Academic Advisory board


Prof. Thomas Carothers

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Vice president for studies, Director of the Democracy and Rule of Law Program 

Research Interests: Democracy Promotion and democratization, US foreign policy, human rights, internsational law, foreign aid, civil society development

Email: tcarothers@ceip.org

Prof. Herbert Kitschelt

George V. Allen Professor of International Relations, Duke Unversity

Research Interests: Comparative political parties and elections in established and new democracies, comparative pilitical economy, 20th century social theory

Email: h3738@acpub.duke.edu

Prof. Wolfgang Merkel

Social Science Resarch Center Berlin, (WZB, doirector of research unit Democracy: Structures, Performance, Challenges 

Research Interests: Political regimes, deomcracy and transformation, parties and party systems, comparative public policy, social justice and reform of the welfare state.

Email: wolfgang.merkel@wzb.eu

Prof. Philippe C. Schmitter

Professor Emeritus, European University Institute

Research Interests:Comparative politics, regional integration in Western Europe and Latin America, post-authoritarian transitions to democracy, inermediation of class, sectoral and prefessional interests.

Email: Philippe.Schmitter@eui.eu

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