Dr Daunis Auers

(curriculum vitae)

Education: 1991.. BA (Honours) (History)

University of North London

1998. M.Sc. (political science – Russia specialization)

London School of Economics

2006 Ph.D. (political science)

University College London

Academic Titles and degrees:

2006 Doctor of Political Science

2007Assistant Professor, University of Latvia

2010 Senior Researcher, University of Latvia

2011 Associate Professor, University of Latvia

Work Experience:

1993.-1997. English Language Programme Coordinator & Lecturer

EuroFaculty, University of Latvia

1998.-2005. Lecturer & Political Science Programme Coordinator (Baltic States)


2005.-2006.Fulbright Programme Scholar

University of California, Berkeley

2006.-2007. Lecturer, Comparative politics

Department of Political Science, University of Latvia

2007.- Assistant Professor, Comparative politics

Department of Political Science, University of Latvia

2010.-Senior Researcher

Advanced Social and Political Research Institute, University of Latvia

2011.-Associate Professor, Comparative politics

Department of Political Science, University of Latvia

Major Recent Publications:

  1. D.Auers. “An Electoral tactic? Citizens’ Initiatives in Post-Soviet Latvia”. In Maija Setala and Theo Schiller (eds), Citizens’ Initiatives in Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 53-68.
  2. D.Auers. “Political Development” In Marju Lauristin (ed.), Estonian Human Development Report 2010/2011: Baltic Way(s) of Human Development: Twenty Years On. Tallinn: Eesti Koostoo Kogu. 144-163. With Vello Pettai and Aine Ramonaite.
  3. D.Auers. “The 2009 European Parliament Election Campaign in Latvia: Europeanizing Domestic Ethnic Discourse”. In Robert Harmsen and Joachim Schild (eds), National European Debates and the 2009 European Parliament Elections. Berlin: Nomos. 2011. 201-216.
  4. D.Auers. “The Economy in Latvia”. Central and South-Eastern Europe 2012. 2011. Routledge: London.
  5. D.Auers. “The 2009 European Parliament Elections in Latvia”. In Juliet Lodge (ed), The 2009 European Parliament Elections. Palgrave MacMillan: London. 2010.
  6. D.Auers. “Latvia”. The 2010 Bertelsmann Transformation Index. Bertelsmann Stiftung: Gütersloh. 2010. (Also authored 2012 report)
  7. D.Auers. “Explaining the electoral failure of extreme-right parties in Estonia and Latvia”. Journal of Contemporary European Studies. 17(2), 241-254, 2009. (with Andres Kasekamp).
  8. D.Auers. “Green, Black, and Brown: Uncovering Latvia’s Environmental Politics”. Journal of Baltic Studies. Special issue ‘From Phosphate Springs to Nordstream’, 40(3), 333-349, September 2009. With David Galbreath.
  9. D.Auers. “Referendums and Inititaives in the Baltic States”. In Simon Hug and Karin Gilland Lutz (eds), Financing Referendum Campaigns. Palgrave MacMillan: London. 2009. With Algis Krupavicius and Juri Ruus.
  10. D.Auers. Latvia and the USA: From Captive Nation to Strategic Partner. University of Latvia Press, 2008 (Editor)
  11. D.Auers. “Salmon, Rissoles, and Smoked Eel: The Latvian Legation in the Cold War.” In: Daunis Auers (red.), Latvia and the USA: From Captive Nation to Strategic Partner. University of Latvia Press, 2008. pp 51-60
  12. D.Auers. “Eiropas Parlaments un Eiropas Kopējā un Ārējā Drošības Politika: Aktieri un ietekmes veidi.” In Žaneta Ozoliņa (red.), Eiropas Parlaments: Ārējās un Drošības Politikas Īstenotājs. Zinātne, 2008. pp. 15-40 (with Kārlis Bukovski)
  13. D.Auers. “The Globalization of Higher Education Institutions in Latvia.”. Latvia 2020. University of Latvia Press: Riga, Latvia. 2008. pp. 69-82.
  14. D.Auers. “Friend or foe? Latvia and the European Common Agricultural Policy”. Latvian Perspectives on the European Union. Presidential Strategic Analysis Commission: Riga, Latvia. 2007. pp. 133-151. (also published in Latvian).
  15. D.Auers et al. “Flipping Burgers or Flipping Pages? Student Employment and Academic Attainment in Post-Soviet Latvia”. Communist and Post-Communist Studies. 40(4). 2007. pp. 477-491.
  16. D.Auers et al. “Can money buy happiness? Student satisfaction in Latvian higher education”. Baltic Economic Trends. 2006 (2). pp. 45-52.
  17. D.Auers. “Igaunija, Latvija, un Lietuva Eiropas Savienībā: vai Baltijas valstu sadarbība?” (‘Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in the European Union: Whither Baltic cooperation?’) Latvijas Ārpolitika un Robežu Paplašināšana. Presidential Strategic Analysis Commission: Riga, Latvia. 2006. pp. 83-100.
  18. D.Auers. “The European Parliament elections in the eight new member states of East-Central Europe”, Electoral Studies. 24(4), 2005 pp. 747-754.

Courses Taught:

Masters Courses:

Comparative Politics. 6 ECTS.

Europe and the USA: Comparative Politics and Society. 6 ECTS

Bachelors Courses:

Introduction to Comparative Politics: 6 ECTS

History & Government of the European Union: 6 ECTS

Democratization in East-Central Europe: 6 ECTS

Additional Experience:

-National Expert, EU 7th framework SSH programme, 2010-

-Vice President, Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, 2006-2010

-Editor, Baltic Journal of Economics, 2002-2005

17 January, 2012