László Bruszt

Professor in the Department of Political Sciences, Central European University

László Bruszt has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Sinces 1992 he has been successively Associate Professor and Professor at the Department of Political Sciences at the Central European University. He has taught in the United States at Notre Dame University, at the New School for Social Research and at Cornell University. He has been a Research Fellow at the EUI in 1987/88, and a Visiting Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, at the Budapest Collegium and at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.

In his earlier research he has dealt with issues of economic and political transformation in the postcommunist countries. His more recent studies focus on the interplay between transnationalization, institutional development and economic change. His collaborative research with Balazs Vedres studies the impact of EU regional development programmes on regional governance structures and the emergence of local developmental agency. His research with Gerald McDermott on transnational integration regimes deals with comparing the ways EU and NAFTA effect institutional development in evolving market democracies. Together with David Stark and Balazs Vedres he is involved in an ongoing research on the technologies of civil society.

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