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Alfred C. Stepan
Alfred Stepan (Ph.D., Columbia, 1969) teaches and conducts research in the areas of comparative politics, theories of democratic transitions, federalism, and the world's religious systems and democracy. He has published Arguing Comparative Politics; Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe; South America and Post-Communist Europe (with J.J. Linz); Politics, Society, and Democracy: Comparative Studies (ed. with H.E. Chebabi); Rethinking Military Politics: Brazil and the Southern Cone; The Breakdoown of Democratic Regimes (ed. with J.J. Linz); The State and Society: Peru in Comparative Perspective; The Military on Politics: Changing Patterns in Brazil.
Professor Stepan was a Professor of Political Science, Yale University, 1976-82; Dean of Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, 1983-1991; Burgess Professor of Political Science at Columbia, 1987-93, and then served as First Rector and President at Central European University (Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw), 1993-96, and Gladstone Professor of Government and Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University, 1996-99.
Professor Stepan is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1991-present and is a member of British Academy, 1997-present.