Cas Mudde University of Georgia, USA
is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs of the University of Georgia. Previously he taught at various universities in Europe and the US. He is the co-founder and former convener of the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Standing Group on Extremism & Democracy. He is the editor of the Working Paper series on Political Concepts and Political Methodology of the IPSA (International Political Science Association) Committee on Concepts and Methods and serves on the editorial boards of academic journals such as Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Research, and Politics in Central Europe. His research includes the areas of political parties, extremism, democracy, civil society and European politics.