Historical Study of States and Regimes

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Constitution ratified on June 26, 2019

The constitution of the CES Research Network on the “Historical Study of States and Regimes” has been ratified via an online vote in June 2015. All members of the Research Network were encouraged to review the document and submit their vote. If you are a member of the Network, but you did not receive an e-ballot on June 20, please get in touch with CES at info@ces-europe.org.

Network Description

The network on the “Historical Study of States and Regimes” (formerly “History of Democratization”) brings together scholars interested in questions of state formation, development, and decline; the emergence of new types of regimes; and problems of regime stability and change. 

Since its formation at the CES Meeting Barcelona in 2011, the network has grown to over 100 members, drawn mostly, though not exclusively, from the fields of political science, sociology, history, and cultural studies.  The membership includes all academic ranks and a number of graduate students, from a total of nine different countries.  The network happily welcomes new members without regard to discipline or approach.  We are looking for a diverse set of scholars interested in understanding state formation and decay, regimes and regime change, the antecedents of democracy and autocracy, and other macrolevel political processes from a variety of perspectives.   

Chair: Robert Fishman, Carlos III University, 

Executive Committee:

Serving until the 2022 Conference:
Petia Kostadinova (University of Illinois) 
Christine Zuber (University of Konstanz) 
Sener Akturk (Koc University)   

Serving until the 2021 Conference:
Rhiannon Evangelista (Georgia Gwinnett College)
Markus Kreuzer (Villanova)
Evgeny Finkel (Johns Hopkins)

Serving until the 2020 Conference:
Anna Grzymala-Busse (Stanford)
Grigore Pop-Eleches (Princeton)
Jason Wittenberg (Berkeley)

Network Resources:

Call for Papers: 8th Annual Graduate Workshop on Comparative Historical Research on Europe

The Network for the Historical Study of States and Regimes – Members