How Democracies Die

G15 - Muirhead Tower
Tuesday 9 October 2018 (16:15-17:30)

Eleanor Woulfe

how decocracies come to die

In this talk, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government at Harvard University, Daniel Ziblatt will discuss his book How Democracies Die. This event will be chaired by Dr Tim Haughton and is a Student Experience Event.

Daniel Ziblatt is Eaton Professor of the Science of Government at Harvard University where he is also a resident faculty associate of the Minda de Gunzburg Cener for European Studies and Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. 

His research focuses on democratization, democratic breakdown, political parties, state-building, and historical political economy, with an emphasis on Europe from the nineteenth century to the present. His three books include How Democracies Die (Crown, 2018), co-authored with Steve Levitsky), a New York Times best-seller, being translated into fifteen languages. He is also the author of Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2017), which won the American Political Science Association's 2018 Woodrow Wilson Prize for the best book in government and international relations as well as three other prizes including the American Sociological Association's 2018 Barrington Moore Book Prize.  His first book was Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism (Princeton, 2006 [2008]).

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