Prof. Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, PhD

Professor of Democracy Studies

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is a professor of policy analysis and democracy at Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Her work was published in various journal articles, most notably as ‘Becoming Denmark: How Societies Build Control of Corruption’ (Social Research, 2014) and ‘Corruption: Good Governance Needed to Power Innovation’ (Nature, 2015) and at greater length in a 2015 Cambridge University Press book A Quest for Good Governance. Her governance work is cited and applied by a string of development organizations for which she consults occasionally, but also by some EU governments and the European Commission. She designed several good governance assessment methodologies, most notably one to evaluate integrity in public universities published in Times Higher Education Supplement. She chairs the European Research Centre for Anticorruption and State-Building (ERCAS) at Hertie School of Governance, where she manages ANTICORRP, an ongoing FP7 research project on anticorruption policy and Horizon 20-20 project DIGIWHIST. She is also the author of a study on trust and public integrity in EU-28 commissioned by the 2016 Dutch EU presidency and the chair of the civil society anticorruption coalition in her native country Romania.

Curriculum Vitae

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Alina Mungiu-Pippidi writes that the time has come for evidence-based anticorruption.

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Even a Trump loss can’t save the old, post-1989 world order as we enjoyed it, says Alina Mungiu-Pippidi.

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Europeans were quick to defend Turkey's constitutional order after the abortive coup, writes Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, but have done little to combat...

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Alina Mungiu-Pippidi on the use of big data analysis for the fight against corruption.

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American Publishers Award for best reference work. Two Hertie School professors members of editorial board, several authors.

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Finland in the lead, Germany in midfield, Bulgaria scores worst.

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Germany has a problem with transparency despite being perceived as one of the world’s cleanest countries. Young Germans need to act fast, or they...

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Cambridge University Press published book by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi.

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Three Hertie School peers contributed to "Changing the European Debate: A Rollback of Democracy".

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Hertie School’s European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building discussed greatest achievers and slackers in fighting corruption.

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Research & Expertise

Professor Mungiu-Pippidi's key areas of research interest and expertise are:

  • Corruption and Institutional Development
  • Transition and Democratization
  • Europeanization and EU's global influence
  • State building in ethnically divided societies

    Contact Details

    Geraldine Endrizzi
    Faculty Assistant to Alina Mungiu-Pippidi and Genia Kostka| DIGIWHIST Communications Officer
    Phone: Phone +49 (0)30 259 219 -390