terça-feira, 16 de janeiro de 2007

Juan Linz

Juan José Linz is the Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, best known for his theories on totalitarian and authoritarian systems of government. Linz has also done extensive research on the breakdowns of democracy and the transition back to a democratic regime. He is the author of many works on the subject, including his seminal work Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes (Rienner, 2000), and his influential essay, "The Perils of Presidentialism".
From a description of Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes:
"In this classic work, noted political scientist Juan Linz provides an unparalleled study of the nature of nondemocratic regimes. Linz's seminal analysis develops the fundamental distinction between totalitarian and authoritarian systems. It also presents a path-breaking discussion on the personalistic, lawless, nonideological type of authoritarian rule that he calls (following
Max Weber) the 'sultanistic regime'."
Retirado da Wikipedia
Juan Linz, Ph.D., Columbia University, 1959, is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political and Social Science, is former Chairman of the Committee on Political Sociology of the International Sociological Association and the International Political Science Association. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Georgetown, Granada, Autónoma de Madrid and Marburg, and in 1987 was awarded the Premio Principe de Asturias in the social sciences and in 1996 the Johan Skyte Prize in Political Science. His publications include Crisis, Breakdown and Reequilibration, an introductory volume to The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes; "Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes," in Handbook of Political Science; Conflicto en Euskadi; and essays and monographs on Spanish politics and society in edited volumes. His research on the sociology of fascist movements has been published in Reader's Guide to Fascism and Who Were the Fascists? and he is co-editor (with L. Diamond and S. M. Lipset) of a four-volume work Democracy in Developing Countries.