Political scientist, professor at New York University.
In 1961, Adam Przeworski graduated from the University of Warsaw in sociology and philosophy, after which he left for the USA. In 1966 he obtained a doctoral degree at Northwestern University. He lectured at the University of Chicago and Washington University. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1986. He was a member of the so-called September group creating analytical Marxism. He formulated the concept that economic development does not automatically create democracy, but helps the system survive.
He is the author of “Systems analysis for social scientists (1974, co-author),” Capitalism and social democracy “(1988),” Some problems in the study of the transition to democracy in Transitions from authoritarian rule: comparative perspectives Economic reforms in new democracies: a social- democratic approach “(1993, co-author).
He was awarded, among others Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award (2001, award granted by the American Association of Political Sciences) and the Award of Johan Skytte (2010).