Juan José Linz
Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political and Social Science
Juan Linz is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political and Social Science. He is the former Chairman of the Committee on Political Sociology of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and the International Political Science Association (IPSA). His publications include: Crisis, Breakdown and Reequilibration, an introductory volume to The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes; a series of essays which he edited with Alfred Stepan; “Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes” in F. Greenstein and N. Polsby (eds.), Handbook of Political Science; and essays on Spanish politics and society in collective volumes edited by E. Allardt, R. Dahl, S. Eisenstadt, G. Hermet, S. Huntington, C. Moore, S.M. Lipset, V. Lorwin, J. Price, and R. Rose, among others. In Spanish he has written monographs on business and local elites, a book on Spanish politics after Franco, particularly on the party system and public opinion, and a study of Basque politics Conflicto en Euskadi; and in Italian a long essay on the work of Robert Michels. His research on the sociology of fascist movements has been published in W. Laqueur’s Reader’s Guide to Fascism and a collective volume in Who Were the Fascists? He is co-editor with L. Diamond and S. M. Lipset of Democracy in Developing Countries. His research interests are the comparative study of regimes, particularly authoritarian regimes, and transitions to democracy in Southern Europe and Latin America; the comparative study of parties, elections, elites and public opinion in Europe (mainly Spain, Italy, and Germany); religion, intellectuals and politics. He is working on Spanish politics in the transition from authoritarianism to democracy and presidentialism-parliamentarism, does it make a difference. With Arturo Valenzuela, he has co-edited The Failure of Presidential Democracy in two volumes: Comparative Perspectives and The Case of Latin America. His most recent book, co-authored with Alfred Stepan, is: Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America and Post-Communist Europe. His latest work is with H. E. Chehabi, Sultanistic Regimes, published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 1998.
- Linz, Juan J. (with Richard Gunther and José Ramón Montero) (2002). Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Linz, Juan J. (2000). Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.
- Linz, Juan J. (with H. E. Chehabi) (eds.) (1998). Sultanistic Regimes. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Linz, Juan J. (with Alfred Stepan) (1996). Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America, and Post-Communist Europe. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Linz, Juan J. (with Yossi Shain) (1995). Between States: Interim Governments and Democratic Transitions. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Linz, Juan J. (with Arturo Valenzuela) (eds.) (1994). The Failure of Presidential Democracy II: The Case of Latin America. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Linz, Juan J. (with Arturo Valenzuela) (eds.) (1994). The Failure of Presidential Democracy I: Comparative Perspectives. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
- Linz, Juan J. (1978). The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes: Crisis, Breakdown and Reequilibration. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.