Articles by Petra Guasti

08 2021

🦋 Proposing a taxonomy for democratic theory

Petra Guasti
Petra Guasti takes inspiration from the natural world to propose a way to organise the taxonomy of democratic theory. In a joint effort, and using a three-step process akin to Linnaeus and Darwin, she suggests that democratic theorists could create an encyclopedia of democracies
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Petra Guasti
Associate Professor for Democratic Theory, Charles University in Prague

In April 2021 Petra completed her (cumulative) habilitation — Democracy Disrupted — at Goethe University Frankfurt.

In March 2019, she completed an eight-month Visiting Democracy Fellowship at Harvard University’s Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Her research focuses on the reconfiguration of the political landscape, and revolves around three themes – representation, democratisation, and populism.

Petra's research has appeared in Democratic Theory, Democratization, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, European Political Science, East European Politics and Societies: and Cultures, Politics and Governance, East European Politics, and elsewhere.

For over a decade, together with Zdenka Mansfeldova, Petra has served as an expert for Bertelsmann Transformation Index and Sustainable Governance Indicators. She has been a V-Dem expert since 2018.

In 2020 she was appointed to the expert board of the Nation in Transit (Freedom House).

Follow her on Twitter @PetraGuasti

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