CoordinatorNils C. Bandelow
is coordinator for Belgium
is coordinator for Belgium
Nils C. Bandelow
Chair, Political Science, Technical University Braunschweig
Nils C. Bandelow holds the chair of political science at the University of Braunschweig (Germany). He received his PhD (1998) and his Habilitation (2003) from the University of Bochum with dissertations on genetic engineering policy and European integration. His research interests include comparative politics and public policy. His recent publications focus on health and transport policy.
is coordinator for Bulgaria
is coordinator for Bulgaria
Prof. Dr., University of Cooperative Education
Frank Bönker is professor in economics and public management at Saxonian University of Cooperative Education Riesa. After studying economics and political science at the Freie Universität Berlin, he worked at the Center for European Law and Policy (ZERP) at the University of Bremen and at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (O). He has also taught at the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Leipzig and Babeș-Bolyai-University Cluj-Napoca. His main fields of research have included welfare state reform, local social policy, post-communist economic reform and the Europeanization of East-Central Europe. His book publications on East-Central Europe include The Political Economy of Fiscal Reform in East-Central Europe (Cheltenham: Elgar, 2006) and Postsozialistische Transformation und europäische (Des-)Integration (co-editor, Marburg: Metropolis, 2008).
Associate Professor, National University for Distance Education
César Colino is associate professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Spanish National Distance-Learning University (UNED) in Madrid. He has taught at the University of Salamanca and the Autonomous University of Madrid and has been visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Society (MPIfG) in Cologne and Research Officer at the Institute for Research in Public Administration (FöV) in Speyer, Germany. His recent research and publications have addressed issues of comparative public policy and administration, comparative federalism, and constitutional reform in federations with a focus on the Spanish, German and Canadian federal systems. He has published in journals such as Policy & Politics; Comparative European Politics; Public Administration; Regional & Federal Studies; and Publius: The Journal of Federalism. He has recently published a book on comparative administration (in Spanish) Gobiernos y administraciones públicas en perspectiva comparada, Valencia: 2013 (with S. Parrado y J. Olmeda), and is the author of the forthcoming chapter “National and European patterns of public administration and governance,” in the Handbook of European Politics, José M. Magone ed. London: Routledge (with Eloísa del Pino).
Professor of Politics, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg
Aurel Croissant’s main research interests include the comparative analysis of political structures and processes in East- and Southeast Asia, the theoretical and empirical analysis of democracy, civil-military relations, terrorism and political violence. Aurel Croissant has published 21 monographs, edited volumes and special issues of German and international journals, and over 150 book chapters and journal articles. His research has been published in German, English, Spanish, Korean, Indonesian and Russian. His articles have appeared in refereed journals such as Party Politics, Democratization, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Asian Perspective, Electoral Studies, Pacific Review, Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft and Japanese Journal of Political Science.
is coordinator for Denmark
is coordinator for Denmark
Professor, University of Greifswald
Detlef Jahn has been professor of comparative politics at the University of Greifswald since 1999 and was a research professor at Nottingham Trent University from 1996 to 1999. He studied political science, sociology and history at the universities of Duisburg, Bielefeld and Edinburgh and holds a PhD (1991) from the European University Institute (Florence). He has been a guest professor at several universities in the United States (Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas), Sweden (Göteborg, Södertörn), Australia (NAU), and New Zealand (Lincoln). He is a member of the international advisory board at the Centre of Excellence on Democracy Research of the Åbo Akedemi University. Currently he is a permanent fellow at the KFG at the Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests include the study of institutions, party preferences and social and environmental policy studies. He has created a comprehensive database for analysis of the political process in modern democracies that is updated regularly and can be accessed at: http://comparativepolitics.uni-greifswald.de.
Research Associate, University of Bremen
Roy Karadag is a research associate at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS) at the University of Bremen. His research interests include comparative politics, historical sociology and Middle East studies. He studied political science and Islamic studies at the University of Tübingen and received his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne. His most recent publications include articles on the varieties of capitalism, Turkey’s political economy and regional power politics in the Middle East.
Sr. Research Lecturer, University of Heidelberg
Martin Thunert is senior research lecturer in political science at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at Heidelberg University (Germany). His teaching and research focuses on North America as well as on lobbying and policy advice, transatlantic relations and U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Thunert studied in Germany, the UK and Canada, has held academic positions in Germany and the United States (University of Michigan), and has worked as a staff assistant for the late U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy. He is the co-editor of Handbuch Politikberatung (Handbook on Policy Advice) and co-founder and co-editor of ZPB Journal for Policy Advice and Political Consulting.
Dept. Head, Political Science, University of Heidelberg
Reimut Zohlnhöfer holds a chair of political science at Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg (Germany), where he is also the head of the political science department. He holds an MA from the University of Heidelberg, a PhD from the University of Bremen and a Habilitation from the University of Heidelberg. Previously, he worked at the Center for Social Policy Research of the University of Bremen, at the Center of European Studies at Harvard University and at the University of Bamberg. His research focuses on economic and social policies in developed democracies.
Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Christian Kroll gained a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He authored numerous articles in scientific journals and policy-oriented reports. Christian is also a Guest Lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. He taught classes at LSE and held academic positions at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Jacobs University Bremen, where he remains an affiliated fellow. Previously, he gained work experience with the United Nations in New York (Department of Political Affairs), the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Antananarivo / Madagascar and whilst working for an MP in the German Parliament. He holds an M.A. in Sociology from Hamburg University and a Licence in Social Anthropology from the Université de La Réunion (France).
Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Christof Schiller earned his diploma degree and doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) in Public Policy and Management from the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Potsdam. Christof is the author of two monographs and numerous scientific articles, book chapters and policy reports. He has taught classes and held academic positions at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and the University of Potsdam, where he remains an associated Fellow of the Potsdam Center for Policy and Management. The main focus of his research is on comparative welfare state reform, public sector governance and employment policies. His latest book is The Politics of Welfare State Transformation in Germany. Still a Semi-Sovereign State? (Routledge, April 2016).
Dr., Senior Expert, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Daniel Schraad-Tischler is Senior Expert at the Bertelsmann Stiftung in Gütersloh, Germany. He joined the Stiftung in 2008 and heads the “Sustainable Governance Indicators” (SGI) project. Daniel holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cologne (Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences) as well as a master’s in Political Science, History and German Literature (Cologne). His main areas of research are good governance, sustainable development as well as cross-national comparisons of social justice and equality of opportunity. Before joining the Bertelsmann Stiftung, he worked as a research associate at the Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science and European Affairs at the University of Cologne. He also gained project management experience at the European Parliament and at Bayer AG.
Managing Director, Geschwister Scholl Institut für Politische Wissenschaften
Martin Brusis is managing director of a project network devoted to study institutions and institutional change in post-Soviet Eurasian states. He is based at the Department of Historiography at the University of Munich. Mr. Brusis is a political scientist and has studied at the Universities of Marburg, Berlin and Budapest. He has co-authored the concept and methodology of the Sustainable Governance Indicators. His work has been published in the journals Governance, Comparative European Politics, East European Politics and Societies, West European Politics, and Politische Vierteljahresschrift.
Senior Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Stefan Empter is Senior Director as well as Member of the Management Committee of the Bertelsmann Stiftung. He studied Economics and Sociology and gained a PhD from the University of Augsburg. He has been working for the Bertelsmann Stiftung since 1989. After heading a number of different divisions, departments and programs of the foundation he has been Head of the Program Shaping Sustainable Economies since 2012. He is author and editor of numerous publications and engaged in a number of advisory boards of other foundations and institutions – e.g. of the “Institute for Economic Education” (IÖB) at the University of Oldenburg as well as the Global Network of Foundations Working for Development (netFWD) of the OECD Development Centre. In addition he is Member of the Executive Board of the “Initiative for Employment Ostwestfalen-Lippe” in Bielefeld and CEO of the “Stiftung Wirtschaft Verstehen” (Foundation for Economic Understanding) in Essen.
Chief Economist, Assenagon Asset Management S.A.
Martin W. Huefner is chief economist of Assenagon Asset Management S.A. in Luxembourg. He served several years as director of the economics department of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and chief economist of HypoVereinsbank in Munich. He was chairman of the renowned Economic Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Banking Association in Brussels, and was chairman resp. deputy chairman of the Economic and Monetary Policy Committee of the German Banking Association for ten years. He was a founding member of the Shadow Comittee of European Central Bank, which was organized by the German Handelsblatt and the Wall Street Journal. His publications include Save the Euro (2011), Europe – the power of tomorrow (2006) and Comeback for Germany (2007). Mr. Huefner studied economics in Paris and in Munich and holds the degrees of Diplom Volkswirt and PhD in Economics. Huefner holds numerous honorary positions and is a fellow with the Centre for Applied Policy Research at the University of Munich. He is chairman of the supervisory board of FondsConsult Research AG in Munich.
