Anna Grzymala-Busse

Research Faculty


Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Director, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies
Director, Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia
Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor, Department of Political Science


Ph.D. 1999 Harvard University (Department of Government)


Anna Grzymala-Busse’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
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Anna Grzymala-Busse's principal interests include political parties and political competition, state development and transformation, and post-communist politics. Other research interests include informal institutions as well as temporality and causality in social science explanations. She has written about the paradoxical comeback of communist successor parties, party competition and its impact on constraining rent-seeking, state theory, and the unintended consequences of EU enlargement.

Selected publications. Please also see Anna Grzymala-Busse’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...

Grzymala-Busse, A.M., Rebuilding Leviathan : Party Competition and State Exploitation in Post-Communist Democracies. 2007, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Grzymala-Busse, A., The Discreet Charm of Formal Institutions. Comparative political studies, 2006. 39(3): p. 271.

Darden, K. and A.M. Grzymala-Busse, The Great Divide: Literacy, Nationalism, and the Communist Collapse. World politics, 2006. 59(1): p. 83.

Grzymala-Busse, A.M., Redeeming the Communist Past: The Regeneration of Communist Parties in East Central Europe. 2002, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Grzymala-Busse, A., Coalition Formation and the Regime Divide in New Democracies: East Central Europe. Comparative politics, 2001. 34(1): p. 85.