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Robert A. Dahl (born as Robert Alan Dahl in Inwood, Iowa) is a famous Professor from USA, he is still alive and was born December 17, 1915.

Biography

Robert Alan Dahl (born 17 December 1915) is an American political scientist of Norwegian descent. He is Professor Emeritus at Yale University, and he participates in an age of over 90 years still in the American political science debate.

Dahl's probably most famous book is Who govern? from 1961. Here he examined in detail the formal and informal power networks in New Haven, Connecticut, and concluded that there are a number of power groups and power elites who are both in conflict and cooperation with each other. From these results Dahl developed the concept Polyarchy, as a term for the modern Western democracies. Through several books he has since elaborated and challenged this notion and, among other things, called for a capitalism in which the economy is subject to democratic decision, partly based on the experience of Yugoslavia. In his book After the Revolution took Dahl also addressed in the policy to the system border and revolutionary movements and asked the question of how a socialist democratic system should be organized.

In recent years, Dahl's research adopted a more pessimistic tone. In How Democratic Is the American Constitution? from 2001 make Dahl a critical review of the U.S. Constitution, and concludes that it has more potential, both real and undemocratic elements. Particularly important is the existence of the Senate and Senate elections, institutions, Dahl believes were introduced to prevent the real public opinion would be breakthrough in politics. But other aspects of the American Constitution and political tradition is criticized for having democratic shortcomings compared with European Polyarchy. In his latest book, On Political Equality Dahl from 2006 binds together threads from several earlier books to warn against a situation where increased financial and material inequality leads to increased political inequality.

Dahl held Stein Rokkan Memorial Lecture in 1984 and in 1995 received the prestigious Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 6 quotes who is written / told by Robert.

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Famous quotes by Robert A. Dahl (6)


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"The future of that ancient chamber remains in considerable doubt"
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"Most of us readily take things for granted that at an earlier time remained to be discovered"
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"Require... electoral votes to be allocated in proportion to the popular votes"
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"As in Athens, the right to participate was restricted to men, just as it was also in all later democracies and republics until the twentieth century"
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"Glorious as it had been, the city-state was obsolete"
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"Democracy, it appears, is a bit chancy. But its chances also depend on what we do ourselves"


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