Research Director, Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciencesaften
András Inotai served as general director of the Institute for World Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary from 1991 to 2011. Currently, he is research director and has been professor emeritus since July 2013. He has held several academic posts with various institutions, including the Kiel Institute of World Economy (1971) and San Marcos University in Lima, Perú (1972–1973). He has since 1993 been visiting professor at the College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin, and was visiting professor at Columbia University in New York (2002). He worked at the World Bank’s Trade Policy Division in Washington D.C. from 1989 to 1991, and headed the Strategic Task Force at the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office from 1995 to 1998 in order to prepare Hungary for official negotiations with the European Union. Mr. Inotai’s research focuses on global and European economic issues, comparative economic development and the “integration maturity” of the new member countries and, most recently, on crisis management in the EU and the eurozone. He has been or is a member of several councils, including the Progressive Economy Initiative in the framework of the European Parliament and the TEPSA Board for several mandates.
Chair, Political Science, Universität Potsdam
Werner Jann holds the chair for political science, administration and organisation at Potsdam University (Germany), and is director of the Potsdam Center for Policy and Management (PCPM). His main publications are in the field of comparative public policy and administration, modernization of the public sector, better regulation and public governance. He has served on a number of government commissions addressing issues such as public sector reform and labor market administration. He is vice-president of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) in Brussels, past president of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) and was for eight years member of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) in New York. He has been a visiting professor at the School of Government, Victoria University, Wellington (New Zealand), and is adjunct professor at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen, Norway.
Prof. Dr., Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung GmbH (WZB)
Hans-Dieter Klingemann earned his academic degrees from the University of Cologne (1966: Dr. rer. pol.) and the University of Mannheim (1978: Dr. habil.). He has held academic posts at the Center for Survey Research (ZUMA), Mannheim (1974–1980), the Freie Universität Berlin (1980–2002), and many other universities in Canada, France, Italy, Germany and the United States of America. Since 1995 he has been a senior fellow of the Center for the Study of Democracy, University of California, Irvine. Currently he is an advisor to the Bahcesehir University Istanbul. His current research interests focus on political parties, party systems, democratic politics, and the development of political science as a discipline. Publications comprise numerous books (13), edited volumes (24) and more than 160 journal articles or book chapters (author or co-author). Among his major books and edited volumes are The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (Hans-Dieter Klingemann, ed. 2009. Oxford: Oxford University Press), The Oxford Handbook of Political Behavior (Russell J. Dalton and Hans-Dieter Klingemann, eds. 2007. Oxford: Oxford University Press), The State of Political Science in Western Europe (Hans-Dieter Klingemann, ed. 2007. Opladen: Barbara Budrich), Mapping Policy Preferences II: Parties, Electorates and Governments in Eastern Europe and the OECD 1990-2003. (Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Andrea Volkens, Ian Budge, Judith Bara, and Michael D. McDonald. 2006. Oxford: Oxford University Press), A New Handbook of Political Science. (Robert E. Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann, eds. 1996. Oxford: Oxford University Press), Citizens and the State. (Hans-Dieter Klingemann and Dieter Fuchs, eds. 1995. Oxford: Oxford University Press), Parties, Policies, and De-mocracy (Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Richard I. Hofferbert, and Ian Budge. 1994. .Boulder, Colorado: Westview), and Political Action (Samuel H. Barnes, Max Kaase et al. 1979. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage).
Former Vice-President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Rolf J. Langhammer was vice-president of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy from October 1997 until August 2012 and professor at the Kiel Institute. He retired from the vice-presidency on August 31, 2012 but continues to work at the Institute. He also teaches at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar. From April 2003 to September 2004, he served as acting president. From July 1995 to November 2005, he headed the research department Development Economics and Global Integration at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. In addition, he has been honorary professor in international economic relations and development economics at the Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Social Sciences, Kiel University since November 1995. Mr. Langhammer has served as consultant to a number of international institutions (EU, World Bank, OECD, UNIDO, ADB), as well as to the German ministries of economic affairs and economic co-operation. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Federal Ministry of Economic Co-operation and Development. His research issues cover international trade patterns, trade policies, regional integration and international capital flows.
Director, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung GmbH (WZB)
Wolfgang Merkel is director of the Democracy and Democratisation research program at the WZB Berlin Social Science and professor of political science at the Humboldt University Berlin. He is a member of a number of key bodies, including the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He is also a non-party member of the Basic Values Commission of the Executive Committee of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD). His publications include The Future of Representative Democracy (2011, together with Sonia Alonso and John Keane); Systemtransformation (2010); Social Democracy in Power. The Capacity to Reform (2008), which has been translated into German, Chinese and Vietnamese; the 2-volume Defekte Demokratie (2002, 2006); and more than 200 journal articles on such subjects as democracy and democratization, 21st-century dictatorships, political parties, comparative public policy, the future of social democracy, welfare states and social justice.
Professor, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität
Hans-Jürgen Puhle is professor of political science at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (em. 2009). Before he came to Frankfurt (1990,) he taught at the universities of Münster and Bielefeld, and has been a visiting scholar at numerous institutions in Europe and the Americas, among them Oxford, Cornell, Harvard, Stanford and Tel Aviv universities, Universidad de Chile Santiago, FLACSO Buenos Aires, Instituto Juan March Madrid, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona. He received his PhD from the Freie Universität in Berlin (1965) and a Habilitation from the University of Münster (1973). Mr. Puhle has published widely in the fields of comparative social and political history of Western Europe, North and Latin America, comparative politics, varieties of capitalism and democracy, political parties and movements, nationalism, populism and democratization. His current research focuses on mechanisms of political intermediation and on the different trajectories of Western and non-Western societies into modernity.
Professor, Humboldt University Berlin
Friedbert W. Rüb holds the chair for political sociology and social policy at Humboldt-University Berlin and is currently managing director of the institute of social sciences. His research focuses on political decision-making processes, the development of welfare state structures and social policy issues. His current research examines rapid policy changes in Germany and social vulnerability.
Professor, University of Hamburg
Kai-Uwe Schnapp is professor of political science with a focus on research methods at the University of Hamburg, where he also heads the study program in political science. He studied political science and public administration in Berlin and Minneapolis and holds a doctorate (2002) from the Freie Universität Berlin. His publications focus on the comparative study of government bureaucracies and parliaments and, more recently, on minority issues.
Ulrich van Suntum
Professor, Institut für Siedlungs- und Wohnungswesen der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität
Ulrich van Suntum is professor of economics and director of the Center of Applied Economic Research at Münster University in Germany. He has served as secretary general of the German Council of Economic Advisors and is currently a member of the economic advisory board at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in North-Rhine Westphalia (Germany). He has been a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. Among his many publications, the textbook The Invisible Hand has appeared in English, Japanese and Chinese.
Professor for Comparative Politics, Albert-Ludwig-Universität, Freiburg
Prof. Uwe Wagschal (*1966) is Professor for Comparative Politics at the University of Freiburg. He received his M.A. in Political Science (1992), his Diploma in Economics (1993) and his PhD in Political Science (1996) from the University of Heidelberg. In 2003 he became Professor for Political Science at the University of Munich and in 2005 at the University of Heidelberg. His main interests are public finance, direct democracy and political institutions. He is also author of a book about statistics for political scientists.
Principal Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Roger Wilkins is a principal research fellow with the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. His research activity and publications have primarily focused on the nature, causes and consequences of earnings outcomes and labor force status outcomes, and the determinants and dynamics of household income and individual welfare reliance.
Prof. Dr. rer. pol., Research Unit Global Issues, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Heribert Dieter is senior fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin. He has been a visiting professor for international political economy at Zeppelin University, Lake Constance (Germany), since 2013. His research focuses on international trade and finance, while the future of the multilateral trading system and the stability of the international financial system have been key questions driving his research. Since the 1980s, Mr. Dieter has also been examining Australia’s economic and political development and has published three books on the fifth continent.
Prof. Dr., Department of Political Science, Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest
Anton Pelinka is professor of nationalism studies and political science at the Central European University, Budapest (Hungary). From 1975 to 2006, he was professor of political science at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). He has published on Austrian politics (Out of the Shadows of the Past, 1998), political theory (Politics of the Lesser Evil, 1999) and comparative politics (Democracy Indian Style, 2003). He has been a visiting professor in the United States (University of New Orleans, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Michigan), Belgium (Universite Libre de Bruxelles), and Israel (Hebrew University).
