Political Sociology (Civil Society, Public Opinion)

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Leuprecht, Christian

Leuprecht, Christian As a political demographer at the Royal Military College of Canada, Christian Leuprecht is particularly interested in the political, cultural, social, economic and security implications of population change and migration. His current major project concerns political mobilization and radicalization leading to violent extremism, especially among youth and minority communities, with a focus on examining the individual, collective, and structural determinants of resilience among at-risk communities. Dr. Leuprecht is also doing work on comparative civil-military relations and military sociology with a particular interest in the relationship between the security sector and demographic as well as value changes in democratic societies insofar as these affect recruitment, retention, military affairs, transformation, and reform. In this regard, he is particularly interested in the relationship between the provision of security and democratic governance of deeply diverse societies. He continues t ...
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Fields of expertisedemography, Germany, federalism, civil-military relations, political sociology
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InstitutionRoyal Military College of Canada
Professional statusAssociate Professor

Paudyn, Bartholomew

Paudyn, Bartholomew Bartholomew Paudyn just concluded a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria and a Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) at the University of Warwick. His main areas of interest include government through risk and uncertainty in the context of the political economy of financial/fiscal relations. Analysing the intersections between fiscal politics and global finance, his research focuses on how the discursive practices of risk and uncertainty contribute to the creation of a regulatory capacity and the EMU space. Currently, he is involved in a project that problematises the role of credit ratings in the European sovereign debt crisis and how authoritative knowledge is constituted and deployed in the politics of creditworthiness.
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Fields of expertise
  • International political economy; especially financial and fiscal relations
  • Management through risk and uncertainty
  • Credit rating agencies and the politics of creditworthiness
  • The political economy of Economic a ...
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InstitutionUniversity of Victoria, Department of Political Science
Professional statusPost Doc/ Researcher

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