Andrew Cartwright

Academic rank: 
Research Fellow
Co-Director, Center for Policy Studies
Center for Policy Studies (CPS)
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Phone number: 
+36 1 327 3000x2397
PhD (Law) University of Warwick
LLM Law in Development, University of Warwick
LLB Law UNiversity of Warwick
Academic/Professional Experience and Achievements: 

Andrew Cartwright is a Research Fellow at the Center for Policy Studies specializing in rural development.  He joined CEU from the University of Liverpool, UK in 2002. 

He holds a PhD in law from the University of Warwick.  His doctoral research was a history of land and agrarian reforms in Romania and a case study of the post-socialist restitution laws.  After an interruption at the Charity Law Unit, University of Liverpool, the rural research focus was restarted with a post-doctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany.

Since beginning at CEU, Andrew Cartwright has been involved in research on the rural transition in several post-socialist countries, including the development of private land ownership in Mongolia, emerging land markets in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, rural civil society in Romania, the implementation of the EU’s cohesion policy in rural Hungary and most recently, the implications of demographic changes for rural land use in central and eastern Europe.

At CPS, Andrew has been involved in promoting public policy teaching and research at CEU, mentoring on the Open Society Institute’s International Policy Fellowship programme, teaching Rural Development Policy since 2005 and mentoring MA and PhD students.

He is the editor of the Policy Documentation Center which is one of the largest online collections of policy papers from the former socialist countries.

CV attachment: 
Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations
Academic/research topics: 
Social capital
rural development
land use
social welfare

Courses taught by Andrew Cartwright


Book Chapter
Krizsan, Andrea. "Translating Domestic violence norms in five countries of East Central Europe." In Policy Experiments, Failures and Innovations Beyond Accession in Central and Eastern Europe, edited by Agnes Batory, Andrew Cartwright and Diane Stone, 66-87. New Horizons in Public Policy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.
Cartwright, Andrew. "None of Us Could Have Been Against Consolidation in Principle. A Short History of Market and Policy Failure in Central Eastern Europe." In Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues Between State and Tradition , edited by Allan Charles Dawson, Laura Zanotti and Ismael Vaccaro, 65-79. Routledge Studies in Anthropology. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Cartwright, Andrew. "Private Farming in Romania or What Are the Old People Going to Do with Their Land?’." In The Postsocialist Agrarian Question, edited by C. M. Hann, 171-188. Halle Studies in the Ethnography of Eurasia. Munster: LIT Verlag , 2003.
Cartwright, Andrew. "Land, legality and rural development." In Management in Diversification of Rural Areas, edited by P. Bartkowiak and C. Nowak, 14-22. Warsaw: Wyydawnictwa Naukowo-Techniczne, 2001.
Cartwright, Andrew. "Reforming property law in Eastern and Central Europe." In Modern Studies in Property Law, Vol. I: Property 2000, edited by L.Cooke, 341-357. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2001.
Cartwright, Andrew. "Knowing land – problems in reconstructing private property in post-Communist Romania." In Post-Communist Romania – Geographical Perspectives, edited by D. Light and D. Phinnemore, 43-54. Liverpool: Liverpool Hope Press, 2000.
Cartwright, Andrew. "Reconstructing the past in the village: Land reform in Transylvania 1990-91." In Romanian and British Historians on the Contemporary History of Romania, edited by G. Cipăianu and V. Ţârâu, 167-186. Cluj-Napoca: Cluj-Napoca University Press, 2000.
Book review
Cartwright, Andrew. Story of the land In Verdery, K. (2003). The vanishing hectare: Property and value in postsocialist Transylvania. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 432 pp.. Vol. 77. Anthropology Quarterly 77, no. 4., 2004.
Journal Article
Working Paper
Cartwright, Andrew. In from the margins? State law and the recognition of rural property in Romania In Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Working Papers . Halle: Max Planck Institute, 2000.