Prof. Bruszt has a Ph.D. in sociology from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Since 1992, he has been successively associate professor and professor at the Department of Political Sciences at the Central European University. He has taught in the United States at Notre Dame University, at the New School for Social Research and at Cornell University. He has been a research fellow at the EUI in 1987/88 and a visiting fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, at the Budapest Collegium and at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.
His current collaborative research with Balazs Vedres studies the impact of EU regional development programmes on regional governance structures and the emergence of local developmental agency. His research with Gerald McDermott on transnational integration regimes deals with comparing the ways EU and NAFTA effect institutional development in evolving market democracies. With the support of the Global Governance Programme, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Bruszt and McDermott launched a research initiative to explore the formation of Transnational Integration Regimes (TIRs) and he is coordinating the Transnational Integration Regimes and Domestic Institutional Change in Emerging Market Economies within the Global Governance Programme.
(2015) 'Transnationalizing States in Europe’s Peripheries: European Integration and the Evolution of Economic State Capacities in the Southern and Eastern Peripheries of Europe', Journal of Comparative Economic Studies, 10: 69-92. Co-authored with V. Vukov.
(2015) 'Regional Normalization and National Deviations: EU Integration and Transformations in Europe's Eastern Periphery', Global Policy, Special Issue 6(S1): 38-45.
(2014) Leveling the Playing Field. Transnational Regulatory Integration and Institutional Change in Emerging Markets, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Co-authored and co-edited with G. A. McDermott.
(2013) 'Associating, Mobilizing, Politicizing. Local developmental agency from without', Theory and Society 42(1): 1-23. Co-authored with B. Vedres.
(2012) 'Integrating Rule Takers: Transnational Integration Regimes Shaping Institutional Change in Emerging Market Democracies', Review of International Political Economy 19(5): 742-778. Co-authored with G. A. McDermott.
(2012) 'The State of the Market. The Market Reform Debate and Postcommunist Diversity', in D. Chalmers and S. Mainwaring (eds), Institutions and Democracy: Essays in Honor of Alfred Stepan, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
(2009) The Transnationalization of Economies, States, and Civil Societies, New York: Springer.
(2009) 'Three Converging Literatures of Transnationalization and the Varieties of Transnationalization', in L. Bruszt and R. Holzhacker (eds), The Transnationalization of Economies, States, and Civil Societies, New York: Springer, pp. 1-23.
(2009) 'Transnational Integration Regimes as Development Programmes', in L. Bruszt and R. Holzhacker (eds), The Transnationalization of Economies, States, and Civil Societies, New York: Springer, pp. 23-61. Co-authored with G. A. McDermott.