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Regime Durability and Change: Lessons from Asia and Europe

Regime Durability and Change: Lessons from Asia and Europe
100 St. George Street, Room 3130, Sidney Smith Hall
Time: Apr 22nd, 12:00 pm End: Apr 22nd, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Slavic Studies (FAS), Political Science, Law, Faculty of , East Asian Studies (FAS), 2000-
Panel Discussion

The Department of Political Science, the Asian Institute and the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies presents

Regime Durability and Change: Lessons from Asia and Europe

Daniel Ziblatt, Professor of Government, Harvard University. His research and teaching interests include democratization, state-building, comparative politics, and historical political economy, with a particular interest in 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) and co-editor of a 2010 special double issue of Comparative Political Studies entitled "The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies." Recent and forthcoming papers appear in Journal of Economic History, American Poiltical Science Review, Comparative Political Studies,and World Politics. He has been the recipient of APSA's Mary Parker Follett Prize in Politics and History (2011), the Gregory Luebbert Prize in Comparative Politics (2009), two prizes from the Comparative Democratization Section of APSA (2010), Best Book Award from the European Politics and Society section of APSA (2007), the Gabriel Almond Dissertation Prize (2004), and the Ernst Haas Dissertation Prize (2003). Ziblatt is the director of a research program at Harvard University called Politics Through Time, which is a hub for social scientific research on the political history of democracy and political accountability. He has been a DAAD Fellow in Berlin, an Alexander von Humboldt visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne and the University of Konstanz, Germany, and visiting professor at Sciences Po Paris (2014) and Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (2009) and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Daniel Slater, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago. His book manuscript examining how divergent historical patterns of contentious politics have shaped variation in state power and authoritarian durability in seven Southeast Asian countries, entitled Ordering Power: Contentious Politics and Authoritarian Leviathans in Southeast Asia, was published in the Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics series in 2010. He is also a co-editor of Southeast Asia in Political Science: Theory, Region, and Qualitative Analysis (Stanford University Press, 2008), which assesses the contributions of Southeast Asian political studies to theoretical knowledge in comparative politics. His published articles can be found in disciplinary journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, American Journal of Sociology, Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, and Studies in Comparative International Development, as well as more area-oriented journals such as Indonesia, Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia, and the Taiwan Journal of Democracy. He has recently received four best-article awards and two best-paper awards from various organized sections of the American Political Science Association and American Sociological Association.

Joseph Wong, Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. Hi research interests are in comparative public policy and political economy, with a regional focus on Asia. He was the Director of the Asian Institute at the Munk School from 2005 to 2014. Wong is the author of many academic articles and several books, including Healthy Democracies: Welfare Politics In Taiwan and South Korea and Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia's Developmental State, both published by Cornell University Press. He is the co-editor, with Edward Friedman, of Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems: Learning to Lose, published by Routledge, and Wong recently co-edited with Dilip Soman and Janice Stein Innovating for the Global South with the University of Toronto Press. Wong's articles have appeared in journals such as Perspectives on Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Politics and Society, Governance, among many others.

Lucan Way, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto. His research focuses on democratic transitions and the evolution of authoritarian rule in the former Soviet Union and in cross-regional perspective. His book, Pluralism by Default: Weak Autocrats and the Rise of Competitive Politics, is forthcoming with Johns Hopkins University Press. He is also known for his work on hybrid or competitive authoritarian rule. His book, Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War (with Steven Levitsky), was published in 2010 by Cambridge University Press. He has also published articles in Comparative Politics, Journal of Democracy, Perspectives on Politics, Politics & Society, Slavic Review, Studies in Comparative and International Development, World Politics, as well as in a number of area studies journals and edited volumes. He is on the Editorial Board of Journal of Democracy.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact Rachel Ostep at 416-946-8996


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