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Christine Huebner

Christine Huebner
Name
Christine Huebner
Title
Organisation
Social Policy School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
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Research Interests
Citizenship, Political participation, Political identities and citizenship, Youth participation, Political Culture, Quantitative Methods, methodological innovations
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/social_policy/christine_huebner

PhD Title

Citizenship, Young People and Political Participation

Supervisors

Research Interests

My research is focused on the relationship between citizens and their political community. I am particularly interested in questions of political participation, political belonging and legitimacy.

For my dissertation I investigate youth participation and conceptions of citizenship. In light of an ongoing debate about an allegedly politically apathetic youth, 'citizenship' has become a catchphrase that scholars and practitioners employ to avoid a looming crisis of political legitimacy. It remains unclear, however, what 'citizenship' means. In an effort to contribute to the debate on the puzzle of youth participation, I explore the norms of citizenship that today's young people build on when they decide whether and how to get involved in their political community. 

I have a particular interest in innovative research methodology and applications of quantitative methods. I am an active member of the quantitative methods group of the School of Social and Political Science.

Other Research Projects

The view from the continent - What people in other member states think about the UK’s EU referendum:
ESRC-funded project with Jan Eichhorn and Daniel Kenealy to investigate attitudes in six EU countries towards the UK's EU membership referendum through a comparative social survey. The project was hosted by AQMeN and is part of the ESRC "UK in a Changing Europe" programme.

Young persons' attitudes on Scottish Independence - A survey analysis of 14-17 year olds:
ESRC-funded project with Jan Eichhorn, Lindsay Paterson, John MacInnes and Michael Rosie to conduct surveys investigating the political attitudes of first time voters in the context of a lowered voting age to 16 in the referendum on Scottish independence in September 2014.  

Qualifications​

  • BA Integrated Social Sciences, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, 2009
  • MSc Business Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2011

Awards

  • 2015-2018 and 2007-2011: Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme of the Foundation of German Business
  • 2015-2018: School of Social and Political Science Graduate School Studentship, University of Edinburgh
  • 2010-2011: HSP Huygens Scholar
  • 2009-2010: DAAD Postgraduate Fellow

Publications

Peer reviewed articles

Eichhorn, Jan, Hensing, Jakob & Hübner, Christine. 2016. Economic crisis and political legitimacy. In Voicu, Malina, Ingvill C. Mochmann, and Hermann Dülmer (Eds). Values, economic crisis and democracy. Abingdon & New York: Routledge.

Hensing, Jakob, Hübner, Christine & Eichhorn, Jan. 2013. Make it or break it: what is civil society’s role in European democracy after the financial crisis? Open Citizenship 4(1).

Briefings and reports

Hübner, Christine & Eichhorn, Jan (2017). Mind the gap: understanding public opinion and elite interpretations of EU concerns in Germany. In Demos (Ed.). Nothing to Fear but Fear itself? London: Demos.

Eichhorn, Jan, Heyer, Anne & Hübner, Christine (2014). Who influences the
formation of political attitudes and decisions in young people? Evidence from the
referendum on Scottish independence.
Berlin: d|part – Think Tank for political
participation.

Heyer, Anne & Hübner, Christine (2013). "About social responsibility and such..." -
Motivations and barriers to political participation among young people. Berlin: d|part
– Think Tank for political participation. [In German]

Hübner, Christine & Frommholz, Götz Harald (2013). Campaigning and the Internet
- How candidates use the Internet. Berlin: d|part – Think Tank for political
participation. [In German]