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Grzegorz Ekiert

Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government & CES Director

Grzegorz Ekiert


Biography

Grzegorz Ekiert

Grzegorz Ekiert is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government at Harvard University, director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and senior scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. His research and teaching interests focus on comparative politics, regime change and democratization, civil society and social movements and East European politics and societies.

His current projects explore civil society development in new democracies in Central Europe and East Asia, state mobilized contention in authoritarian and hybrid regimes and patterns of political and economic transformations in the post-communist world. He is the author or editor of six books, edited volumes and special issues of journals. His papers appeared in numerous social science journals in the US, Europe and Asia and in many edited volumes. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, an external examiner in Politics, Public Administration and Global Studies at the University of Hong Kong and a member of the Club of Madrid Advisory Committee.

Affiliations

  • Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • CES Director, Harvard University

Books and Special Editions of Journals

  • Ruling by Other Means: State-Mobilized Movements, (co-editors Elizabeth J. Perry and Yan Xiaojun), forthcoming in Cambridge University Press, 2019.
  • Special issue of Taiwan Journal of Democracy, “A Liberal Challenge? Civil Society and Grass-roots Politics in New Democracies, Authoritarian and Hybrid Regimes,” Vol. 8, No. 2, December 2012 (co-editor Sunhyuk Kim).

Recent Articles

Book Chapters

  • “Civil Society as a Threat do Democracy,” forthcoming in: The People and the Power: Dictators and Detractors, edited by Nathan Stoltzfus and Chris Osmar.
  • “Jak tracilismy zludzenia,” in: Oblezona demokracja. Rozmowy, edited by Jacek Zakowski, Wydawnictwo Sic! 2019 (in Polish).
  • “Civil Society Approach,” Handbook of Political, Social, and Economic Transformations, edited by Wolfgang Merkel, Raj Kollmorgen and Hans-Jurgen Wagener, Oxford University Press 2019.
  • “State-Mobilized Movements: A Research Agenda (co-author Elizabeth J. Perry) forthcoming in:Ruling by Other Means: State-Mobilized Movements, (co-editors Grzegorz Ekiert, Elizabeth J. Perry and Yan Xiaojun), forthcoming in Cambridge University Press, 2019.
  • “Manufactured Ambiguity: Party-State Mobilization Strategy in March 1968 Crisis in Poland,” forthcoming in: Ruling by Other Means: State-Mobilized Movements, (co-editors Grzegorz Ekiert, Elizabeth J. Perry and Yan Xiaojun), forthcoming in Cambridge University Press, 2019.
  • “The Dark Side of Civil Society,” in: Concilium Civitas Almanach 2019/2020, edited by Jacek Zakowski, Fundacja Collegium Civitas, Warszawa 2019, pp. 39-59. (in Polish).
  • “The Study of Protest Politics in Eastern and Central Europe in the Search of Theory (co-author Jan Kubik) in: Routledge Handbook of East European Politics, edited by Adam Fagan and Petr Kopecky, Routledge 2018, pp. 197-211.
  • “Poland” (co-authors Jan Kubik and Michal Wenzel) in: “Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe: Challenges and Opportunities,” edited by Peter Vandor, Nicole Traxler, Reinhard Miller and Michael Meyer, Vienna ERSTE Foundation 2017, pp. 76-91.
  • “Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe – Poland in a Comparative perspective,” in: Civil Society Revisited. Lessons from Poland, edited by Kerstin Jacobsson and Elzbieta Korolczuk, Berghahn 2017, pp. 39-62.
  • “Civil Society as a Political Strategy and Analytical Approach to Social Transformation,” in: Handbuch Transformations - Forschung edited by Raj Kollmorgen, Wolfgang Merkel and Hans-Jurgen Wagner, Springer VS 2015, pp. 195-207 (in German).

Recent Lecture: "Civil Society & Democracy: A Reconsideration"

 
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