*Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

"Daniel Ziblatt revolutionizes the literature on democratic transitions by linking it to subsequent democratic breakdown, and shows that it is the nature of conservative party organization that determines democracy's long-run stability. His focus on democracy's 'first wave' in the nineteenth century carries enormous implications for the future of democracy today.'

          -Francis Fukuyama, Stanford University

 "The Historical Turn in Democratization Studies," Comparative Political Studies (Co-edited with Giovanni Capoccia, August/September Double Issue, 2010)

*Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006)

(Co-Winner of 2007 Best Book Prize, European Politics and Society Section, APSA; 2004 Winner of Gabriel Almond Prize, Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics; 2003 Winner of Ernst B. Haas Prize, Best Dissertation in European Politics and Society (APSA)