Daniel Ziblatt is the Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. His research and teaching is in comparative politics and comparative historical analysis, focusing on state-building, democratization, elections, and federalism, with a particular interest in contemporary Europe and European political development. He is the author of Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism (Princeton University Press, 2006), the winner of three major prizes from the American Political Science Association, including the 2007 Prize for the Best Book published on European Politics. He is currently writing a book entitled The Long Transition that offers a new interpretation of the historical democratization of Europe. His most recent work has been published in the American Political Science Review and World Politics. The latter paper was awarded APSA's 2009 Luebbert Prize for the best paper published in comparative politics and the 2008 Sage prize for best paper presented in comparative politics at the Annual APSA meeting. Ziblatt is on the editorial board of the journal German Politics and Society and has been a DAAD Fellow in Berlin and an Alexander von Humboldt visiting fellow at several leading institutions in Germany.
Related reading: "Shaping Democratic Practice and the Causes of Electoral Fraud: The Case of Nineteenth-Century Germany"
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