Book Talk: From Solidarity to Geopolitics by Tsveta Petrova


Date: Apr 16, 2015

Tsveta Petrova, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science, will present her recent publication, From Solidarity to Geopolitics (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Commentators:
András Bozóki, István Deák Visiting Professor in East Central European Studies, Columbia University
David Stark, Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Columbia University

Event video

From Solidarity to Geopolitics theorizes a mechanism underlying regime-change waves, the deliberate efforts of diffusion entrepreneurs to spread a particular regime and regime-change model across state borders. Why do only certain states and nonstate actors emerge as such entrepreneurs? Why, how, and how effectively do they support regime change abroad? To answer these questions, the book studies the entrepreneurs behind the third wave of democratization, with a focus on the new eastern European democracies – members of the European Union.

Tsveta Petrova is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University in 2011 and then accepted post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University’s Davis Center and Columbia University’s Harriman Institute. Her research interests lie at the intersection of European domestic politics and international relations. Petrova is the recipient of research awards from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies and the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh. She has also earned many fellowships and grants from organizations including the Social Science Research Council, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, IREX, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Council for European Studies.

Co-sponsored by the European Institute and the Harriman Institute.

Date: Apr 16, 2015

Tsveta Petrova, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science, will present her recent publication, From Solidarity to Geopolitics (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Commentators:
András Bozóki, István Deák Visiting Professor in East Central European Studies, Columbia University
David Stark, Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Columbia University

Event video

From Solidarity to Geopolitics theorizes a mechanism underlying regime-change waves, the deliberate efforts of diffusion entrepreneurs to spread a particular regime and regime-change model across state borders. Why do only certain states and nonstate actors emerge as such entrepreneurs? Why, how, and how effectively do they support regime change abroad? To answer these questions, the book studies the entrepreneurs behind the third wave of democratization, with a focus on the new eastern European democracies – members of the European Union.

Tsveta Petrova is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University in 2011 and then accepted post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard University’s Davis Center and Columbia University’s Harriman Institute. Her research interests lie at the intersection of European domestic politics and international relations. Petrova is the recipient of research awards from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies and the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh. She has also earned many fellowships and grants from organizations including the Social Science Research Council, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, IREX, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the Council for European Studies.

Co-sponsored by the European Institute and the Harriman Institute.

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