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Daniel Ziblatt

Professor of Government & Resident Faculty, CES

Daniel Ziblatt

Professor of Government & Resident Faculty, CES

Biography

Daniel Ziblatt

Daniel Ziblatt is Professor of Government at Harvard, specializing in the study of European politics, state-building, democratization and historical political economy. His books include Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism (2006) which draws lessons from nineteenth century experiences of state-building in Italy and Germany. His second book Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy (2017) offers a new interpretation of the historical democratization of Europe, drawing lessons for new and old democracy's under siege today. His latest book, How Democracies Die is forthcoming in January 2018.

Affiliations

  • Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University
  • Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
  • Faculty Associate, Institute of Quantitative Social Science

Books

Articles

The following articles focus on Ziblatt's research for his book on conservative parties and the lessons of the political history of Europe's democratization for contemporary democracies:

Event Recording - Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy

 
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