Prof. Dr., The Austrian Center for Labor Economics and the Analysis of the Welfare State, Johannes-Kepler University, Linz
Rudolf Winter-Ebmer is professor for labor economics at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Austria) and research professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna. He is also affiliated with the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and the Institute for the Future of Labor (IZA) in Bonn (Germany). His research interests are applied to labor economics, in particular issues of immigration, wage determination, unemployment, discrimination and education economics. He is also interested in empirical industrial organization. He has served as the Austrian country team leader for the “Survey on Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe” (SHARE) since 2002. He has also since 2008 been the coordinator of the National Research Network “The Austrian Center for Labor Economics and the Analysis of the Welfare State,” which is bundling labor economics research in Austria.
Senior Research Fellow, Universite Libre de Bruxelles European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES), Brussels
Micael Castanheira holds a PhD in economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He is a senior research fellow of the Belgian National Science Foundation and works at ECARES, a research center of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he teaches microeconomics and political economics. He also worked at the Bocconi University in Milan. His main research topics include the political economics of collective decisions, and of reforms. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as Econometrica, The Journal of the European Economic Association, The Economic Journal, International Economic Review, International Tax and Public Finance, and in several books. In addition to his scholarly activities, he is a member of the board of the Price Observatory of the Belgian government and acts as an economic expert for one of the main companies listed on the Brussels stock exchange.
Professor in charge of CESPOL, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Benoît Rihoux plays a leading role in the development and dissemination of innovative comparative methods, applicable to many fields and research disciplines. He has taught comparative methods in numerous institutions across Europe, North America and Japan. In addition to coordinating the COMPASSS international network, he also steers broader initiatives around methodology as Academic Convenor of the ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques and as editor of the ECPR research methods book series (Palgrave). He is involved in numerous research projects, many of which are interdisciplinary and which relate to his areas of expertise (political parties, social movements, organizational change) as well as other themes better understood through systematic comparison: crises, community conflicts, national and European policies, organizational innovation, environmental risks, natural resource management, policy evaluation and benchmarking.
Programme Director, Economic Research, Sofia University
Georgy Ganev is an economist and is a program director for economic research at the Centre for liberal strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has been an assistant professor at Sofia University’s Faculty of Economics and Business Administration since 2003 and been the acting Chair of the Governing Council of the Bulgarian Macroeconomics Association since 2005. His interests include issues of macroeconomics and monetary theory and policy, political economy, transition, development and growth economics and new institutional economics. At the university, he teaches the standard courses on introductory macroeconomics, money and banking, as well as a graduate seminar in new institutional economics. George Ganev’s recent publications (in English) include The Political Economy of Reform Failure (edited by Mats Lundahl and Michael Wyzan. Routledge 2005) and “Where Has Marxism Gone?” in East European Politics and Societies (Routledge 2005).
Associate Professor, McGill University Department of Political Science, Montreal
In addition to her position at the Department of Political Science, Maria Popova is also a faculty associate of the Universite de Montreal-McGill’s European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) and the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID). Her research work is on the state of the rule of law in the post-Communist region. At McGill, Popova teaches courses on democratization, European courts, and the rule of law. She received a BA in Government and Spanish Literature from Dartmouth College and an MA and PhD in political science from Harvard University.
Professor, Simon Fraser University Burnaby
Anke Kessler is a professor of economics at Simon Fraser University, Canada. She completed her PhD in economics at the University of Bonn (1996). Ms. Kessler works at the intersection of economics and political science with a focus on political institutions. Her current research touches on a variety of topics, including policy formation in federal legislatures, the connection between culture and development, and aboriginal policy. Ms. Kessler is an associate in the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (Toronto) and a fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London).
Executive Director, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Ottawa
Andrew Sharpe is founder and executive director of the Ottawa-based Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS). Established in 1995, CSLS is a national, independent, non-profit research organization whose main objective is to study trends and determinants of productivity, living standards and economic well-being. He has held a variety of earlier positions, including head of research at the Canadian Labour Market and Productivity Centre and chief of business sector analysis at the Department of Finance. He holds an MA and PhD in economics from McGill University, a maitrise in urban geography from the Université de Paris-Sorbonne, and a BA from the University of Toronto. He is also founder and editor of the International Productivity Monitor, co-developer (with Lars Osberg) of the composite Index of Economic Well-being, a consultant to the World Bank on labor market issues, and executive director of the International Association for Research on Income and Wealth, an international research association dedicated to the advancement of knowledge relating to income and wealth.
Senior Advisor, GIZ Santiago de Chile
Fabian Klein has been an advisor for bilateral and triangular development projects for the German International Cooperation (GIZ) GmbH in Chile since 2008. Mr. Klein is currently senior advisor at GIZ for triangular cooperation in Chile. He received an MA in social science from the University of Chile with a focus on the sociology of modernization and development and a BA in social science from the Ruhr University Bochum (Germany).
Edgar von Knebel
Senior Consultant, GIZ
Edgar von Knebel is senior consultant for international cooperation issues. He was director of several departments for the GIZ, a German-based organization for international cooperation. In his last appointment ending in 2012, he served as country director for GIZ in Chile. He has worked with UN organizations sucb as the FAO and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean ECLAC, as well as with consulting firms for international cooperation. While at the Science Center in Berlin, he worked on issues addressing the integration of foreign workers in Germany.
Head of Research Division Americas, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP)
Claudia Ziller has been lecturer at the Institute for Latin American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin since 2005. She has been a researcher and lecturer at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America at the University of Heidelberg, Santiago de Chile (2002–2003) and lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg (2001 and 2003). Her areas of expertise include Latin America, South America, development cooperation, foreign policy (countries and regions), natural resources management, political systems, regional cooperation and alliances, state and society of a country/region, foreign policy of Latin American states, German- and European-Latin American relations, external democracy promotion, emerging donors, South-South cooperation, triangular development cooperation, conflicts over raw materials, populism and democracy and development.
Professor, University of Zagreb
Zdravko Petak is professor of political science at the University of Zagreb, where he lectures on public policy and political economy. His main research areas focus on the politics of decentralization, political economy of federalism, party funding and campaign spending, governance and horizontal policy management, and the Europeanization of public policy. He received his PhD in political science from the University of Zagreb in 1999, and held in 2002–2003 a post-doctoral position in comparative institutional analysis and design at the University of Indiana, Bloomington as part of the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. He was president of the Croatian Political Science Association from 1999 to 2002 and is currently a member of the IPSA Research Committee 32 on Public Policy and Administration.
Sr. Research Fellow, London School of Economics
William Bartlett is senior research fellow in the political economy of South-East Europe at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in development economics from the University of London, and a PhD from the University of Liverpool. His current research focuses on economic and social development in the Western Balkans. His published works include sole-authored books Croatia Between Europe and the Balkans and Europe’s Troubled Region: Economic Development, Institutional Reform and Social Welfare in the Western Balkans, Routledge, 2008 and numerous articles in refereed journals. He was president of the International Association for the Economics of Participation from 1998 to 2000, and president of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies from 2006 to 2008.
Associate Professor, University of Nikosia
Christophoros Christophorou, a leading expert in European media law, regulation, policies and an established political and elections analyst, has over thirty years’ experience in researching electoral behavior and party politics. He has served as a campaign consultant for presidential and mayoral candidates in Cyprus. Mr. Chistophorou has been active in European media expert bodies, in particular the Eureka Audiovisual (1989–1992), Council of Europe media experts groups (1991–2001) and in the work of media expert groups helping to shape European media and communications policies. He has been employed by the Council of Europe as an external media expert since 2000 and represents the Council in meetings, training seminars and conferences. He has drafted for the Council media expert reports and codes of conduct and has collaborated with European media institutes in drafting reports on Cyprus media topics, such as market definitions, co- and self-regulation, transparency in ownership, the implementation of the European AVMS Directive, citizens’ right to information. Together with other experts, he drafted the Declaration of Brussels on Media Education for all, at the invitation of the Belgian EU presidency (December 2010). He has published several books and articles on issues related to elections, political parties and the media, including Media and Elections: Case Studies (editor, European Media Institute (Dusseldorf-Belgrade, 2003) and Cyprus Media Narratives, Politics and the Cyprus Problem (editor, PRIO, Cyprus July 2010).
Professor Emeritus, University of Duisburg-Essen
Heinz-Jürgen Axt is professor emeritus of political science at University Duisburg-Essen. Mr. Axt completed his PhD on political integration in Europe at the University of Marburg and received his Habilitation at the Technical University of Berlin. He has for many years been an associate of the German think tank, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. In 1998 he was a Jean Monnet Chairholder, and as been a visiting professor at Saarland University in Saarbrücken since 2011. Mr. Axt is vice-president of the Southeast Europe Association and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Nicosia-based Cyprus Review. His main areas of research include European integration, EU enlargement, the euro crisis, security policies and transatlantic relations, the reform of EU structural policy, conflicts in South-East Europe (Balkans, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus). He has published more than 20 books and 300 articles. He is active in policy advising for the government of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Auswärtiges Amt, the German Federal Ministry of Finance and the European Commission.
