Martin MendelskiRomanian Academic Society, Romania (SAR)
Martin Mendelski is a leading academic expert on the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Luxembourg and currently lectures at the University of Trier. In his award-winning PhD thesis, he has analyzed empirically the impact of the European Union on the development of the rule of law in CEE, focusing on Romania, Moldova and Poland. Dr. Mendelski has held visiting positions at Harvard University, European University Institute, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, University of Georgia, Bilkent University, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, European Law Academy and Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, among others. His publications appeared in Constitutional Political Economy, Comparative European Politics, East European Politics, Southeastern Europe, Polish Sociological Review and The Routledge Handbook of East European Politics (forthcoming). His current research addresses the political economies in CEE, including research on law & capitalism, varieties of capitalism, legal pluralism, anti-corruption and judicial reform.