Assistant Professor, Political Science
7-368E, City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-633-3734
Dr. Andrea Wagner is an assistant professor at MacEwan University in Edmonton and a consultant for Bertelsmann Foundation, responsible for providing regular updates and analytical reports on Romania’s latest anti-corruption efforts. Her research focuses on corruption and rent-seeking in the European Union specifically on the importance of anti-corruption agencies in Central and Eastern Europe. She examines how domestic and international rhetoric directed against highly successful anti-corruption agencies can undermine the fight against corruption.
In addition, the recent return of the specter of populism on both sides of the political spectrum in many developed countries motivated her to focus on uncovering the intricate relationship between populism and Euroscepticism. The current populist Zeitgeist is emerging alongside a general frustration with the direction and magnitude of the European integration process. She is curious to see and test whether the EU citizen holds simultaneously both populist and Eurosceptic attitudes or whether the former is still amicable to the EU integration process even when the EU voter cheers for a populist party.
Available to supervise senior students' independent study.
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Wagner, A., Stan, L., & Boenker, F. (2019). Sustainable governance indicators: 2019 Romania report. Bertelsmann Foundation.
Wagner, A. (2018, May). Illiberal democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: What – if anything – can the EU do? Roundtable at ECSA-C, Toronto, ON.
Wagner, A. (2018, April). The rule of law in Europe: Threats and resilience. Workshop at McGill University, Montreal, QC.
Hurrelmann, A., Gora, A., & Wagner, A. (2013). The politicization of European integration: More than an elite affair? Political Studies, 61(4).
Hurrelmann, A., Gora, A., & Wagner, A. (2012). The legitimation of the European Union in the news media: Three treaty reform debates. Journal of European Public Policy, 19(8).
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