About the SGI

Expert Network

For each SGI Survey, individual countries are evaluated by two (or more) leading experts. The experts’ Questionnaire work is supported by eight coordinators. The SGI Advisory Board discusses and approves the findings. For more on the survey process, go to Methodology.
CoordinatorNils C. Bandelow
is coordinator for Belgium
The Netherlands
United Kingdom

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.

Frank Bönker

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).
CoordinatorCésar Colino
is coordinator for Italy

César Colino

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).
CoordinatorAurel Croissant
is coordinator for Australia
New Zealand
South Korea

Aurel Croissant

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.

Detlef Jahn

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.
CoordinatorRoy Karadag
is coordinator for Cyprus

Roy Karadag

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.
CoordinatorMartin Thunert
is coordinator for Canada
United States

Martin Thunert

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.
CoordinatorReimut Zohlnhöfer
is coordinator for Austria

Reimut Zohlnhöfer

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.
Sector ExpertVanessa Boese
is sector expert for Robust Democracy

Vanessa Boese

Post-doctoral researcher, V-Dem Institute, Dep. of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
Vanessa A. Boese is a post-doctoral researcher at the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Her research focusses on processes of regime transformation (democratization and autocratization) and on how these processes interact with conflict, or socio-economic outcomes. She obtained her PhD in economics summer 2019 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Her thesis “Why Democracy Matters: An Economic Perspective” covers how to (not) measure democracy in quantitative studies; macro-economic models of trade, development, democracy and peace, as well as panel data methods. Her paper “Heterogeneity Matters: on the dynamic interactions between trade, development, democracy and conflict” (with K. Kamin, IfW Kiel) received the Michael D. Intrilligator Best PhD Student Paper Award at the 23rd International Conference in Economics and Security in Madrid, Spain (June 2019).
Sector ExpertThurid Hustedt
is sector expert for Good Governance

Thurid Hustedt

Professor, Public Administration and Management, Hertie School, Berlin
Thurid Hustedt is Professor of Public Administration and Management at the Hertie School. Her research focuses on public sector change dynamics, political-administrative relations and comparative public administration. Hustedt is the Managing Editor of the peer-reviewed journal dms – der moderne Staat (with Sylvia Veit). Previously, she was a visiting professor at the Freie Universität Berlin and a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Potsdam. She was a visiting researcher at the University of Bergen and the University of Toronto. Hustedt holds a PhD and a Diploma in Public Administration from Potsdam University.
Sector ExpertKlaus Jacob
is sector expert for Environmental Policies

Klaus Jacob

Research Director, Environmental Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin
Klaus Jacob is political scientist, and research director of the Environmental Research Centre at the Freie Universität Berlin. His research focusses on environmental and sustainability policies in international comparison. His projects compromise both basic research and applied policy consultation. He is president of The Integrated Assessment Society and alternate member of the management board of the European Environmental Agency. Jacob was a coordinating lead author of UNEP’s GEO 6 assessment.
Sector ExpertCarina Schmitt
is sector expert for Social Policies

Carina Schmitt

Professor of Global Social Policy, Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, University of Bremen
Carina Schmitt is Professor of Global Social Policy at the Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Bremen. She holds a MA from the University of Mainz, a PhD from the University of Mannheim and a Habilitation from the University of Bremen. Her research focuses on social and economic policies in international comparative perspective. Previoulsy, she was a visiting researcher at the University of Michigan, at Georgetown University and at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.
Advisory Board

Thorsten Hellmann

Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
After training as an industrial administrator and in business management at the VWA in Bochum, Dr Thorsten Hellmann studied economics at the University of Münster and was awarded his doctorate in 2003. Since 2004, he has been working as a project manager for the Bertelsmann Stiftung, where he has spent several years analyzing national and international benchmarks for labor market, economic and social policy, as part of the Evidence-Based Policy Strategies program. He was i.a. responsible for the project “Benchmarking German States”, in which the German states were compared and assessed in terms of incomes, employment and security.
Advisory Board

Christof Schiller

Senior Project Manager, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Christof Schiller heads the „Sustainable Governance Indicators“ (SGI) project. He joined the Bertelsmann Stiftung in 2016 and, in addition to the SGI project, also worked on two projects that develop long-term solutions for an inclusive and dynamic labour market and sustainable social security systems as part of the “Shaping Sustainable Economies” and “Future of Work” programmes. Christof 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. He is the author of two monographs and numerous scientific articles, book chapters and policy reports. Christof 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).
Advisory Board

Martin Brusis

Principal Investigator, Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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.
Advisory Board

Stefan Empter

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.
Advisory Board

András Inotai

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.
Advisory Board

Werner Jann

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.
Advisory Board

Hans-Dieter Klingemann

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).
Advisory Board

Rolf Langhammer

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.
Advisory Board

Wolfgang Merkel

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.
Advisory Board

Hans-Jürgen Puhle

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.
Advisory Board

Friedbert Rüb

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.
Advisory Board

Kai-Uwe Schnapp

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.
Advisory Board

Daniel Schraad-Tischler

Dr., Director, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Daniel Schraad-Tischler is Director, Program “Shaping Sustainable Economies”, at the Bertelsmann Stiftung in Gütersloh, Germany. He joined the Stiftung in 2008 and headed 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.
Advisory Board

Uwe Wagschal

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.

Roger Wilkins

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.

Anton Pelinka

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).

Micael Castanheira

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.

Georgy Ganev

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).

Anke Kessler

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).

Fabian Klein

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).

