Claus Leggewie is director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen (KWI), and since 2012, he is co-director of the Käte Hamburger Collegium “Global Cooperation Research” at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since December 2008, he has been a member of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU). Claus Leggewie started his academic career as professor of political science at Georg-August-University Göttingen, and since 1989 at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, where he holds the Ludwig-Börne-Chair. From 1995 to 1997, Claus Leggewie held the Max Weber-Chair at New York University. He was also a faculty fellow from 1997 to 1998 at the Remarque Institute of New York University. He was visiting professor at Université Paris-Nanterre (1994), and at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen Wien (1995, 2006). From 2000 to 2001, he was fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. Claus Leggewie is editor of the journal Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, Berlin, and of Transit, Vienna. He is honorary doctor of the faculty of theology of the University of Rostock (2008). His most recent work deals with participatory democracy (Die Konsultative, 2016), and with the future of Europe (Die Anti-Europäer, 2016). In 2015, he published his memoir Politische Zeiten. Beobachtungen von der Seitenlinie.
Adam Przeworski is the Carroll and Milton Professor of Politics and (by courtesy) Economics at New York University. Previously he taught at the University of Chicago, where he was the Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor, and held visiting appointments in India, Chile, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1991, he is the recipient of the 1985 Socialist Review Book Award, the 1998 Gregory M. Luebbert Article Award, the 2001 Woodrow Wilson Prize, the 2010 Lawrence Longley Award, and the 2010 Johan Skytte Prize. He recently published Democracy and the Limits of Self-Government (New York: Cambridge University Press. 2010).
Christian Martin is a professor of political science at the University of Kiel, Germany. He currently holds the Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies at New York University. Martin has studied political science at the University of Konstanz and holds a doctorate from there (2002). Martin was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz and at the Max-Planck-Institute in Jena (2003-2004). He was an assistant professor at the University of Hamburg (2004-2008) and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Northwestern University (2008-2011). Martin’s research interests focus on the political conditions and consequences of globalization and regional integration. He has published on the effects of globalization for electoral participation and, most recently, on the incentive to adopt more proportional voting systems in a highly globalized environment. His current research project is on backlashes against globalization and EU integration.