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Katerina Vráblíková,PhD

Contact Information

A5, 6 room A 508

Phone: +49-(0)621-181-2064
Fax: +49-(0)621-181-2067


Curriculum Vitae

  • 2003 - 2008 Bachelor and Master studies at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2005 - 2012 Research Associate at Institut für Vergleichende Politik und am Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft an der Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2010 - 2011 Fulbright fellow at the University of California, Irvine, USA
  • 2011 - 2012 Guest researcher at the Chair of Political Science and International Comparative Social Research, University of Mannheim
  • June 2012 Completion of the dissertation (PhD) at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (Doctoral thesis: Between Contestation and Consensus: How Context Matters for Non-electoral Political Participation in Western Democracies)
  • 2012 - 2016 Postdoc researcher at the ) Chair of Political Science and International Comparative Social Research, University of Mannheim
  • Since February 2016 Guest researcher at the Chair of Political Science - Political Sociology, University of Mannheim

Research interests

Comparative Politics, political behaviour, social movements, political attitudes and culture, research design

Publications (in selection)


Vráblíková, Katerina. 2016. What Kind of Democracy? Participation, Inclusiveness and Contestation. London: Routledge (forthcoming).

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

Van Deth, Jan W./Katerina Vráblíková. 2016. “Conducive Contexts: The Impact of Collective and Individual Social Capital on Democratic Citizenship.” Acta Politica: forthcoming.

Vráblíková, Katerina. 2014. “How Context Matters? Mobilization, Political Opportunity Structures and Non-Electoral Political Participation in Old and New Democracies.” Comparative Political Studies 47(2): 203-229.

Císar, Ondrej/Katerina Vráblíková. 2013. “Transnational Activism of Social Movement Organizations: The Effect of European Union Funding on Local Groups in the Czech Republic.” European Union Politics 14(1): 140-160.

Císar, Ondrej/Katerina Vráblíková. 2010. “The Europeanization of social movements in the Czech Republic: The EU and local women’s groups.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies 43(2): 209-219.

Císar, Ondrej/Katerina Vráblíková.2009. “Les Organisations de la Société Civile et l’Engagement Civique en République Tchèque après 1989.” Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest 40(1): 197-221.

Book chapters

Vráblíková, Katerina/Ondrej Císar. 2015. “Individual Political Participation and Macro Contextual Determinants.” In: Barrett, Martyn/Bruna Zani (eds.), Political and Civic Engagement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Sussex and New York: Routledge: 33-53.

Vráblíková, Katerina. 2013. “Public Opinion and Movements.” In: Snow, David/Donatella Della Porta/Bert Klandermans/Doug McAdam (eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements. Chichester: Wiley: 1022-1025.