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Professor Arend Lijphart FBA

Western Europe Australia and New Zealand
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About this Fellow

Arend Lijphart is Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. His research has focused on the prospects of democracy in ethnically divided societies like Belgium, Lebanon, South Africa, and India, and on different forms of democracy - especially the contrast between majoritarian and consensus democracy and between presidential and parliamentary systems - and their strengths and weaknesses. Lijphart received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1963, and was awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Leiden in 2001, Queen's University Belfast in 2004, and the University of Ghent in 2009. He served as president of the American Political Science Association in 1995-96, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the Netherlands Academy of Sciences.

Website: http://polisci.ucsd.edu/about-our-people/faculty/faculty-directory/emeriti-faculty/lijphart-profilne.html

Appointments

Current post

  • Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of California, San Diego

Past Appointments

  • Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 1994

Publications

Patterns of Democracy 1999, 2nd ed, 2012

1970

Thinking About Democracy 2008

1970

A Different Democracy (co-authored with Steven L. Taylor, Matthew S. Shugart, and Bernard Grofman) 2014

1970

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