 Lectures in Politics in the EU
Courses for which I provided individual lectures/ seminars:
Hillary 2016 Politics in Europe
Michaelmas 2015 Graduate seminar, Governance in Europe core paper (two meetings)
Michaelmas 2015 Prelims
Michaelmas 2015 US Government
Michaelmas 2015 Comparative Government
Michaelmas 2014 Prelims
Michaelmas 2014 Lectures in Politics of the EU
Comparative Government, Political Sociology, Politics in the EU, Politics in Europe, Democratization.
University of North Carolina
Fall 2011 Introduction to European Politics, own course
Fall 2011 Introduction to Global Studies, discussion section held in French
Spring 2011 Introduction to European Politics, discussion section held in French
Spring 2010 Introduction to European Politics, own course
Sum 2010 Introduction to Comparative Politics, own course
Fall 2009 Teaching assistant for Intro to European Politics, Prof G. Marks
Spring 2009 Teaching assistant for Intro to Comparative Politics, Prof. A. Reynolds
Fall 2008 Teaching assistant for Intro to European Politics, Prof. L. Hooghe
Spring 2008 Teaching assistant for Post Soviet Studies, Prof. G. Robertson
Fall 2007 Teaching assistant for Intro to European Politics, Prof. J. Stephens
Editor of Nuffield paper series in politics- 2014
Reviewer for EU Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Journal of Common Market Studies, Romanian Journal of Political Science.
Roll call votes from 19 European Parliaments. Available on website.
Roll call votes in the Sixth European Parliament (2004-2005). Available upon request.
Emergency funds spending in 3000 Romanian localities (2004-2011).