Ivan Krastev is a Bulgarian political scientist. He is chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM). He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
His latest books in English are Democracy Disrupted (2014); In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don’t Trust Our Leaders? (2013); and The Anti-American Century, co-edited with Alan McPherson, (CEU Press, 2007). He is a co-author with Steven Holmes of a forthcoming book on Russian politics.
In 2012 Foreign Policy and Prospect named Ivan Krastev among the 100 most influential intellectuals in the world.
From the reviews of Democracy Disrupted: The Politics of Global Protest
‘Few people can question the conventional wisdom of democracy like Ivan Krastev. Democracy Disrupted is his latest and most interesting intervention.— George Soros
‘The worldwide protests of 2011–13 may have happened ‘everywhere,’ but did they go anywhere? Ivan Krastev argues persuasively that this was ultimately a revolution that wasn’t.’ — Timothy Garton Ash
‘A must read. — Moisés Naím, author of The End of Power