Emmanuel Sigalas

Externí spolupracovník Ústavu mezinárodních vztahů



Další informace


Nov. 2015 – present: Policy and Systems Analyst, Education, Audiovisual Culture Executive Agency, European Commission
Aug. 2015 – present: Associate Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague
Jan. 2015 – Apr. 2015: Visiting Professor, Institute of European, Russian & Eurasian Studies, Carleton University, Canada
Sep. 2011 – Dec. 2014: Assistant Professor of European Politics, Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Austria
Jan. 2011 – May 2014: Adjunct Professor, Webster University Vienna, Austria
Feb. 2009 – Aug. 2011: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute for European Integration Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Sep. 2011 – Dec. 2012: Adjunct Professor, AHA International Vienna, University of Oregon, Austria
Apr. 2008 – Feb. 2009: Pre/Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Politics Department, Reading University, UK
Oct. 2002 – May 2008: PhD Candidate, Politics Department, Reading University, UK

Další profesní aktivity


    • European Commission – Horizon 2020
    • National Fund for Research Luxembourg
    • Research Foundation Flanders


    • American Journal of Political Science
    • The British Journal of Politics and International Relations
    • Comparative European Politics
    • European Union Politics
    • European Political Economy Review
    • International Studies Quarterly
    • Journal of Common Market Studies
    • Journal of Contemporary European Research

Oct. 2008 – Jan. 2009: Sub-warden in St. George’s Hall (Reading University), Supervising students during out-of-hours and offering pastoral support.
12-16 Nov. 2007: Research Assistant, School of Geography Southampton University, UK
Jan. 2008 – Sep. 2008: Sub-warden in Reading Student Village
Sep. 2005 – Sep. 2006: Sub-warden in Wells Hall (Reading University)
Dec. 2004: Part-time work over the festive season at Royal Mail, Reading
Feb. 2002 – May 2002: Part-time surveyor for the Hellenic Post, Athens
Jan. 2000 – Dec. 2001: Reserve Officer in the Greek Army
Oct. 1999 – Dec. 1999: Stagiaire, European Parliament, Luxembourg
Jun. 1998 – Sep. 1998: Research Assistant, Athens Institute of International Economic Relations, Greece

Pedagogická činnost

Jan. - Apr.2015: Social and Political Perspectives in Europe (Carleton), graduate
Jan - Apr.2014: Democratic Theories (IHS) graduate
Jan. - May 2014: Introduction to Political Theory (Webster University, Vienna)
Jan. - May 2013: Introduction to Political Theory (Webster)
Oct. - Dec. 2012: Advanced Studies in Comparative Politics: The Construction of Identity
Sep. - Dec. 2012: European Studies and Introduction to the EU, (AHA International, UO, Vienna)
May - Jul 2012: European Integration-West European Area Studies (Webster) graduate
Jan. - April 2012: Introduction to Political Theory (Webster)
Sep. - Dec.2011: Introduction to the EU, (AHA International, UO, Vienna)
May - July 2011: European Integration, (Webster)
Jan. - April 2011: Introduction to Political Theory (Webster)
4.5.2010: Political Science Research in Practice (Vienna University)
28.5.2009: Introduction to the EU (Seminar to visiting US journalists, Vienna)
2005/06: Aspects of European Integration (Reading University, UK); Themes of European Integration (Reading); Introduction to Statistics for Social Scientists (Private tutorials)
2004/05: Aspects of Eur. Int. (Reading)
2003/04: Aspects of Eur. Int. (Reading)
2003: Introduction to Political Philosophy (Reading)


2015: Carleton University Development Grant
2015: Centre of European Studies, Carleton University, Travel Grant
2012: Paul Lazarsfeld IHS Award for the best article in a political science/sociology journal
2009: THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration, THESEUS Academic Network
2008: Lord Bryce Prize for the Best Thesis in International Relations and Comparative Studies, Political Studies Association
Nominated for the ‘Outstanding Contribution in Teaching Student Award’ (University of Reading, 2006)
Doctorate Research Studentship (University of Reading, 2002)
Robert Schuman Scholarship (European Parliament, 1999)
Distinction (University of Essex, MA, 1999)
Distinction (15th Athens High School, 1994)


  • American Political Science Association (USA)
  • Austrian Political Science Association (AT)
  • Council for European Studies (USA)
  • Greek Politics Study Group (UK)
  • European Consortium for Political Research (UK)
  • European Union Studies Association (USA)
  • Swiss Political Science Association (CH)
  • University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UK)



  • (forthcoming in 2016). The European Generation: The Erasmus Exchange Programme and its Implications for European Integration. Colchester: ECPR Press.

