Department of Political Science
Chair of Comparative Political Systems with a focus on Central Eastern Europe and Eurasia
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In spring 2015, Wiebke Anton started her research into the relationship between radical political parties in the European Parliament and Russia, in the form of a constructivist media- and discourse analysis. She is going to analyse whether and how radical right and radical left parties from Eastern and Western Europe promote a pro-Russian attitude.
Her research interests further include political culture in a comparative perspective; media and discourse analyses; as well as Lobbying and Clientelism. Her geographical focus lies on Eastern European States.
Having studied Political Management in Bremen, Wiebke has a background that is broader than political science alone. Her Bachelor covered elements from Sociology, History and European Law. After spending a semester abroad in Vilnius, Lithuania, she wrote her Thesis on political participation of women in Lithuania. For 1.5 years she worked as a student assistant in the collaborative research centre Transformations of the State, for the Research Cluster ''Legitimating States, International Regimes, and Economic Orders'', laying the basis for her interest in constructivism and the importance of discourses.
For her Master Wiebke chose Slavic Studies in Bremen/Oldenburg, again opting for a multidisciplinary approach. Next to Political Culture and History she focused on climate change and energy issues, writing her thesis on the implementation of the EU Renewable Energy Directive in the light of veto players in Poland. She spent several months at the Institute for European Studies in Brussels (Belgium), mapping stakeholders and interest networks, as well as researching EU initiatives in the field of energy efficiency, emission trade and de-carbonization. She recently spent several weeks as a Study Visitor in the AFET Committee secretariat for her field research.
Wiebke Anton's Academic CV can be downloaded here.