Bela Greskovits: Rethinking Open Society
BIO / Béla Greskovits is University Professor at the Department of International Relations, and the Department of Political Science, at Central European University. He is a leading expert on the political and economic institutions of Central Eastern Europe. He has been a regular and proficient commentator on the transition experience of Central Eastern European countries throughout the 1990s until today, focusing on the creation and development of capitalism in the region and its ramifications on domestic politics. One of his key publications is the book "Capitalist diversity on Europe’s periphery," tracing the different forms of capitalist transitions in Eastern Europe, that he wrote with Dorothee Bohle in 2012 and that won the prestigious Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research. He won the 2014 CEU Award for Outstanding Research (with Dorothee Bohle), and the 2014 Bibó István Prize of the Hungarian Political Science Association.