Senior Researcher, University of Mainz
Petra Guasti is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at the Johannes Guttenberg University of Mainz and long-term collaborator of the Department of Political Sociology, Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Her research focuses on comparative assessments of modern democracies and governance, EU integration and enlargement. She is a co-convener of the Standing Group Central and Eastern European Politics of the ECPR.
Head, Dept. of Sociology of Politics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha
Zdenka Mansfeldová is a senior researcher and head of the Department of the Sociology of Politics at the Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Her research focuses on the functioning of modern democracies and their institutions, the representation of interests, political representation in parties and parliaments and non-political interests’ structures. She has a long-lasting interest in social dialogue.
Senior Researcher, ETUI Brussels
Martin Myant is a senior researcher and head of the research unit on European Economic, Employment and Social Policy at the European Trade Union Institute in Brussels. He has been researching the economic and political development and recent history of East-Central Europe for many years with a primary focus on the Czech Republic. His publications include The Czechoslovak Economy 1948-1988: The Battle for Economic Reform, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989 (paperback, 2010), Transforming Socialist Economies: The Case of Poland and Czechoslovakia, Aldershot: Edward Elgar, 1993, The Rise and Fall of Czech Capitalism: Economic Development in the Czech Republic Since 1989, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2003 and Transition Economies: Political Economy in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (with Jan Drahokoupil), Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax
Finn Laursen is a visiting professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, and adjunct professor of political science at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada). He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania (1980). Mr. Laursen holds an ad personam Jean Monnet Chair of EU Studies. He has held the Canada Research Chair in EU Studies and directed the EU Centre of Excellence (EUCE) at Dalhousie University (2006–2013). He was professor of international politics at the University of Southern Denmark (1999–2006). Mr. Laursen has written extensively on European integration, EU treaty reforms, thte EU as a global actor, federalism and comparative regional integration. His latest edited books include Comparative Regional Integration: Europe and Beyond (Ashgate 2010), Designing the European Union: From Paris to Lisbon (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), and EU Enlargement: Current Challenges and Strategic Choices (Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2013).
Torben M. Andersen
Professor, University of Aarhus
Torben M. Andersen is a professor in the Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University. He has published widely on labor economics, public-sector economics and the economics of the welfare state. He is affiliated with a number of research centers including CEPR(London) CESifo (Munich) and IZA (Bonn). Mr. Andersen has also been extensively involved in policy advice in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Greenland and a number of other countries. Among other he has been He has held several chairperson posts, including those for the Danish Economics Council, the Welfare Commission, and has acted as deputy chairman of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council.
Professor, Tallinn University, Estonia
Anu Toots is professor of comparative public policy and director of the Institute of Politics and of Governance at Tallinn University, Estonia. Her research interests include governance of the welfare state, transformations of the post communist welfare regimes, public policy analysis, and educational reforms around the world. She has been extensively engaged in comparative educational research and consulted several national educational reforms. Her research articles have appeared in Journal of Baltic Studies, International, Journal of Social Science Education, Studies of Transition States and Societies and many others.
Senior Lecturer, University College London
Allan Sikk studied political science at the University of Tartu where he later managed national post-election surveys and taught various subjects in comparative politics. After defending his PhD in 2006, he applied his academic expertise for the benefit of the research service of the Riigikogu, the Estonian parliament. Sikk joined the University College London in 2007. His main research interests are the political impact of country size and electoral and party politics - encompassing subjects such as electoral systems, new political parties, party system change, voting behaviour and cabinet stability.
Professor Emeritus, Abo Akademi University
Dag Anckar is professor emeritus at the Åbo Akademi University in Finland, where he was chair of the political science department (1973–2004). He has served twice as president of the Finnish Political Science Association (1974–1976 and 1992–1995), president of the Nordic Political Science Association (1984–1987), and was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association (1988–1994). He has been an Honorary Member of the Finnish Political Science Association since 1995 and was awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Uppsala (Sweden, 1998) and the University of Turku (Finland, 2003). His main research areas include democratic theory, comparative politics and microstate politics, constitutional law, and the history of political science. Mr. Anckar serves on the editorial board of several international political science journals.
Senior Researcher, Finnish Centre for Pensions, Helsinki
Kati Kuitto is Senior Researcher at the Finnish Centre for Pensions, Helsinki. Her research interests include comparative welfare state research, pension policies, the political performance of Central and Eastern European post-communist states, policy diffusion, the political system of Finland as well as methods of comparative political science. Kati studied political science at the Freie Universität Berlin and holds a PhD from the University of Greifswald (2012). She is the author of Post-Communist Welfare States in European Context: Patterns of Welfare Policies in Central and Eastern Europe (Edward Elgar 2016) as well as articles among others in the Journal of European Social Policy, the European Political Science Review and the Journal of Public Health. Together with Prof. Lyle Scruggs and Prof. Detlef Jahn, Kati is Principal Investigator of the Comparative Welfare Entitlement Dataset CWED2 project.
Research Assistant, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Christoph Oberst is a research assistant at the Chair for Comparative Politics at the University of Greifswald. He studied political science and Finnish at the University of Greifswald, Åbo Akademi and Turku University in Finland. His research interests include political parties, party systems and policy research.
Professor, European University Institute
Yves Mény, a political scientist, has taught at several French universities, incuding the Sciences Po in Paris before joining the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence where he created and developed the Robert Schuman Center, a policy-oriented research center. He served as president of the EUI from 2002 to 2009. His research interests have focused on comparative institutions, politics and policies, and have shifted toward the study of corruption and populism in Europe. Over the past years, he has published several articles on the democratic challenges facing the European Union. He sits on the board of a variety of international journals as well as the boards of institutions of higher education in Europe. He is presently president of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, a center of excellence in the field of social sciences, engineering, robotics and biomedical research.
Deputy Director, Deutsch-Französisches Institut, Ludwigsburg
Henrik Uterwedde is currently the deputy director of the Deutsch-Französisches Institut in Ludwigsburg, which he joined in 1974. He is also a honorary professor at Stuttgart University and an associate professor at Osnabrück University, both in comparative politics. His main publications focus on France (two monographs on French politics, economics and society), on economic models and policy in France and Germany as well as on Franco-German cooperation and European economic integration.
Professor, Humboldt University Berlin
Friedbert W. Rüb holds the chair for political sociology and social policy at Humboldt-University Berlin and is currently managing director of the institute of social sciences. His research focuses on political decision-making processes, the development of welfare state structures and social policy issues. His current research examines rapid policy changes in Germany and social vulnerability.
Head, Public Finance Dept., Center for European Economic Research, Mannheim
Friedrich Heinemann is head of the public finance department at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim (Germany). He received his PhD from the University of Mannheim and his Habilitation from the University of Heidelberg. His research interests include empirical public finance, and European integration and reform processes. Mr. Heinemann teaches at the University of Heidelberg, is a board member of the Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration and member of the Scientific Board of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) in Berlin.
Research Associate, Institute for Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin
Tom Ulbricht has been a research associate at the Institute for Social Sciences at the Humboldt University in Berlin since 2009. He worked in project management on the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Sustainable Governance Indicators (2008–2009), Good Governance project (2008) and Citizens Forum Social Market Economy (2008). Mr. Ulbricht also worked at the Center for Academic Counseling and Continuing Education at the Ruprecht Karls-University in Heidelberg (2004–2007). His publications include Praxisbericht BürgerForum Soziale Marktwirtschaft. Bürger entwickeln ihr Bild einer zukunftsfähigen Gesellschaft. In: Zeitschrift für Politikberatung, 2008/4 (with Anna Wohlfahrt) and BürgerProgramm Soziale Marktwirtschaft. Bürger entwickeln ihr Bild einer zukunftsfähigen Gesellschaft. (Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Stiftung).
Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
Associate Professor, University of Athens
Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos is associate professor of political science at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens and senior research fellow at the Athens-based think tank ELIAMEP. Mr. Sotiropoulos has studied law, sociology and political science in Athens, London and New Haven, CT (Yale PhD 1991). His publications include the volumes Is South-Eastern Europe Doomed to Instability?, (co-edited with Thanos Veremis), London: Frank Cass , 2002, and Democracy and the State in the New Southern Europe (co-edited with Richard Gunther and P. Nikiforos Diamandouros), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. In 2003 he was senior research fellow at the Hellenic Observatory of the London School of Econoics and in 2009–2010 visiting fellow in South East European Studies at the Centre for European Studies, St. Antony’s College, Oxford. He has also published articles on democratization, civil society, public administration and social policy in Greece, Southern Europe and the Balkans in international journals (European Journal of Social Policy, Social Policy and Administration, West European Politics, South European Society and Politics, Europe-Asia Studies, South East European and Black Sea Studies).
