Political Science Emeritus Professor at Humboldt University & WZB Berlin
Seminar: March 18th, 2021
Migration, Covid, Climate:
Who governs in deep crises?
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel is Director em. of the “Democracy and Democratisation” research department at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) and Professor em. of Political Science at the Humboldt University Berlin. He is a visiting professor at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and a senior advisor of the Democracy Institute at Central European University (CEU), Budapest. He is a member of a number of key bodies, including the prestigious Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He is a non-party member of the Basic Values Commission of the Executive Committee of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) too. His recent book publications include: The Struggle over borders. Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism (ed. 2019, Cambridge University Press; with de Wilde, Koopmans, Merkel, Strijbis, Zürn); Democracy and Crisis. Challenges in Turbulent Times (ed. 2018, Springer; with Sascha Kneip); Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformation (ed. 2018, Oxford University Press; with Raij Kollmorgen and Hans-Jürgen Wagener) and The Future of Representative Democracy (ed. 2011, Cambridge University Press; together with Sonia Alonso and John Keane). He is the author of more than two hundred articles (i.a.) on democracy, democratization, crisis of democracy, social democracy, political parties, populism and social justice.