Civil society in post-communist Europe twenty years later

April 6, 2010 - 10:45 - 11:45
Event location: 
Corvinus University, CUB main building, Auditorium III
Fovam ter 8
47° 29' 8.0988" N, 19° 3' 29.916" E
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Event audience: 
Grzegorz Ekiert
CEU contact person: 
Stela Garaz
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Civil society in post-communist Europe twenty years later

Grzegorz Ekiert is Professor of Government at Harvard University 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 (Jan Kubik, 1999); Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing the Legacy of Communist Rule, (co-edited with Stephen Hanson, 2003) and editor of special issues of East European Politics and Societies on the EU Eastward Enlargement (with Jan Zielonka, 2003) and on Democracy in Postcommunist World (2007). His papers appeared in numerous social science journals and edited volumes. His current projects explore civil society development in new democracies in Central Europe and East Asia and patterns of transformations in postcommunist world. He is also Senior Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Center for European Studies, Davis Center for Russian Studies, and Member of the Club of Madrid Advisory Committee.