Eleftherios Venizelos Professor, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos professor of contemporary Greek studies and professor of European politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is director of its Hellenic Observatory and chair of its LSEE: Research on South East Europe unit. He has held visiting positions at the University of Minnesota, New York University and Harvard University. He has held academic posts at the universities of Stirling and Bradford, before joining the LSE. In 2013, he was made “Commander: Order of the Phoenix” by the president of the Hellenic Republic. In 2009–2010 he served on an ad hoc advisory committee on reform of the government under Prime Minister George Papandreou. From 2010 to 2013, he served as the first foreign member of the National Council for Research and Technology in Greece. He is a regular contributor to the Kathimerini newspaper in Greece. His research has focused on the politics of the European Union and on modern Greece. He has published eleven books, 27 articles in international journals, and numerous chapters and papers. He is a regular contributor to international media reporting on Europe and on Greece.
Professor, Corvinus Egyetem Politikatudományi Intézet, Budapest
Attila Ágh is a full professor in the Department of Political Science and head of the PhD School at Budapest’s Corvinus University. He was a visiting professor at many universities from Aarhus to Vienna, and also from New Delhi to Los Angeles. His research focuses on comparative politics with an emphasis on EU developments, and Europeanization and democratization processes in the new member states. Mr. Ágh has for several years worked on political science projects at the EU, Central European and Hungarian levels. He has published altogether more than twenty books and 100 papers in several languages, primarily English. He has recently edited a series of books, including From the Lisbon Strategy to the Europe 2020 Strategy: Think European for the Global Action (2010); European Union at the Crossroads: The European Perspectives after the Global Crisis (2011); European Futures: The Perspectives of the New Member States in the New Europe (2013). His latest book is Progress Report on the New Member States: 20 Years of Social and Political Developments (2013).
Associate Professor, Andrassy University Budapest
Jürgen Dieringer is associate professor for political sciences at the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at the German-speaking Andrássy University Budapest. His major research areas are the countries of East- and Central Europe and European integration. His publications on Hungary include Das politische System der Republik Ungarn. Entstehung – Entwicklung – Europäisierung (Opladen, Barbara Budrich 2009), and Staatlichkeit im Wandel. Die Regulierung der Sektoren Verkehr, Energie und Telekommunikation im ungarischen Transformationsprozess (Opladen, Leske+Budrich 2001). He has contributed numerous articles on Hungary to journals such as Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, Südosteuropa and the Hungarian Quarterly.
Gretar Thór Eythórsson
Professor, University of Akureyri
Grétar Thór Eythórsson is a professor of political science and methodology at the University of Akureyri. He received his PhD in political science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 1999. His main areas of research explore local government and politics, and regional development policy, subjects on which he has written in Icelandic, Swedish and English. He has been active for several years in international research cooperation efforts with organizations such as NORDREGIO (Nordic Centre for Spatial Development) and ESPON (European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion). His PhD examined municipal amalgamations in Iceland, and his current research focuses on municipal structural reforms.
Professor, University of Iceland
Thorvaldur Gylfason is professor of economics at the University of Iceland and a research fellow at the Center for Economic Studies (CESifo) at the University of Munich. A Princeton PhD, he has worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., taught at Princeton, edited the European Economic Review, consulted for international organizations, and published some 150 scholarly articles and 20 books as well as more than 800 newspaper articles in addition to some 60 songs for voice, piano and mixed choir. He was one of 25 representatives elected by the nation and appointed by parliament to revise Iceland’s constitution in Iceland‘s Constitutional Council in session from 1 April to 29 July 2011.
Brendan M. Walsh
Professor Emeritus, University College Dublin
Brendan Walsh is professor emeritus in the School of Economics at University College, Dublin. He is a former chairperson of the Irish National Statistics Board and currently a member of the European Statistical Advisory Council and chairperson of the Irish Auditing and Accountancy Supervisory Authority. He has written extensively on the Irish economy during the “Celtic Tiger” period and subsequent economic collapse. His most recent book, authored jointly with Anthony Leddin, is Macroeconomics: An Irish and European Perspective (Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 2013). He is currently researching the effects of the Great Recession on objective and subjective measures of well-being in Ireland and the European Union.
Paul L. Mitchell
Associate Professor, London School of Economics
Paul Mitchell is associate professor of political science and conflict regulation at the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He received his PhD in political science from the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) in 1996. Research interests include most aspects of post-civil war conflict regulation, democratization, party competition and electoral systems. He co-edited (with Michael Gallagher) The Politics of Electoral Systems, Oxford University Press, 2008, and has been co-investigator of a series of election studies of politics in Northern Ireland. His most recent article is: The Single Transferable Vote and Ethnic Conflict: The Evidence from Northern Ireland, 1982-2011’, Electoral Studies, 2014.
Professor, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
David Levi-Faur (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) specializes in governance theory and its application and extension to various domains of governance. He is a faculty member of the School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science. He has held research and teaching positions at the University of Haifa, the University of Oxford, the Freie Universität Berlin, the Australian National University and the University of Manchester. He has held visiting posts at the London School of Economics, the University of Amsterdam, University of Utrecht and University of California (Berkeley). His publications include special issues of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences (The Global Diffusion of Regulatory Capitalism, co-edited with Jacint Jordana) and Governance (Varieties of Regulatory Capitalism). More recently, he has acted as editor of the the Oxford Handbook of Governance (OUP 2012) and The Handbook of the Politics of Regulation (Edward Elgar 2011). For the last eight years has also served as an editor of Regulation & Governance, a Wiley-Blackwell journal that serves as a leading platform for the study of regulation and governance in the social sciences.
Teaching associate, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, Humboldt University Berlin
Sabine Hofmann has taught at several universities, including the Humboldt University (Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, 1993 to present) and the International Hochschule Berlin (2008). From 1997 to 2002, she was a research assistant at the Institut für Asien und Afrika at the Humboldt University Berlin; in 1996 she was a research felllow at St. Antony’s College in Oxford. Ms. Hofmann received her PhD from the Humboldt University and has conducted field research in Israel, the Westbank, the Gaza Strip, Jordan and Egypt.
Professor, Università di Siena
Maurizio Cotta is professor of political science at the University of Siena and formerly president of the Italian Political Science Association. He was a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin, the European University Institute of Fiesole, the IEPs of Lille and Paris, the Central European University of Budapest, and the Minda de Günzburg Center for European Studies of Harvard University. His main areas of interest include the comparative study of political elites and political institutions, as well as Italian politics. He has authored or edited the following publications: Parliaments and Democratic Consolidation in Southern Europe (Pinter 1990), Party and Government (1996), The Nature of Party Government (Palgrave 2000), Parliamentary Representatives in Europe (Oxford University Press 2000), Democratic Representation. Diversity, Change and Convergence (Oxford University Press 2007), Political Institutions of Italy (Oxford University Press 2007), and Democracia, Partidos e Elites Politicas (Livros Horizonte 2008). He has coordinated the 6th Framework Programme Research project InTune (2005–2009).
Assistant to the Director, Goethe Institute Palermo
Roman Maruhn is assistant to the director of the Goethe Institut Palermo, Italy and works also as a television journalist for the German public broadcaster ARD and its Bavarian branch Bayerischer Rundfunk. From 1999 to 2009 he was a senior research fellow at Munich University’s Center for Applied Policy Research. His research, policy-advising and publications have focused on European integration, the European economy and public finance. Since receiving his MA in political science, his research interests have included Italian politics, and Italy’s foreign and European policy.
Chair, East Asian Econ. Studies, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Duisburg
Werner Pascha chairs the Department of East Asian Economic Studies/Japan and Korea at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), which is affiliated with the Mercator School of Management and the (university-level) Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST). He studied economics at the University of Freiburg (Germany), at the London School of Economics and Political Science and at Nagoya University (Japan). Recent visiting positions include Doshisha University, Kyoto (JSPS Invitation Fellowship) in 2011, and Busan National University in the Republic of Korea in 2013. His research interests include the political economy of institutional change in East Asia, particularly Japan and Korea, and the international economic relations of the region. Recent publications include the co-edited volumes Institutional Variety in East Asia. Formal and Informal Patterns of Coordination, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2011, and Korean Science and Technology in an International Perspective, Heidelberg et al.: Physica-Springer, 2012.
Director, Institute of Asian Studies, GIGA Hamburg
Patrick Koellner has been director of the Institute of Asian Studies, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) since 2011. He is also a professor of political science at the University of Hamburg. His research focuses on political regimes and organizations in East Asia and in comparative perspective. Between 2007 and 2013 he co-edited the yearbook Korea: Politics, Economy and Society. Koellner holds a doctorate in political science from the Humboldt University of Berlin and a venia legendi in political science from the University of Trier.
