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Dr. Wolfgang MERKEL Director, Research Unit "Democracy and Democratization", WZB - Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin


1994 Professor of Political Science/Comparative Governance (C3), University of Mainz
1998 Professor of Political Science (C4), University of Heidelberg
2007 Member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin
 Director of the research unit "Democracy and Democratization" at the WZB - Berlin Social Science Center
 Director of the Research Unit Democracy and Democratization
 Head of the Bridging Project Against Elites, Against Outsiders: Sources of Democracy Critique, Immigration Critique, and Right-Wing Populism
 Head of the Center for Global Constitutionalism
 Head of the Bridging Project The Political Sociology of Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism