Christian Hagemann is Deputy Director of the Munich-based Southeast Europe Association (SOG). Institutionally supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, SOG is the central civil society organization in Germany that unites expertise for the entire region of Southeast Europe. Christian has worked before as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University in Munich. His latest book with Palgrave examines the influence of party patronage and politicization on the use of EU funds in Central, Eastern, and Southeast Europe. He studied Political Science, Communication Science, and Law in Munich, Münster, and Cluj-Napoca, and holds a PhD in Political Science from the LMU in Munich.