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Daniel Ziblatt is Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is the author of Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2017), a book which offers a reinterpretation of Europe's historical democratization, placing conservative parties at the center of his analysis.  He is also the author of Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism (Princeton University Press, 2006), a study of state-building and the origins of federalism in nineteenth century Europe. The latter book won three prizes from the American Political Science Association, including the 2007 Prize for the Best Book published on European Politics. He is co-editor of a 2010 special double issue of Comparative Political Studies entitled "The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies." Recent and forthcoming papers appear in Journal of Economic HistoryAmerican Poiltical Science ReviewComparative Political Studies,and World Politics.  His papers have received APSA's 2011 Mary Parker Follett Prize from the Politics and History Section of APSA, APSA's  2009 Luebbert Prize for the best paper published  in comparative politics, the 2008 Sage prize for best paper presented in comparative politics at the APSA meeting, and two  prizes in 2010 from the Comparative Democratization Section of APSA.  Ziblatt has been a DAAD Fellow in Berlin, an Alexander von Humboldt visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne and the University of Konstanz, Germany, and visiting professor at Sciences Po Paris (2014) and Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (2009)  and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.   Ziblatt received his PhD from University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. degree in German Studies and Politics at Pomona College.