Profile
Zuzana HUDAKOVA

Zuzana HUDÁKOVÁ

Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for International Environmental Studies (CIES)
Research Associate, Global Governance Center (GGC)
Spoken languages
English, French, Czech, Slovak
Areas of expertise
  • Authoritarianism
  • Civil society
  • Democracy and democratization
  • European Union
  • International Relations
  • International organizations
  • Multilateral diplomacy and international negotiation
  • Protest, resistance, social movements
  • Sanctions
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Middle East and North Africa
  • Central Europe
  • Eastern Europe

PROFILE 


PhD, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Zuzana Hudáková is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for International Environmental Studies (CIES) at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and a visiting lecturer at Science Po, Paris. Her research focuses on the politics of contestation and everyday resistance in authoritarian regimes and the use, impact, and effectiveness of sanctions. She was previously affiliated with the Center for International Studies (CERI) at SciencesPo, Paris, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Yale University, and the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC) in Tunis. Zuzana has prior work experience in policy consultancy and public service and is one of the developers of UNSanctionsApp, an interactive database of UN sanctions and an analytical UN sanctions policy tool. Her recent publications include “UN Targeted Sanctions Datasets, 1991-2013” (Journal of Peace Research, 2018), “Civil Society in Tunisia: From Islands of Resistance to Tides of Political Change” (The Journal of North African Studies, 2019), “Success in the Shadow of Failure: UN Mediation in Yemen (2011-2015)” (International Negotiation, 2021), and “‘Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick’: The Threat of Sanctions in the UN Mediation Process in Yemen” (Global Governance, forthcoming).

ACTIVITIES 


Accountability of International Organizations (ongoing)
Targeted Sanctions Initiative (ongoing)
Arab Spring: Challenges During Political Transitions and Comparative Lessons for Civil Societies in The Middle East and North Africa (concluded)
 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 

Peer-reviewed articles and book chapters

  • Hudáková, Z. (forthcoming 2022) “‘Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick’: The Threat of Sanctions in the UN Mediation Process in Yemen,” Global Governance.
  • Hudáková, Z. (forthcoming 2022) “Tunisia’s Reinvigorated Civil Society: Changes and Challenges,” in M. Zayani (ed.), The Liminal State: Tunisia in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring (Georgetown University, Doha).
  • Hudáková, Z. (forthcoming 2022) “Targeting Individuals: Weighing the ‘Economic Damage’ and ‘Political Utility’ of Sanctions” in A. Charron & C. Portela (eds.), Multilateral Sanctions Dissected: Lessons Learned from Margaret Doxey (McGill/Queen’s University Press).
  • Biersteker, T. & Z. Hudáková (forthcoming 2022) “International Sanctions on North Korea: Are They Working?,” in R. Carlin & C. Moon (eds.), Understanding Kim Jong Un’s North Korea: Regime Dynamics, Negotiation, and Engagement (Lexington Books).
  • Hudáková, Z. (2021) “Success in the Shadow of Failure: UN Mediation in Yemen (2011 – 2015),” International Negotiation 27(1), 71-102, https://doi.org/10.1163/15718069-bja10042.
  • Biersteker, T. & Z. Hudáková (2021) “UN Targeted Sanctions: Historical Development and Current Challenges,” in P. van Bergeijk (ed.), Research Handbook on Economic Sanctions (Edward Elgar), https://doi.org/10.4337/9781839102721.
  • Hudáková, Z. (2021) “Civil Society in Tunisia: From Islands of Resistance to Tides of Political Change,” The Journal of North African Studies 26(3), 498-526, https://doi.org/10.1080/13629387.2019.1702532.
  • Biersteker, T., Eckert, S., Tourinho, M., & Z. Hudáková (2018) “UN Targeted Sanctions Datasets    (1991-2013),” Journal of Peace Research 55(3): 404-412, https://doi.org/10.1177/0022343317752539.

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