Juan Linz

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In Memoriam: Sterling Professor Emeritus in Sociology
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Juan Linz, Ph.D. 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, Universidad del Pais Vasco; in 1987 was awarded the Premio Principe de Asturias in the social sciences and in 1996 the Johan Skyte Prize in Political Sciences, Academia Europaea and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. His publications include Crisis, Breakdown and Reequilibration, an introductory volume to The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes; “Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes”; Problems of a Democratic Transition and Consolidation. Southern Europe, South America and Post-Communist Europe, with Alfred Stepan; The Failure of Presidential Democracy; Sultanistic Regimes, with Houchang Chehabi; Robert Michels. Political Sciology and the Future of Democracy. 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. His writings have been translated into Spanish, Italian, German, French, Japanse, Chinese, Korean and Turkish.