Editor publikací

  • (forthcoming in 2016). Theorizing Space Policy, Lanham: Lexington Books (with T. Hoerber)

Odborné stati (impaktované a recenzované)

  • (2015): Explaining the rise of the European Union Space Policy: a theoretical introduction. Aviation & Space Journal, 14 (3): 24-35.
  • 2012. ‘The Role of the European Parliament in the Development of the EU Space Policy’, Space Policy 28 (2): 110-117. SSCI: Yes. Impact factor: 0.308
  • 2010. ‘The Role of Personal Benefits in Public Support for the EU’, West European Politics 33(6): 1341-1361. SSCI: Yes. Ranking: 17/99. Impact factor: 1.422
  • 2010. ‘Cross-border Mobility and European Identity: The Effectiveness of Intergroup Contact during the Erasmus Year Abroad’, European Union Politics 11(2): 241-265. SSCI: Yes. Ranking: 9/157. Impact factor: 2.036
  • 2009. ‘Does ERASMUS Student Mobility Promote a European Identity?’, Constitutionalism Web-Papers, No. 2009/2, pp. 1-23.

Kapitoly knih

  • (forthcoming in 2016). The European Union Space Policy. Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Politics.
  • (forthcoming in 2016). The Rise of the EU as a Space Power: A Historical Institutionalist Explanation. In: T. Hoerber & E. Sigalas (eds.) Theorizing European Space Policy. Lanham: Lexington, pp. 159-176.
  • (2016). ‘Between the Hammer and the Anvil: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Greek Parliament’, in N. Papakostas and N. Pasamitros (eds.): EU Beyond the Crisis: A Debate on Sustainable Integrationism, Stuttgart: Ibidem.
  • (2016). ‘Europe in Space: The European Parliament’s Justification Arsenal’, in T. Hoerber and P. Stephenson (eds.): The European Space Policy, London: Routledge.
  • (2016). ‘Legitimizing the European Space Policy, in C. Al-Ekabi, B. Baranes, P. Hulsroj, A. Lahcen (eds.): The Governance of Space, Vienna: Springer.
  • 2015. ‘The European Citizens’ Initiative. A New Era for Democratic Politics in the EU’, in Bordino (ed.): A New Right for Democracy and Development in Europe, Brussels: Peter Lang, pp. 39-42.
  • 2015. ‘Elections Are Not Enough’, in R. Gerodimos (ed.): First Thoughts on the 25 January 2015 Elections in Greece.
  • 2014. ‘Unsustainable Polarisation in a Fragmented Party System’, in R. Gerodimos (ed.): First Thoughts on the 18 & 25 May 2014 Elections in Greece.
  • 2013. ‘L’Iniziativa dei Cittadini Europei. Una Nuova Era di Politica Democratica nell’Unione Europea’, in Giampeiro Bordino (ed.): Un Nuovo Diritto per la Democrazia e lo Sviluppo in Europa, Bologna: Il Mulino, pp. 79-84.
  • 2012. ‘Austria: Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends’, Chapter 1 of the EURYPEDIA European Commission Database, Report for the Austrian Ministry of Education, Art and Culture (with J. Pollak).
  • 2012. ‘It’s Not All Bad News: A Comment on the 2012 Greek Elections’, in Roman Gerodimos (ed.): Greek Elections 2012.
  • 2012. ‘Political Parties at the EU Level: Do they Satisfy the Condition of Programmatic Convergence?’ (with J. Pollak), in S. Kröger and D. Friedrich (eds.): The Challenge of Democratic  Representation in the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, pp. 23-41.
  • 2011. ‘A Supranational Political Sphere in the Making? European Election Manifestos and Campaigns in Austria’ (with M. Mokre and C. Bruel), in C. Wiesner, T. Turkka and K. Palonen (eds.): Parliament and Europe. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 165-180.
  • 2010. ‘Erasmus and Improved Understanding of Other Europeans: Expectations and Reality’, in European University Association Bologna Handbook, Supplement 18, December 2010.

