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Honorata Mazepus

Assistant professor

Dr. H. Mazepus
+31 70 800 9159

Honorata Mazepus is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Public Administration working on the EU-STRAT project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

In her PhD dissertation What makes authorities legitimate in the eyes of citizens? An investigation of perceived legitimacy in different political regimes she tested the effect of different factors on perceived legitimacy of authorities as well as compared conceptions of legitimacy held by citizens socialized in different political regimes. For this project, she conducted surveys with vignette experiments in Russia (a post-communist hybrid regime with authoritarian tendencies), Ukraine (a post-communist hybrid regime in crisis), Poland (post-communist new democracy), and the Netherlands, and France (old democracies).

Dr. Mazepus obtained an MA degree in International Relations (Eastern/Russian Studies) from Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan (Poland) in 2009, an MSc degree in Social Science Research Methods (Politics) from the University of Bristol (UK) in 2011, and a PhD in Humanities from Leiden University in 2016.

Teaching activities

  • Russia and the World, International Organisation, MSc, 2016 (full course)
  • Introduction to International Relations & Diplomacy, Leiden University College, BA 2016 (full course)
  • Statistics (level 2), Political Science, BA 2016 (tutorials)
  • International Politics 2: Theory and Practice, Political Science, BA, 2015 (tutorials)
  • Comparative Analysis of Political Systems, Political Science, BA, 2015 (tutorials)
  • Russian Politics, Russian Studies, BA, 2012 (full course)
  • Configuring the World, International Studies, BA, 2012 (online tutorials)

CV and publications

Curriculum vitae Honorata Mazepus

Assistant professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Institute Security and Global Affairs

Work address

Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag
Room number 4.02



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