William Bartlett

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.

Christophoros Christophorou

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).

Petra Guasti

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.

Finn Laursen

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).

Anu Toots

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.

Carsten Anckar

Professor, Abo Akademi University
Carsten Anckar is professor of political science (comparative politics) at Åbo Akademi University, Finland. He received his PhD in 1998 and worked as a senior lecturer and professor at Mid-Sweden University until 2006, when he was appointed to his current position. He has published widely in the field of comparative politics and is the author of Determinants of the Death Penalty (Routledge 2004) and Religion and Democracy: A worldwide comparison (Routledge 2011). His current research focuses on regime classifications and regime transitions.

Yves Mény

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.

Friedbert Rüb

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.

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).

Attila Ágh

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).

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.

Antoin E. Murphy

Professor Emeritus, Trinity College Dublin
Antoin E Murphy is a retired professor of economics and fellow emeritus of Trinity College Dublin. His most recent book was The Fall of the Celtic Tiger: Ireland and the Euro Debt Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2013) which he co-authored with Donal Donovan. He has written widely on the history of economic thought including works on Richard Cantillon (Oxford University Press, 1986) and John Law (Oxford University Press, 1997).

David Levi-Faur

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.

Maurizio Cotta

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).

Werner Pascha

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.

Indra Mangule

Researcher, Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS, Riga
Indra Mangule is an associate analyst at the Centre for Public Policy PROVIDUS, Latvia’s leading think tank, where her research focuses on migration, migrant integration and citizen participation. She is currently based in Sir Bernard Crick Centre at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, where she is pursuing a PhD in Mainstreaming Deliberative Mechanisms using a civic republican theoretical approach. She holds a degree in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Glasgow and a MSc in Democracy and Democratisation from the University College London.

Vitalis Nakrošis

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.

Jochen Zenthöfer

Jochen Zenthöfer is a journalist in Luxembourg. He writes mainly for the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”. He studied law, was trained as a judge in Berlin and holds a PhD in constitutional law. In 2017, his book “Introduction to Luxembourg Law” was published (co-authorship). He had been appointed by the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture to a working group on the revision of the Cultural Protection Act.

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.

Wolfgang Muno

Professor, University of Rostock
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Muno is Chair of Comparative Politics at the University of Rostock. Previously, he was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Mainz (habilitation 2015), Acting Professor of International Relations and Comparative Political Systems at University of Landau, Acting Professor of International Relations at Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, and Acting Professor for Political Science at Willy Brandt School. He was Visiting Scholar at AICGS/Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, USA, University of Ottawa, Canada; at Shanghai University of Political Science and Law SHUPL, Shanghai, China; at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina; at Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, USA; and guest lecturer in India, Poland, Norway, Sweden, the UK, and Spain. In addition to his native German, Dr. Muno speaks English, French, and Spanish.

Robert Hoppe

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.

Olli Hellmann

Senior Lecturer in Political Science/International Relations, University of Waikato
Olli Hellmann is Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand. He specialises in the politics of Asia-Pacific, and has published extensively on issues of democratic quality and governance. Recent publications include Stateness and Democracy in East Asia (Cambridge University Press, co-edited with Aurel Croissant), “State capacity and elections in the study of authoritarian regimes” (special issue of International Political Science Review, co-edited with Aurel Croissant), and “The historical origins of corruption in the developing world: a comparative analysis of East Asia” (Crime, Law and Social Change).

Ulf Sverdrup

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.

Claudia Matthes

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.

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.

Andrea Wagner

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.

Marianne Kneuer

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.

Miro Haček

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.

Thomas Kalinowski

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.

Mario Kölling

Professor, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Dr. Mario Kölling is Professor at Department of Political Science at the Spanish National Distance Education University (UNED), and senior researcher of the Manuel Giménez Abad Foundation, Zaragoza. From 2011 to 2014 he was Garcia Pelayo Researcher at the Centro de Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales (CEPC) in Madrid. He holds a Ph.D from the University of Zaragoza. Mario Kölling has been a visiting researcher at the Centre for European Integration of the Otto-Suhr Institute for Political Science in Berlin, the University College Dublin, the Institute for European Studies of the Free University of Brussels and the European University Institute in Florence.

In his research he analyzes the negotiations on the EU Multiannual Financial Frameworks. He works and publishes also on issues related to federalism and national and sub-national parliaments in EU affairs.

Jon Pierre

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.

Klaus Armingeon

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).

Ömer Faruk Genckaya

Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Marmara University Istanbul
Ömer Faruk Genckaya is a professor of Political Science and Public Administration at Marmara University since 2009. He worked at Bilkent University between 1990-2008. Mr. Genckaya has taught and or held visiting scholar positions at several international universities, including Duke University (Fulbright Visiting Scholar 2001), Academia Internacional Liberdade e Desenvolvimento, Sintra, Portugal (1993), and University of Oslo (1987). Mr. Genckaya has published extensively on Turkish politics, comparative politics and related issues, including Political Economy of Food and Nutrition Policy in Turkey: Pricing Bread, Milk, and Meat (co-authored with Robert D. Duvall and Erinç Yeldan, 1988), Democraticness, Political Stability, and External Debt (with Gülnur M. Sengül, 1990) and Democratization and the Politics of Constitution-Making in Turkey (co-authored with Ergun Ozbudun, 2009). He conducted several field surveys and prepared reports for UNDP, the Council of Europe, Transparency International on political funding, anti-corruption and integrity.

Andreas Busch

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.

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.
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