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Dr. Ainė Ramonaitė

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Ainė Ramonaitė is a Professor at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University. She is the head of the Department of Political Behaviour and Institutions and the leader of the (Post)Soviet Memory Studies Center.

She obtained her PhD in political science from Vilnius University in 2005. She has published a number of books and edited volumes on informal networks in soviet Lithuania, the Sąjūdis movement, the development of the Lithuanian party system and the Lithuanian voter. Since 2012, she leads the Lithuanian National Election Study.

Research projects and grants

  1. Lithuanian National Election Study 2020. (Principal Investigator). Project funded by the Research Council of Lithuania (2019 – 2021).
  2. Potential and Preconditions of Civil Resistance in Lithuania. (Principal Investigator). Project funded by the Research Council of Lithuania (2016 – 2017).
  3. Lithuanian National Election Study 2016. (Principal Investigator). Project funded by the Research Council of Lithuania (2016 – 2018).
  4. Invisible Society of Soviet-era Lithuania: the Revision of Distinction between Soviet and non-Soviet Informal Networks (Principal investigator). Research funded by the European Social Fund under the Global Grant measure (2012 – 2015).
  5. Lithuanian National Election Study (Principal investigator). Project funded by the Research Council of Lithuania (2012 – 2014).
  6. The Phenomenon of Sąjūdis: Network Analysis of the Civil Social Movement (Principal investigator). Project funded by the Research Council of Lithuania, (2009 – 2011).
  7. Democracy in Knowledge Society: The Analysis of Challenges and Possibilities (Principal investigator). Project funded by the Lithuanian State Science and Studies Foundation, (2007-2009).

Courses taught

Basics of Political Science

State and Civil Society

Anthropology of Soviet and post-Soviet Societies

Research interests

Civil society

Political participation

Studies of political parties

Political behavior

Political culture

Electoral behavior

Publications

Ramonaitė, A. Mapping the political space in Lithuania: the discrepancy between party elites and party supporters. Journal of Baltic Studies, 2020, 51(4): 477 – 496. https://doi.org/10.1080/01629778.2020.1792521

Ramonaitė, A. Apklausėjo įtaka apklausų rezultatams Lietuvoje: trijų apklausų analizė. Filosofija, Sociologija, 2020, 31(4): 365 – 377.

Ramonaitė, A. Kavaliauskaitė, J. “Qui a conduit la «Révolution chantante» à travers la Lituanie? Une typologie des pionniers du mouvement du Sąjūdis”. Revue Ethnologie française, 2018, 2, 309 – 322. https://doi.org/10.3917/ethn.182.0305

Ramonaitė, A. Valstiečių ir žaliųjų sąjungos sėkmės paslaptis: vertybinė neša ar “viltingasis rinkėjas”? In Jastramskis M. (ed.) Ar galime prognozuoti Seimo rinkimus? Trijų kūnų problema Lietuvos politikoje. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2018, p. 153 – 176.

Ramonaitė, A. Socialinė rinkėjų tapatybė ir partijų pasirinkimas: ar yra vietos skirčių politikai Lietuvoje? In Jastramskis M. (ed.) Ar galime prognozuoti Seimo rinkimus? Trijų kūnų problema Lietuvos politikoje. Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla, 2018, p. 71 – 96.

Ramonaitė, A. “Analyzing Electoral Behavior Using PTV’s: Benefits and Methodological Issues.” World Political Science 14.1, 2018: 81-99. https://doi.org/10.1515/wps-2018-0004

Ramonaitė, A. Party regulation against the backdrop of anti-party sentiment: The case of Lithuania. In Fernando Casal Bertoa and Ingrid van Biezen (eds.). The Regulation of Post-Communist Party Politics. Abingdon, New York: Routledge, 2018, pp. 217 – 235.

Ramonaitė, Ainė, Petronytė – Urbonavičienė, Ieva, Skirkevičius. Paulius, Vosylius, Eugenijus. Kas eitų ginti Lietuvos? Pilietinio pasipriešinimo prielaidos ir galimybės. [Who would defend Lithuania? Preconditions for Civilian –based Defense] Vilnius: Aukso žuvys, 2018, 199 p.

Ramonaitė, A. “Polinkis balsuoti už partiją kaip naujas elgesio per rinkimus analizės būdas: galimybės ir metodologinės problemos.” Politologija, 2017, 2 (86): 44 – 83. https://doi.org/10.15388/Polit.2017.2.10743

Jastramskis, M., & Ramonaitė, A. “Lithuania.” European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook, 2017, 56(1), 176-184.

Maier, J., et al. [A. Ramonaitė] “This time it’s different? Effects of the Eurovision Debate on young citizens and its consequence for EU democracy–evidence from a quasi-experiment in 24 countries.“ Journal of European Public Policy (2017): 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2016.1268643

Ramonaitė, Ainė (ed.), Nematoma sovietmečio visuomenė. [Invisible Society in Soviet-era] Vilnius: Naujasis židinys – Aidai, 2015, 388 p.