Maria Popova (@PopovaProf) is Jean Monnet Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at McGill University. She works on democracy and rule of law in the post-Communist region. Dr. Popova’s book, Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies: A study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine (Cambridge University Press, 2012) won the 2013 book award by the American Association for Ukrainian Studies. Her current research projects focus on judicial reform and anticorruption campaigns in Ukraine, Bulgaria and Romania, the weaponization of law by populists and authoritarians, and the role of conspiracy theories in undermining democratic governance in Eastern Europe.
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Feb 24th, 2022