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Magdalena Kania, MA

Magdalena Kania, MA

e-mail: magdalena.maria.kania@gmail.com

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Education

2018-2020, Jagiellonian University, Interdisciplinary PhD Programme, interdisciplinary methodological studies for advanced doctoral candidates [in English]

2015-present, Jagiellonian University, Faculty of International Studies and Political Science: PhD in Political Science. Dissertation: Development Aid Policy of Sub-state Governments in the European Union [EN]

2014-2015, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Social Science: Political Science (Erasmus+ exchange programme, MA studies). Seminars: Failed States; International Conflict Resolution; Politics of Post-Development

2013-2015, Jagiellonian University, Faculty of International Studies and Political Science: MA, International Relations; specialization: Strategic Studies. Dissertation: Biopolitical Dimension of Security in Global War On Terror During the George W. Bush Administration [PL]

2012-present, Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Law and Administration; specialization: International Human Rights Protection

2010-2013, Jagiellonian University, Faculty of International Studies and Political Science, BA, International Relations, specialization: International Security Studies.

Traineeships and scholarships

Professional Traineeships

Representation of the European Commission in Poland (Warsaw): Traineeship in the Political Section (2016)

Casimir Pulaski Foundation (Warsaw): Project Assistant: Peace and Stabilisation Programme (2016)

Academic traineeships and scholarships

Freie Universität in Berlin, Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft: Individual Research (2017-2018)

UACES Student Forum, Doctoral Training Academy. UEACES & Manchester Metropolitan University (2017)

UACES Student Forum, Seminar: How to Teach European Studies. UACES & University of Edinburgh (2016)

Athens Summer School: Moving the EU Forward. Institute of European Integration and Policy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2016)

Genshagen Trilateral Summer School: Defending Europe. German, French and Polish Approaches to European Defence. Stiftung Genshagen (2015)

Scholarship for the best doctoral students (Faculty): academic year 2016/17; 2017/18; 2018/19

Rector’s scholarship for the best doctoral students: academic year 2016/17; 2017/18

Pro-Quality scientific scholarship: academic year 2015/16; 2016017; 2017/18

Bilateral exchange between Jagiellonian University and Karl-Ruprechts Universitat in Heidelberg: grant for conducting library research (2017)

Bilateral exchange between Jagiellonian University and Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg: grant for conducting library research (2016)

Membership in scientific associations

2018-present, IAPSS, International Association of Political Science Students

2018-present, IPSA, International Political Science Association

2016-present, UACES, The Academic Association of Contemporary European Studies

Academic activities

Principal investigator: research grant awarded by National Science Center Preludium 12, Development Aid Policy of Sub-state Actors in the European Union (2016/23/N/HS5/00933) (2017-2019)

Student teaching assistant: Jagiellonian University, Negotiations and international agreements, classes 150h [PL] (2017.02-present)

Research interests

  1. Paradiplomacy of European regions: decentralized cooperation in development; human security; migration policy
  2. Security-Development Nexus: development assistance as a foreign policy tool; development assistance, security, and migration policy of the European Union; failed/fragile states in IR
  3. European Union as an international actor: multi-level, multi-actor, and multi-faceted structure of the EU external relations
  4. IR Theories: application of IR paradigms and middle-range theories to the political analyses
  5. Methodology of political science/IR (qualitative research design)

Dissertation subject

“Development Assistance Policy of Sub-state Governments in the European Union” [EN]

Supervisor: dr hab. Paweł Frankowski, prof. UJ

The research project aims at analyzing development assistance policy, which is formulated and conducted by sub-state governments in the European Union. The main objective of the project is to analyze and reveal political, structural and economic motives behind launching development cooperation programmes by sub-state governments. The innovatory approach of the project lies in the concertation on alternative models of development assistance policy.  The constituent units will be analyzed instead of states, recognized as traditional global donors. Sub-state governments were chosen from Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia), Germany (Hamburg, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg), Spain (Catalonia) and United Kingdom (Scotland and Wales) due to (1) high degree of autonomy, (2) their activity on international scene (so-called paradiplomacy), (3) coordination of independent development assistance programmes, (3) existence of independent local administrative units and/or agencies in charge of development policy. The project adopts a multi-level framework of analysis as a theoretical model for further analysis. To this end, three levels  will be analyzed to explore motives, incentives as well as structural and political challenges behind decentralized cooperation: (1) the European level, (2) the state level, (3) and the local level.

Publications (selected):

Chapters in collective works (selected)

“The EU Development Assistance To Central Asia: An Interest-Driven And Value-Driven Hybrid” [w:] T. Pugacewicz, M. Grabowski (red.), Great and Small Games in Central Asia [monografia w redakcji]

“Bezpieczeństwo poprzez wspólne działania. Postawy państw członkowskich oraz instytucji europejskich względem wspólnej polityki imigracyjnej” [w:] A. Gruszczak (red.), Meandry współczesnego bezpieczeństwa, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków 2018

„Pomoc rozwojowa jako gra win-win: modele polityki pomocy rozwojowej państw Unii Europejskiej w perspektywie porównawczej” [w:] M. Dahl, P. Hanczewski, M. Lewicka (red.), Współczesny ład międzynarodowy. Dynamika przemian, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszałek, Toruń 2018, s. 106-129.

