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Title:
Democracy in Asia and Africa
Author:
Lipset, Seymour Martin.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Congressional Quarterly, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xv, 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781568021232
Format :
Book

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Central Library JC421 .D4633 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize Non-Circ
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Summary

From Algeria to Zimbabwe, this reference traces the history and development of democracy in Asia and Africa. It explores events - such as the first-ever direct election of an Israeli prime minister - to show the implications for democratic governance in these countries and their regions.


Author Notes

Seymour Martin Lipset: March 18, 1922 - December 31, 2006 American political theorist and sociologist, Seymour Martin Lipset, was born in New York City on March 18, 1922, and educated at City College of New York and Columbia University. Lipset taught at a number of universities, including the University of Toronto, Columbia University, the University of California at Berkeley, Harvard University, and Stanford University. A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, he was also a member of the International Society of Political Psychology, the American Political Science Association, and the American Academy of Science.

Among Lipset's many works are "Political Man: The Social Bases of Politics" (1960), "Class, Status, and Power" (1953), and "Revolution and Counterrevolution" (1968). He also contributed articles to a number of magazines, including The New Republic, Encounter, and Commentary. Lipset has received a number of awards for his work, including the MacIver Award in 1962, the Gunnar Myrdal Prize in 1970, and the Townsend Harris Medal in 1971.

Lipset died on December 31, 2006, as a result of complications following a stroke. He was 84.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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