Andrew Cartwright

Research Fellow

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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 implementation of post-socialist restitution laws.  After working for the Charity Law Unit, University of Liverpool, he continued researching rural property relations in Romania with a post-doctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany.

Since beginning at CEU, Andrew has carried out 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 runs the Policy Lab course which gives MA students the chance to work on policy research projects for external clients such as the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity as well as several programs of the Open Science Foundation.

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.  

He is Chair of the Board of PASOS, a network of think tanks from central and eastern Europe and central Asia.


PhD (Law) University of Warwick
LLM Law in Development, University of Warwick
LLB Law University of Warwick

Projects with involvement of Andrew Cartwright



Cartwright, A., Anna Selmeczi, Attila Bartha, Marton Leiszen , Different Horizons: Aid, Trade and Official Development Assistance in Hungary , 2014

Book Chapter

Cartwright, A., P. Bartkowiak, C. Nowak , Land, legality and rural development , 2001
Cartwright, A., L.Cooke , Reforming property law in Eastern and Central Europe , 2001
Cartwright, A., G. Cipăianu, V. Ţârâu , Reconstructing the past in the village: Land reform in Transylvania 1990-91 , 2000

Book Review

Cartwright, A. , Story of the land , 2004

Journal Article

Cartwright, A. , Is the Village Dying? , 2009
Cartwright, A., Debra Morris , Compact relations – Charities and the New Deal , 2001
Cartwright, A., Jean Warburton , Human Rights, Public Authorities and Charities , 2000


Batory, A., Cartwright, A. , Monitoring EU spending in Hungary , 2008


Cartwright, A., Endre Sik, Johanna Giczi, Katalin Kovacs, Marton Kemeny , Social Capital, Regional Development, and Europeanization in Hungary. A Literature Review , 2006

Working Paper

Cartwright, A., Gergo Medve-Balint, Sara Svensson , Inheritance Matters. Changing Land Use Trends Amongst the Elderly in Rural Hungary , 2010
Batory, Agnes, Cartwright, A. , Monitoring EU Spending in Hungary , 2008
Cartwright, A., Endre Sik, Sara Svensson , Monitoring Social Capital in Hungary: A Short Review of Recent Research , 2008
Cartwright, A., Endre Sik, Sara Svensson , Social Capital and the Integration of Minorities and Immigrants in Hungary , 2008
Cartwright, A., Endre Sik, Sara Svensson , Social Capital, Diversity and Trust in Hungary: Two Case Studies , 2008
Cartwright, A., Endre Sik, Sara Svensson , The Impact of Civic Engagement on The Quality of Life in Hungary , 2008