|Seymour Martin Lipset|
|Born||March 18, 1922|
New York, USA
|Died||December 31, 2006 (aged 84)|
Seymour Martin Lipset (March 18, 1922 – December 31, 2006) was an American political sociologist. Events 37 - The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius ' will and proclaims Caligula emperor Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Political sociology is the study of power and the intersection of personality social structure and Politics. Events 37 - The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius ' will and proclaims Caligula emperor Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Political sociology is the study of power and the intersection of personality social structure and Politics. Seymour Lipset was a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. A fellow in the broadest sense is someone who is an equal or a comrade The Hoover Institution on War Revolution and Peace is a libertarian Public policy Think tank and Library founded in 1919 by U George Mason University (also referred to as GMU or Mason) is a large Public university in the United States. His major work was in the fields of political sociology, trade union organization, social stratification, public opinion, and the sociology of intellectual life. He also wrote extensively about the conditions for democracy in comparative perspective.
Lipset was born in New York, the son of Russian Jewish immigrants. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous He graduated from City College of New York, where he was an anti-Stalinist leftist and later became national chairman of the Young People's Socialist League. The City College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as the City College of New York or simply City College, CCNY, or colloquially as Stalinism is the political regime named after Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union from 1929–1953 Young People's Socialist League ( YPSL) is a democratic socialist youth group originally affiliated with the Socialist Party of America. He left the Socialist Party in 1960 and described himself as a centrist, deeply influenced by Alexis de Tocqueville, George Washington, Aristotle, and Max Weber. The Socialist Party of America (SPA was a socialist Political party in the United States. George Washington (February 22 1732 December 14 1799 served as the first President of the United States of America (1789&ndash1797 and led the Aristotle (Greek Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC was a Greek philosopher a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. Maximilian Carl Emil Weber (maks 'veːbɐ (21 April 1864 &ndash 14 June 1920 was a German political economist and sociologist who was considered Lipset received a doctorate in sociology from Columbia University in 1949. A doctorate is an Academic degree that indicates the highest level of academic achievement Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. Before that he taught at the University of Toronto. This article is about the University of Toronto's St George Campus
He was the Caroline S. G. Munro Professor of Political Science and Sociology at Stanford University (1975–1990) and the George D. Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in Markham Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University. He also taught at Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley. Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley Lipset received the MacIver Prize for Political Man (1960) and the Gunnar Myrdal Prize for The Politics of Unreason. Political Man The Social Bases of Politics is an award winning Political science book by Seymour Martin Lipset. The year 1960 in literature involved some significant events and new books His book The First New Nation was a finalist for the National Book Award. The National Book Awards are among the most eminent literary prizes in the United States. 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. Townsend Harris ( B 3 October 1804 –1878 was a successful New York City merchant and minor politician and the first United States Consul General The American Political Science Association ( APSA) is an organization dedicated to Political science. He has received the Marshall Sklare Award for distinction in Jewish studies. Jewish studies (or Judaic studies) is an academic discipline centered on the study of Jews and Judaism. In 1997, he was awarded the Helen Dinnerman Prize by the World Association for Public Opinion Research. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar
Lipset was a member of the National Academy of Sciences. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS is a corporation in the United States whose members serve Pro bono as "advisers to the nation on science He was the only person to have been president of both the American Sociological Association (1992–93) and the American Political Science Association (1979–80). The American Sociological Association (ASA founded in 1905 as the American Sociological Society (ASS is a Non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the discipline and The American Political Science Association ( APSA) is an organization dedicated to Political science. He 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 was also the president of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Society in Vienna. Vienna ( in Wien; see also other names) is the Capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine States of Austria.
His publications include 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 was active in public affairs on a national level. He was a director of the United States Institute of Peace. The United States Institute of Peace or USIP, established in 1984, is an independent nonpartisan national institution established and funded by the United States He has been a board member of the Albert Shanker Institute, a member of the U. The Albert Shanker Institute is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to advancing democratic ideals improving the quality of Public education, and S. Board of Foreign Scholarships, co-chair of the Committee for Labor Law Reform, co-chair 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. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established on November 16 The National Endowment for the Humanities ( NEH) is an independent federal agency of the United States established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities The National Endowment for Democracy, or NED, is a US Non-profit organization that was founded in 1983 to promote Democracy by providing cash The American Jewish Committee ( AJC) was "founded in 1906 with the aim of rallying all sections of American Jewry to defend the rights of Jews all over the world
He was 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. The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith ( IPA: /bəneɪ 'brɪθ/ Hebrew: בני ברית "Sons of the Covenant " is the oldest continually-operating United Jewish Communities (UJC is an American Jewish Umbrella organization representing 155 Jewish Federations and 400 independent Jewish communities He worked for years on seeking solution for the Israeli Palestinian conflict. This was part of his larger project of researching what factor allow societies to sustain stable and peaceful democracies. His work focused on the preconditions to democracy -- especially high socioeconomic development -- (see also Amartya Sen's work) -- and the consequences of democracy for peace. Amartya Kumar Sen CH (Hon (অমর্ত্য কুমার সেন Ômorto Kumar Shen) (born 3 November 1933) is an Indian 
Lipset's first wife, Elsie, died in 1987. With her, he had three children: David, Daniel, and Cici. He is survived by his second wife, Sydnee, whom he married in 1990.
Besides making substantial contributions to cleavage (politics) theory, Lipset was one of the first proponents of the "theory of modernization", which holds that democracy has a better chance of surviving in countries with a higher socio-economic development. Cleavage in Political science is a concept used in voting analysis and is the division of voters into Voting blocs The preliminary assumption is that voters don’t
“The more well-to-do a nation, the greater the chances that it will sustain democracy. ”"Those who only know one country, know no country. "