Residency Dates: Fall 2022 | September 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Natasha Wunsch is a senior researcher and SNSF Ambizione Fellow at the European Politics Group of ETH Zurich, as well as an assistant professor of political science and European integration at Sciences Po. She is chair of the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union and member of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group. Her research examines the interaction between processes of Europeanization and democratization, with a particular focus on democratic backsliding in the post-communist region.
At the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Wunsch will focus on a book project that examines how democratic attitudes shape political behavior in contexts of democratic backsliding engaging in a comparative study of Poland and Hungary.
This information is accurate for the time period that the
visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.
Senior Researcher, ETH Zurich
Assistant Professor of Political Science and European Integration, Sciences Po
Chair, ECPR Standing Group of the European Union
Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Democratic commitment: How divergent understandings of democracy shape political behavior in contexts of democratic backsliding
Areas of Expertise
European Integration Democratic Backsliding Post-Communist Regions Democracy Promotion
Bélanger, Marie‐Ève, and Natasha Wunsch. “From Cohesion to Contagion? Populist Radical Right Contestation of EU Enlargement.” JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies 60, no. 3 (2022): 653–72. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcms.13280.
Chiru, Mihail, and Natasha Wunsch. “Democratic Backsliding as a Catalyst for Polity-Based Contestation? Populist Radical Right Cooperation in the European Parliament.” Journal of European Public Policy, 2021, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2021.1984546.
Richter, Solveig, and Natasha Wunsch. “Money, Power, Glory: The Linkages between EU Conditionality and State Capture in the Western Balkans.” Journal of European Public Policy 27, no. 1 (2020): 41–62. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2019.1578815.