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Seymour Martin Lipset (born 1922) is a political sociologist. Seymour Martin Lipset is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. Previously he was the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University (1975–1990) and the George D. Markham Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. He previously held the presidency of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Political sociology is the study of power and the intersection of personality, social structure and politics. ... Hoover Tower at the Hoover Institution The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy think tank and library founded by Herbert Hoover at Stanford University, his alma mater. ... George Mason University, GMU, or Mason is a public university in the United States. ... Stanford redirects here. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ...


His major work is in the fields of political sociology, trade union organization, social stratification, public opinion, and the sociology of intellectual life. He has also written extensively about the conditions for democracy in comparative perspective.


Lipset received the MacIver Prize for Political Man and the Gunnar Myrdal Prize for The Politics of Unreason. His book The First New Nation was a finalist for the National Book Award. He was also awarded the Townsend Harris and Margaret Byrd Dawson Medals for significant achievement, the Northern Telecom-International Council for Canadian Studies Gold Medal, and the Leon Epstein Prize in Comparative Politics by the American Political Science Association. He has received the Marshall Sklare Award for distinction in Jewish studies. In 1997, he was awarded the Helen Dinnerman Prize by the World Association for Public Opinion Research. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lipset has been elected to various honorific societies in the United States and abroad: the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Education, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in which he served as vice president for the social sciences. The American Philosophical Society is a discussion group founded as the Junto in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin. ... The House of the Academy, Cambridge, Massachusetts. ...


He is the only person to have been president of both the American Sociological Association (1992–93) and the American Political Science Association (1979–80). He has also served as the president of the International Society of Political Psychology, the Sociological Research Association, the World Association for Public Opinion Research, and the Society for Comparative Research. He is currently the president of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Society in Vienna. The American Sociological Association (ASA), founded in 1905, is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the discipline and profession of sociology by serving sociologists in their work and promoting their contributions. ... The American Political Science Association, founded in 1903, serves more than 15,000 members in more than 80 countries, bringing a variety of services to political scientists both inside and outside academic institutions. ... Inhabitants according to official census figures: 1800 to 2005 Vienna in 1858 Vienna (German: Wien ) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ...


He is the author or coauthor of numerous books and monographs. Translations of some of these have appeared in eighteen languages. In addition, he has edited twenty-four books and published more than four hundred articles.


His most recent publications are American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword (W.W. Norton, 1996) and Continental Divide: The Values and Institutions of the United States and Canada (Routledge, 1990), and with Earl Raab Jews and the New American Scene (Harvard University Press, 1996).


Lipset is also active in public affairs on a national level. He is currently a director of the United States Institute of Peace. He has been a member of the U.S. Board of Foreign Scholarships, cochair of the Committee for Labor Law Reform, cochair of the Committee for an Effective UNESCO, and consultant to the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Humanities Institute, the National Endowment for Democracy, and the American Jewish Committee. Proposed new USIP headquarters, construction to begin 2007. ... The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. ... The National Endowment for Democracy, or NED, is non-profit organization which claims to help train people in democracy and manages money grants to that effect, which was founded in 1983. ... The stated Mission of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) is to safeguard the welfare and security of Jews in the United States, in Israel, and throughout the world; to strengthen the basic principles of pluralism around the world, as the best defense against anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry...


He has been president of the American Professors for Peace in the Middle East, chair of the National B'nai B'rith Hillel Commission and the Faculty Advisory Cabinet of the United Jewish Appeal, and cochair of the Executive Committee of the International Center for Peace in the Middle East.


Lipset has been largely incapacitated since a massive stroke in 2001. This article is about the year 2001. ...


Works

  • Agrarian Socialism (1950)
  • We'll Go Down to Washington (1951)
  • Union Democracy (with Martin Trow and James S. Coleman)
  • Social Mobility in Industrial Society (with Reinhard Bendix)
  • Prejudice and Society (with Earl Raab)
  • Political Man: The Social Bases of Politics (1960)
  • The First New Nation (1963)
  • Student Politics (1967)
  • The Politics of Unreason: Right Wing Extremism in America, 1790-1970 (1970) (with Earl Raab)
  • The Divided Academy: Professors and Politics (With Carl Everett Ladd) (1975)
  • The Confidence Gap: Business, Labor, and Government in the Public Mind (1987)
  • Continental Divide: The Values and Institutions of the United States and Canada (1989)
  • Liberalism, Conservatism, and Americanism - Ethics & International Affairs Journal (1989)
  • Jews and the New American Scene (1995) with Earl Raab
  • American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged Sword (1996)

Union Democracy: The Internal Politics of the International Typographical Union is a book by Seymour Martin Lipset, Martin Trow and James S. Coleman, originally published by New York Free Press in 1956. ... James S. Coleman, born May 12, 1926 in Bedford, Indiana, died March 25, 1995 in Chicago, was an American sociologist. ... ASA Presidential Photo Reinhard Bendix (February 25, 1916-February 28, 1991) was an accomplished sociologist born in Berlin, Germany. ... Ethics & International Affairs Journal is an international relations journal that is published by Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. ...

External links

  • Hoover Institution bio

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Seymour Martin Lipset (1578 words)
Lipset first experienced the value of such comparisons when, seeking to explain the uniqueness of the United States, a subject that would engage him throughout his career, he came to study Canada.
Lipset demonstrated how the interactions among the immediate conditions of farmers, the social organizations they developed, their place in the world economy, and the ideas and values they brought with them when they moved to Saskatchewan all contributed to social democratic ideals and the making of a participatory party organization.
As Lipset proceeded, in the 1960s, working on the puzzle of what he saw to be U.S. exceptionalism, he continued to juxtapose it with the experiences of Canada but now with greater emphasis on differences between the two countries.
Seymour Martin Lipset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (671 words)
Seymour Martin Lipset (born 1922) is a political sociologist.
Seymour Martin Lipset is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University.
Lipset has been elected to various honorific societies in the United States and abroad: the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Education, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in which he served as vice president for the social sciences.
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