Daniel Ziblatt

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Daniel Ziblatt (* 1972) is the Eaton Professor of the Science of Government at Harvard University. His academic focus is on politics and political history of western Europe since the 19th century. Upon observing the outcome of the 2016 United States presidential election and the events in the twenty years leading up to it, he and department colleage, Steven Levitsky co-authored a book in 2018 to apply their understanding of political history in other countries to the situation in the United States. They have also co-authored numerous opinion articles in the New York Times.[1]


  • How Democracies Die, with Steven Levitsky, (Crown, 2018, ISBN 9780525574538) – NDR Kultur Sachbuchpreis 2018; Goldsmith Book Prize 2019
  • Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017, ISBN 9781107001626)[2]
  • Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism, (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006, ISBN 9780691121673)


  1. ^ Levitsky, Steven; Ziblatt, Daniel (20 September 2019). "Why Republicans Play Dirty: They fear that…". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  2. ^ Frum, David (20 June 2017). "Why Do Democracies Fail? (book review)". The Atlantic. Retrieved 8 November 2018.

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