Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe

Dr. Sergiu Buscaneanu

Dr. Sergiu Buscaneanu
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Sergiu Buscaneanu has been a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at King’s College London, where he was the convenor of “Foreign Policies of the EU” module and principal investigator in a project funded by the European Commission under H2020 MSCA program. Previously, he has held research and visiting positions at the University of Helsinki, Uppsala University, Hanse Institute for Advanced Study and University of Hamburg.

He works on two research programs. The 1st research program lies at the sub-disciplinary interface between European studies, International Relations (IR), and comparative politics. The program studies EU’s external governance, as well as democracy and autocracy, democratic theory, and political regimes in the Eastern Partnership region. The 2nd research program is located at the interdisciplinary interface between IR, cognitive psychology, and behavioural economics. It encompasses insights from prospect theory for the study of competing regional integration processes unfolding in the EU and the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union.

Sergiu Buscaneanu holds a PhD (2014) in political science from Humboldt University of Berlin and is the author of “Regime Dynamics in EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood: EU Democracy Promotion, International Influences, and Domestic Contexts” (2017, Palgrave Macmillan).