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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Helen Callaghan

Dr. Helen Callaghan
Research Fellow
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-516
Fax: +49 221 2767-555

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Research Interests

comparative political economy; European integration; corporate governance; preference formation in political parties and interest groups; changes in the structure of corporate ownership and their political impact

Research Projects

Selected Publications

"Nation" und "Markt" als Legitimationsgrundlagen im politischen Diskurs: Parlamentarische Debatten um ausländische Unternehmensübernahmen in Großbritannien seit den 1950er Jahren (mit A. Hees). In: Kapitalismus als Lebensform? Deutungsmuster, Legitimation und Kritik in der Marktgesellschaft. (Hg.) P. Sachweh, S. Münnich. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2017, 275-302 >>mehr  
Who Cares about Financialization? Self-reinforcing Feedback, Issue Salience, and Increasing Acquiescence to Market-enabling Takeover Rules. Socio-Economic Review 13, 2, 331-350 (2015) >>PDF  
Something Left to Lose? Network Preservation as a Motive for Protectionist Responses to Foreign Takeovers. Review of International Political Economy 22, 2, 391-418 (2015) >>PDF  
Constrain-Thy-Neighbor Effects as a Determinant of Transnational Interest Group Cohesion. Comparative Political Studies 44, 7, 910-931 (2011) >>PDF  
Beyond Methodological Nationalism: How Multilevel Governance Affects the Clash of Capitalisms. Journal of European Public Policy 17, 4, 564-580 (2010) >>PDF  
Insiders, Outsiders and the Politics of Corporate Governance: How Ownership Structure Affects Party Positions in Britain, Germany and France. Comparative Political Studies 42, 733-762 (2009) >>PDF
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since 2008 Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2006-2008 Max Weber postdoctoral fellowship at the European University Institute, Florence
2003-2006 CES (Council for European Studies)/Max Planck dissertation fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2002-2003 Chateaubriand dissertation fellowship, École Normale Supérieure, Paris
2001-2006 Ph.D. studies in political science at Northwestern University, Chicago; thesis on "European integration and the clash of capitalisms: British, French and German disagreement over corporate governance, 1970-2003"
1999-2001 MSc, "Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences," Northwestern University, Chicago
1998-1999 Research assistant at the Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung (WZB), Berlin
1995-1998 BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford University


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