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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

College: Clare Hall


Comparative politics, democracy studies, subnational governance, quantitative methods

In her research Camille investigates state-citizen relationships at the subnational level. Looking at both political attitudes and behaviour, she aims to understand the role of institutional factors with a particular focus on decentralisation. Before her PhD, she worked in international development for the UN as well as nongovernmental and research institutions, and was involved in projects in the areas of local governance and M&E / impact evaluation in Asia, Africa and Europe. She holds a Master in Public Management and Policy (specialisation in Public Law).


Key publications: 
  • The Right of Peaceful Assembly in Online Spaces: A Comment on the Revised Draft General Comment No. 37 on Article 21 (Right of Peaceful Assembly) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (co-authored with Michael Hamilton et al.) 28.02.2020. Link
  • Fostering Political Participation: Evaluation of a Project by the Immigration Office of the City of Lausanne (IDHEAP Working Paper 2/2015). [Renforcer la participation politique: une approche évaluative du projet du Bureau lausannois pour les immigrés «Votre Ville, Votre Vie, Votre Voix»] Link
  • Geothermal energy policy in the Canton of Jura: Analysis and Draft Law. Final report (with Peter Knoepfel). Lausanne, IDHEAP, 2014. [La politique de la géothermie du canton du Jura: analyse et projet de loi. Rapport final]

Blogs / online:

  • Active but Unrepresented Players – Women’s Political Engagement in a Comparative Perspective [Blog post published on Mongolia FocusUniversity of British Columbia]. 18.06.2020. Link

Women’s Voter Turnout – Substantial Reverse Gender Gap [Blog post published on Mongolia Focus – University of British Columbia]. 15.06.2020. Link  

Thesis Title: Institutional determinants of citizens’ political participation and political attitudes at the subnational level.
Supervisor: Dr. Pieter van Houten