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.
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