Arend Lijphart

Dutch political scientist

1936   -  

country of citizenship: Kingdom of the Netherlands, United States of America
native language: Dutch
language of expression: English, Dutch
educated at: Yale University
occupation: political scientist, university teacher
award received: Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, Dr Hendrik Muller Prize, honorary doctor of Leiden University
position held: chairperson

Arend d'Angremond Lijphart (born 17 August 1936, Apeldoorn, Netherlands) is a political scientist specializing in comparative politics, elections and voting systems, democratic institutions, and ethnicity and politics. He received his PhD in Political Science at Yale University in 1963, after studying at Principia College from 1955 to 1958. He is currently Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. Dutch by birth, he has spent most of his working life in the United States and became an American citizen. He has since regained his Dutch citizenship and is now a dual citizen of both the Netherlands and the United States.
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