I Hanley_cropped_-_Copy am a political scientist specialising in the politics of Central and Eastern Europe.

I am Senior Lecturer in Politics at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London having previously worked at Brunel University, West London.

I have a broad interest in the comparative  development of political parties and democracy in Europe, as well as in-depth expertise and a longstanding interest in the politics of the Czech Republic.

As well as publishing in academic journals, I also regularly contribute shorter pieces of comment and analysis on Central and East European for sites such as Social Europe, Policy Network, EUROPP, HNDialog and the SSEES Research Blog, as well as writing a personal academic blog Dr Sean’s Diary.  I can be followed on Twitter @drseanhanley.