Martin Mendelski is a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. Dr. Mendelski studied, lived and worked in several countries from Central and Eastern Europe. He graduated from the University of Mannheim and the European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Luxembourg. For his doctoral thesis he received the “THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration”.
Current research topics: 1. Why do we see an emergence of Constitutional Crises and “disputes about the rule of law” in CEE and how can they be resolved? 2. How can European integration be reconciled with national integration? 3. Under which conditions do processes of modernization result in pathological consequences for states, markets and societies? 4. What are the causes of deficient anti-corruption policies and practices? 5. What are the consequences of state and market fragmentation for national security?
Visiting positions: Harvard University, European University Institute, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, University of Georgia, Bilkent University, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History and European Law Academy.
Publications: Constitutional Political Economy, Comparative European Politics, East European Politics, Southeastern Europe, Polish Sociological Review, Leviathan and The Routledge Handbook of East European Politics.