Policy Papers

Working Papers

Vyzvané přednášky

  • 2015. ‘Europe in Space: The European Parliament and the Legitimisation of the European Space Policy’, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, 8 April.
  • 2015. ‘Democracy in Crisis: The Impact of the Eurozone Crisis on the Greek Parliament’, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, 31 March.
  • 2015. ‘Democracy in Crisis: The Impact of the Eurozone Crisis on the Greek Parliament’, EU Centre of Excellence, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 11 March.
  • 2015. ‘Greek Democracy Under Stress: Political Reform and the Eurozone Crisis’, Centre for European Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 22 January.
  • 2014. ‘Legitimising Europe’s Space Policy: The Stance of the European Parliament since the 1970s’, European Space Policy Institute, Vienna, Austria, 11-12 September.
  • 2012. ‘Changing Economies in Southern Europe’, MIM Mediterranean Economic Forum, Valetta, Malta, 14-15 November.
  • 2009. ‘The ERASMUS Experience and its Effects’, IKY (Greek State Scholarship Foundation), Athens, Greece, 15 January.
  • 2008. ‘The Effectiveness of the ERASMUS Programme’, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 11 November.
  • 2006. ‘Alternative Means to Improve Inter-national Relations’, Charnwood Racial Equality Council, Loughborough, UK, 16-17 August.
  • 2005. ‘How Cosmopolitan is the Erasmus Experience?’, Academic Cooperation Association conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 10-12 June.

