Laszlo Bruszt, Professor of Sociology, Central European University, Budapest, is the 2019-20 István Deák Visiting Professor. Bruszt previously held the position of Professor and Chair of Social and Political Change, Department of Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute, Florence (2004-16).
Professor Bruszt’s more recent studies deal with the politics of economic integration of the Eastern and Southern peripheries of Europe. Recent publications include “Making States for the Single Market: European Integration and the Reshaping of Economic States in the Southern and Eastern peripheries of Europe” (West European Politics); “The Governance of Market Integration and Development—Introduction to a Special Issue of Studies in Comparative International Development;“Varieties of Dis-embedded Liberalism-EU Integration Strategies in the Eastern Peripheries of Europe” (Journal of European Public Policy);“Regional Normalization and National Deviations—EU Integration and the Backsliding of Democracy in Europe's Eastern Periphery” (Global Policy Journal) andLeveling the Playing Field—Transnational Regulatory Integration and Development” (Oxford University Press, 2014, co-edited with Gerald McDermott).
Professor Bruszt is teaching a seminar on Politics and Society in Central Eastern Europe this semester. In spring 2019 he will teach two seminars: The Sociology of Transnational Market Making (undergraduate) and Disunited States of Europe: Integrating Markets, Disintegrating Politics? (graduate).