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ANGHEL, Veronica


Max Weber Fellow 2020-2021

Email: [email protected]
Tel: (+39)-055-4685-687 (ext: 2687)
Office: VPAD 09

European University Institute
Max Weber Programme
Via dei Roccettini, 9
50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Departmental affiliation: Political and Social Sciences

Mentor: Dorothee Bohle


Veronica Anghel focuses her research on the challenges to democratic state building and party politics in post-communist Europe. Her project with the EUI is centered on the clashes between the intrinsic effects of formal and informal institutions and elite agency as critical junctures that lead to different outcomes of democratization. Currently, she engages in the academic debate regarding the perceived democratic ‘backlash’ of CEE post-communist states and aims to publish on this topic.

Previously, Veronica held fellowships at Stanford University (Fulbright), Johns Hopkins University – School of Advanced International Studies, the Institute for Human Sciences Vienna, the Institute for Central Europe Vienna, the University of Bordeaux and the Institute for Government in Vienna. She received her Ph.D. summa cum laude from the University of Bucharest in co-direction with the University of Bordeaux for her thesis ‘The Formation of Coalition Governments in Romania: Patterns Behind the Drift’. Her research has been published in East European Politics and Societies, Government & Opposition, Survival and edited volumes with Oxford University Press, Macmillan and ECPR Press. She is also an editorial fellow for Government & Opposition. Veronica also worked as a foreign affairs advisor for the Romanian Presidential Administration and the Romanian Senate. 

Expertise for Teaching and Mentoring of Ph.D. Researchers

She has taught B.A. Political Elites, Comparative Politics, Parties and Ideologies, and M.A. Risk in International Relations and Economy. 

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