 Conference Papers

  • 2015. ‘Between the Hammer and the Anvil: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Greek Parliament’. Paper presented at the 73rd MPSA Conference, Chicago IL, USA, 15-19 April.
  • 2014. ‘Did the Greek Crisis Provoke Parliamentary Reform?’ (with S. Blavoukos). Paper presented at the Annual GrEPOP Conference, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2-5 October.
  • 2014. ‘Exogenous Parliamentary Reform: The Greek Crisis’ (with S. Blavoukos). Paper presented at the ECPR Standing Group on Parliaments’ Conference on ‘Parliaments and Parliamentarians – Evolution and Change in Challenging Times’, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 26-28 June.
  • 2014. ‘The Response of the Greek Parliament Following the Financial Crisis: In Search for Evidence’ (with S. Blavoukos). Paper presented at the ECPR 42nd Joint Sessions of Workshops, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, 10 -15 April.
  • 2012. ‘Performance in the European Parliament and MEP Re-Nomination: First Evidence of a Connection?’ (with G. Tiemann). Paper presented at the ECPR 6th Pan-European Conference on EU Politics, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, 13-15 September.
  • 2011. ‘MEP Performance, Re-nomination and Re-election’. Paper presented at the ‘Changing Modes of Parliamentary Representation’ Workshop, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, 14-15 October.
  • 2011. ‘The Role of the European Parliament in the European Space Policy’. Paper presented at the 41st Annual UACES conference, Robinson College (University of Cambridge), Cambridge, UK, 5-7 September.
  • 2011. ‘Do European Parliament Election Campaigns Further EU Democracy?’ (with M. Mokre). Paper presented at 6th ECPR General Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, 25-27 August.
  • 2011. ‘When Quantity Matters: Activity Levels and Re-Election Prospects of Members of the European Parliament’. Paper presented at the 18th International Conference of Europeanists, Barcelona, Spain, 20-22 June.
  • 2011. ‘European Elections with Pan-European Positions? The Convergence Rate of the Greek Parties and Europarties Manifestos’. Paper presented at the Greek Political Science Association Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 16-17 June.
  • 2011. ‘Designing, Adopting and Using the Common Transnational Party Manifesto: Evidence from the 2009 European Elections’. Paper presented at the 39th ECPR Joint Session Workshops, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 12-17 April.
  • 2011. ‘Does Performance Matter? MEP Activity Levels and Re-Election’. Paper presented at the EUSA 12th Biennial International Conference, Boston, USA, 3-5 March.
  • 2011. ‘Political Parties at the European Level: One Political Platform or Many?’ (with M. Mokre). Paper presented at the EUSA 12th Biennial International Conference, Boston, USA, 3-5 March.
  • 2010. ‘Parliamentary Representation in EU-Europe: The Adoption of Common Manifestos for the 2009 EP Elections’ (with J. Pollak). Paper presented at the Workshop ‘Representation in the EU: Coping with Present Challenges to Democracy’, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany, 16-18 September.
  • 2010. ‘Do Expectations Meet Reality? Euro-Parties’ Influence over the 2009 EP Election Manifestos’. Paper presented at the 40th UACES Annual Conference, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, 6-8 September.
  • 2010. ‘Representation during the 6th European Parliament: MEP Activity and Explanations of Performance Variation’. Paper presented at the 5th Pan-European ECPR conference on EU Politics, University of Oporto and University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal, 23-26 June.
  • 2010. ‘Delegated, Federal or Postnational EU Democracy? Lessons from the 2009 European Elections’ (with M. Mokre, J. Pollak, J. Batora and P. Slominski). Paper presented at the RECON WP3/SHARE Conference, Vienna, Austria, 28-29 May.
  • 2010. ‘Coordination between National and European Parties: Preliminary Evidence from the 2009 European Elections’. Paper presented at the 38th ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops, University of Münster, Münster, Germany, 22-27 March.
  • 2010. ‘Parliamentary Representation in a Post-national Europe? Preliminary Evidence from the 2009 EP Elections’. Paper presented at the Annual Swiss Political Science Association Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 7-8 January.
  • 2009. ‘Intra-EU Mobility and Public Support: Learning from the Erasmus students’. Paper presented at the 39th UACES Annual Conference, Angers, France, 3-5 September.
  • 2008. ‘People Mobility and European Identity: An empirical estimation of the ERASMUS effect’. Paper presented at the PhD Workshop on Democracy, Legitimacy, Citizenship and the EU, Kristiansand, Norway, 30 June – 2 July.
  • 2006. ‘Remaining Proud of their National Identity, Yet Uniting Ever More Closely? The Erasmus Students as the Role Model European Citizens’. Paper presented at the 6th ECSA-C biennial conference, Victoria, Canada, 19-20 May.
  • 2005. ‘Transactionalism Re-visited: Does Student Mobility Foster a European Identity?’. Revised paper presented at the 35th UACES Annual Conference, Zagreb, Croatia, 5-7 September.
  • 2005. ‘Transnationalism Re-visited: Does Student Mobility Foster a European Identity?’. Paper presented at the 6th UACES Graduate Student Conference, Oxford University, UK, 7-8 April.
  • 2003. ‘Defining Legitimacy: Problems of Form and Content’. Paper presented at the 4th Essex Graduate Conference in Political Theory, Essex University, Colchester, UK, 9-10 May.
  • 2000. ‘The Telos of the EU: Ethnos or Demos’. Paper presented at the conference:  ‘A new vision for Europe’, April 2000, Columbia University, New York, USA.

Publicistika a vybraná mediální vystoupení


  • 2009. Kraus, P. (2008) ‘A Union of Diversity’, Cambridge University Press, in International Affairs 85(5): 1077-8.
  • 2008. Mather, E. (2006) ‘Legitimating the EU’, Palgrave, in Journal of Common Market Studies 46(4): 920-1.
  • 2008. Giorgi et al. (2006) ‘Democracy in the EU’, Routledge, in Journal of Contemporary European Research 4(1): 59-60.
  • 2005. Loughlin et al. (2002) ‘Subnational Democracy in the EU’, Routledge, in Journal of Contemporary European Research 1(1): 85-6.