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Wolfgang Merkel

Wolfgang Merkel is Director of the Research Unit Democracy: Structures, Performance, Challenges at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) and Professor of Political Science at the Humboldt University Berlin. He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and advisor to many European governments. He is also an associate of the Sydney Democracy Network, University of Sydney. Prof. Merkel is a non-party member of the Basic Values Commission of the Executive Committee of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) and a member of the social sciences review board of the German Research Foundation (DFG)