Professor Arend Lijphart FBA

Western Europe Australia and New Zealand

Elected 1998

Corresponding Fellow
1998
Politics

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.

Current post

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

Past appointments

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

Jan 1994 -

Publications

Patterns of Democracy 1999, 2nd ed, 2012

Thinking About Democracy 2008

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

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