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Comparative Politics Speaker Series- Giovanni Capoccia

Transitional Justice and Support for Democracy: Denazification in West Germany

Mon, April 17, 2017 | BAT 5.108

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Giovanni Capoccia is Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, where he is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College.

His research focuses on institutionalism, democratization, and comparative and European politics, and has been recognized with several awards, including among others the American Political Science Association Best Book in European Politics (for his Defending Democracy: Responses to Extremism in Interwar Europe, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005), the Sage Award for the Best Paper in Comparative Politics, and the Mary Parker Follett Award for the Best Article in Poltics and History. He is the co-editor of a special double issue of Comparative Political Studies, entitled The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies, which develops a new framework for the study of democratization in Europe and beyond. He is currently working on a book project on Reshaping Democracy after Authoritarianism, where he analyzes in comparative perspective, with a particular focus on post-1945 Western Europe, why post-authoritarian democracies deal differently with successor parties and dissent. 

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