Vita Anda Terauda
Founding Director, PROVIDUS Centre for Public Policy, Riga
Vita Terauda is the founding director of the Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS, Latvia’s leading think tank. She was instrumental in the creation of the Policy Association for Open Society (PASOS), a network of policy centers spanning Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and was elected for two terms as its first board chair. During Latvia’s post-Soviet transition, Ms. Terauda served as minister of state reform, creating the building blocks of a modern, democratically accountable civil service. As the director of the Soros Foundation Latvia, she was instrumental in supporting Latvia’s nascent civil society. Ms. Terauda is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Her academic interests include good governance, anti-corruption and accountability, and civil society development.
Associate Professor, University of Latvia, Riga
Dr Daunis Auers is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Latvia. He defended his PhD at University College London (UCL) and his MSc. at the London School of Economics (LSE). He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California-Berkeley (2005-2006) and a Baltic-American Freedom Foundation Scholar at Wayne State University in Detroit (2014). He has widely published on Baltic and European politics. His most recent book – The Comparative Government and Politics of the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the 21st Century – was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.
Professor, Dept. of Public Relations, Public Policy and Management Institute, Vilnius
Vitalis Nakrošis was awarded a Master’s degree in the political economy of transition from the London School of Economics (1998) and a PhD in social sciences from the Vilnius University (2004). He is a professor of public administration at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science (Vilnius University). His main research interests include public management reforms, public sector organisations, performance management, policy formulation, implementation and evaluation, EU public policies and programs. Mr. Nakrošis has published widely on various public policy and administration subjects. His work has appeared in the International Journal of Public Administration, Evaluation, NISPACEE Journal of Public Administration and Policy, Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, Journal of Baltic Studies and some Lithuanian academic journals. His most recent co-edited book is Lithuanian Agencies and Other Public Sector Organisations: Organisation, Autonomy, Control and Performance (Vilnius: Vilnius University, 2011). He is also actively involved in the work of various Lithuanian government commissions, including the “Sunset” Commission.
Director, University of Vilnius
Ramūnas Vilpišauskas is a director and professor of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University. He has been a visiting fellow at several universities in the United States (Syracuse University) and Canada (Carleton University), has been a Fulbright scholar at the Columbia University, conducted research at a number of European institutions including European University Institute (Florence). He has worked as a Chief Economic Policy Advisor to the President of Lithuania V. Adamkus and the Head of Economic and Social Policy Group (2004–2009), has also been appointed to coordinate the team of advisors to the President (2006–2009). He has an extensive list of publications on EU enlargement, transition reforms, policy analysis and European integration policies. One of his recent publications, “Eurozone Crisis and European Integration: Functional Spillover, Political Spillback?” appeared in the Journal of European Integration in April 2013.
Managing Director, European Institute for Research, Development & Education, Luxembourg
Dr. Klaus Schneider has studied Social Science and Humanistic Psychology in Trier and received his PhD at the University of Bielefeld. He is managing director of the European Institute for Research, Development & Education in Luxembourg (www.reaction.lu) His research focus and publications are on Comparative international VET-Perspectives and social policy, Educational Research & key competences in VET. He is lecturer in Educational Sciences at University of Luxembourg: Well-being & the Capability Approach. He is editor of the Forward Series.
Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Universität Trier
Wolfgang H. Lorig is professor of political science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Trier (Germany). He earned his PhD from the University of Trier and holds a Habilitation from the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany). His main research areas include politics of small states in the European Union, comparative studies of regional and local governance, and the modernization of public administration in OECD countries. He is co-author of: Das politische System Luxemburgs, Wiesbaden, VS Verlag 2008; New Public Service, Wiesbaden, Gabler Verlag 2011, and Kommunalreformen in Deutschland, Baden-Baden, NOMOS Verlag 2013. His current research focuses on political participation and social inequality in local politics as well as regional governance in the greater SaarLorLux region.
Godfrey A. Pirotta
Professor, University of Malta, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies
Godfrey A. Pirotta is professor of government and policy studies and director of the Institute of Public Administration and Management at the University of Malta. He studied politics, economics, international relations and public policy at Oxford, Reading and Bath, where he obtained his PhD in 1991. Over the years, he has lectured as a visiting scholar at a number of universities including Oxford, Canberra, Plymouth, De Montfort and Strasbourg. His research focuses on the study of public management and public policy in small states, and the evolution of governing institutions in Malta. His publications include The Maltese Public Service: The Administrative Politics of a Micro-state; Guardian of the Purse: A History of State Audit in Malta, and Malta’s Parliament: An Official History. Papers published in books and periodicals address such issues as local government in micro-states, privatization, public service training and reform.
Senior Lecturer, University of Malta
Isabelle Calleja Ragonesi is senior lecturer in international politics and head of the Department of International Relations at the University of Malta. She holds a doctorate in politics from the European Institute at the London School of Economics. In her research, which focuses on democratization and the role of external domains, she adopts a cross-disciplinary approach and aims to merge the field of political science with international relations. Her soon-to-be published doctoral dissertation is titled The Role of External Players in Democratization in Southern Europe: The Cases of Malta and Cyprus. Her publications include “The Maltese Political System” in the edited Les Democraties Europeennes volume, edited by J.M De Waele & P. Magnette, (2008).
Professor, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Having studied at Oxford, George Philip took up a position in London where he is now professor of Comparative and Latin American Politics at the London School of Economics. He has written several books on Mexico including one on the oil industry and one on the presidency. He has paid many visits to Mexico, his first being in 1978.
Head, Dept. of Governance, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Bonn
Jörg Faust is a political scientist and heads the governance department at the German Development Institute, a federal research institute and international think tank. His research focuses on North-South relations, foreign aid and democracy promotion from a political economy perspective. He also carries out research on the linkages between political institutions and economic development. In addition to haing published in journals such as Democratization, World Development and the Journal of Common Studies, Mr. Faust has provided policy advice to German and international organizations engaged in development cooperation and international affairs.
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Nils C. Bandelow
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Nils C. Bandelow
Professor, University of Twente
Robert Hoppe is full professor of policy and knowledge at the Department of Science, Technology and Policy Studies, School of Management and Governance, University of Twente (Netherlands). His current research interests focus on practices of deliberative governance in an institutional environment of representative democracy, policymaking and policy analysis in transformational societies and polities, and comparative science-policy advisory architectures. In 2010 he published The Governance of Problems. Puzzling, Powering, and Participation (Policy Press, Bristol) and co-edited (with Hal Colebatch and Mirko Noordegraaf) Working for Policy (Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam). His most recent articles deal with post-nomal science (in Science, Technology and Human Values) and the role of international and national advisory institutes on global and national climate change policy ( in WIRE’s Climate Change). Hoppe serves on the advisory boards of Policy Studies Journal, Critical Policy Studies, Jaarboek Kennis en Samenleving, and Beleidsonderzoek Online.
The NetherlandsCountry coordinator
for The Netherlands is
Nils C. Bandelow
for The Netherlands is
Nils C. Bandelow
Assistant Professor, VU University Amsterdam
Jaap Woldendorp is assistant professor of political science with a focus on comparative politics at the VU University in Amsterdam (Netherlands). His research interests include the history of the Dutch political system and the Dutch welfare state, corporatism in Western Europe, the formation, composition and termination of party government in parliamentary democracies, and the relationship between institutions and macroeconomic performance.
Professor, University of Cologne
André Kaiser is professor of comparative politics at the University of Cologne, faculty member at the International Max Planck Research School, professor of management, economics and social sciences at the Cologne Graduate School, and a member of the Cologne Research Training Group “Social Order and Life Chances in Cross-National Comparison.” His recent publications include Policymaking in Multilevel Systems. Federalism, Decentralization, and Performance in the OECD Countries (ECPR Press 2013, with Jan Biela and Annika Hennl) and articles that have appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, European Union Politics, Journal of Legislative Studies, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Party Politics, Political Studies, and West European Politics. His research focuses on the relevance of institutions for political action.
Associate Professor, University of Auckland
Raymond Miller is associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland. He has published extensively in the fields of political parties, elections, and government formation and execution. Publications include: (with Ian Marsh) Democratic Decline and Democratic Renewal: Political Change in Britain, Australia and New Zealand ( Cambridge 2012), New Zealand Government and Politics (Oxford 2010), (with Michael Mintrom) Political Leadership in New Zealand (Auckland University Press 2006) and Party Politics in New Zealand (Oxford 2005).
