Multiple-level diversity of the GIG-ARTS network
The 10 represented EU countries are: France (2 partners, including the coordinator), Austria (2 partners), Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy (2 partners), Malta, Poland, The Netherlands (2 partners), and United Kingdom (2 partners). The 3 third countries are: Brazil, Canada, and USA (2 partners).
In addition to this geographic and cultural diversity, many members have strong personal and/or professional links with other EU countries or countries from Eastern and Southern EU neighbourhood. They also have good contacts with third countries other than the ones included in the current network membership (especially from the Africa and Asia regions).
The network shows an excellent gender balance, being composed by 10 women (including the coordinator) out of 19 scientific members: Agnès Callamard (USA), Marianne Franklin (United Kingdom), Jeanette Hofmann (Germany), Joanna Kulesza (Poland), Nanette Levinson (USA), Robin Mansell (United Kingdom), Meryem Marzouki (France), Jeanne Mifsud-Bonnici (The Netherlands), Michèle Rioux (Canada), and Katharine Sarikakis (Austria). This is a feature uncommon enough in academic consortia to be worth underlining. In addition, more than 25% of the network members are researchers in their early career steps, i.e. with less than 8 years since the award of their PhD: Sergio Branco (Brazil), Andrea Calderaro (Italy), Mikkel Flyverbom (Denmark), Joris van Hoboken (The Netherlands), and Joanna Kulesza (Poland).
From a disciplinary point of view, GIG-ARTS members are Social Sciences researchers. Four main disciplines are represented: Law (7 researchers), Political Sciences (6 researchers), Media and Communication Studies (5 researchers) and Economy (1 researcher), as shown in the members’ summary table. Network members are themselves characterized by their scientific approaches and interests spanning disciplinary boundaries (political economy; political sociology; regulation and policy studies; law and economics; communication and policy; science, technology and society; sociology of organisations; international relations; development studies; etc.).