is Job and Gertrud Tamaki professor of international relations at Washington University, Seattle. His publications include Social Change in a Peripheral Society (1976); The Origins of Backwardness in Eastern Europe (ed. 1989); Modern Tyrants: The Power and Prevalence of Evil in Our Age (1994); and Why Not Kill Them All? The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder (with Clark McCauley, 2006).
An interview with sociologist Daniel Chirot
While some eastern European countries have shaken off the "post-communist" tag, in others it remains apt, says Daniel Chirot. Meanwhile, new disparities are generating a leftwing revival in the region that show pronouncements of the end of ideology to have been rash.[Hungarian version added] [more]
Culture, Modernisation and Various Eastern Europes
Daniel Chirot warns that the differentiation between "East" and "Central" Europe draws a new border between "East" and "West" which will result in excluding the poorer parts of Europe and will keep them poorer in delaying their modernisation. [more]