Professor Adam Przeworski FBA

Political regimes, democracy, autocracy and their intermediate forms, the conditions under which regimes survive and change, as well as their consequences for economic development and income equality

Elected 2021

Portrait photo of Professor Adam Przeworski FBA
Corresponding Fellow
2021

Adam Przeworski has studied political regimes, democracy, autocracy, and their intermediate forms, the conditions under which regimes survive and change, as well as their consequences for economic development and income equality. His focus is on the role of elections as a mechanism of managing societal conflicts. His current projects concern the phenomenon of "democratic backsliding", the historical evolution of constitutional rules for electing chief executives, and the policies adopted by different regimes in response to the Covid19 pandemic.

Current post

Department of Politics, New York University Carrol and Milton Petrie Professor Emeritus

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