András Bozóki, 59, is professor of Political Science at the Central European University in Budapest. His research interests include comparative politics in Central Europe, democratization, hybrid regimes, political ideas, and the role of the intellectuals. His work was awarded with Ferenc Erdei Prize of the Hungarian Sociological Association (1992), and István Bibó Prize of the Hungarian Political Science Association (2009).
András Bozóki has been a visiting professor or a research fellow at Columbia University, European University Institute in Florence, Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Sussex University, Nottingham University, IWM in Vienna, UCLA, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Tübingen University, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and others.
In 1989, Bozóki participated at the Hungarian roundtable negotiations and from 2005 to 2006, he served as a Minister of Culture in Hungary’s left-liberal government.
Bozóki studied law at Eötvös Loránd University, ELTE, in Budapest, where he also obtained his MA degree in sociology. He obtained his PhD in Political Science, at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Bozóki is currently a Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) in Vienna.
Authored and edited books:
- Post-Communist Transition: Emerging Pluralism in Hungary (1992),
- Democratic Legitimacy in Post-Communist Societies (1994),
- Intellectuals and Politics in Central Europe (1999),
- The Roundtable Talks of 1989: The Genesis of Hungarian Democracy (2002),
- The Communist Successor Parties of Central and Eastern Europe (2002),
- Anarchism in Hungary: Theory, History, Legacies (2006),
- Virtual Republic (2012)
- 25 Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain (2014),
- Scale and Irony: Adventures in Sociology (2018) etc.
His articles appeared in Comparative Sociology, Democratization, Perspectives on Politics, East European Politics and Society, European Political Science, Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, etc