Andrew Konitzer specializes in electoral institutions, party politics, voting behavior, European Union enlargement and issues of democratic decentralization and federalism within post-communist states. A former Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute for Advanced Russia Studies, his publications include the book Voting for Russia’s Governors: Regional Elections and Accountability under Yeltsin and Putin (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006) and articles in such journals as Europe-Asia Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, East European Politics and Societies and Electoral Studies. In addition to over a decade of field research experience in Russia, the Baltics, Ukraine, and the Balkans, he has also participated in the planning and implementation of technical assistant and study abroad programs throughout the region.

Selected Projects of Note

  • US-Russia Foundation Grant, “Competiveness of Local Governments as a Factor in Regional Economic Development and Entrepreneurship” (2010-2011)
  • IREX Short Term Grant, “Pro-European Union Political Party Constellations in the Former Yugoslavia” (2010)
  • NCEEER Short Term Travel Grant, “External veto actors, public opinion, and the transformation of EU-skeptic parties in Croatia and Serbia” (2009)
  • APSA Small Research Grant, “Accounting for the Success of the Serbian Radical Party in Municipal Elections: Seven Hypotheses” (2006)
  • IREX Short Term Research Grant, “Accounting for the Success of the Serbian Radical Party in Municipal Elections: Seven Hypotheses” (2006)
  • USIA (NISCUPP) Grant, “Partnership Program between University of Pittsburgh and International Market Institute in Samara, Russia (1998-2000)

Recent Publications

  • “Speaking European: Conditionality, Public Attitudes and Pro-European Party Rhetoric in the Western Balkans,” Europe-Asia Studies 63, no. 10 (2011). Forthcoming.
  • “Serbia between East and West,” Russian History 38, (2011): 101-122
  • “Education, Economy and Postmaterial Values: The Evidence from Russia,” European Journal of Economic and Political Research, 3: no. 1 (2010): 101-120. With Renat Shaykhutdinov, Alex Pacek, and Vladimir Zvonovskii.
  • “An Electorate Adrift: Refugees and Elections in Post-Milosevic Serbia,” Europe-Asia Studies 61, no. 5 (2009): 857-874. With Jelena Grujić.
  • “The Parliamentary Elections in Serbia, 11 May 2008,” Electoral Studies 28, (2009): 141-145.
  • “The Serbian Radical Party in the 2004 Local Elections,” East European Politics and Society 22, no. 4 (2008): 738-756.

Substantive Areas

  • Elections and Political Institutions
  • Decentralization and Subnational Governance
  • Civil Society


  • E. Europe and Russia

Contact Info

Center for Russian and East European Studies
Send e-mail  | CV