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Grzegorz Ekiert

Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, CES Director, Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair


Grzegorz Ekiert

Ekiert is Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Director of CES, and Senior Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. His teaching and research interests focus on comparative politics, regime change and democratization, civil society and social movements, and East European politics and societies. He is the author of The State Against Society: Political Crises and Their Aftermath in East Central Europe (1996); Rebellious Civil Society: Popular Protest and Democratic Consolidation in Poland (with J. Kubik, 1999); Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing the Legacy of Communist Rule (co-edited with S. Hanson, 2003); editor of special issues of East European Politics and Societies on the “EU Eastward Enlargement” (with J. Zielonka, 2003) and of “Democracy in the Postcommunist World” (2007) and Taiwan Journal of Democracy on “A Liberal Challenge? Civil Society and Grass-root Politics in New Democracies” (with S. Kim, 2013). He is also co-editor of Open Forum — the interactive CES working papers series. His current projects explore civil society development in new democracies in Central Europe and East Asia and patterns of transformations in post-communist world.


  • Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University
  • Director, CES, Harvard University
  • Resident Faculty, CES
  • Chair, Director's Seminar


Category Course
undergraduate Civil Society, West and East GOV 2148 - Fall 2017

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