Director, Norwegian Institute for International affairs (NUPI), Oslo
Ulf Sverdrup is the director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and a professor at the Norwegian Business School (BI). He was the head of the secretariat for the Official Norwegian Europe Review (NOU 2012:2 “Outside and Inside”), which assessed the impacts and implications of Norway’s agreements with the EU. During his career, Sverdrup has worked on various topics in international politics, with a particular emphasis on European integration and European politics. Mr. Sverdrup was a researcher and research professor at the ARENA, Centre for European Studies, at the University of Oslo (2000 – 2008). He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Oslo and an MA from the University of Bergen. He has been a Jean Monnet fellow at the European University Institute, a visiting scholar at the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, and he has also been a senior advisor in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Professor Emeritus, University of Oxford
Stein Ringen is emeritus professor of sociology and social policy at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. He was professor of welfare studies at the University of Stockholm and has held visiting professorships and fellowships in Paris, Berlin, Prague, Brno, Barbados, Jerusalem, Sydney, and at Harvard University. He has been assistant director general in the Norwegian Ministry of Justice, a consultant to the United Nations, and a news and feature reporter with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. He is a visiting professor at Richmond, the American International University in London and Aadjunct professor at Lillehammer University College in Norway. His publications include Nation of Devils: Democractic Leadership and the Problem of Obedience (Yale University Press 2013), What Democracy Is For: On Freedom and Moral Government (Princeton 2007), The Korean State and Social Policy: How South Korea Lifted Itself from Poverty and Dictatorship to Affluence and Democracy (co-authored, Oxford 2011) and The Possibility of Politics: A Study in the Political Economy of the Welfare State (Oxford 1987, Transaction 2006).
Director of International MA Programs, Institute of Social Sciences, Humboldt University
Claudia Matthes is a political scientist and director of the international MA programs at the Institute of Social Sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin. She earned her PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin in 1998 with a dissertation on the role of the Polish and Hungarian parliaments in democratization processes. Her main research areas include comparative government, regime transitions, social policies, EU integration and regional cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe, in particular in Poland, Hungary and the Baltic States.
Head Comparative Politics Department, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw
Radoslaw Markowksi has been the acting Head of the Comparative Politics Department at the Institute of Political Studies (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw) since 1991 and the Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy (Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities) since 2009. From 2001 to 2009, he was the Director of the Department of Political Science (Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities) and from 1999 to 2000 he was the Protector and Vice-Chair of the Department of Political Science. He served as the Deputy Director of the Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS) from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Markowski was Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology (Polish Academy of Sciences) from 1981 to 1988.
Thomas C. Bruneau
Professor Emeritus, Naval Postgraduate School Center for Contemporary Conflict, Monterey
Thomas Bruneau is distinguished professor emeritus of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. He joined the department in 1987 after having taught in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. Mr. Bruneau became chair of the department in 1989, and continued in that position until 1995. He became director of the Center for Civil Military Relations in November 2000, a position he held until December 2004. He left U.S. government service in early 2013. He has three recently published books. His single authored book, Patriots for Profit: Contractors and the Military in U.S. National Security was published by Stanford University Press in mid-2011. His co-edited book, with Lucia Dammert and Elizabeth Skinner, Maras: Gang Violence and Security in Central America was published by the University of Texas Press in late 2011. His last co-edited book, with Cris Matei, The Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations was published by Routledge in London in late-2012.
Assistant Professor, Universidade de Aveiro
Carlos Jalali is assistant professor at the University of Aveiro and researcher at the Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies Research Centre. He earned his doctorate in political science from the University of Oxford, having previously received an MSc in development economics (University of London) and a BA in philosophy, politics and economics (University of Oxford). He has published more than thirty articles and book chapters examining Portuguese political institutions and politics.
Lecturer, Political Science Department, Carleton University, Ottawa
Dr. Andrea Wagner is an Assistant Professor at MacEwan University in Edmonton and a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing the European Commission with regular updates and analytical reports on Romania’s latest anti-corruption efforts. Dr. Wagner has worked for the United Nations Headquarters, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging. Her doctoral dissertation focused on corruption and rent-seeking in Romania, specifically on how liberalization and marketization of the state-planned economy have engendered new and more pernicious forms of corruption. She holds a BA in international economics with cum laude honors from Corvinus University. She also holds an MSc in economics and European studies with summa cum laude honors from Corvinus University and a PhD in Political Science and Political Economy from Carleton University.
Chair, Department of Political Science, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Lavinia Stan is Chair of the Department of Political Science, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada, and President of the Society for Romanian Studies, the premier international organization dedicated to Romanian Studies, broadly conceived. Since defending her PhD degree at the University of Toronto, she has published eleven books, around 30 book chapters, and over 40 peer-reviewed articles, mostly on democracy and democratization, especially religion and politics, and transitional justice in post-communist settings. She is the author/editor of Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Romania: The Politics of Memory (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Post-Communist Transitional Justice: Lesson from 25 Years of Experience (Cambridge University Press, 2015), Post-Communist Romania at 25 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), Church, State and Democracy in the Expanding Europe (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romania (Oxford University Press, 2007), among other titles. Since 2007 she has co-authored the report on Romania for the European Journal of Political Research.
Professor, University of Hildesheim
Marianne Kneuer is professor for comparative politics and director of the Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Hildesheim (Germany). From 1993 until 1999 she was a member of the planning staff of the Federal President of Germany, Roman Herzog. Before that, she worked as a journalist covering politics (1989–1993). Since 2007 she has been a member of the board of the German Society of Political Science, and served as president from 2011 to 2013. She has edited several books series and is co-editor of the Journal of Comparative Politics (Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft). Her main areas of research include comparative democratization and democracy studies, democracy promotion, comparative autocracy studies and European politics. Her area of expertise is on Central Eastern Europe and Southern Europe.
Professor, Comenius University, Bratislava
Darina Malová is professor of political science at the Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia). Her main publications focus on Slovak and Central European politics and governments. She has co-authored the monographs From Listening to Action: New Member States in the European Union (Bratislava, Devin 2010) and Governing New Democracies (Palgrave 2007). She has also published numerous articles and chapters in edited volumes on Slovakia. Since January 1993, she has regularly contributed to the Political Data Yearbook published by the European Journal of Political Research.
Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Ljubljana
Miro Haček is professor at the Department of Political Science in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Centre for the Analysis of Administrative-Politicial Processes and Institutions (CAAPPI) in Ljubljana (Slovenia), where he runs undergraduate courses on political systems, public administration, comparative civil servants systems and comparative politics, as well as postgraduate courses on political and administrative management. In addition to having been a visiting lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University (2005, 2007), South Dakota State University (2009, 2010) and at Hughes Hall in Cambridge (2001), he has published widely in Slovenian and English.
Professor, University of Duisburg-Essen
Susanne Pickel is professor for political science and comparative politics at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She studied political science, sociology, and empirical social research at the University of Bamberg (PhD in 1996). She holds a Habilitation (2010) from the University of Greifswald. Her research interests are transformation policy, democratic studies, political culture studies in Eastern and Southeastern Europe in particular. She has been a visiting scholar of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation at the University of Ljubljana.
Associate Professor, EWHA University Seoul
Thomas Kalinowski is an associate professor of political science at the Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University in Seoul (Korea). He teaches courses on international political economy, comparative political economy, and international organizations and development. After receiving his PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin (2004), he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California in Berkeley and a visiting assistant professor at Brown University, Providence. Recent publications include works on the financial crisis, financial regulation and bank reform, the IMF, the global role of East Asia, the diversity of capitalism, and the transformation of the East Asian developmental state. Currently, professor Kalinowski is working on a book about the international regulation of finance. You can follow his research at www.researchgate.net/profile/Thomas_Kalinowski.
Professor, Yonsei University Seoul
Sang-young Rhyu is professor of political economy at the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul (Korea). He completed his PhD at Yonsei University majoring in Korean political economy. He served as senior research fellow for Samsung Economic Research Institute (1995–2001) and stayed in Japan as a visiting fellow at Keio University (1992–1994) and later at the University of British Columbia (2009–2010). He continues to conduct research on the East Asian political economy. He is also working on research addressing Korea’s political history and nationalism from a perspective of developmental studies. His main publications include: “The Political Dynamics of Informal Networks in South Korea: The Case of Parachute Appointment (2008)”, “Institutionalizing property rights in Korean capitalism: a case study on the IPO of Samsung Life Insurance Co.(2008)” , “South Korea’s Political Dynamics of Regionalism: A Comparative Study of Korea-Japan FTA and Korea-U.S. FTA (2010), “POSCO (2011),” and Kim Dae-jung and Mass Economy Theory (2013).
Professor, Real Instituto Elcano
Ignacio Molina is professor at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Senior Analyst at the leading Spanish think tank Elcano Royal Institute. He holds a doctorate in political science, an MA in social sciences and a Master’s in EU Law. He has been visiting fellow at several universities, including Harvard and Oxford. He has lectured or presented papers in more than 30 graduate centers and policy institutes and has participated in more than 20 national and international research projects. His areas of expertise include the process of European integration, the foreign and EU policies of Spain, the Europeanization of Spain’s politics and government, the analysis of a state’s institutional capacity and the quality of governance in Spain. He is the author of many publications, including books, chapters in comparative volumes and articles in journals.
