Professeure d'études sur la démocratie à la Hertie School de Berlin

(visiting professor at LIEPP in June 2022)

Bio :

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (born 1964) is a professor of at Hertie School, the university of governance in Berlin. She defended a PhD in social psychology (1995) and additionally studied political science at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Professor Mungiu-Pippidi is the author of a theory of governance, defined as the set of formal and informal institutions determining the outcome of social allocation and a student of institutional change who works to build actionable indicators sensitive to change ( e.g.

Her theory 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 two monographs, the  A Quest for Good Governance and Europe's Burden. Promoting Good Governance across Borders, both with Cambridge University Press.

In earlier years she wrote on post-communist transition, nationalism, ethnic conflict and Europeanization. She is also the author of policy film documentaries, one of which was screened by the BBC (A Tale of Two Villages), another showing the policy implications of EU’s Eastern border (Where Europe Ends). She chairs the European Research Centre for Anticorruption and State-Building (ERCAS) at Hertie School of Governance, where she teaches democratization and comparative public policy.


Seminar with Alina Mungiu-Pippidi on June 16th 2022: Challenges And Innovations In Rule Of Law Measurement.

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LIEPP Publication(s) :

Articles and Contributions to Collective Works

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