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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel

Advisory Council

Wolfgang Merkel is Director of the “Democracy and Democratization” research program at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and Professor of Political Science at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is a member of a number of key bodies, including the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Advisory Council of „Das Progressive Zentrum“.

Selected Publications

Merkel, W. (2010). Systemtransformation. Eine Einführung in die Theorie und Empirie der Transformationsforschung. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Merkel, W. (2014). Is There a Crisis of Democracy? Democratic Theory, 1(2), 11–25.

Merkel, W. (Hrsg.). (2015). Demokratie und Krise: Zum schwierigen Verhältnis von Theorie und Empirie. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Merkel, W., Alonso, S., & Keane, J. (Hrsg.). (2011). The Future of Representative Democracy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Merkel, W., Kollmorgen, R., & Wagener, H.-J. (Hrsg.). (2015). Handbuch Transformationsforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.


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