Katerina  Vrablikova Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Katerina Vrablikova

DFG Reseach Fellow
Mershon Center for International Security Studies , Ohio State University

I am a DFG Research Fellow at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University. I work at the intersection of political science and sociology and focus on comparative research of political participation, political attitudes and values, and social movements in contemporary democracies, East-Central European politics, and research methods. http://vrablikova.info


I received my PhD at the Masaryk University, Czech Republic in spring 2012. During my studies I was a Fulbright visiting fellow at the University of California, Irvine in 2010/11 and a visiting researcher at the University of Mannheim in fall 2011. I worked as a post-doctoral lecturer at the University of Mannheim and a researcher at the Institute of Sociology at the Czech Academy of Sciences until 2016. I am a DFG Research Fellow at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University Since October 2016.


    PhD., Masaryk University, Czech Republic, 2012

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Comparative Politics, Political Behavior, Social Movements, Political Attitudes and Culture, Research Design



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Acta Politica

Conducive Contexts: The Impact of Collective and Individual Social Capital on De

Published: Oct 05, 2016 by Acta Politica
Authors: Katerina Vrablikova and Jan W. van Deth

Social capital is considered to be crucial for democratic politics. Understood as an individual property, the impact of social capital is restricted to those who command these resources. A much less researched approach depicts social capital as a collective good; that is, as a property of distinct societies whose impact everybody will feel. The main question of this study is: How do these individual and collective modes of social capital influence democratic citizenship in Western democracies?

Comparative Political Studies

How Context Matters? Mobilization, Political Opportunity Structures and Non-Elec

Published: Mar 01, 2014 by Comparative Political Studies
Authors: Katerina Vrablikova

This study tests a political opportunity structure (POS) model of citizen activism across 24 old and new democracies using International Social Survey Programme 2004: Citizenship data. Using a multilevel modeling, it tests a competition versus consensus conception of how decentralized institutions determine NEP. It shows that states with more competitive veto points increase individual NEP. In addition, it interacts with social mobilization networks to promote greater citizen activism.