Dr. Venelin Ganev

Professor
Venelin Ganev


PHONE:
 513-529-2334
OFFICE: 127 Harrison Hall
EMAIL: ganevvi@miamioh.edu

Degrees and Institutions

  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of Chicago
  • M.A. Political Science, University of South Carolina
  • L.M. Sofia University

Selected Publications

  • “The Borsa: The Black Market for Rock Music in Late Socialist Bulgaria,” Slavic Review, (Fall 2014), forthcoming.

  • “The Inescapable Past: The Politics of Memory in Postcommunist Bulgaria,” in: Michael Bernhard and Jan Kubik, eds., Twenty Years After Communism: The Politics of Memory and Commemoration (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), forthcoming.

  • “Bulgaria’s Year of Civic Anger,” The Journal of Democracy, Vol.25, No.1 (January 2014), pp.33-45.

  • “Post-Accession Hooliganism: Democratic Governance in Bulgaria and Romania After 2007,” East European Politics and Societies, Vol.27, No.1 (February 2013), pp.26-44.

  • “The Annulled Tax State: Schumpeterian Prolegomena to the Study of Postcommunist Fiscal Sociology,” Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol.44, No.4 (December 2011), pp.245-255.

  • “Understanding Leviathan’s Malaise: Stateness and the Crisis of Governability in Post-Communist Polities,” in: Denisa Kostovicova and Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, eds., Persistent State Weakness in the Global Age (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009), pp.19-37.

  • Preying on the State: The Transformation of Bulgaria After 1989. Cornell University Press, 2007.

  • “The Rule of Law as an Institutionalized Wager: Constitutions, Courts and Transformative Dynamics in Eastern Europe.” The Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, Vol.1, No.2 (Fall 2009): 263-283.

  • “Understanding Leviathan’s Malaise: Stateness and the Crisis of Governability in Post-Communist Polities,” in: Denisa Kostovicova and Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, eds., Persistent State Weakness in the Global Age (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009): 19-37.

  • "Postcommunist Political Capitalism: A Weberian Interpretation." Comparative Studies in Society and History 51.3 (July 2009): 648-674.

  • "Ballots, Bribes and State-Building in Bulgaria." The Journal of Democracy 17.1 (January 2006): 75-89.

  • "Postcommunism as an Episode of State-Building: A Reversed Tillyan Perspective." Communist and Post-Communist Studies 38.4 (December 2005): 425-445.

  • "The 'Triumph of Neo-Liberalism' Reconsidered: Critical Notes on Ideas-Centered Explanations of Economic Change in Postcommunism." East European Politics and Societies 19.3 (Summer 2005).

  • "History, Politics and the Constitution: Ethnic Conflict and Constitutional Adjudication in Postcommunist Bulgaria." Slavic Review 63.1 (Spring 2004).

  • "The Bulgarian Constitutional Court, 1991-1997: A Success Story in Context." Europe-Asia Studies 55.4 (June 2003).

  • "The Separation of Party and State as a Logistical Problem: A Glance at the Causes of State Weakness in Postcommunism." East European Politics and Societies 35.2 (Spring 2001).

  • "The Dorian Gray Effect: Winners as State Breakers in Postcommunism." Communist and Postcommunist Studies 34.1 (Winter 2001).

  • "Emergency Powers Provisions in the New East-European Constitutions." American Journal of Comparative Law 45.3 (Summer 1997).

Work in Progress

Professor Ganev is working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled “Social Theory and Postcommunist Politics.

Grants, Awards, and Professional Activities

  • Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Edward Teller National Fellow, 2003-2004

  • Research Grant, United Nations Development Program, 2001-2002.