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C.M. Egger, PhD

Assistant professor
C.M. Egger, PhD

Addressing contemporary most pressing crises such as climate-induced disasters, the internationalisation of armed conflicts, pandemic or terror attacks depends on the design of fair, effective and stable crisis-management policies at the international and domestic level. My research programme aims to uncover under which conditions such policies can be designed.

My first research line focusing on the analysis of the drivers of humanitarian crises, using a political economy approach. 

My second research line analyses the modalities and impacts of international crisis-management policies. I am especially interested in understanding the drivers of various approaches to crisis-management and their effects on crisis-affected societies. 

More recently, I have developed a new research line focusing on the domestic politics of crisis-management. The EXCPEITUS project - focusing on the management of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe allows me is to unpack the interaction between (a) the occurrence of an exogenous shock (here: a pandemic), (b) the measures taken by the authorities in response to this shock, (c)the characteristics of the political culture and institutions and d) democratic resilience (including political legitimacy and stability). In parallel, I have contributed to an H2020 application on the way domestic societal and political institutions ensure preparedness and resilience to cascading disasters, in partnership with Dr F. Giardini Behavioral and Social Sciences Faculty.

EXCEPTIUS Exceptional powers in time of Sars-CoV-2 crisis

Since January 2020, governments have engaged in exceptional decision-making to limit the propagation of the Covid-19. Although initially strong, public support for emergency measures has eroded as the...

Newcomers in humanitarian aid : Explaining the creation of humanitarian NGOs in the Global South

This research project aims to analyze the contemporary reconfigurations of the humanitarian sector, looking at the role played by humanitarian NGOs originating from Global South (GS) states. The...
Last modified:12 November 2020 4.37 p.m.

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Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands