Historical Study of States and Regimes Research Network

Network Constitution

Constitution ratified on June 25, 2015

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Oxford

Executive Committee:

Serving until CES conference 2016
Michael Kennedy, Brown University
Cathy Jo Martin, Boston University
Svend-Erik Skaaning, Aarhus University
Serving until CES conference 2017
Dorothee Bohle, CEU
Isabela Mares, Columbia University
Nancy Bermeo, Oxford University
Serving until CES conference 2018
Amel Ahmed, University of Massachusetts
Harris Mylonas, George Washington University
Tiago Fernandez, Nova Lisboa


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