Oriol Homs Ferret
Oriol Homs Ferret is a sociologist who has acted as general manager of the Centre for European Initiatives and Research in the Mediterranean Foundation (CIREM) in Barcelona, Spain (1989–2012). As a consultant, he has collaborated with several governmental bodies in Spain, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Colombia, and international agencies such as CEDEFOP, ETF and Eurofound, and participated in various European Commission programs. His main research areas include vocational training, social policy, and employment and the labor market. He has developed and coordinated numerous research projects in these areas and published widely on them as well.
Professor, Göteborg University
Jon Pierre is a research professor in political science at the University of Gothenburg and a professor of public governance at the Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne. He is also an adjunct professorship at the University of Pittsburgh and has held visiting appointments at the University of Auckland, City University of Hong Kong and Nuffield College, Oxford University. His most recent books in English are (co-edited with Jean-Michel Eymeri-Douzans) Administrative Reform and Democratic Governance (Routledge, 2011), (co-edited with Carl Dahlstrom and B. Guy Peters) Steering from the Centre (University of Toronto Press, 2011), The Politics of Urban Governance (Palgrave, 2011), (with Jacob Torfing, B. Guy Peters and Eva Sorensen) Interactive Governance (Oxford University Press, 2012), and Globalization and Governance (Edward Elgar, 2013). He has also published in journals such as Administration and Society, Urban Affairs Review, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, European Journal of Political Research and Governance.
Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Konstanz
Sven Jochem is professor of political science at the University of Konstanz (Germany). His main areas of research include empirical as well as normative theories of democracy, comparative welfare state research and the comparative dynamics of Nordic democracies. His most recent book is Die Politischen Systeme Skandinaviens (The Political Systems of Scandinavia), Wiesbaden: VS Verlag, 2012.
Professor, Universität Bern
Klaus Armingeon is full professor for comparative and European politics and director at the Institute of Political Science in Bern (Switzerland). He has worked at several academic institutions, including the universities of Konstanz, Mannheim, Heidelberg (Germany), Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (United States) and Innsbruck (Austria). His main publications focus on welfare state policy, political economy, industrial relations, trade unions and political parties in comparative perspective, with a special emphasis on Switzerland. His recent publications include a chapter on fiscal and economics policies in the Handbook of Swiss Politics (2014), and articles on the fiscal responses to the great recession (Governance 2012), the loss of trust in the European Union (European Union Politics 2014), and the decline of support for national democracy in the recent recession (European Journal of Political Research 2014).
Professor, Institut für Politikwissenschaft Unitobler, Bern
Wolf Linder, professor emeritus, served as director at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern from 1987 to 2009. In addition to his research on Swiss politics, he has acted as an advisory expert for Swiss authorities. He has also served national and international agencies as an expert for development policies in Asian and African countries. His book Swiss Democracy- Possible Solutions in Multicultural Societies has been translated into several languages, including Arabic. He has been a member of the Swiss Council of Research and Innovation since 2012.
Ömer Faruk Genckaya
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Bilkent University Ankara
Ömer Faruk Genckaya is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University,where he teaches courses on political science, Turkish political development, comparative legislatures, comparative state and democracy, political parties and interest groups and voting behavior in Turkey. Mr. Genckan has taught and or held visiting scholar positions at several international universities, including Duke University (Fulbright Visiting Scholar 2001), University of Oslo (1987), Academia Internacional Liberdade e Desenvolvimento, Sintra, Portugal (1993). Mr. Genckaya has published extensively on Turkish politics, comparative politics and related issues, including the books Political Economy of Food and Nutrition Policy in Turkey: Pricing Bread, Milk, and Meat (co-authored with Robert D. Duvall and Erinç Yeldan), Democraticness, Political Stability, and External Debt (with Gülnur M. Sengül, Bogaziçi University, 1990) and An Overview of the Analyses of Inflation in Turkey: Monetarist and Structuralist Approaches Reconsidered (Bogaziçi University, 1989).
Profesor, Bilkent University Ankara
Sübidey Togan is professor of economics and the director of the Centre for International Economics at Bilkent University (Turkey). His publications include Foreign Trade Regime and Trade Liberalization in Turkey in the 1980s (Avebury 1994), The Economy of Turkey Since Liberalization (co-editor V.N. Balasubramanyam, Macmillan 1996), Turkey and Central and Eastern European Countries in Transition: Towards Membership of the EU (co-editor V.N. Balasubramanyam, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.2001), Turkey: Economic Reform & Accession to the European Union (co-editor B. Hoekman, World Bank and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) 2005), “Macroeconomic Policies for EU Accession” (co-editors E. Başçı and J. von Hagen, Edward Elgar Publishing 2007), and “Economic Liberalization and Turkey” (Routledge 2010). His area of interest is international economics.
Researcher, German Orient Institute Berlin, MEIA Research München
Ludwig Schulz is Head of the Scientific Department of the German Orient Institute Berlin (DOI), where he is also Co-Head of the editorial team of ORIENT - German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of the Middle East. Moreover, he is Associate Researcher at the Center for Applied Policy Research (C.A.P.) at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich as well as member of the board of Netzwerk Türkei and of the Middle East and International Affairs Research Group (MEIA Research). His major focus of empirical research is on Turkey and Middle East politics. In 2014, he published (together with Charlotte Joppien, Klaus Kreiser, Raoul Motika and Udo Steinbach) Junge Perspektiven der Türkeiforschung in Deutschland, Band 1 at Springer.
United KingdomCountry coordinator
for United Kingdom is
Nils C. Bandelow
for United Kingdom is
Nils C. Bandelow
Chair, Comparative Political Science, University of Göttingen
Andreas Busch has been chair of comparative political science and political economy at the University of Göttingen since 2008. He studied political science, economics and public law at the Universities of Munich, Heidelberg and Oxford, and holds a PhD (1994) and a Habilitation (2002) from the University of Heidelberg. His research interests are in comparative regulatory policy, especially in banking and in internet censorship in liberal democracies. His recent publications include Banking Regulation and Globalization (Oxford University Press 2009) and Politik und die Regulierung von Information (co-edited with Jeanette Hofmann, Nomos Verlag 2012). He is a member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
United KingdomCountry coordinator
for United Kingdom is
Nils C. Bandelow
for United Kingdom is
Nils C. Bandelow
Professorial Research Fellow, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Iain Begg is a professorial research fellow at the European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. His main research work is on the political economy of European integration and EU economic governance. He has directed and participated in a series of research projects on different facets of EU policy and his current projects include studies on the governance of economic and monetary union in Europe, the EU’s Europe 2020 strategy and future employment prospects in the EU, and reform of the EU cohesion policy. Other recent research projects include work on policy co-ordination and the social impact of globalization. He is currently serving as a specialist adviser to the House of Lords European Communities Committee for an inquiry into “Genuine Economic and Monetary Union.” He has undertaken a number of other advisory roles, including being called as an expert witness on EU issues by the House of Commons Treasury Committee, the House of Lords European Communities Committee and the European Parliament.
Paul J. Quirk
Chair in US Politics and Representation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Paul J. Quirk, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, is Phil Lind Chair in U.S. Politics and Representation at the University of British Columbia. He received his PhD at Harvard University, was a research associate at the Brookings Institution, and held faculty positions at several American universities – most recently, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – before moving to Canada in 2004. He has published widely in several areas of American politics, including administrative politics, public policy, the presidency, Congress, and public opinion. He is author or coauthor of Industry Influence in Federal Regulatory Agencies (1981), The Politics of Deregulation (1985), and Deliberative Choices: Debating Public Policy in Congress (2006); and co-editor of The Legislative Branch (2005). His work on public opinion includes articles and essays on “The Rising Hegemony of Mass Opinion, “Reconsidering the Rational Public,” “Misinformation and the Currency of Citizenship,” and “The Conceptual Foundations of Citizen Competence.” His awards include the Louis Brownlow Book Award of the National Academy of Public Administration and the Aaron Wildavsky Enduring Achievement Award of the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous leading journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, Governance, and the Journal of Public Policy. He is currently editing a book, Experiment in Democracy: Politics, Institutions, and Policies in Canada and the United States.
Professor, FU Berlin
Christian Lammert is professor of North American politics and policy at the John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin. He recieved his PhD from the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main (2002) with a dissertation on nationalist movements in Quebec and Corsica. He has published widely on topics such as nationalism and regionalism in Quebec, social policy in the United States and the politics of health care reform in the United States. He is currently editing a handbook on the U.S. political system (VS Springer Verlag).