Daniel V. Friedheim is a Assistant Teaching Professor of international politics at Drexel University. His research interests include democratic and authoritarian regimes, foreign policy, and political development with a focus on Eastern Europe and Latin America. Professor Friedheim is author of the articles “Bringing Society Back into Democratization Theory,” “Hierarchy under Anarchy,” and “The Peaceful East German Revolution” in East European Politics & Societies, International Organization and German Politics, as well as the chapters “Accelerating Collapse” and “Salazar of Portugal” in books for Cambridge University Press and Greenwood Press. He is a reviewer for Oxford University Press and Studies in Comparative International Development and is currently completing the book Into Thin Air: How One State Collapsed on the East German democratic transition. He received his Ph.D. in political science with distinction from Yale University and held fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, American Council of Learned Societies and Fulbright Foundation. He has been a tenured Foreign Service Officer for the US State Department and a consultant for both the World Bank and the US Agency for International Development.