Jean Monnet Chair 
Europe & the Rule of Law
Maria Popova, McGill University 
The Jean Monnet Chair EUROL is a hub for teaching, research, and outreach on issues related to the independence of courts and the public prosecution, judicial reform, constitutional politics, and the rule of law in Europe. Currently, the Chair’s research focuses on the politics of corruption prosecutions and rule of law backsliding in Eastern Europe.

About the Director

Maria Popova (PhD, Harvard 2006) is the Jean Monnet Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science at McGill University. She is also the Scientific Co-Director of the Jean Monnet Centre Montreal. Her research focuses on the rule of law, judicial reform, political corruption, populist parties, and legal repression of dissent across the post-Communist region. She teaches courses on European politics, comparative judicial politics, and research methods. She is currently writing a book on the politics of corruption prosecutions in Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine.
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Blog

December 12, 2021
Maria Popova interviewed on CBC's The National

Today, the G7 issued a stern warning to Russia that another military invasion of Ukraine would result in devastating consequences for Russia's economy. I commented on the situation on CBC's The National. You can see the segment here: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1983585859794

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November 25, 2021
Bulgaria's 3rd parliamentary elections for 2021

Bulgarians went to the polls three times in 2021 and the summary of the results goes something like this: 6-7 parties in each parliament 4 brand new parties (ITN, IBNI, We Continue the Change, Revival) 3 different election winners (GERB, ITN, We Continue the Change) 2 failed attempts at cabinet formation (GERB-Mitov, ITN-Nikolov) 1 giant […]

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August 16, 2021
Prof Popova takes part in Bergen Exchanges round table on autocratic legalism
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About me

Maria Popova (PhD, Harvard 2006) conducts research on the rule of law, judicial reform, political corruption, populist parties and legal repression of dissent across the post-Communist region. She teaches classes on European politics and research methods.

Contact me

Jean Monnet Chair EUROL
McGill University
855 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montréal, Quebec
H3A 2T7
maria.popova [at] mcgill.ca
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