András Bozóki


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Andras Bozoki is Professor at the Department of Political Science at the Central European University. His main fields of research include democratization, de-democratization, political regimes, ideologies, Central European politics, and the role of intellectuals.

He is a research affiliate at the CEU Democracy Institute. He was president of the Hungarian Political Science Association (2003-2005). He also served as the chairman of the Political Science Committee at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2011-2017). 

He was visiting professor at Columbia University ( Deák Chair in 2004, 2009, 2015), Smith College (1999-2000), Mount Holyoke College (2000), Hampshire College (2000), Nottingham University (1993), Tübingen University (1999, 2001), Bologna University (2008), Ljubljana University (2013), and he also taught at his native Eötvös Loránd University (1983-2020).

Andras Bozoki has been an Andrew Mellon fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin (1993-1994).  He was a Jean Monnet fellow and later Fernand Braudel fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (2000-2001 and 2012).  He worked as visiting fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of California (UCLA) in Los Angeles (1988-1989), at the Sussex European Institute in Brighton (1997-1998), at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) in Wassenaar (1998), at the Institute for Advanced Study at CEU in Budapest (2014, 2022), and at the Institute for Humane Sciences (IWM) in Vienna (1990-1991 and 2018).  

He was the recipient of the 2009 István Bibó Prize. He is Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (DSc).

His books in English (authored and co-authored) include Rolling Transition and the Role of Intellectuals: The Case of Hungary (2022), Hungary Turns Its Back on Europe (I: 2020, II: 2022), 25 Years after the Fall of Iron Curtain: The State of Integration (2014), Diversity and the European Public Sphere (2010), Anarchism in Hungary: Theory, History, Legacies (2006), The Future of Democracy in Europe (2004), Migrants, Minorities, Belonging and Citizenship (2003),  Post-Communist Transition: Emerging Pluralism in Hungary (1992, 2016), The Roundtable Talks of 1989: The Genesis of Hungarian Democracy (2002), The Communist Successor Parties in Central and Eastern Europe (2002), Intellectuals and Politics in Central Europe (1999), and Democratic Legitimacy in Post-Communist Societies (1994).
In Hungarian language, his authored books include Gördülő rendszerváltás (Rolling Transition, 2019), Virtuális köztársaság (Virtual Republic, 2012), Cenzorok helyett fekvőrendőrök (Speed Humps instead of Censors, 2012), Ars Politica (2007), Politikai pluralizmus Magyarországon (Political Pluralism in Hungary, 2003), Magyar panoptikum (Hungarian Waxworks, 1996), Konfrontáció és konszezus: a demokratizálás stratégiái (Confrontation and Consensus: Strategies for Democratization, 1994) and others.
His edited books include a major work in which he served as editor-in-chief and co-editor of the 8-volumes series: A rendszerváltás forgatókönyve: Kerekasztal-tárgyalások 1989-ben (The Script of the Regime Change: Roundtable Talks in 1989, 1999-2000). Further (co-)edited books include: Anarchism (1991), Anarchism Today (1994), Hungarian Anarchism (1998), and Classical Anarchism (2009), just as the selection from the writings of Béla Zsolt (1992) Paul Ignotus (2010), and from the interwar journal Szép Szó (1987). 

His articles have appeared in Democratization, East European PoliticsPerspectives on Politics, Comparative Sociology, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Taiwan Journal of Democracy, East European Politics and Societies, European Political Science, East European Constitutional Review, Central European Political Science Review, Hungarian Studies, Osteuropa, Baltic Worlds, Hungarian Quarterly, Berliner Debatte, Europäische Rundschau, Czech Sociological Review, Hungarian Political Science Review, Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, Transit, Visegrad Insight etc. His writings were published in seven languages.

Andras Bozoki was a founding editor of the Hungarian Political Science Review, and has been serving as member of the editorial associates of the European Political Science, East European Quarterly, Journal of Political Science Education, Baltic Worlds, Constellations, Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Intersections, European Journal of Transformation Studies, Research in Social Change.

In 1989, Andras Bozoki participated at the national roundtable negotiations. In 2005-6, he served as Minister of Culture of Hungary.


Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (DSc), 2020.
Habilitation, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2003.
PhD in Political Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1992.
MA in Sociology, Eötvös Loránd University, ELTE, Budapest, 1985.
Dr. iuris, School of Law and Government, Eötvös Loránd University, ELTE, Budapest, 1983.

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