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Benjamin Barber

Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University

1939   -   2017

country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: London School of Economics and Political Science, Harvard University, Grinnell College
occupation: political scientist, university teacher
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship, Berlin Prize
student of: Michael Oakeshott

Benjamin R. Barber (August 2, 1939 – April 24, 2017) was an American political theorist and author, perhaps best known for his 1995 bestseller, Jihad vs. McWorld, and for 2013's If Mayors Ruled the World as well as the classic of democratic theory, 1984's Strong Democracy (revised in 2004). He became a top-level international consultant on participatory democracy as well as an adviser to Bill Clinton, Howard Dean, and Muammar Gaddafi.
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