Zuzana Hudakova

Zuzana Hudakova
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

PhD in International Relations / Political Science

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Introduction
I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and a visiting lecturer at Sciences Po, Paris and Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). My research focuses on the politics of contestation and everyday resistance in authoritarian regimes and the use, impact, and effectiveness of sanctions.

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Targeted sanctions are increasingly used by the United Nations (UN) Security Council to address major challenges to international peace and security. Unlike other sanctions, those imposed by the UN are universally binding and relied upon as a basis for legitimating both unilateral and regional sanctions measures. Encompassing a wide range of indivi...
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The role of civil society as a democratising force, both under authoritarian regimes and during political transitions, has received renewed attention in the wake of the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings. Considerable praise has been reserved for Tunisia, whose civil society played a prominent role in the country’s successful transition. However, as a thoroug...
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Over the past few years, Yemen has become synonymous with mediation failure. This contrasts sharply with the situation in the early 2010s, when the United Nations played a crucial role in persuading Yemen’s long-serving President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step down from power and, at least initially, successfully steered the country during the ensuin...
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Most sanctions research focuses on the design, threat, imposition, implementation, monitoring, or effectiveness of sanctions. Far less attention has been devoted to understanding how sanctions end or how sanctions relaxation can be utilized to pursue different policy objectives, including negotiated settlements of conflicts. Focusing on the use of...
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Targeted Sanctions Consortium (TSC) quantitative dataset includes all UN targeted sanctions imposed between 1991 and 2013, or 23 different country regimes broken into 63 case episodes for comparative analysis. Data as of 30.6.2014, effectiveness assessment as of 1.1.2014 (for the newest effectiveness assessment, see http://sanctionsapp.com/). For...
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While sanctions and mediation are often used to address the same conflict situations, they are usually employed without significant coordination. Focusing on a rare case of a mediator successfully wielding the threat of sanctions, this article explores the utility of sanctions for mediation in the Yemeni political transition during the mandate of U...
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Many scholars , policy practitioners, journalists and political observers have concluded that the sanctions imposed on North Korea have not worked. They are correct to observe that sanctions have been in place for decades and that the regime continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Their arguments, however, are overly descri...
Raw Data
SanctionsApp (available at http://sanctionsapp.com/) is an analytical tool that can be used in real time by both scholars and practitioners who have an interest in examining, or who are working on designing and implementing United Nations’ (UN) targeted sanctions. SanctionsApp is managed and updated at the Global Governance Centre at the Graduate...
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Structured comparison between HSE, TIES, and TSC datasets (prepared as an annex for the JPR data feature on the TSC dataset)
Technical Report
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Targeted sanctions are increasingly utilized by the United Nations (UN) to address a wide range of threats to international peace and security, yet in twenty-two years of experience, there has been no comprehensive study of their design and effectiveness. The Targeted Sanction Consortium (TSC) was formed to analyze systematically UN targeted sancti...
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The popular uprisings that have swept the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2011 present a historic event that has fundamentally changed the domestic power dynamics across the region. While civil society has played a prominent role during the protests, its influence seems to be waning. This Issue Brief explores some of the main challenges face...

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My research explores the patterns of resistance in authoritarian regimes, including in pre-revolutionary Czechoslovakia and Tunisia. Drawing on insights from political science and sociology, I seek to present a more dynamic view of both political regimes and protest. Adopting a cross-regional perspective to the study of authoritarianism, I highlight both the similarities and differences in control and resistance in different time periods and political contexts.
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The United Nations (UN) sanctions research project, based at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, analyzes the use and effectiveness of UN sanctions. Between 2009 and 2016, the project was known as the Targeted Sanctions Consortium (TSC). Co-led by Thomas Biersteker and Sue Eckert, it produced an edited volume (Biersteker, Eckert, and Tourinho 2016), several scholarly publications and policy papers (e.g. Biersteker, Eckert, Tourinho, and Hudáková 2013), a qualitative and quantitative datasets of all UN targeted sanctions imposed between 1991 and 2014 (Biersteker, Eckert, Tourinho, and Hudáková 2018), and SanctionsApp, an interactive web- and phone-based tool making the project's results available not only to the scholarly community, but also to policy practitioners, media, and the general public. In 2016, the TSC research project has been transformed into the Graduate Institute's Targeted Sanctions Initiative. Based on research conducted by Prof. Thomas Biersteker, Dr. Marcos Tourinho, and Dr. Zuzana Hudáková, the initiative involves the maintenance of qualitative and quantitative databases on UN targeted sanctions, including the content presented in the SanctionsApp, as well as the conduct of policy training courses, consultancies, and a regular scholarly seminar series held in Geneva. In 2019, the project has been expanded to study all sanctions imposed by the UN since its inception.