Robert A. Dahl

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Robert A. Dahl, "Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Sr. Research Scientist Sociology, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a corresponding member of the British Academy, and a past President of the American Political Science Association. His publications include Congress and Foreign Policy; Politics, Economics and Welfare (with C. E. Lindblom); A Preface to Democratic Theory; Who Governs? Democracy and Power in an American City; After the Revolution?; Polyarchy; Size and Democracy (with E. R. Tufte); Dilemmas of Pluralist Democracy; A Preface to Economic Democracy; Controlling Nuclear Weapons: Democracy Versus Guardianship; Democracy and Its Critics; Toward Democracy: A Journey; On Democracy; How Democratic is the American Constitution?, Politica e virtu' , La teoria democratica de nuovo secolo, After the Goldrush: Growing up in Skagway and On Political Equality." [1]

The NED's Journal of Democracy notes that Dahl praises the Journal by saying "I rely on the Journal of Democracy to provide me with first rate articles on the manifold aspects of democracy. I know of no other journal that fulfills this important purpose." [2]

He copublished The Democracy Sourcebook with Ian Shapiro and Jose Antonio Cheibub - "The editors have chosen substantial excerpts from the essential theorists of the past, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Stuart Mill, Alexis de Tocqueville, and the authors of The Federalist Papers; they place them side by side with the work of such influential modern scholars as Joseph Schumpeter, Adam Przeworski, Seymour Martin Lipset, Samuel P. Huntington, Ronald Dworkin, and Amartya Sen." [3]

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In 1987 Michael Coppedge was a Research Assistant to Robert A. Dahl. [4]


  1. Robert A. Dahl, Yale University, accessed September 20, 2007.
  2. About, Journal of Democracy, accessed September 20, 2007.
  3. The Democracy Sourcebook, MIT Press, accessed September 20, 2007.
  4. CV, Michael Coppedge, accessed September 20, 2007.