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Petra Guasti

Charles University

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About

Petra Guasti is an Associate Professor of Democratic Theory at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences (on leave). Between 2016 and 2021 served as a senior researcher, an Interim Professor, and adjunct lecturer at the Goethe University Frankfurt. In April 2021 she has completed her (cumulative) habilitation Democracy Disrupted at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Petra received her doctoral degree in political science from the University of Bremen. She also previously earned a doctoral degree in political sociology from the Charles University in Prague. In March 2019, she completed an eight-month Visiting Democracy Fellowship at Harvard University’s Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her research focuses on the reconfiguration of the political landscape revolves around three themes – representation, democratization, and populism. Petra Guasti published 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 19 book chapters, one monograph, and five edited volumes. Her research has appeared in Democratic Theory, Democratization, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, European Political Science, East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, Politics and Governance, East European Politics, and elsewhere. She serves as an expert for Bertelsmann Transformation Index, Sustainable Governance Indicators for over a decade together with Dr. Zdenka Mansfeldova and V-Dem since 2018. In 2020 she has been appointed to the expert board of the Nation in Transit (Freedom House). Since 2009 Petra is a Convenor of the ECPR Standing Group for Central and Eastern European Politics (from 2011 together with Prof. Terry Cox).

Research Interests

Europe (Central and Eastern), Civil Society, Comparative Politics, Democracy, Democratisation, European Union, Gender, Governance, Integration, International Relations, Organised Crime