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Fellowship / Fellows

Daniel Ziblatt

  • 2015–2016
  • Social Sciences
  • Suzanne Young Murray Fellow
  • Harvard University
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Daniel Ziblatt is a professor of government at Harvard University and resident faculty associate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. His research and teaching interests include democratization, state building, comparative politics, and historical political economy, with a particular interest in European political development.

Ziblatt is finishing a book, “Conservative Political Parties and the Birth of Modern Democracy in Europe,” which offers a new analysis of the causes of Europe’s early transition to mass democracy and considers the lessons of that experience for contemporary democratizers. The analysis will draw primarily on new historical sources alongside new quantitative data.

Ziblatt received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been the recipient of several prizes from the American Political Science Association: a 2011 Mary Parker Follett Prize for the best article on politics and history, a 2009 Gregory Luebbert Article Award for the best article in comparative politics, a 2010 Best Article Award and a 2010 Best Paper Award from the Comparative Democratization Section, the 2007 Best Book Award from the European Politics and Society section, the 2004 Gabriel A. Almond Award for the best dissertation in comparative politics, and the Ernst B. Haas Best Dissertation Award. 

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