„Europejskie Grupy Bojowe: od założeń do praktyki” [w:] R. Korzeniowski, P. Schmidt (red.), Bezpieczeństwo w wymiarze Soft Power i Hard Power, Instytut Nauk Politycznych Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie, Olsztyn 2017, s. 45-60.

„Europeizacja polityki imigracyjnej UE: instytucjonalizacja i odpowiedź państw członkowskich” [w:] pod red. E. Maj, W. Sokół, A. Szwed-Walczak, Ł. Jędrzejewski, Bezpieczeństwo Europy, bezpieczeństwo Polski, t. 5: Metamorfozy bezpieczeństwa. Teraźniejszość i przeszłość, Wydawnictwo UMCS, Lublin 2017.

„Bezpieczeństwo kulturowe w naukach o bezpieczeństwie. Próba systematyki” [w:] M. Barwacz, M. Kania (red.), Bezpieczeństwo kulturowe we współczesnym świecie. Wyzwania teoretyczne i praktyczne, Wydawnictwo Kasper, Kraków 2018.

Articles in scientific journals (selected)

Beyond the Economic Agenda. Towards a Normative Dimension of Paradiplomacy, “Politicke Vedy/Political Science” [artykuł w redakcji]

Instytucjonalizacja strategii podejścia całościowego jako odpowiedź Unii Europejskiej na kompleksowość współczesnych zagrożeń dla bezpieczeństwa, „Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Studia Politologica” 19 (254)/2017, ss. 40-52.

Utrwalanie zależności między rozwojem a bezpieczeństwem w polityce rozwojowej Unii Europejskiej, „Chorzowskie Studia Polityczne” 12/2016, ss. 93-106.

Spory wokół obrony przez kulturę w kontekście debat na temat wielokulturowości, „Polityka i Społeczeństwo” 2(14)/2016, ss. 151-163.

Biopolityczna przestrzeń bezpieczeństwa w Globalnej Wojnie z Terroryzmem, „Annales UMCS. Sectio K Politologia”, vol 22, nr 2/2015, ss. 55-68.

Więzienie w Guantanamo jako przykład biopolitycznego paradygmatu globalnej wojny z terroryzmem, „Poliarchia” 2(5)/2015, ss. 25-58.

Participation in scientific conferences

Selected International Conferences (2016-2018)

2018.07, IPSA World Congress (Brisbane, Australia), Implementing the logic of Multi-level Governance to Development Assistance. Towards Decentralized Cooperation in the EU Development Assistance Policy.

2018.06, Standing Group on the European Union, ECPR & Science Po (Paris, France), Extension of Paradiplomacy or Multi-level Governance? Framing the External Relations of Sub-state Governments in the European Union

2018.04, IAPSS World Congress 2018, The International Association for Political Science Students (Paris, France), The Role of Sub-state Governments in Tackling Global Challenges. The Case of Development Assistance Policy

2017.10, Diplomties Plurielles. Colloque International//Plural Diplomacies. International Conference, Matej Bel University, (Banska Bystryca, Slovakia), Beyond the Economic Agenda. Normative Dimension of Paradiplomacy

2017.08-09, APSA Annual Meeting The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences, and Aspirations (San Francisco, CA), Development Aid Policy: Human Rights in Subnational Actors’ Agendas

2017.05, Junior Scholar Workshop with Peter J. Katzenstein: Research Design and Publication (Kraków), Development Aid Policy of Sub-state Actors in the European Union

2017.04, 5th Global International Studies Conference, WISC & National University Taipei (Taipei, Taiwan), Dialogue vs. Arms Embargo. Political Effectiveness of the Human Rights Agenda in the EU-PRC Relations (co-author, Michał Rekowski).

2016.03, Central European Law Conference for Student (CELCOS), University of Maribor (Maribor, Slovenia), When Legal Principle Meets Politics. EU Criminal Legislation and the Question of Further European Integration.

Dissemination of scientific knowledge

Analyses and Commentaries of the Department of National Security of the Jagiellonian University:

The Agenda 2030 Zero Poverty Goal: High Stakes but Daunting Challenges, ZBN Analysis no 14(33)/2018, 26 October 2018 [EN] (link).

Between Khartoum and Darfur: Modest Steps Towards Peace in Light of Unresolved Issues, ZBN Analysis no 12(31)/2018, 21 May 2018 [PL] (link).

European Initiatives for Security and Development of the G5 Sahel Countries, ZBN Analysis no 7(26)/2018, 12 March 2018 [PL] (link).

Big Challenges for Germany’s Grand Coalition, ZBN Analysis 4(23)/2018, 19 February 2018 [PL] (link).

The Catalan Crisis: Catalonia is Electing Regional Authorities, ZBN Analysis 5(19)/2017, 18 December 2017 [PL] (link).

The COP23 Climate Change Summit: Will Bonn be Remembered?, ZBN Analysis 4(18)/2017, 25 November 2017 [PL] (link).