Maurice Duverger

Maurice Duverger (5 June 1917 – 16 December 2014) was a French jurist, sociologist, political scientist and politician born in Angoulême, Charente.

Starting his career as a jurist at the University of Bordeaux, Duverger became more and more involved in political science and in 1948 founded one of the first faculties for political science in Bordeaux, France. An emeritus professor of the Sorbonne and member of the FNSP, he has published many books and articles in newspapers, such as ''Corriere della Sera'', ''la Repubblica'', ''El País'', and especially ''Le Monde''.

Duverger studied the evolution of political systems and the institutions that operate in diverse countries, showing a preference for empirical methods of investigation rather than philosophical reasoning.

He devised a theory which became known as Duverger's law, which identifies a correlation between a first-past-the-post election system and the formation of a two-party system. While analysing the political system of France, he coined the term semi-presidential system.

From 1989 until 1994, he was a member of the Italian Communist Party, later the Democratic Party of the Left, in the European Parliament.

In 1981 he was elected a member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He died at the age of 97 on 16 December 2014. Provided by Wikipedia
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Year: 1961
Publisher: Deutsch (Wien [u.a.])
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Involved: Duverger, Maurice
Year: 1955
Publisher: Unesco (Paris)
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Their organization and activity in the modern state
Involved: Duverger, Maurice
Year: 1954
Publisher: Methuen [u.a.] (London)
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Involved: Duverger, Maurice
Year: 1961
Publisher: Presses Univ. de France (Paris)
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Involved: Duverger, Maurice
Year: 1956
Publisher: Presses Universitaires de France (Paris)
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Volume 20 from Was weiß ich?
Involved: Duverger, Maurice
Year: 1960
Publisher: Hoeppner (Hamburg)
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Volume 162 from Que sais-je?
Involved: Duverger, Maurice
Year: 1946
Publisher: Presses Univ. de France (Paris)
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Das Janusgesicht des Westens
Volume 16 : Texte und Studien zur Politologie from Piper-Sozialwissenschaft
Involved: Duverger, Maurice
Year: 1973
Publisher: Piper (München)
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