Erzsébet Fazekas "is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department of Columbia University. A native of Hungary, she earned an undergraduate degree in Literature and Linguistics at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and an MA degree in sociology from the Central European University, Warsaw, Poland. Her research interests include political and economic sociology, as well as transition studies. In her previous work, Fazekas looked at the institutionalization of cyberspace for civil society use and the use of information technologies by nonprofit organizations in Hungary and Poland. She also studied the formation of a new tax law in Hungary and how it affected the funding of nonprofit organizations. Fazekas’s most recent work addresses civil society development, nonprofit organizations and democratization in postcommunist Eastern Europe. Her dissertation research draws on the new institutionalism of organizational analysis and actor-network theory to explore the institutional development of the nonprofit sector in Hungary and the rise of the organizational field of nonprofit metaorganizations. In addition, she is currently collaborating with faculty members on projects about state contracts to New York City nonprofits and an international community of scientists studying the ecosystem."  CV
“Institutional Entrepreneurship and Cross-National Diffusion: The Institutional Development of Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector in Post-Communist Hungary.” Dissertation Committee: Nicole P. Marwell (Chair), Gil Eyal, Debra Minkoff.
- 2004-2005 Social Science Research Council, Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector Program Fellowship, $18,000.
- 2004-2005 Columbia University Travel Fellowship; $18.500 for dissertation research. Declined.
- 2004 PepsiCo-Harriman Institute (Columbia University) Fall Fellowship for Travel and Research in Central and Eastern Europe, competitive travel fellowship, $2,000.
- 2003 Emerging Scholar Award, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (Arnova).
- 1998-1999 Soros Fellowship, Central European University.
- Fazekas Erzsébet. Forthcoming. “U.S. Foundation Grantmaking to Post-communist
- 9/2005 – 8/2006 Executive Officer, Central European University, based at the Open Society Institute, New York.
- 1/1997 – 7/1998 Admissions Coordinator, Central European University, Budapest.
NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND POLICY, UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION & POLICY PAD/PUB 612: NONPROFITS AND PUBLIC POLICY
REQUIRED READINGS Available for purchase at Mary Jane Books:
- Elizabeth T. Boris, and C. Eugene Steuerle (Eds.). 2006. Nonprofits and Government: Collaboration and Conflict. Washington, D.C: Urban Institute Press. 2nd edition.
- Lester M. Salamon, (Ed.) 2002. The State of Nonprofit America. Washington, D.C: Brookings Institution Press.
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- Erzsébet Fazekas, Columbia University, accessed September 28, 2009.